Henry B. Fried, perhaps America's greatest horologist, died in his sleep, Henry at age 89 went to bed on March 11[SUP]th[/SUP] at his home in Larchmont, NY. and never woke up that fateful morning March 12. 1996. This year is the 20[SUP]th[/SUP] Anniversary of his passing. He was the dean of America's horologist community; writing 14 books, many pamphlet and hundreds of articles on horology, the science of timepieces - teaching and lecturing on horology; he was also a consultant to Random House Dictionary and the Merriam Webster Dictionary. I met Henry only once at some NAWCC Convention where he identified a keywind watch I had acquired as being made by Dietrich Gruen's mentor Martens of Germany. Below is photo of Henry at a much younger age, teaching a bunch of horology students in a class at a New York City school or university.