NAWCC8 Board of Directors
President: Chris Carey
Secretary: Gary Ewing

President: Chris Carey
Watertown Watch & Clock
230 California St.
Newton, MA 02458
617-244-3779
watrtwn@aol.com

Secretary: Gary Ewing
chapter8nawcc@aol.com


Virtual Presentation

Topic: The Future of Auctions Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Speaker

Dan Horan (Owner and President @Schmitt-Horan & Co.)

Daniel Horan is owner and president of Schmitt-Horan & Co ) and a licensed auctioneer. He has managed auction houses specializing in antique horological items for more than 20 years, and this has provided him with the unique experience of working with some of the top watch and clock experts in the field.

Since acquiring Schmitt-Horan in 2017, Dan created a specialized and proprietary auction software that assists in the firm’s ability to provide frequent online auction and high-quality opportunities for horological enthusiasts and collectors. As a “hands-on” owner, Dan works personally with clients and their families on estate and trust matters to ensure that their collections are treated with care and respect.

As a 15 year member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors and Board member of Chapter 8, Dan has given many presentations on Selling At Auction, appraisals, and how to share the love of antiques with the younger generations. Register in advance for this webinar: Link to Registration After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  

Topic: Do You Own Boston Watch Company Watch #6000?

May 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

The revelation of Boston Watch Company pocket watch movements with serial numbers in the 6000s is the outgrowth of tracking information about surviving Waltham Model 57 watches for 20-some years and the study of court documents when the Company went bankrupt in 1857. They do exist or are they’re just hidden under a different name.

Register in advance for this webinar: Link to Registration

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The revelation of Boston Watch Company pocket watch movements with serial numbers in the 6000s is the outgrowth of tracking information about surviving Waltham Model 57 watches for 20-some years and the study of court documents when the Company went bankrupt in 1857. They do exist or are they’re just hidden under a different name.

Register in advance for this webinar: Link to Registration

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Speaker
Ron Price

Following a professional career in high tech computer companies, Ron Price recently retired from building websites. He has been an active member of NAWCC chapters #8, #87 and #148, also Mass Watch & Clock Makers, and now lives in South Carolina. Ron’s 10-year researched monograph, “Origins of the Waltham Model 57”, was published by NAWCC in 2005 and he has recently updated it on his website http://www.plads.com/m57.

Prior Virtual Presentation

May 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Mary Jane Dapkus will provide brief histories of a number of infectious diseases and their 18th and 19th-century treatments along with stories connecting these matters with early American clockmakers. Link to required registration.

Speaker
Mary Jane Dapkus
Independent Horological History Researcher
Mary Jane is an independent history researcher specializing in horological studies. Her articles have appeared in the NAWCC “Bulletin,” the “Cog Counters Journal,” and the “Timepiece Journal” of the American Clock and Watch Museum of which she is a contributing editor.