Happy New Year from Chapter 126

We will start on Saturday Jan 13, and will have exciting new items to discuss.

These will include going back to an outdoor picnic in Hendersonville at Jackson Park .

Also expanding Mart to include non-horological items. Feel free to sneak in a few interesting items in January to see how it goes.


NAWCC Western Carolinas Chapter 126

Meeting Notice – Saturday, 13 January 2018 

All Members of NAWCC and Guests are Welcome to Attend Free

Program: “Masters of Time” The World of Swiss Complicated Watches


Education Workshop: Rick Strickland, “Setting Up a Barrel in Modern Automatic Watches”


Meeting Agenda:       
09:00     Meeting Hall & Mart Open
 09:45     Education Workshop “Setting Up a Barrel in Modern Automatic Watches”  
10:40     Business Meeting
11:00    Program “Masters of Time” Documentary
12:00     Informal Lunch after Chapter Meeting (P F Changs, Roux)

Project Tables:    How can we help with your horology project? 
                             We set aside space for members and their guests to bring in projects they are working on to display or need information on problems encountered. 

Chapter Website:     www.clocks126.com

 Location:        Skyland Fire Department, 9 Miller Road, Asheville, NC 28776

Directions: Up the hill on right at the Hendersonville Road – Long Shoals Road intersection. 
About 2 miles east of I26 exit 37. The meeting room on the 2nd floor can be accessed using either the elevator or stairways.
Chapter Membership:     We offer an all-inclusive membership (e.g., meetings, chapter membership, picnic, email newsletter) for $25; 
                                           otherwise $5 individual and $8 family
2017 Officers:            President – Wayne Arcuri, wayne18499@hotmail.com
                                    Vice President – Dan McBride, dan.mcbride@milliken.com
                                    Treasurer – David Moline, moline@clemson.edu
                                       Secretary – Ed Kara,ekok@att.net
Upcoming Meetings:
March 10, 2018                tbd
May 12, 2018                   tbd
July 14, 2018                    Annual Picnic
September 8, 2018            tbd
November 10, 2018          tbd


PHOTOS - Dan McBrides Excellent Presentation on Railroad Pocket Watches


The guest speaker was Dan McBride who spoke about Railroad Watches and Railroad Time.  An emphasis was placed on standardized high quality movements and time measurement to implement standard railroad time. These watches typically featured 17 or more jewels, temperature compensation & isochronism, lever set, open face, winding stem at 12 o’clock, and block Arabic numbers with every minute delineated. A proposal has been put forth by the chapter to refurbish a 1902 E. Howard tower clock in the area. In the past, these projects have been worthwhile in helping to restore historic time pieces, strengthen the chapter through group work opportunities for volunteers, and help to bring funds into the chapter. The chapter meets the second Saturday during odd months and invites all visitors to join us.