Chapter 3 - Chicagoland



President: Wayne Pedryc
Secretary: Gary Biolchini

 See our APRIL Newsletter for information about the upcoming May Tailgate MART!


Welcome to Our Chapter of NAWCC


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 whose members reside in the Chicago megalopolis and throughout the United States. They share 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.  This includes: news, information about future events, photos, articles, and advertisements. Chicagoland Chapter 3 is dedicated to support the horological community by engaging all members and their shared interests.

Chapter 3 meets five times during the year. In addition, a popular,  May Tailgate Mart is also held. Each meeting begins with introductory remarks, welcoming those present to our large mart which features educational programs that include show-and-tell, themed horological contests, and other pursuits. Based on speakers’ availability, our meetings conclude with a formal presentation.

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.

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.


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. 

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Meeting Dates For 2022

February 13, April 3, May 7 (Tailgate), September 18, October 30, and December 4.


Robert J. Coulter American Legion Hall - Post 1941

900 South Lagrange Road (5100 South), LaGrange, Illinois

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

Set-up 7:45 am for Pre-Registered, 8:30 am for general admission 

Click here to view directions to: 
900 South Lagrange Road, LaGrange, Illinois













(May 2021 Tailgate Mart had quite a turnout and the weather cooperated!)                                     

(Chp. 3 member - Joe Partington giving a presentation on pocket watch repair and assembly.)


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