NAWCC - Chapter 154 - Daytona Beach, Florida

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

November 19, 2017


Doors Open at 9:00 AM

Guest Speaker:

Willy Bilger

After retiring from the Army in 1981 Willy started fooling around with clocks as a hobby. He attended a couple of NAWCC courses in Columbia PA and a couple of field suitcase courses around the country. The hobby eventual grew into a small clock repair business while he was living in Columbia SC. After finally retiring for good and moving to FL he mostly works on his own clocks and an occasional repair for friends.

Meeting Agenda:


Presentation: "Converting an American 8 Day Time & Strike movement to a Ship's Bell Clock”

Description: This program will describe the mechanics involved in converting ANY American 8 day time and strike movement so that it strikes in the ship's bell sequence. It will also describe the home made tools, such as a depthing tool and resistance soldering unit, I used to construct it.

Show and Tell: Members and Guests are encouraged to bring any horological or historic item along to share with the group. The sky is the limit as we have had some very interesting and diverse items and discussions in the past.

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


Upcoming 2017 Chapter 154

Meetings & Marts

-- November 19, 2017 (Sunday)
* Speaker: Willie Bilger
“Converting an American 8 Day Time & Strike movement to a Ship's Bell Clock”

Upcoming 2017 Chapter 154

Social & Other Events

--- December 3, 2017 (Sunday)
     ** Starting at 11:30 am **

Holiday Party: at Tomoka State Park in the Recreation Hall in Ormond Beach, FL - (our annual Holiday Party is always a lot of fun with Holiday goodies & drinks, raffles, gift exchanges, and this year we will be combining a picnic (the chapter is providing all food and drinks) - chapter members and guests are welcome!)


* A Florida Park Ranger will speak on the wildlife, history and current activities of the Tomoka State Park.

* Bill Ryan will speak on Civil War era photography methods and technology.

* 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.


Most Recent NAWCC Chapter 154 NEWSLETTER

November 2017 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.

WeWood chrono wood watch - Full Right Front View

Atmos Clock with black chapter ring


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 Chauncey Jerome Story”

-- 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

Lakeland Center

Lakeland, FL