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Weekly News 4/14/19

04.14.19- You are receiving this email as a courtesy of the author, or as a member and friend of the NAWCC. You can also view this Sunday message, with all the pictures, on the NAWCC
website under the Message Board. Also access former emails. SEE BELOW for more details.


The past is the beginning of the beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
- H. G. Wells



Dear Friends and members of the NAWCC:

Our 1st, annual Clockworks Festival was a big success. The day was full of vendors, crafts, costumes, panels, and music celebrating the intersection of horology, steampunk, and beyond. Horologists have been pushing the boundaries of what can be accomplished with geared mechanisms since clocks were first invented. Steampunk creations are only the latest in a long line of complicated watches, automata, and other clockwork novelties.

There were two horological panel discussions, one focusing on horology and one focusing on the Maker Movement. These panels traced the connections among gear-related creations, automata, engineering, and horology. Participants included Michele Marinelli and Jere Ryder, both of the Morris Museum Guinness Collection (Morris Township, NJ), Brett King from AutomataCon, Steampunk maker Don Dodson, and Lindsey Pei, watchmaker and designer from Ornament Incarnate. Dave Lindow, machinist and maker of the Lindow Rose Engine, lead a Rose Engine turning demonstration, as did Roland Murphy. The day was capped off by a performance by the band, Night Watch Paradox.

Too tired and beat to say anymore. Left all the pictures on my mobile device back at the office. Enjoy a beautiful weekend!


SHARING OUR STORIES OF TIME IN THE NAWCC COMMUNITY

THERE ARE STORIES AMONG OUR COMMUNITIES THAT BEAR REPEATING FOR ALL TO HEAR AND APPRECIATE. WHETHER IT BE FROM OUR CHAPTERS, MEMBERS, OTHER HOROLOGICAL INSTITUTIONS, OR AMONG THOSE WHO APPRECIATE AND SUPPORT THE NAWCC AND HOROLOGY, OUR STORIES ARE THE BACKBONE OF OUR EXISTENCE AND RELEVANCE IN HISTORY AND SOCIETY. IF YOU HAVE A NOTABLE ANECDOTE, TALE, NARRATIVE OR ACCOUNT, PLEASE SEND IT ALONG IN LEGIBLE AND PRINTABLE FORM FOR ME TO CUT AND PASTE IT HERE, WITH YOUR PERMISSION. THANK YOU.

Given time and length challenges, I will re-print some items called “REWINDS” These are important items that continue to be updated or reprinted so as not to be forgotten.

REWINDS...


Thank You To Everyone Who Has Donated!

I appreciate your feedback and look forward to deliver information that will keep you inspired, encouraged, and informed. If you don’t get the email messages on Sunday and want to, please update your contact information, including your email addresses to our membership team, care of Christa Eckert at ceckert@nawcc.org.

You are also free to and encouraged to forward and share this and any NAWCC messages to friends, relatives, and all others you believe would be interested in hearing about the NAWCC. This can be a new and easy way for you to grow our membership and invite others to your chapter meetings and NAWCC events.

Keep up the good work you are doing and the support you lend to our work and efforts. WE ALL can make a difference for our passion and the NAWCC perpetuating that passion to all generations for all time!



We are the world's largest museum, research library, educational institution, and international community dedicated to clocks, watches, time, and timekeeping.

We are committed to being the premier educator and advocate for horology and everyone interested in the stories of time.

We share the stories of TIME…



You can now view this Sunday message, with all the pictures, on the NAWCC website under the Message Board. This new area for Executive Director postings will also allow for communicating NAWCC specific updates, timely notices, and messages to the membership on the Message Board and opening a little more space for horological informative and educational matters on the Sunday morning posts.

For past Sunday emails with images on the NAWCC.org Message Board.
go to:
Executive Director's Weekly Newsletter


*As a helpful reminder, please remember that sometimes these photos need to be downloaded by right clicking in the left or right top corner of the photo, where there is an "x" or by right clicking to open the scroll list and look for "download pictures" to click on. With AOL accounts, it seems that hitting the "REPLY" button downloads the images. That may help in revealing the pictures. For our overseas friends, you might try double-clicking the picture, as a link has attempted to be attached to the image.

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All the best of TIME to you.....
Tom Wilcox, Esq. - Executive Director
National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors,Inc.
We share the stories of TIME.....

twilcox@nawcc.org
p: 717.684.8261 Ext.209
If outside the US you can call or text me for free internationally on WhatsApp or WeChat at 610 213 1489.

We are the world's largest museum, research library, educational institution, and international community dedicated to clocks, watches, time, and timekeeping.

We are committed to being the premier educator and advocate for horology and everyone interested in the study of time.

WE SHARE THE STORIES OF TIME...


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