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I collect, research & study the following watches and/or movements: Luther Goddard, Shrewsbury, Mass. Henry Pitkin and other genuine Pitkin watches from E. Hartford, Conn. and New York Jacob Custer, Norristown, Pa. J.H. Mulford, Albany, N.Y. Howard, Davis and Dennison, Boston (8day 22 size) Warren Mfg. Co., Boston Boston Watch Company, including "Samuel Curtis, Roxbury", "Dennison Howard and Davis, Waltham" Joseph Jeunet, Meadville, Pa. Tracy Baker & Co., Waltham (numbers 5001-5020 only) Howard and Rice, Boston L (Lyman) W. Thompson, Cherry Valley, N.Y. early E. Howard...
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Chapter 149 created a Mentors' Program for horological assistance some years ago. This program has been in use worldwide and is used by many collectors. If you have an issue and need assistance, call on a mentor for help. This service is free. Remember, KNOWLEDGE IS KING! The list of current mentors is here: http://www.nawcc-ch149.com/mentor.html
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Leonard Shafer

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My old, long time dealer friend Leonard Shafer, Pasadena, California, passed away a few days ago from a massive heart attack while in the shower. He was about 63. Leonard was a nawcc member and for many years had a coin and antique store in Burbank, Ca. He was a frequent table holder at the nawcc regional shows at Pasadena, Ca. About three years ago he closed down his store and continued business on ebay. Just recently I spoke with him about some watches he was selling. Leonard was his own man and a great source for good collectibles. I remember when he acquired the Edith Stolman collection (an old friend), and I got the chance to acquire most...
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BUT, THERE EXISTS FAMOUS NAWCC CHAPTER 149, a cut above all others! Do you love pocket watches? CAN YOU AFFORD COSTLY MISTAKES NOT KNOWING YOUR HOBBY? NAWCC Chapter 149 , the Early American Watch Club, excels in pocket watch horology, study, research, and educational tools. Our ALWAYS FRIENDLY membership consists of the leading American pocket watch collectors and experts worldwide. We provide expertise, Mentor Programs, educational CDs, reprints, historical CDs, posters and FACTS regarding pocket watches and collecting. There is absolutely nothing in American pocket watches that NAWCC Chapter 149 members cannot assist you with in...
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ENAMEL & SOLID 14K GOLD BPOE ELK'S WATCH FOB Collector writes to Chapter 149: "Unfortunately, we had to remove your listing because the following information violates our policy: We have removed your listing because you have listed an item with an animal product and did not indicate which species the product is from. We do not allow any item on the site that is made from an endangered or protected species. Due to this, any item that contains an animal product from an animal family that has species in that family that are endangered or protected, it is required for sellers to state the specific species that the product is from. You may...
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Security Tips

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Author: Jon Hanson Topic: Security Tips, Theft Prevention __________________________________ Convention security and travel tips Dear collectors: Here are a few security tips: 1. For high profile dealers, always travel with friends or associates. (Remember, the bad guys scout the shows to see who has the "big spreads" on the mart tables.) 2. For airline travel: beware of airport security (x-ray machines). Many thefts have occurred at this station. Always put your carry on valuables through the machine first, then proceed through the metal detector. (Your watches, etc. will usually be stopped and viewed by the security agent by the time you...
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To: Members Boulder Horological Society We have scheduled the next BHS meeting for Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at the Buff Restaurant, 1725 – 28th St, Boulder, at 12 noon for lunch. This restaurant is best reached from US 36/28th St in Boulder. Coming either from the north or the south on US36/28th, turn west (toward the mountains) on Canyon Blvd and in a short half block turn right (north) into the restaurant/motel parking area. If you have a travel problem, call me, Tim Schulz, I will have my cell phone on: 303-619-1059. Please bring any horological problems or restorations or items of interest for discussion and/or for display....
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is available from Chapter 149. This is a quick and easy read. From the Hamilton Watch Company archieves. Contact Jon Hanson
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Happy New Year from Chapter 149.

