July 3, 2015
The National Watch & Clock Museum, Library and Research Center recently acquired the personal scrapbook of Jules Racine from the first quarter of the 20 th century. Racine was a business partner of the Swiss Gallet watch manufactory and sold Gallet watches under the “Racine” name in the United States. The scrapbook contains a number of clippings related to the Gallet family, the jewelry business in New York City during the early 20 th century and general items that were of interest to Jules Racine. We were excited to acquire this unique piece of history and look forward to learning more as we process the scrapbook.
Keith Lehman, editor of Watchnews, the NAWCC’s watch website ( watchnews.nawcc.org ), formerly known as Watchdig, has led the growth of original content and social media outreach. Since he started in April, he has tripled page views to the website and followers to Watchnews’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. Driving this increase has been the...