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Old Dominion NAWCC Chapter 34


Sunday, April 10, 2016


10:30 AM Exhibit Opens
  Mart Opens
11:15 AM Program Part I
12:00 Noon Luncheon
Following Lunch Business Meeting
  Program Part II

Crowne Plaza Williamsburg at Fort Magruder
6945 Pocahontas Trail - Williamsburg, Virginia

Randy Naber's revised 2012 material list and directions for refinishing clock cases (Link)

Program – Part I    11:15 a.m.

Introduction to Watch Repair

An informative and educational high quality how-to video on watch repair by NAWCC Member John Tope.  Shown by express permission of the author, John covers how historically watches were made, watches produced during the industrial revolution, uniformity of watches, names of different types of pocket watches, gold watches and warranties, markings in the case, different ways watches wind and are set, case parts, opening and closing different watch cases, swing-out movement cases, English pear case, movements, keys, crystals and sizes.  Mr. Tope is also a member of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI), the Wooden Artifacts Group (WAG) and an associate of the British Horological Institute (BHI).  He is the producer of many videos on
antique clock, watch and furniture repair

Program – Part II    Following Annual Business Meeting

Watch Repair Course I

Size 18 Lever Set, 18 Key Wind Key Set, 16-3 Quarter Plate Pendant Wind and Set
A continuation of the subject including removing hands and dial, protecting the dial, removing the movement from the case, removing case screws Elgin 16 and 18, damaged watch dials due to improper removal, top plate, how the lever gear system works, how the click ratchet works, balance wheel and spring, removing balance cock and hairspring stun, letting down the power, removing barrel and bridge, letting down the power in an Elgin size 16 watch.

Previous Programs

Michael W. Tyler, President
Randolph W. Naber, Vice President
Judy Draucker, Secretary Contact Judy
Janet L. Tyler- Treasurer

Future Meeting Dates

February 12, 2017 April 9, 2017
June 12, 2016 August 14, 2016
October 9, 2016 December 13, 2015



CHAPTER 34 HISTORY 1954 - 1984