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


Jack Goldberg

Vice President



Jeff Grossman


Jerry Cooper

2015 Meeting


Saturday, November 7, 2015


1:00PM - Social Hour
2:00PM - Business Meeting and Program


“Silversmithing – Repair and Restoration”

Tim Maple, Master Silversmith, specializes in the repair and restoration of fine silver. Tim’s 30
 years of experience also extend to work on bronze, copper, brass and white metal. This program will be a preview of Tim’s presentation at next May’s Regional. If you have an item in need of this type of work, bring it to the meeting to have Tim look at it and discuss what he can do. Jack Goldberg had Tim repair a statue (see picture) whose hat feather had broken off. Jack says the repair is invisible.



Snacks and beverages will be served!


Puyallup Fair Report
Christmas Party Planning
2016 Meeting and Venue Planning


Mart space will be available


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

Meeting Schedule  2015

January  10

Show & Tell  “Latest Exciting Acquisition
Location Bellevue, WA

February  7

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

March  7

The Patek Philippe Calibre 89
Location Tacoma, WA

April  11

Dr. David Eagleman
"Time and the Brain"
Location Lake Forest Park, WA


Pacific Northwest Regional
Portland Oregon

June  6

Stan Mueller  
“Restoration of a Complicated Pocket Watch”
Location Lynnwood, WA

July  12

Host Chapter 50

Program Jeff Grieff
Advances in Watch Counterfeiting

Location Edmonds Senior Center

August  1

Baudino Collection Update –Andy Baudino
NAWCC 2015 National Convention Review–Jack Goldberg
Location Spanaway, WA

August 9

Multi-Chapter BBQ
Location  British Columbia BBQ


Puyallup Fair
Washington State Fair
Clock and Watch Hobby Hall Display

September ?

Multi-Chapter Meeting
Host Chapter 53
Location ? Washington

October  3

Ronald Weiss Collection Overview and Highlights – Ron Weiss
Location Snohomish, WA

November  7


Location Redmond, WA


Bi-Chapter Christmas party
Chapters 50 & 135

La Quinta Inn
1425 East 27th Street
Tacoma, WA

 Host Chapter 135


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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