• 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.

Who's the maker

Bill Manders

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Hi all,
I have a clock that seems to have no maker name on it, although I must say I have not taken it out of the case.
On the rear of the movement it states "British made". I believe that might be because it would not be politically correct to state made in Germany at the time period this might have been made. There is also a tag on the back door stating "Rene Meyer" who I find had a shop in Switzerland that sold costume jewelry and watches etc.
If needed I will take it out of the case to see if anything is on the front of the movement, but as for now with my clumsiness, etc. I did not really want to.
Hopefully someone can identify the movement as is,
Thanks in advance,
Bill
 

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JTD

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Re: whose the maker

Is that 'Made in England' on the dial, below the 6 ? I cannot identify the clock from the photos but I see no reason to suppose the clock was not British Made. Looks like a British clock from about 1950s, at a guess

René Meyer in Schönbühl is still in business and repairs clocks and watches. I should think your clock belonged to someone who had it repaired there.

JTD

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Bill Manders

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Re: whose the maker

JTD,
It does say made in England on the dial, and also I had thought it was likely the 50's even 60's just by the style of it. My thought also was that it was bought at Meyers place of business, there was another sticker on the back case that stated it had been repaired in my part ofr the country back in 1996. I had looked up Rene Meyer and found that he was still in business or at least the company name. Sometime in the near future I will take the movement out of the case and see if there are any identifying marks, logo's etc on the front of the movement. I was just hoping that this might with luck be recognizable from my poor pictures.
Thanks for the real quick response, I appreciate your input.
Bill
 

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