America’s First Watchmaking Guild

George Schmidt, first president

George Schmidt, first president

The Horological Society of New York is a non-profit horological organization in continuous operation since 1866. Monthly meetings feature technical lectures and social events. Members are a diverse mix of watchmakers, executives, journalists, auctioneers, historians, salespeople and collectors, reflecting the rich nature of the watchmaking industry in New York City.

Pursuing the Art and Science of Watchmaking


2015 Meetings – Winter & Spring

January 5 – The Impact of Digital Publishing on the Watchmaking Industry
Benjamin Clymer – Founder & Executive Editor, HODINKEE
Benjamin Clymer is the Founder & Executive Editor of HODINKEE, one of the most widely read wristwatch publications in the world. HODINKEE is based in New York City. Mr. Clymer spoke on the impact of digital publishing on the watchmaking industry.

February 2 – History of the Swiss Ebauche
Luke Cox-Bien – Watchmaker, Rolex
Many people talk about the innovations of great horologists throughout history, but the driving factor are everyday watches. From the early 17th century, competing with French and English watch manufactures to dominating the luxury market today, Swiss Ebauche manufactures helped make it happen. Let’s take a look at how this low cost movement helped shape history.

March 2 – Michael Friedman – Historian, Audemars Piguet
April 6 – Daniel Mooncai – Watchmaker, Patek Philippe
May 4 – Michael Fossner – Consignment Director of Timepieces, Heritage Auctions
June 1 – Dale Sutton – President, Time Machine Repair