NAWCC Chapter 50 Puget Sound

Programs from the 2016 regional to see what you missed out on.

The theme and exhibit of the PNW Regional is Art of Horology

The exhibit will include examples where horological items themselves are works of art. This can be seen in examples of fancy porcelain clocks, statue clocks, artistic advertising, fancy grandfather dials, fancy damascening of pocket watch movements,  etc.

Program speakers include:

Key note address by

Bob Frishman

 (bulletin author of “Horology in Art”) discussing the exhibit theme.

Banquet Speaker

Prof James Evans

 (University of Puget Sound) discussing new revelations about the Antikythera Mechanism. This was discovered in early 1900’s in a Roman ship wreck and is dated to around 100BC. This mechanical device predicted solar and lunar eclipses and was based on the Babylonian 235 month calendar.

Steve Nelson

 (Bulletin author of Technical Tidbits) will present2 talks on disassembly and assembly of a 3 weight Vienna.

Tim Maples

A  silversmith, will present a talk on repair of white metal castings such as swinger clock supports, fancy cast watch holders, etc

Phil Johansen

 will show his development of custom configured computer controlled machinery to make wheels and pinions for wrist watch parts.

Paul Middents

 will discuss bringing public time to the Northwest and the contribution of Joseph Mayer to the street clocks of the West Coast.

Jeff Grieff

 of Ben Bridge Jewelers will discuss the difficulties of identifying fake Rolex watches.

Nancy Thorn Gilding Workshop