• 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.

    Please join the entire Board and staff in welcoming Rory to the NAWCC community.

Watch Master Hand Books

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I have again been cleaning out some books from my one jewelry and watch repair shops. I have found two hand books for the Watch Master timing machines. I realize that these machines are not used much today as newer models are being used, HOWEVER.....these books do contain a wealth of information that pertains to any watch timing machine.

There is also a very good section about determining the beat of watches, and many charts about odd beat movements.

These books are FREE for the asking. I only have the two so the first TWO to post a reply here will receive a book, FREE of CHARGE. I will send to you using the cheap book rate....

Leave your email address in your posting so that I can respond.

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Stan Hoffman
 

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I have again been cleaning out some books from my one jewelry and watch repair shops. I have found two hand books for the Watch Master timing machines. I realize that these machines are not used much today as newer models are being used, HOWEVER.....these books do contain a wealth of information that pertains to any watch timing machine.

There is also a very good section about determining the beat of watches, and many charts about odd beat movements.

These books are FREE for the asking. I only have the two so the first TWO to post a reply here will receive a book, FREE of CHARGE. I will send to you using the cheap book rate....

Leave your email address in your posting so that I can respond.

Thanks.

Stan Hoffman
 

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You have got to be kidding me....I think that was mailed, by priority mail months ago.....

That is a miracle. Dano wanted one, but for some reason he can't seem to answer my emails. He sent me a postcard, and I again replied, but no luck.

At any rate, glad you got the book.
 

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Steve, makes me wonder where that book has been in the last few months since we mailed it. You should run the tracking number and see if you can find it out.
 

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