NAWCC Chapter 159 - British Horology




NAWCC Chapter 159 - British Horology

Welcome to the Chapter 159 web site!

If you are interested in British clocks, watches, tower clocks, chronometers, sundials, tools and/or their makers you have something in common with our chapter members. We are an International Special Interest chapter for British Horology. We hold three meetings a year, the first at the Florida Mid-Winter Regional, the second at the Southern Ohio Regional and the third during the NAWCC National Convention. It is our practice to have at least one in depth presentation on some aspect of British horology at each meeting. 

Next Meeting: Florida Mid-Winter Regional

The next Chapter meeting will take place at the Florida Mid Winter Regional (January 24-25) at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fl. Please join us for Ken Rockwell's presentation, "A Retrograde Journey";

Experience a collaborative and creative solution in the restoration of an early eighteenth century London timepiece having a glass chain protector and a portrait outer case. The drawer of the hopeless found Mr. Lampe's circa 1710 watch languishing for at least a century. The communication and input from a large community of NAWCC members gave this timepiece new life. Ken Rockwell is the 2013 NAWCC Pritchard Award Winner. He is also an accomplished gold and silversmith and has restored hundreds of antique watches. He has a BS from Southern Illinois University, an MS and a Master of Fine Arts from Florida State University.

2020 scheduled meetings: Mid-Winter Regional in Kissimmee, Florida (January 24-25, 2020), Southern Ohio Regional in Wilmington, Ohio  (April 2- 4, 2020), National Convention in Dayton, Ohio (June 25 - 28, 2020).
Our meetings are listed on the About Menu Tab.

National Convention
The lecture at our National Convention meeting (June 27-30) is by Bob Pritzker on the eminent London maker, James Cox. Cox's automata and mechanical clocks and watches are represented in museums around the world including the British Museum, London Science Museum and Beijing Palace Museum.

Our meetings are listed on the top menu under Chapter Materials.

Newsletter: Our illustrated, multi-page British Horology Times (BHT) newsletter is emailed to members two or three times a year. It not only keeps our members up to date on what is happening in the chapter but contains interesting articles on British timekeeping subjects. A complete archive of British Horology Times Newsletters dating back to 1993 is also published on the News Menu Tab (Members Only, NAWCC.ORG Login Required). Articles and letters to the Editor are welcome and appreciated. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


If you are not a member of Chapter 159, please consider joining. Click on Chapter Links at the top of the page where you will find instructions to signup on-line or with a paper form. International members welcome's easy! Current members please also use the same online payment options. Thanks for your support!

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