Michael Harold Bulletin Supplement

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  1. Scott Tzorfas

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    I am interested in reading a past Bulletin supplement "American Watchmakingby Michael C. Harrold No. 4". I search for it in the past bulletin index, but it is not available on-line. Is there another way to access this article?
     
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  3. Scott Tzorfas

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    Thanks Rob for responding. Yes, I have looked here- but it says it is not available online. Any other ideas?
     
  4. Jim Haney

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    When you click on the 1940's and go down to the bottom of the page for the 1st 6 of them you get this message

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    You don't have permission to access /images/stories/1940/timekeepers/timekeeper5_49.pdf on this server.

    Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
     
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    These do show up on Ebay and at marts usually for a few bucks.

    The hard copy is nice with good quality photos, and it's well worth buying to have on your shelf.
     
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    Correct. It is not one of the Supplements that are available on line. You might try eBay. Supplements often show up there. Also try Amazon to see if any are offered there. Do a simple Google search and see what turns up. Also try the NAWCC store to see what shows up. Shop
     
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    Correction: The book is supplement no. 14, Spring 1984
     
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    Have you tried the NAWCC "Store" in the "Books" category?

    The book comes up at the top of page 2 on my computer priced at $17.95 (presumably members' price in as much as the retail price is depicted at $26.95).

    Here's the link to said page 2 although it may not work on your machine:

    Products by Category

    (I couldn't get the NAWCC search feature to work correctly but anyways the book is in the Store, I hope it's the one that you're looking for ...)
     
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  10. Clint Geller

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    #10 Clint Geller, May 6, 2020
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    The NAWCC lending library very likely has a copy, but I don't believe they are open at the moment. Shortly after I bought my first antique watch, the local watchmaker I found, who to my great good fortune was also a horological scholar, lent me a copy of Mike's book to read. My watchmaker Tim and I became good friends over the years, and Mike's book got me hooked on the subject, so you can blame poor Mike for whatever I have become. I still consider Mike's book the best introduction to the subject of American watchmaking in or out of print. Mike spoke at the 2002 NAWCC Seminar that I chaired in Boxborough, MA. He also reviewed several of my NAWCC Bulletin articles for me. I have taken great pleasure in giving Mike signed copies of both of my own horological books.
     
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    Scott,

    As we continue work to launch our new website, it has been recognized that a number of documents and publications have not been available. The intent is to clean up as many of these as possible prior to launch, but recognizing that some will be delayed until we are able to get our staff back on site and can locate the appropriate source document or complete the required scans.

    In the meantime, I would agree with others that this is certainly a publication worth having in your personal library.
     
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    #12 Clint Geller, May 7, 2020
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    I recall that in or about 2005, the president of a former NAWCC Chapter told me he purchased all the remaining copies of Mike Harold's book from the national organization. I have since learned to take what this guy told me with a large grain of salt. Nevertheless, when I asked him to support the 2006 Ward Francillon National Seminar in Cleveland, which I chaired, he offered a bunch of them up as gifts to the seminar participants, rather than ponying up the cash he had promised me. These books were distributed, as I recall. For the life of me, I can't remember either the guy's name, or that of his defunct chapter. (Sometimes a failing memory isn't such a bad thing. ;))
     
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    I bought my copy of the book directly from the NAWCC within the past year or two.
     
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    ... upon pulling the book out of my bookcase I see that it was reprinted in April 2017.

    And I bought mine last June.

    It's a good read incidentally.
     
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    #15 Clint Geller, May 7, 2020
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    I hadn't realized the NAWCC had reprinted it. That makes me very happy. My hard cover copy was printed in 1984, the same year I joined the association. It is beautifully bound, on quality paper. I have a later, soft cover copy around here too, somewhere, but it is falling apart because it is the one I mostly have used.
     
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  16. Scott Tzorfas

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    Thanks everyone for all of your help. I have some great leads on what to do next.
    Scott
     
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