• 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.

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Hi viclip,
We like or dislike it, but it is very comfortable on the wrist, thank you !

Amicalement GG ;)
 

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This hasn't seen daylight in a long time. Not because I don't like it, but it's small... And I'm not...

It's just really cool. Elgin 643, an automatic A Schild movement. Doug has a really great article on the first imported Swiss automatics from Elgin. I've managed to find two of the three movements.

It could definitely use a good servicing, but for one day it ran fine.
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In my pocket was this really neat Elgin with a French movement.

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This is an Ultra calibre 41. 17 jewels and incabloc. Star watch co 10k GF case.

It's a fun part of Elgins history to explore. Both of these watches are assembled by the company before it went overseas.
 

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I am wearing the only watch I own. A rose gold Steinhausen Altdorf that was given to me by my now wife.
I put it on on my birthday in January of 2000.
It comes off for showers, battery and wrist band changes.
Soon as I can figure out how to post a picture, I'll show it off.

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Told ya.
 
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Peter John

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I am wearing the only watch I own. A rose gold Steinhausen Altdorf that was given to me by my now wife.
I put it on on my birthday in January of 2000.
It comes off for showers, battery and wrist band changes.
Soon as I can figure out how to post a picture, I'll show it off.

Pete View attachment 631457

Told ya.
930EA580-0930-4557-B666-F90F678B8D3C.jpeg For today picked this up last month 930EA580-0930-4557-B666-F90F678B8D3C.jpeg
 

Dave Haynes

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This hasn't seen daylight in a long time. Not because I don't like it, but it's small... And I'm not...

It's just really cool. Elgin 643, an automatic A Schild movement. Doug has a really great article on the first imported Swiss automatics from Elgin. I've managed to find two of the three movements.

It could definitely use a good servicing, but for one day it ran fine.
View attachment 630238

In my pocket was this really neat Elgin with a French movement.

View attachment 630240 View attachment 630239

This is an Ultra calibre 41. 17 jewels and incabloc. Star watch co 10k GF case.

It's a fun part of Elgins history to explore. Both of these watches are assembled by the company before it went overseas.
The Elgin watch is called Nautilus if I recall. I have 4 of them. Nice AS1361 movement, the Chevrolet of Automatics. Wonderful bullet proof movements that are easy to work on and NO CALENDAR! You couldn't beat the quality in these Swiss Elgins of the time period.
 
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Rick Hufnagel

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The Elgin watch is called Nautilus if I recall. I have 4 of them. Nice AS1361 movement, the Chevrolet of Automatics. Wonderful bullet proof movements that are easy to work on and NO CALENDAR! You couldn't beat the quality in these Swiss Elgins of the time period.
Thanks! I haven't mustered up the confidence to tackle an auto yet... Which is why this one still needs a service. I do have a couple victims for learning. Maybe someday soon. I'm a time only kinda guy,so I like that there is no calendar! Going from pocket watches to teeny tiny little automatics is a bit daunting. I've serviced some small wristwatch movements, but they were not autos.
Dave, you think this one could be the shipmate model?
I dont know the model, but that is a great looking Elgin! Love it.
 
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