Philadelphia Chapter 1
National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc.
The Oldest and Largest Chapter in the NAWCC

Newsletters 2015

        This meeting will feature a workshop by Ian Whetherly. His topic will be “Table Top Electroplating”.

  The Luncheon Speaker will be Kim Jovinelli, the new curator at the National Watch and Clock Museum.   Check out our most recent Newsletter.  It contains an article about the recent ,and disturbing developments in the watch repair industry.  Also there is the second part of the Article on Fusee chain making. The “Tips from the Bench gives you a key to buying a magnifying  Loupe.  A new feature in this issue is an article on “What is wrong with this repair”.  The problems with using “Rathburn Bushings’ is discussed. 

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Turning Clock Finials, Acid Etching Clock Glasses, Repairing Cuckoo Clocks, starting a wrist watch collection, all of these topics and skills will be featured at the next Philadelphia Chapter One Meeting on November 15, 2015.

At this Meeting Adam Harris, a guest curator from England, will be giving a lecture on the joys and pitfalls of collecting wristwatches. His lecture will begin at 1:30PM and will end at approximately 2:30PM. All timepieces have something to teach us.” says Adam. Adam HarrisSince the summer of 2012 Adam Harris has assumed the seasonal title of Guest Wristwatch Curator at the National Watch & Clock Museum in Columbia, PA. Largely focused on clocks and pocket watches, the Museum’s awareness and public promotion of wristwatches has expanded because of Harris’ efforts. Before returning to his home in Alicante, Spain, Watch News interviewed Harris to get some reflections on his time as curator.  His Lecture will be held during the Philadelphia Chapter One Meeting on November 15, 2015 at the Williamson Banquet and Event Center.  See our Newsletter for directions and information.

 

 

Finials, Philadelphia Chapter One, Clock Collecting, Antique Clocks, HorologyAt this same meeting come and see how the master does it;  Kevin Bedgood will be demonstrating the art of Finial turning at this month’s Chapter One Workshop.  Anyone who has ever  tried to turn a finial, especially a complicated one has found it a daunting task.  It is only surpassed in difficulty by attempting to duplicate a second one.  Keven a long time master turner makes it look easy. His workshop will be held  in the President’s Room at Williamsons .  The workshop will begin at 10:30 and last until 11:45.

 

These and all of Chapter one’s workshops this one is free and open to the public. Be sure to share this information with the Horologicly inclined

Newsletter 10-4-2015

Philadelphia Chapter One announcements the line up for October’s Membership meeting.

Please note preregistration is recommended and if you know anyone who would be interested in the history and joys of collecting clocks and watches we encourage you to invite them as your guest.

This month’s luncheon speaker is John Riabov, proprietor of  Wyndwood Tyme in Landenberg, PA.  His topic will be: “Restoring a Chester County tall case clock by Isaac Jackson.”  Mr. Riabov is an  expert in watch and heirloom clock repairs. He is a graduate of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) School of Horology in Columbia, PA.John riabov,Clock and Watch Society,Antique Clocks,Clock Repair, tall case clocks, taLL case clock repair  To remind you that at our September meeting in 2014 Mr. Riabov spoke on Breguet, his life and contributions to horology.

 

 

 

The workshop presenter will be: Ashley King, proprietor of The Clock Trader in Quakertown,PA . His topic is:” Repairing Jefferson Golden Hour Clocks”.  Golden Hour clocks are  a form of mystery clock, in that, it is difficult to see how they operate. The electrical versions were created by the  Jefferson Clock Co.  The original Jefferson Company was established  in 1928. Mr. King will be demonstrating the repair of one of the later models.Clock and Watch society,Philadelphia Chapter One,Clock repair, Ashley King, GoldenHour clocks

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all that were able to attend the August Folger Library presentation by Rory McEvoy, the Curator of Horology at the Maritime Museum at Greenwich, England. The video we produced will be available for viewing soon. If you have any pictures or other comments about this event please email the Treasurer at djgclocks@aol.com.

