Chapter 3 - Chicagoland

 

 

President: Wayne Pedryc
Secretary: Gary Biolchini

 
 

Welcome to Our Chapter!

 

The Chicagoland Chapter of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors, Inc., is a non-profit and scientific association that was founded in 1943 and now serves the horological interests of more than 30,000 members around the world. The Chicagoland Chapter has been in existence since 1947 and was initially known as the Midwest Region Chapter. Chapter 3 – Chicagoland as it is currently known, is a non-profit organization having members residing in the Chicago megalopolis and throughout the United States sharing common interests in all aspects of horology: timepieces, history, repair, and how time keeping has affected cultures. An attractive newsletter is emailed monthly to promote our events.  It includes news, current events, advertisements, and at times, provides stories of intriguing interest. Chicagoland Chapter 3 is dedicated to support the entry level hobbyist and the advanced professional alike.

Chapter 3 meets six times during the year. Each meeting begins with introductory remarks followed by an open mart. Four of six meetings during the year feature an educational program which follows the mart. The month of May offers an opportunity for an outdoor tailgate mart located in the parking lot of our meeting location. In December, the final mart of the year, includes a celebratory holiday luncheon.  The meeting dates for 2023 are: February 5, March 26, May 6 (Tailgate), September 10, October 29, and December 3.  Our meetings are held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott, located at 7800 South Kingery Highway (State Rte. 83), Willowbrook, Illinois.  Dues are nominally priced at $15.00 per year, and checks should be made payable to CHICAGOLAND CHAPTER 3.

 If you are interested in obtaining a newsletter or would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact Wayne Pedryc at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We welcome you to come and join Chapter 3!

What We Do 

The Chicagoland Chapter is dedicated to the support of the beginner hobbyist and professional alike. The Chapter hosts meetings in which neighboring chapters are invited to participate [details below]. Our chapter coordinates with our nearby chapters to avoid conflicting dates to insure greater participation. Chapter 3’s objective is to provide an opportunity for fellowship and to motivate our members and adjacent chapters to share in our passion of horology.
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Chicago is a world-class city and is a meeting point for many horology enthusiasts. Most major airlines serve our two major airports and with the central location of the city, it is an easy interstate drive from most of the midwest to our city.

The Chapter has one holiday social gathering in December of each year. All members are welcome to join in the festivities.

 

 

Meeting Dates For 2023

 February 5th

March 26th

May 6th (tailgate)

September 10th

October 29th

December 3rd

Our meetings are held @

 Delta Hotels by Marriott Chicago Willowbrook

7800 Kingery Hwy, Willowbrook, IL 60527

Click Here for Directions

 

 

The mart offers an opportunity for our members to buy and sell general horological items such as ephemera, tools, parts, and complete watches and/or clocks. Many of our members bring in a sampling of their collections to view, sell, or trade during the mart.  Brief announcements on chapter activities are given during the mart to heighten participation and create a comfortable environment. Finally, our presentations run the spectrum from "How to Repair a Modern Watch Movement" to "The Internet and Horology: How to locate, value, and dispose of your item." As our website progresses, look for photo highlights that review the many facets of our events. 

If you have an interesting piece of information that you would like to see or share on this site, please email the site administrator at the bottom of the page. 

 

 Mart Set-up now begins at 7:30 A.M. General Admission entry is around 8:30 A.M.

Dues are nominally priced at only $15.00 per year, and checks should be made payable to CHICAGOLAND CHAPTER 3

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If you are interested in obtaining a newsletter or would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact Wayne Pedryc at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Come and join Chapter 3!

 

 

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