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A Story of Old Horology in London

  • HSNY at the General Society Library 20 West 44th Street New York, NY, 10036 United States (map)

Seth Kennedy – Antiquarian Horologist, London
Doors open at 6:00pm for coffee & conversation. Lecture begins promptly at 7:00pm.

London has a deep horological history, stretching back for hundreds of years. How did the horological industry fit in throughout London’s intense urban development? What is it like to work on antique timepieces today in modern London? Antiquarian Horologist Seth Kennedy will discuss these questions and more at the July meeting of the Horological Society of New York. In addition, Kennedy will present a detailed look at 18th and 19th century watches that he has restored, including the making of pocket watch cases from scratch.

About Seth Kennedy
Kennedy came to antiquarian horology after a career as a mechanical engineer. In his earlier years of horological work Kennedy underwent informal training from a highly accomplished watchmaker and has since developed his own specialized tools and techniques. His focus is on the repair and restoration of pocket watches, dating from 17th century to the early 20th century.