NAWCC Western Carolinas Chapter 126

Meeting Notice - Saturday 09 September 2017


All Members of NAWCC and Guests are Welcome to Attend Free


Program:  Cody McKenzie, David Moline and John Wagner, “Chime Tubes, Rods, and Bells”


Please join us the second Saturday in September to learn about the sound quality of chime tubes,
chime rods, and bells that are found in many time pieces. What are the tonal differences, packaging requirements,
and relative economics of selecting one chiming method over another?


Meeting Agenda:       

09:00     Meeting Hall & Mart Open

 09:45     Education Workshop

10:30     Business Meeting (including November Chapter Elections)

10:45     Chapter Member Show & Tell

10:55     Program

12:00     Informal Lunch after Chapter Meeting

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:


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 2
nd 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


Officers:    President – Mike Rosenberg,

Vice President – Georg Pilz,

                   Treasurer – David Moline,

Secretary - (open position, self-nominations encouraged)


Upcoming Meeting Speakers and Events:

11 November 2017  Georg Pilz, “Morbier Clocks”

13 January 2018  Jim Parsons, “Restoration of a Chance Jerome Fusee Clock”

10 March 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.