NAWCC - Chapter 154 - Daytona Beach, Florida

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

February 18, 2018


Doors Open at 9:00 AM


“Using the Watchmaker's Lathe in Clock Repair and Restoration”

Many of the procedures used for fabricating and servicing parts of a clock require the use of a precision lathe. This presentation will describe the precision watchmaker's lathe and a number of the operations for which it is used.  Examples of the equipment and associated tools will be displayed and demonstrated.

Speaker: Pete Schreiner

Pete is a Director of Chapter 154, a former cyclist, Vietnam era veteran, electrical engineer, PhD bioengineer, instrument rated private pilot, MPEG Audio chairman, astro-photographer, AC repair technician, car, airplane and boat mechanic, clock and watch tool collector and user, and clock restoration specialist.


Identifying Silver and Fake Silver

Pocket Watch Cases

 - Watch case companies offered silver cases as a step-up from nickel cases, but at a cost well below those cases containing gold. Silver cases were available in various purities. Many companies often deceived consumers by using the word ‘silver’ in cases that had no silver at all (just silver colored alloys [fake silver]). This all changed after the United States National Stamping Act of 1906. This workshop will demonstrate how to identify real silver and fake silver from U.S. and European Watch Companies.
- Presented 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

February 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

-- February 18, 2018 (Sunday)
* Speaker: Pete Schreiner
“Using the Watchmaker's Lathe in Clock Repair and Restoration”

-- March 18, 2018 (Sunday)
* Speaker: Randy Jaye
“Clock and Watchmakers who Helped Build the Modern World (Part 2)”

-- September 16, 2018 (Sunday)
* Speaker: Mark Lane
“Preserving History through Local Media.”

-- October 21, 2018 (Sunday)
* Speaker: Ken Rockwell
“To Be Announced”

-- November 18, 2018 (Sunday)
* Speaker: Dave Howard
“What’s in the name – on the Dial”

2018 Chapter 154 Social
& NAWCC Other Events

-- December 2, 2018 (Sunday)
Chapter 154 - Holiday Party
* Speaker: Bill Ryan
Program:  “To Be Announced”