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


Secretary

Jeff Grossman

Treasurer

Richard Sowa


“Holiday Party 2021”

Sunday December 5th

Mart: 9:00 am
Brunch: 10:45 am
Adjourn 1:30 pm

La Quinta Inn
1425 East 27th Street
Tacoma, WA

Program

Steve McGowan will present his 3-D printed horological creations including his latest tourbillon masterpiece

Jeff Grossman  secretary@nawcc135.org


Zoom meeting schedule 2021

January 10
“chronographs made by the American Waltham
Watch Company”
by Jeff Grieff

January 24  
Prague Astronomical Clock
by Bob Pritzker

February 7  
No meeting today due to Super Bowl Sunday

February 21  
Ernie Lopez, will present a program on the West Coast Clock and Watch Museum in Vista, CA

March 7
Darrah Artzner, all the way from Houston, will present a program on Rockford 18-size movements

March 21  
Andy Dervan will be presenting a program on Simon Willard Patent Timepieces

April 4  
Easter Sunday – NO MEETING, to allow for holiday observance and family time

April 18
 
Gary Myers has a program on Morbier Clocks

May 2

Pat Holloway’s presentation is on Commemorative Watches and Ephemera

May 16
 
New member,  Chris Wolle, has volunteered to speak on Illinois Watches

June 13
 
June 27
 
July 11
 
July 25
 Tim Orr will be presenting “GPS for Beginners”
August 8
 
September
4
  Andrew Baron on his restoration of the Maillardet automaton
October
2
 Mr. Albert Zeller of RC TriTec, direct from Switzerland, which will cover the history of luminescent compounds used in watches and clocks and the gradual migration from radium to tritium to current technology
November  
December
5
 “Holiday Party 2021”
Sunday December 5th
Mart: 9:00 am – Brunch: 10:45 am – Adjourn 1:30 pm La Quinta Inn
1425 East 27th Street, Tacoma, WA
Program: Steve McGowan will present his 3-D printed horological creations including his latest tourbillon masterpiece

Links



Meeting Schedule  2020

January 4
Program
Jack Goldberg will give a presentation on the Sir
David Salomons horological collection.

SHOW AND TELL
Did you get something horological as a
Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa/Festivus gift? If
so, consider bringing it to share with us.

Location Issaquah

February 1

Multi-Chapter

PROGRAM
 “An introduction to Fusee Watches”
Our esteemed colleague, Jeff Grieff, will give a
presentation on this fascinating topic.

Show & Tell is always encouraged!

Location Cedar Valley Grange Hall

March 8

Multi-Chapter

Canceled

April

Program

Canceled

Location

May 1-3 Pacific Northwest Regional 2020
May 1, 2 , 3   (Public Days May 2, 3)

Canceled

no regular chapter meeting

June


 

Canceled

 

July
Program
  Canceled
Location

August

Program
Canceled
Location

August 

Canceled

September

Canceled

Puyallup Fair
Washington State Fair
Clock and Watch Hobby Hall Display


October

Program
Canceled
Location

November

Program 
Canceled
Location

December
Bi-Chapter Christmas party
Chapters 50 & 135

Canceled

click here for PDF registration form for the Christmas party preregistration required

 Host Chapter 50
no regular chapter meeting










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