Preservation of timepieces is important to you. When you want information, where do you turn? Do you go to the NAWCC online archives for Watch & Clock Bulletins? (It's a wealth of information, published consistently since 1943!) The NAWCC counts on your support to keep marching on—to foster and educate members on preservation and collecting. Contributions enhance what the NAWCC can offer you. Your gift is important, whatever the amount. Please give today.
Clocks are Marvelous!
Clocks are marvelous! When they work, and when they don’t. Sure, the Law of the Pendulum is clear. How all those gears work together to make the Minutes hand take one revolution per hour is easy to understand, when you study them in detail. And clocks have remained unchanged in their basic form for centuries. So, why are they marvelous?
I taught clock repair for almost 20 years. Observing a student’s face the moment he “got it” and grasped the fundamentals was proof enough, clocks are marvelous.
But many valuable old clocks are tossed in the trash each day because their owners just don’t understand how marvelous they are. So I contribute to the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors, hoping it can continue to spread the word: Marvelous!
—Ward Miller (NY)
Ward Miller has been an NAWCC member since 1980, and has faithfully served Mid-Hudson Chapter 84 for many years as President, Secretary, and— most recently— as Meetings Reporter.
NAWCC DONATIONS (or Why I Donate)
The following testimonial is from a 35 year member. He has faithfully donated to the Annual Fund for over 17 years, substantially increasing his donation the past few years.
Over the years I have donated to several organizations that have special meaning to me. One of these organizations is the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. It is my view the effort NAWCC goes to preserving horology is a worthwhile endeavor. Believing even the smallest donations can have impact when pooled with other donations, and being a member for a few decades, donations began when funds became available and increased as budgets allowed. Lastly donations were tax deductible making giving a little easier.
WHY DO WE DONATE EACH YEAR TO THE ANNUAL NAWCC APPEAL
In 1988, my company relocated my wife Jean & me from England to Rochester, up-state New York. On the way, we had the great fortune to visit a local museum in Connecticut and meet the former Vice-president of the Hamilton Watch Company who suggested that I should join NAWCC Inc. Within a week I was giving a lecture to Chapter13 in Batavia, New York, organised by the late Evan Edwards.
We started to attend the various Regional and National meetings and soon realised that we had joined what is probably one of the friendliest organisations in the World. We soon settled down to attending the various Chapter meetings and socials. I believe this is one of the main reasons why we give monies to the Annual Appeal.
I was a Board Member during the interim period and soon realised that the association was making a loss each year because of the high running costs of headquarters and reduced membership. It was at that time that we decided to donate to the Annual Appeal. We have got so much out of the organisation over the years and so wanted to help in any way we can.
The initial projected deficit for 2016/17 was about $57,000 and it is so important that members donate to keep the association in good health financially. Where else for such a small outlay can one reap the benefits of an organisation that arranges Regional meetings, Nationals and Seminars on such a grand scale - and produces bi-monthly informative Bulletins and Marts.
In conclusion, please consider donating to the annual appeal and continue with your membership of NAWCC Inc.
Written with heart-felt thanks and encouragement,
Jean Priestley (Mrs) & Philip Priestley *FNAWCC
President of the British Chapter 103.
Member of British Horology Chapter 159,
Why not add your voices to our chorus by helping our association to thrive and prosper— both this year, and in all the years to come?