• 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.

Just picked this up 1927 Big Ben alarm clock

River rat

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The price was right were I live the electricity goes out a lot during winter and with digital alarm clocks all they do is flash after the juice goes off. Well a old wind up still keeps going and don't need electricity. So I started looking for vintage alarm clocks on line. I got this one from a guy who rebuilds them into animated ones I got this Big Ben by westclox from him were he put a Indian motor cycle dial and the motor cycle ticks back and forth kind of cool. And the price was right cheaper that buying a fixer upper on Ebay then paying another to service it. Goes good with the antique candle stick phone by the bed they both sound the same when they go off. I call this a fun clock probably the best deal I ever got for a clock.
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And made in the USA can't beat that. Not bad for a 100 bucks serviced and ready to go as soon as delivered.
 
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Mr. Time

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That is one cool looking clock.

Can you send me a PM on how to get in contact with that individual that sold you that clock? I'd really appreciate it if you could. Because I have a desk clock that I'd like to send me that he could possibly work on for me.

Thanks.
 

George Nelson

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Hi, Clock Collecting Friends,

Just a gentle warning here that clocks refurbished and restored by this company are showing up all over the Internet, and are being sold as completely original, with no mention whatsoever of them having been reworked by this company. This is in no way meant to criticize the Time Fixers company, as their web site fully discloses that the genuine old clocks have been "enhanced".

Just a note for everyone.

Peace always,

George Nelson
 

River rat

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George I knew what I was buying. And don't worry I am a pack rat think I sold one watch last year a member at another forum was after it for a long time. If I ever sell a watch or clock I all ways tell the defect or history of it so they know what there getting. Like that watch I sold last year it needed a service told the buyer I took off half of what a service for it would cost honesty is all ways best.
Hi, Clock Collecting Friends,

Just a gentle warning here that clocks refurbished and restored by this company are showing up all over the Internet, and are being sold as completely original, with no mention whatsoever of them having been reworked by this company. This is in no way meant to criticize the Time Fixers company, as their web site fully discloses that the genuine old clocks have been "enhanced".

Just a note for everyone.

Peace always,

George Nelson
 

George Nelson

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Hi, River rat, and All,

The TimeFixers company is quite reputable, and does a great job both with refurbishment and repairs. I'm relieved that you didn't buy your clock thinking it was 100% original. The company produces great clocks. I have one of their products myself. I love the gentle ticking on the bedside table...

Peace to all,

George Nelson
 

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