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Newsletter 10-4-2015

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Philadelphia Chapter One announcements the line up for October’s Membership meeting.

Please note preregistration is recommended and if you know anyone who would be interested in the history and joys of collecting clocks and watches we encourage you to invite them as your guest.

This month’s luncheon speaker is John Riabov, proprietor of  Wyndwood Tyme in Landenberg, PA His topic will be: “Restoring a Chester County tall case clock by Isaac Jackson.”  Mr. Riabov is an  expert in watch and heirloom clock repairs. He is a graduate of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) School of Horology in Columbia, PA.John riabov,Clock and Watch Society,Antique Clocks,Clock Repair, tall case clocks, taLL case clock repair  To remind you that at our September meeting in 2014 Mr. Riabov spoke on Breguet, his life and contributions to horology.

 

 

 

The workshop presenter will be: Ashley King, proprietor of The Clock Trader in Quakertown,PA . His topic is:” Repairing Jefferson Golden Hour Clocks”.  Golden Hour clocks are  a form of mystery clock, in that, it is difficult to see how they operate. The electrical versions were created by the  Jefferson Clock Co.  The original Jefferson Company was established  in 1928. Mr. King will be demonstrating the repair of one of the later models.Clock and Watch society,Philadelphia Chapter One,Clock repair, Ashley King, GoldenHour clocks

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all that were able to attend the August Folger Library presentation by Rory McEvoy, the Curator of Horology at the Maritime Museum at Greenwich, England. The video we produced will be available for viewing soon. If you have any pictures or other comments about this event please email the Treasurer at djgclocks@aol.com.

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Newsletter 10-4-2015

Pocket watch, Jean-Antoine Lepine, watch history,

The Philadelphia Chapter One Summer Picnic will be held:
Sat. August 1, 2015 as part of the Amity Watch and Clock Fair @ Merritt’s Antiques

Philadelphia Chapter One Summer Picnic, Antique clocks, antique watches, watch repair

 

We will be having several additions this year to the picnic. We will be hosting, in addition to our usual ‘Mart’ tables, an auction, and 2 lectures. Fill out the Event Form to register

This month’s newsletter discusses the innovation of pocket watches in the early 18th century. Mr. Jean-Antoine Lepine one of the earliest innovators who took us from fusee power system and verge style escapement, to using a longer mainspring whereby the actual power was derived from a small fraction of the spring length. This change allowed (pocket) watches to be streamlined dramatically thus paving the way for further modern watches.

 

Upcoming 2015 meetings for Philadelphia Chapter One will be: October 4, November 15, & December 6
Meetings will be held at:
Williamson’s Banquet and Events Center
500 Blair Mill Rd.
Horsham, Pa. 19044
215 675 5454

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The next Chapter One Meeting will be held May 31, 2015, at our NEW location:

WILLIAMSON BANQUET AND EVENT CENTER
500 Blair Mill Rd., Horsham, Pa. 19044, 215 675 5454.Antique clocks, Stenciled Splats, Riley Whiting Clock, Clock and Watch Society, Collectors

The Speakers for the May 31th 2015 Meeting:

Lee Davis, “Successive Steps In Stenciling Clock Splats ”
Allen Richardson, “A Surprising Story of a 315 Year Old Watch with One of the First Personalized Dials”

Come up early for our “One Day Class,” May 30th, 2015 (Public invited)
This month’s class Class will be “Casting Small Clock Case Parts in Metal,” taught by Dave Gorrell. Please feel free to bring any interested guests to the “One Day Class,” As always the Saturday classes are open to the public for nominal $10 charge.

Read in this month’s newsletter, about a beloved Chapter One member retiring Heartsome Fox, the service dog for Ed Fox. Other subjects include: HOROLOGY IN HOLLYWOOD,The 2015 Chapter One Scholarship Award, & 3D Printing for Horology.

 

Don’t forget to bring your items for the Silent Auction which will be resuming this month.

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