NAWCC Chapter 135 Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier Chapter 135 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) is a group of 25-30 individuals who share a common interest in horology, the art and science of timekeeping.  Membership is comprised of individuals and couples who are interested in all aspects of collecting watches and clocks. This also includes history of watches and/or clocks repairing restoration and manufacturing clocks and watches.

While membership is concentrated in the Tacoma to Seattle our members come from as far south as Olympia all the way to Bellingham or basically the entire Puget Sound Pacific Northwest region.  Meetings are usually held in the afternoons of the first Saturday of each month, include spouses, and are (typically) held in member’s homes.

Each meeting consists of a social hour (with refreshments), a brief business meeting, and a program.  Programs may include discussions of horological topics from the technical to general interest items.  At other times, a “Show & Tell” is held where members take turns showing items and briefly discussing them.  At many meetings, a “Mart” is also held where members may bring items available for sale or trade.

Chapter Officers

President

Jack Goldberg

Vice President

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Secretary

Chet Ekstrand

Treasurer

Jerry Cooper


2015 Meeting

WHEN

Saturday, February 7, 2015

TIME


1:00PM - Social Hour
2:00PM - Business Meeting and Program
Mart space will be available.

PROGRAM:

“The Gruen Watch Company and Its Major Products” Jack Goldberg

Gruen Collector, Author and NAWCC Fellow Come hear Jack, author of an NAWCC Bulletin article on the Gruen Verithin Pocket Watch, talk about the history of this fascinating company; then discuss how it became a major player in the U.S. market, through introduction of innovative designs and some of the most exclusive pocket watches ever made. Jack might even show an example of their premier product and another VERY early Gruen watch!

REFRESHMENTS:

Snacks will be served!


TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:

• Introduction of 2015 Chapter Officers
• PNW Regionals for 2015 and 2016
• Chapter 135 staffing needs.

MART:

Ample mart space will be available


MEETING LOCATION:

If you would like to attend this meeting e-mail the chapter secretary for directions

Meeting Schedule  2015

January 

Program
Show & Tell  “Latest Exciting Acquisition
Location Bellevue, WA

February 

Program  Jack Goldberg
“The Gruen Watch Company and Its Major Products”
Location Issaquah, WA

March  7

Program

Location Tacoma, WA

April  11

Program

Location , WA

May

Pacific Northwest Regional

Portland Oregon

June  6

Program

Location Lynnwood, WA

July  12

Multi-Chapter
Host Chapter 50

Program

Location Edmonds Senior Center

August  1

Program

Location Kent , WA

August

Multi-Chapter BBQ
Location  British Columbia BBQ
 

September

Puyallup Fair
Washington State Fair
Clock and Watch Hobby Hall Display

September ??

Multi-Chapter Meeting
Host Chapter 53


Location Connell Washington

October  3

Program

Location Lake Forest Park, WA

November  7

Program

Location , WA


December 

Bi-Chapter Christmas party
Chapters 50 & 135

La Quinta Inn
1425 East 27th Street
Tacoma, WA

 Host Chapter 135


Links

National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors

British Horological Institute

American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute

Chapter 31 Pacific Northwest

Chapter 50 Puget Sound

Chapter 53  Inland Empire

Chapter 180  Friends Of The West Coast Clock And Watch Museum

Washington Watchmakers - Clockmakers Association

West Coast Clock & Watch Museum





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