NAWCC - Chapter 154 - Daytona Beach, Florida

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

March 18, 2018


Doors Open at 9:00 AM


“Clock and Watchmakers who Helped Build the Modern World (Part 2)”

The uncanny inventiveness and societal contributions of many clock and watchmakers throughout history, starting as far back as the 11th century, has led to the development of various technological and other advancements that have helped build the modern world. Many of their achievements stretch far beyond the science of horology.

This program will shed light on the fact that many clock and watchmakers (Part 2 has a selection of twelve - listed below) were vitally important in the development of the modern world and should be remembered and appreciated for their contributions and dedication to the improvement of mankind.

Richard Towneley (1629 -1707) -  Inventor of the Deadbeat Escapement

Robert Hooke (1635 -1703) Inventor of the Balance or Hairspring

George Graham (1673 -1751) – Inventor, Geophysicist, Fellow of the Royal Society

John Whitehurst (1713 -1788) – Clockmaker, Member of the Lunar Society, Geologist

Thomas Mudge (1715 -1794) – Invented the Lever Escapement

Ferdinand Berthoud (1727 -1807) – Swiss Chronometer maker

Thomas Earnshaw (1749 – 1829) – Watchmaker, Invented the Chronometer Escapement and a form of bimetallic compensation balance

Antide Janvier (1751-1835) – Invented the Double Pendulum Clock (“Resonance Clock”)

Simon Willard (1753 -1848) – Innovative Clockmaker - Inventor of the Gallery or Banjo Clock

Seth Thomas (1785 –1859) – Pioneered mass production in the clock making industry

Louis Cartier (1875 –1942) – French watchmaker and businessman

John Harwood (1893 -1964) – Inventor of the Self-Winding (Automatic) Wristwatch Movement

Speaker: Randy Jaye

Randy is the President of Chapter 154.

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 (2018)

                                  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

March 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

-- 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 Events

-- May 26, 2018 (Saturday)
12pm to 2pm
* Social Event: Luncheon
A chapter sponsored luncheon with talks by local historians at the Holden House Museum in Bunnell, FL

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