This is an extension of the “Very curious” thread, but I feel it deserves a separate title. After a full front cover ad on the October 2005 bulletin and two full page ads and order forms in the Mart (August and October) I learn that LESS THAN 200 COPIES of the special order “Boston: Cradle of American Watchmaking” have been ordered. And for the cost of $41 (a ludicrously small amount) you get 3 books and a CD. Compare this with the “Very curious” thread which has been visited 682 times; presumably 20 or so people have visited 30 or 40 times each. Or 600 odd people are happy to buy into a discussion but not buy into a book. Compare this with the “Niebling book poll” thread which has been visited 806 times. Perhaps 800 people would like to see Niebling’s book reprinted, but I bet ALMOST NONE OF THEM would actually bother to buy it. Also note that the Pocket Watches section of the message board has 49,970 posts over 7967 topics. Nearly 50,000 ACTIVE participations. I suspect NAWCC members may have cut their own throats. I can’t imagine the NAWCC board bothering to produce special books ever again. After all, why put an enormous amout of work into something that the members obviously do not want? But there is a plus to all this. I now feel very happy that I have managed to sell 50 copies of the Jacques David reports! In comparison to the NAWCC I have done very well.