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National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc.
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Philadelphia Chapter One News!

New Venue! Upcoming meeting on Aug 27th! Mid Eastern Regional coming up! and Famous Watch collectors! Special on Mart Tables!

Here is our newest newsletter: Click Here for Newsletter in it we cover our new venue: the Holiday Inn Lansdale

A map is on the newsletter, and here is a Google Maps link as well.

Be sure to share this with any that you think may be interested. We hope to see you on the 27th. Be sure to fill out the registration in the newsletter, and book those mart tables ASAP!

Philadelphia Chapter One Aug 27th 2017 newsletter

Our newsletter this month talks about the Swiss Basel Show where you can rub elbows with the rich and famous, The history of Daylight Savings Time, Updates on this  & Last month’s meeting, as well as your registration form. Click Here for the Philadelphia Chapter One newsletter-12-5-2016

We hope you can join us for the last meeting of the year, and the last meeting at the Williamson Banquet & Event Center. If you haven’t sent in your registration please be sure to contact Treasurer Dave Gorell with your info.

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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.

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

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.

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

Newsletter 10-4-2015