NAWCC Chapter 135 Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier Chapter 135 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) is a group of 25-30 individuals who share a common interest in horology, the art and science of timekeeping.  Membership is comprised of individuals and couples who are interested in all aspects of collecting watches and clocks. This also includes history of watches and/or clocks repairing restoration and manufacturing clocks and watches.

While membership is concentrated in the Tacoma to Seattle our members come from as far south as Olympia all the way to Bellingham or basically the entire Puget Sound Pacific Northwest region.  Meetings are usually held in the afternoons of the first Saturday of each month, include spouses, and are (typically) held in member’s homes.

Each meeting consists of a social hour (with refreshments), a brief business meeting, and a program.  Programs may include discussions of horological topics from the technical to general interest items.  At other times, a “Show & Tell” is held where members take turns showing items and briefly discussing them.  At many meetings, a “Mart” is also held where members may bring items available for sale or trade.

Chapter Officers

President

Jack Goldberg

Vice President

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Secretary

Jeff Grossman

Treasurer

Jerry Cooper

2019 Meeting


When

Saturday, October 5, 2019


Where

 Kent


Time

1:00PM - Mart and Social Hour
2:00PM - Business Meeting & Program

Refreshments

Snacks will be served!


Program

 

Mart

Mart space will be available

MEETING LOCATION

If you would like to attend this meeting e-mail the chapter secretary for directions

Meeting Schedule  2019

January 5
Program
John Runciman
The Mystery Of The Eureka Clock
SHOW AND TELL: Did you get something horological as a Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa/Festivus gift? If so, consider bringing it to share with us.

Location Issaquah

February 2
Program
Gary Myers
"The Last Samurai" The Japan Railway Seiko Pocket Watch - The last and only pocket watch in use on modern railways today.

Location Seabeck, WA 98380

March 2
Program
“The Most Complicated Clock Constructed in Our Lifetime”
We will view a video of the ongoing project to create a hand-made large-scale astronomical skeleton clock.

Location Lakeview Light & Power

April 6
Program
“Older and More Important”

Location Snohomish, WA 98290

May 4

Program
“The Cooper Clock Collection – You Never Know What You
Might Find!” As always, Show-and-Tell is highly encouraged!

Location Bothell, WA

June 16

Multi-Chapter
Host Chapter 50
Washington Watchmakers - Clockmakers Association
Mount Rainier Chapter 135


Program
"History of Electric Watches" by John Runciman
Location Cedar Valley Grange Hall

July
11 – 14


Christie Palmer
PNW Regional
Portland Exhibition Center

no regular chapter meeting


August 3

Program
Chapter President, Jack Goldberg, will present a slideshow and talk on the recent NAWCC National Convention and last week’s Pacific Northwest Regional in Portland.
As always, Show & Tell is encouraged. We would be particularly interested in something new you acquired at the Regional
 
Location Redmond

August 

Multi-Chapter British Columbia BBQ
link to PDF registration form and information

September 

Puyallup Fair
Washington State Fair
Clock and Watch Hobby Hall Display


October 5

Program

 
Location Kent

November 2
Program 


Location

December 1

Bi-Chapter Christmas party
Chapters 50 & 135

click here for PDF registration form for the Christmas party preregistration required

 Host Chapter 135
no regular chapter meeting

Links



Meeting Schedule  2018

January  6

Program  Ceci Dunn
"Patience, Practice and Perseverance"
Location Issaquah Washington

February 3
Program Chet Ekstrand
"200 Years of Excellence!"
Location  Kent, WA


March 

Program
“The Trials and Tribulations of Collecting”
Location  Snohomish, WA

April 8
Program
Multi-Chapter Meeting Chapters 50 and 135
NAWCC Webnair of choice
Location Edmonds Senior Center

May 17,18,19

Pacific Northwest Regional
The theme and exhibit of the PNW Regional is
"Precision Timekeeping"

Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma Washington 98402
United States

June 10

Multi-Chapter
Host Chapter 50
Washington Watchmakers - Clockmakers Association
Mount Rainier Chapter 135