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Happy New Year to everyone from the BOD of Chapter 149, staff, and the President. WE HAVE MANY NEW EXCITING ITEMS COMING OUT THIS YEAR, AS USUAL. Be happy, be safe for the New Year! Jon
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Franks Menez

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Frank, a chapter 149 member, is seriously ill with stomach cancer and would like to hear from his many friends in horology. Please send Frank some chat and get well wished. Thanks. Jon Hanson
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.......................plenty of action and lots of fun............................ Dr. Martin did a great job of conducting this, our first auction; possibly these will continue weekly for members only. One interesting aspect were the various time zones around the world, as we had bidders from three continents! There was some confusion as to "start time" but plenty of quips from the "back row!" I believe all interested parties have now syncronized their watches. Jon Hanson
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The onslaught of Gold, Gold filled and Silver watch cases being scrapped is now an epidemic. Unless your watch is rare or scrarce or requires a special case after you sell it the chances are great that it will be melted. Generic watches are worth more in gold than as a collectors' item. Collectors are scrambling to acquire cases in any metal to re-case their favorite or scarce movements. Swiss and common, cheap American watch movemnts are available in huge quantities. Many of these are being used for parts. Therefore, the all original and UNSWITCHED American pocket watches are becoming more and more scarce and hard to find in this disastrous market....
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NAWCC Chapter 149 members are currently considering doing an Adams and Perry poster due to the high traffic, dos and don'ts, conjecture and general mayhem on points and authorities of this obscure watch company. At this time several members are attempting to corral the current owner of Adams and Perry, serial number one to grace another critically acclaimed watch poster by the leading collectors' club, e.g. several on Waltham . Examples to be photographed shall be original and true GEMS OF THE FIRST WATER, finest known's, and heretofore unpublished, unique examples. Chapter 149's research products and educational tools are well known and received worldwide....
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"Gold Fever has hit South Eastern Nebraska....local papers advertising "Buying old Gold pocket watches", top dollar paid.....even in our local town's weekly paper (pop 1500) has advertisements about buying old gold pocket watches.........this used to be a big railroad town and there are lots of Hamilton 992B around, as well as Walthams...many in gold cases............ Another appointment with the Heart Doctor today, spent yesterday at the hospital for tests........but seem to be recovering from the operation..." Take Care Wayne C. Chapter 149 Member Why not send Wayne a note to cheer him...
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I just read that So. Calif Chapter #4, one one of two great nawcc chapters and stalwart out West in the old days, has become defunct. Old timers told stories were that Chapter 4 was actually the second association chapter but placed later due to its distance from Pa. It seems that many horologists in So Calif were meeting prior to 1943 and the advent of the national. Chapter #4 was virbrant with activity--as many as a hundred always awaiting the doors to open for the mart at those Paramount gatherings. Some of these meetings swelled to 400 attendees. Being originally from So Calif., as a youngster I regularly attended these Sat night meetings...
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Philanthropy at its finest! This clock by Gawen Brown, arguably the most famous tower clock in American, has been restored at a cost of $100,000., monies donated by a friend of Chapter 149 and a personal friend of Jon Hanson. from the Dec 22 Boston Globe: Olde time: Iconic colonial clock is ticking again Horologist David Hochstrasser adjusting the hands on the clock at the Old South Meeting House. By Jack Nicas, Globe Correspondent After two timeless years, the Old South Meeting House clock began ticking again today. New gold-leafed, 4-foot hands were affixed to the 243-year-old clock, ending an extensive 11-month...
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Happy New Year

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We at Chapter 149 wish all of our friends and members worldwide a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
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Paul Revere Bells

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Paul Revere Bells - 1793-1828 Research by Edward and Evelyn Stickney: They located 134 bells inscribed with the Revere name as of year 1976. The following is a list of 84 bells they compiled directly from the Revere Company stock books. 1793 St. James Episcopal Church, North Cambridge, MA- 912 lbs. 1795 Congregational Church, Groveland, MA - 695 lbs. 1797 People’s Baptist Church, Boston, Mass - 1125 lbs. 1797 First Congregational Church, Essex, Mass - 827 lbs. 1801 First Parish Church, Weston, Mass - 997 lbs. 1801 Essex Institute, Salem, Mass - 920 lbs. 1801 First Baptist Church, Westboro, Mass - 876 lbs. 1802 ...
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May 17, 2010 I have had several persons volunteer to assist with categorizing text responses to the Regional and National Convention survey. I still need 4-6 additional persons to assist by taking the 900-1,000 text responses to a question and grouping the responses. If you are willing to take on one or two questions, please email me at shumphrey@nawcc.org. The use of the 4sale$nawcc online commerce site continues to go smoothly. To date 196 have registered on the site and 73 classified ads are listed on the site. Work continues on opening the site to the public so they can purchase items from members. By June, we plan to activate the auction features...
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