• 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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MrRoundel

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A vintage Howard wrist watch. I was attracted to it for the "Howard" name, but also liked the smaller size (30mm) and obvious vintage presentation. It has a Swiss A.Schild caliber 1287 or 1294. I was through my box this morning and decided to throw it on for the day. C&O'd about a year ago. She, or should I say he (Girl named Howard?) is running nicely upon winding. Cheers all.

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Marcelo

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Today I'm wearing the newest addition to my collection, a Casio MTP V006G.

Having had a number of digital Casios over the years, I've always wanted to try an analogue Casio. And I've always wanted a watch with Roman numerals, though that somehow always escaped me. So this one was very appealing to me and I'm enjoying it very much. 20210128_153303.jpg
 

Rick Hufnagel

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Today I'm wearing the newest addition to my collection, a Casio MTP V006G.

Having had a number of digital Casios over the years, I've always wanted to try an analogue Casio. And I've always wanted a watch with Roman numerals, though that somehow always escaped me. So this one was very appealing to me and I'm enjoying it very much. View attachment 635017
I bought one a couple years ago because of the dial. It's become the go to watch for any sort of bad weather. It's very comfortable to wear and seems indestructible. Love it


Today I have my new eco drive. After an unreasonable amount of deliberation... This is the one that I went with. It came with a bracelet, and I grabbed a black leather for it for some diversity.

Also have the Overland today in Pocket.

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Marcelo

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I bought one a couple years ago because of the dial. It's become the go to watch for any sort of bad weather. It's very comfortable to wear and seems indestructible. Love it


Today I have my new eco drive. After an unreasonable amount of deliberation... This is the one that I went with. It came with a bracelet, and I grabbed a black leather for it for some diversity.

Also have the Overland today in Pocket.

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Glad to hear! I too love the dial, so simple and clean, yet so crisp and well made. I think it is very comfortable as well and do believe it will be with me for many years, if not decades.

Beautiful Elgin by the way. And the Citizen is not too shabby, either :).
 

agemo

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@ viclip,
Yes, in the early 50's, Lip Elgiloy was born out of Lip's collaboration with Elgin.
Lip used Elgin's unbreakable springs until 1957 (end of collaboration with Elgin and Elgiloy is no longer used on the dials).
 
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Michael Iannantuono

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Swatch Irony aluminum chronograph. The original black plastic band was really brittle but I was recently able to find a NOS silicone band with a signed aluminum buckle.

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Great little Swatch chronograph - I have one too. My Europe travel watch - when we were allowed to go to Europe. Original strap with the little dimples to make it look somewhat like a tire is called “Wildly” and back on the Swatch website.
 
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pmwas

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Vostok Kremlyevskie...

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MrRoundel

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I had this one on for a bit today. It just got a new crystal, crown, and Hadley-Roma leather band. A complete COA must wait until I decide what new cleaning solutions to buy.

I've got a thing for these rather classic styles. And I find Girard Perregaux watches to be a very good value for an excellent timekeeper with that classic style.

A couple of weeks back I was asking about substitute tools for pressing the tension-ring crystal in. I ended up giving to a friend to have her watchmaker install it for me. The first size I ordered from a "bay" seller was too small. Second time was the charm. Cheers all.

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