Watch Designed By RGM Brings In $7200 for Watch and Clock Museum's 40th Anniversary

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    #1 Gene Klodzen, Feb 1, 2018
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    COLUMBIA, PA: On November 29, 2017, the National Watch and Clock Museum celebrated 40 years since its opening to the public in 1977. The Museum is the Western Hemisphere’s top public timepiece museum with a collection of more than 13,000 clocks, watches, and timepiece-related items. It has held countless exhibit openings, parties, and educational programs and has delighted visitors from all corners of the world.

    RGM Watch Co. of Mt. Joy generously offered to make a one-of-a-kind watch to mark the Museum’s milestone. The watch has the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors logo on the dial and the Museum’s 40th Anniversary logo etched on the exhibition case on the back of the watch.

    The watch was presented during the Museum’s anniversary celebration and has been proudly displayed in its lobby since the event. On January 15 it went up for auction on eBay; the winning bid of $7,200 will go to aid the Museum’s mission to preserve the art, science, history, and technology of time and timekeeping.

    Ken Hogwood, Fellow and longtime member of the NAWCC, placed the winning bid and shares, “The auction was to raise extra funds for the Museum to help fund this year’s celebrations. I just wanted to help raise extra funds to make sure the financial backing is available for the special exhibits this year and to make sure they are first class. I plan to enjoy this watch for a little while and then donate it back to the Museum for others to see and enjoy. After all, as a one-of-a-kind watch, it belongs in the NAWCC Museum!”

    Roland Murphy, CEO of RGM Watch Co. (which recently held its 25th anniversary celebration at the Museum), explains what making this watch means to him. “I have been a member of the NAWCC for a long time. This watch is a way I can say thanks to the organization that preserves so many wonderful things from horological history.”

    “The willingness of RGM Watch Co. to produce a one-of-a-kind watch commemorating the Museum’s 40th Anniversary is incredibly generous. The Museum and RGM have partnered on several occasions in the past and we are very excited to have our 40th logo etched on a watch produced by our very good friends and supporters at RGM,” explains Museum Director Noel Poirier.

    Kim Craven
    NAWCC Marketing and Events Coordinator
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