• Important Executive Director Announcement from the NAWCC

    The NAWCC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr. Rory McEvoy has been named Executive Director of the NAWCC. Rory is an internationally renowned horological scholar and comes to the NAWCC with strong credentials that solidly align with our education, fundraising, and membership growth objectives. He has a postgraduate degree in the conservation and restoration of antique clocks from West Dean College, and throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to handle some of the world’s most important horological artifacts, including longitude timekeepers by Harrison, Kendall, and Mudge.

    Rory formerly worked as Curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, where his role included day-to-day management of research and digitization projects, writing, public speaking, conservation, convening conferences, exhibition work, and development of acquisition/disposal and collection care policies. In addition, he has worked as a horological specialist at Bonhams in London, where he cataloged and handled many rare timepieces and built important relationships with collectors, buyers, and sellers. Most recently, Rory has used his talents to share his love of horology at the university level by teaching horological theory, history, and the practical repair and making of clocks and watches at Birmingham City University.

    Rory is a British citizen and currently resides in the UK. Pre-COVID-19, Rory and his wife, Kaai, visited HQ in Columbia, Pennsylvania, where they met with staff, spent time in the Museum and Library & Research Center, and toured the area. Rory and Kaai will be relocating to the area as soon as the immigration challenges and travel restrictions due to COVID-19 permit.

    Some of you may already be familiar with Rory as he is also a well-known author and lecturer. His recent publications include the book Harrison Decoded: Towards a Perfect Pendulum Clock, which he edited with Jonathan Betts, and the article “George Graham and the Orrery” in the journal Nuncius.

    Until Rory’s relocation to the United States is complete, he will be working closely with an on-boarding team assembled by the NAWCC Board of Directors to introduce him to the opportunities and challenges before us and to ensure a smooth transition. Rory will be participating in strategic and financial planning immediately, which will allow him to hit the ground running when he arrives in Columbia

    You can read more about Rory McEvoy and this exciting announcement in the upcoming March/April issue of the Watch & Clock Bulletin.

    Please join the entire Board and staff in welcoming Rory to the NAWCC community.

How do you wind this up?

Kerry Chipman

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I always admit to not having much clock or watch experience... but usually i can figure out how to wind up a clock. Even rim wound car clocks. But this one I cant figure out. It does set the time with the small "crown" inside on the "movement" but it does not wind. If I pull it out it seems to do nothing. Maybe this is where it is supposed to be wound but it's broken, stuck in set time mode?

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Kevin W.

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Looks to me like something is missing on the back, maybe winding knobs?
 

KurtinSA

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How is the big plate on the back held in place? Are those holes for screws or do they line up with other holes in the back of the movement which could be the missing winding knobs?

Kurt
 

Tim Orr

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Good afternoon, Kerry!

Any possibility that you push that knob IN to wind? As it sits, when that knob is in it's "normal" position, is that how you set the hands?

Best regards!

Tim Orr
 

JTD

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Kerry, could you tell us the number of the Swiss patent (the number following the cross-shaped mark). I have tried enlarging it but it is still too blurred to be sure.

JTD
 
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