• 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.

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Monard Imperial Russian pocket watch

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Just another catch... a Russian market Monard watch...

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The hands are ridiculous, but that can be corrected...
Cuvette indicates a HQ movement...

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...which is correct.

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Full jewelled with nice, shiny gilt.
Working condition.

The case is silver with nice black finish and decorative pattern...

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Inside, the Russian 84 hallmark :)

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The front lid is interesting. It used to have an inlaid Russian eagle...

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...but someone some day removed one head and made it look like the Polish eagle.
Fancy piece showing our troubled history..
 

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but someone some day removed one head and made it look like the Polish eagle.
Fancy piece showing our troubled history..
Very interesting.



Rob
 

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The movement is a high quality FHF.
16 jewel and the S/N of the movement and case does not match.
However, FHF movements can be found in 'Monard Geneve' watches.

Compensation balance and steel pallet fork.
Straight Swiss lever.

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FHF logo is hidden under the barel bridge.
Assembling is straightforward.

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Stem wind, lever set.
I got it another set of hands. Not very good, but better.

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High quality movement.
These were made in the first two decades of 20th Century, so does match the era very well.
A nice, medium-high grade FHF :)
 

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