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The May meeting of Chapter One has been canceled!

Our next meeting is to be held Sunday, September 13th, 2020


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Holiday Inn
1750 Sumneytown Pike Lansdale, Pa. 19443
(215) 368-3800


Saturday Hands On Workshop  

The "One Day Class" for Saturday September 12th will be:  "Pocket watch maintenance and repair for the beginning Watch Enthusiasts."   This class is for the novice, it will involve : identifying the various parts and nomenclature of American pocket watches, methods of identifying the make, model and date of an American Pocket watch, a brief explanation of how a pocket watch works, removing the movement from the case, letting down the power; removing, cleaning and oiling and returning the balance; checking the winding mechanism; removing and returning the hands; removing and returning the dial; removing and returning the mainspring barrel;  measuring the mainspring, cleaning it and replacing it in the barrel; oiling the mechanism. Hints as what to look for in buying a pocket watch.  Participants should bring to the class the following items: An American pocket watch that is running, a pair of sharp watchmakers tweezers, a set of small watchmakers screw drivers, a light to illuminate your watch, an opotivisor or loupe, a small container to hold small parts like screws, etc., a touch oiler or similar devise for oiling your watch, and any other tools that you feel that you will need. If you do not have any of the following items they can be provided to you by the instructor for this class.  For this or any other questions please call the instructor Dave Gorrell at 443 694 4972 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The last hour of the class will be "Open Bench" so bring your watch and clock problems and we will endeavor to solve them for you.

The 2020 Chapter #1 Scholarship Program is now available online for download! (see below)

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