NAWCC - Chapter 154 - Daytona Beach, Florida

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Chapter Phone: (386) 439-2459
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Next Meeting & Mart

January 21, 2018


Doors Open at 9:00 AM


Speaker: Chris H. Bailey

“The Rise & Fall of Chauncey Jerome”

The program will detail the history of this man and his clock manufacturing and distribution, not only in America, but pioneering the exporting to and sale of Yankee clocks in England.

Chris H. Bailey has been a collector and student of clocks and watches since 1959. In 1972 he became Curator of the American Clock & Watch Museum at Bristol, Connecticut. During his career he documented many American clock and watch firm histories and lectured extensively on them. He has researched and authored over 40 horological articles, the book, 200 Years of American Clocks & Watches (1975), co-authored American Clock & Clockmakers (2000, 2nd edition 2011) and Fifty Years of Time: The First 50 Years of the AmericanClock & Watch Museum (2009). He has served as an NAWCC Director, authored two NAWCC supplements, is a Star Fellow and recipient of the James W. Gibbs Literary Award. He has also been a consultant for many museums and collections. He retired in 2010 and now lives near Mt. Dora, Florida.


Wood Clock Case Restoration Tips: Aging Wood Using a ‘Home Remedy’ and Custom Staining Techniques - Aging different species of wood using a simple home remedy, and preparation and staining techniques to bring out impressive wood grain features. Presented and Demonstrated by Randy Jaye.

Show & Tell – please bring along any item(s) you would like to present - various historical and interesting items will be showcased and discussed by members and guests.

Silent Auction: All items are FREE to enter into our Silent Auction.


Duff's Original Buffet
2667 N. Atlantic Ave. Daytona Beach, FL 32118

(in the Bellair Plaza)

Phone: 386-492-7380


 The History and Efforts to Preserve Daytona Beach’s
Unique Coquina Clock Tower

Read the article researched and written by NAWCC Chapter 154’s President, Randy Jaye, documenting the history of this symbolic structure, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It includes the various efforts to service and maintain both the structure and its clockworks. It also documents the recently completed Rehabilitation Project (which the city of Daytona Beach not only contributed a significant amount of money, but did a stellar job managing the project to a successful, ahead of schedule, completion.)

The Symbol of Chapter 154
Coquina Clock Tower in Ocean Front Park - Daytona Beach, FL

NAWCC Chapter 154 Officers (2017)

                                  Video made by the Daytona Beach News-Journal: "Clock Shop"

                         featuring Chapter 154 member: Tom Bransford

                      To view the video click on the following icon:


Video featuring Chapter 154 member Tom Bransford, “Tom Keeps Time Ticking” made by the Growing Bolder Media Group of Orlando, Florida

“Tom Keeps Time Clicking” video link

clock shop.wmv

‘A Step Back In Time’ - a newspaper  article about former Chapter 154 member: Cyrus Wind Dancer - The Press Democrat - November 23, 2015


Most Recent NAWCC Chapter 154 NEWSLETTER

January 2018 Newsletter

The History and Efforts to Preserve Daytona Beach’s Unique Coquina Clock Tower_UPDATES_7-28-2016_.pdf

 Welcome to the NAWCC Chapter 154’s Website

The Daytona Beach, Chapter 154, of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc. (NAWCC) is dedicated to preserving the history, art and science of timekeeping (horology). NAWCC is a nonprofit scientific organization that serves as a unique educational, cultural, and social resource for its membership and the public at large. Our members include hobbyists, students, educators, casual collectors, clock makers, watch makers, jewelers, antique dealers, and professionals in related retail, art and manufacturing trades.


Article: Flagler County Historical Society’s Prominent Hall Clock

Chapter 154’s Latest Public Project:

Restoration of a circa 1898 Theodore B. Starr retailed J.J. Elliott movement with a one-jar mercury pendulum and nine patented Harrington tubular bells hall clock imported by Walter H. Durfee. The clock has a scarce 1 of 4 known Pattern 11 oak wood case featuring angels with full spread wings on the hood columns.


2018 Chapter 154 Meetings & Marts

-- January 21, 2018 (Sunday)
* Speaker: Chris H. Bailey
“The Rise & Fall of Chauncey Jerome”

-- February 18, 2018 (Sunday)
* Speaker: Pete Schreiner
“Clock Restoration Tooling and Techniques”

-- March 18, 2018 (Sunday)
* Speaker: Mike Shepherd
“Fusee Watch Collecting and Restoration”

2018 Chapter 154 Social
& NAWCC Other Events

Florida Mid-Winter Regional

February 9-10, 2018

RP Funding Center
(formerly the Lakeland Center)

Lakeland, FL