As we near our 150th anniversary, let us take a moment to consider our society’s membership.
Traditionally, the Horological Society of New York has been comprised of practicing watch and clock makers. Today we welcome all members of the watchmaking industry, including executives, journalists, technicians and sales people. In addition, we are welcoming those outside of the industry with an interest in timepieces.
Please join us as we continue our horological tradition spanning three centuries.
Edwin M. Hydeman III
President, Horological Society of New York
October 6, 2014 - John Davis: Isochronism – An Empirical Study
All fine timekeepers are adjusted for isochronism, but what does that really mean? When we adjust the curb pins of the regulator or reshape the overcoil of a hairspring, we can measurably alter how the rate of the watch will change as it unwinds over the course of its full power reserve. This study is an exploration of isochronism adjustments as applied to modern wrist watch calibers and recorded and analyzed using modern timing equipment.
November 3, 2014 - Dale Sutton: The Evolution of Watch Cleaning Machines
Dale has been collecting antique pocket watches for more than 20 years and is active in NAWCC and AWCI. Dale is President of the Cherry Hill Chapter of NAWCC and on the Board of the Watchmaker’s Association of New Jersey. Dale is also a Life Member of AWCI. Dale has been in the repair business of fixing timing and cleaning machines for 18 years and about 4 years ago he purchased the remnants of Vibrograf USA and formed Time Machine Repair LLC along with his son and daughter. Dale’s talk is on the ‘Evolution of Watch Cleaning Machines’
December 1, 2014 - Annual Holiday Social