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

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rolex watch, parrot head cane watch, clock and watch societyJoin Philadelphia Chapter One, Clock & Watch Society at Merritt’s Antiques on July 15th, 2017. Come join the fellow horologically inclined at this FREE event. We will have classes, a mart, and Lots & Lots of clocks.

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This month’s newsletter discusses Floral Clocks, and unusual Rolex Watches

Be sure to fill out the registration for the event, See you there!

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Join us for this month’s meeting, classes, Mart,  and Silent Auction at the ROADWAY INN

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Meeting Schedule:          

 Saturday March 25h “One Day Class -” Repairing Clock Mainspring Barrels       

               Starts at 10:30 ends at 4:00PM

 Sunday March 26th General Meeting

              7:30 A.M. Registration Opens –

                  7:30 to 8:30 A.M. — Mart Room set up (Table Holders and Early Birds Only)

                 8:30 A.M. — Mart Room opens to all other registered participants

                10:30 — Workshop    ” Ball Bearing Bushing ”

                12:00 — Mart Room Closes. No Security, the Mart Room must be cleared                                                                                                               

                1:45 Luncheon Speaker:  Wayne Lanning “ A Bracket Clock Restoration”

 

 

Kim Jovinelli joined the museum on Dec

 

Kim Jovinelli joined the museum on Dec

Kim Jovinelli will give a lecture on “The Role of the Curator” at the Marcxh 13th Meeting of Philadelphia Chapter One

The National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, Lancaster County, recently hired a new curator of collections to replace Carter Harris, who retired in August.

Kim Jovinelli joined the museum on Dec. 1. She is responsible for the professional preservation, documentation, security and presentation of the museum’s collection.

Jovinelli received her undergraduate degree in archaeology from Millersville University and a graduate degree from The University of the Arts with a concentration in collections care and management.

She was the assistant curator for the Delaware County Historical Society and a volunteer with Independence National Historic Park’s National Park Service Archaeology and Collections Care and Management Department.

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.

For more details and this month’s complete newsletter click here.

Newsletter 10-4-2015

Newsletter 10-4-2015fl

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.

For more details and this month’s complete newsletter click here.

Newsletter 10-4-2015

Newsletter 3-29-2015

For a complete copy of the  March 29th Newsletter click on the underlined Newsletter heading above.

We have relocated to the  Williamson Banquet and Event Center in Horsham, Pa See page 2 of the Newsletter for directions and a map.  The March Meeting will feature a Presentation of War Alarms by Al Dodson, a demonstration on Friction Jeweling in watches by George Morrison , and a class on cleaning and repairing Platform Balances by David Gorrell.  The public is invited and the lectures are free. Our next meeting will be on May 31,2015.  The Summer Picnic will be held at Merritts Antiques on August 1, 2015.

Grandfather Clocks, Philadelphia Chapter One, Merritts Antiques

Some of the collection of Clocks for sale at the Philadelphia Chapter One Picnic at Merritt’s Antiques.

This year for the first time since 1985,  Philadelphia Chapter One a organization  associated with the National Association of Watch and Clock  Collectors (NAWCC)  held a Summer picnic and Clock and watch fair . One hundred fifty seven Chapter members, and approximately one hundred others enjoyed the beautiful weather and the comradery of buying,selling , and learning about antique and modern watches and clocks.  It was held at Merritt’s Antiques in Douglassville, Pa.  during their annual Amity Clock and Watch Fair.   Lunch was provided for all Chapter One members and  their guests from Boyers Catering also of Douglassville, Pa.

 

Workshop and Speaker

Are you interested in having a professional evaluate your watch or clock?  Are you interested in learning how to make a click spring or other small spring for your clock? Perhaps you are interested in purchasing an antique watch or clock.   If so, join us at our meeting on May 5th at the Holiday inn at Fort Washington, Pa.  Ashley  King will be giving a lecture on” Evaluating Clocks and Watches in Today’s Market”.  Mr. King, an expert appraiser,  is an officer in the Pennsylvania Antique Appraisal Association. He has also offered to do an evaluation of several clocks and watches from members of the audience after his talk. Dave Gorrell will be doing a demonstration on how to make click springs, and other small springs  for clocks at our meeting’s workshop.   Click Newsletter May 4,2014 for directions and meeting particulars.  Both the lecture and the workshop are free and open to the public.

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