|7:30 AM||Registration name tags available for those members who preregistered.
Registration table open for "walk-ins".
|8:00 AM||Mart area open for setup by table holders. Security on duty.|
|8:30 AM||Mart opens.|
|10:00 AM||Morning workshop: Doug Cowan, NAWCC First Vice President presents
"Identifying and Collecting Carriage Clocks"
|11:30 AM||Mart room closes for luncheon break. Mart security remains "in place"|
Today's Featured speaker, Patrick Puton, head of Christie's Watch Department in New York, brings slides and exciting descriptions of rare watches sold recently at this world famous auction house. He'll also entice us with previews of the upcoming October 20th sale. Feel free to bring your treasures for examination and informal appraisal.
|1:30 PM||Afternoon workshop: Laurie Penman presents:
"Problems of Old Tall-Clock Movements." Internationally-famous English clock restorer and author, Laurie Penman, will strip, inspect and discuss typical failings of early good-quality English grandfather movements. He will also discuss familiar problems with the posts, date dials, moon disks, and other components of these clocks' dials. Don't miss this chance to be a part of his first horological visit to the U.S.A!
|3:00 PM||Mart closes - Mart security ends.|
The Presidents Corner--Larry Chelmow
I'm looking forward to this meeting as the fall is such a wonderful time of the year in New England. I'm hoping our typically great weather and foliage encourage many members to take a weekend drive to attend this meeting and participate in what will be a particularly interesting program. I'm still studying the results of the survey from the last newsletter and will be able to discuss some of the results at the meeting. Your council does feel that the basic format of workshops and presentations mart, and a luncheon should continue. Obviously, we must be able to do this at reasonable costs. Our goal is still to have the Chapter provide something for everyone.
We are also fortunate to have Doug Cowan, First Vice President of NAWCC, attending this meeting. Doug will be looking forward to meeting and talking to as many members as possible. I'm hoping to see you at the meeting. As usual, please feel free to call me with any thoughts, criticisms ,or comments. My telephone number is (781) 828-1626.
Speaker Biographies at today's meeting:
Doug Cowan, next National President Of the NAWCC, is President and co-Founder of Chapter 159 (British Horology), past President of National's Long Range Planning Committee, and a Member of the Program Committee.He is a retired corporate President and engineer.
Patrick Puton, is a Swiss National whose family has been involved in the watch industry for three generations. Following seven years management experience at Rolex Watch, he is now responsible for running Christie's Watch Department and its tri-annual sales of fine and rare watches.
Laurie Penman, fresh from his sold-out clock repair seminar with Steve Conover, has kindly offered to attend our meeting before he heads back to his home and workshop in Devon, England. Trained as a mechanical engineer, he works as a clock restorer, tutor to hundreds of other repairers and restorers, and author of several popular books on clock design and repair. Copies of his latest books will be available for sale and signing at our workshop.
Chapter Eight's SILENT AUCTION
There is no charge to join the auction, Sellers, write the item description with a minimum bid. Buyers can then write larger bids. At 11:15 when the auction ends, Sellers and high bidders settle directly.
5% of the selling price donated to the chapter funds.---Plan to bring an item to auction.
RAFFLE :-Open to all Registered Members --no walks-ins
prize :- one meeting registration and one free mart table.
The drawing open to all registered members.(no walk-ins)
must be present to win --non-transferable
Program for 1999:
January 29, 2000, Chapter meeting; at Sturbridge Host Hotel
April 15, 2000, Chapter meeting; at Manchester NH Holiday Inn
We will hear expert presentations about the first makers, owners and home settings of early Boston area timekeepers, as well as have special tours of the museum. Watch for sign up information accompanying the October meeting notice.
Mark your calendars now
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