Program
Patrick Allen

Location Edmonds Senior Center

July

Program
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Location Cedar Valley Grange Hall

August 5

Multi-Chapter BBQ

Location  British Columbia BBQ 


September

Puyallup Fair
Washington State Fair
Clock and Watch Hobby Hall Display

October 6

Program
“Henry Ford Museum and Time Symposium”
Jack Goldberg
Location Lynnwood

November  3

Program
Ever eat a Vienna sausage? How about a Vienna Finger cookie? Ever dance a Viennese waltz? This month we’ll explore the Vienna Watch and Clock Museum. As always, Show & Tell is encouraged. (No Vienna sausages, please!) Location


December 2

Bi-Chapter Christmas party
Chapters 50 & 135

click here for PDF registration form for the Christmas party preregistration required

PROGRAM

 Host Chapter 50




Meeting Schedule  2017

January  7

Program
An excursion through the ever-popular and ever-growing Chet Ekstrand collection. Chet will share some of his latest acquisitions as well as highlights of his extensive catalog. There will also be time for “show-and-tell”, so bring along your newest/favorite/unique horological item to sharewith the group.
Location Kent

February 4

Program
“Gruen Wristwatches” presented
by Gary Myers and Jack Goldberg.
“Show and Tell” (please bring an
interesting/fun/educational/new-to-your-collection
item to share
Location Tacoma, WA


March 

Program
“Oddities of the Cooper Collection”
Jerry Cooper
Location Bothell

April 

Program
The program will be a video on early battery operated clocks (such as the Eureka and Bulle clocks) detailing their operating principles.  Show & Tell: Please bring in examples of electric clocks, battery or otherwise.
Location Lakewood, WA 98499

May 6

Program
As a follow-up to last month’s program on electric clocks, John Runciman will do a presentation on electric watches.
Location Redmond, WA

June 11

Multi-Chapter
Host Chapter 50

Program  Patrick Allen

  The Orrery

Location Edmonds Senior Center

July 8

Program
Part 1: A short video from the NAWCC Library will be shown.
Part 2: “SHOW AND TELL”
Bring your…
Favorite horological piece/artifact
Oldest horological piece/artifact
Most complex piece/artifact
Rarest piece/artifact

Location  Lake Forest Park

July 15 & 16

Pacific Northwest Regional
PORTLAND EXPO CENTER, PORTLAND, OR

Portland Expo Center
2060 N. Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97217



August

Multi-Chapter BBQ
Location  British Columbia BBQ 

September

Puyallup Fair
Washington State Fair
Clock and Watch Hobby Hall Display

October 7

Program TBA

Location Lakewood, WA 98499

November 

Program
Location


December 3

Bi-Chapter Christmas party
Chapters 50 & 135

PROGRAM

 Host Chapter 135
La Quinta Inn
1425 East 27th Street, Tacoma, WA



Meeting Schedule  2016

January 

Program
Paul Mittends
Seattle’s First Watchmakers 1869-1889”
Location Redmond, WA

February 

Program
Bus trip to the West Coast Watch and
Clock Museum in Bellingham
Location
Bellingham

March 

Program
Gary Myers
The Gruen Movement Factories
Location Tacoma

April 

Program
SHOW AND TELL
Location Lake Forest Park, WA

May

Pacific Northwest Regional
Tacoma Wa

June 

Program
“Purchased at the Regional”
Location Bothell, WA

July 

Multi-Chapter
Host Chapter 50

Mark Smith
"The Many Innovations Of Breguet"


Location Edmonds Senior Center

August 7

Multi-Chapter BBQ
Location  British Columbia BBQ 

September

Puyallup Fair
Washington State Fair
Clock and Watch Hobby Hall Display

September ?


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Location ? Washington

October 1

Program

“Highlights of Chet Ekstrand’s Collection”
Chet will share some of the best and most interesting items in his extensive collection.

“Show and Tell”
Please bring an item to share with the group. All manner of horological goodies are fair game…clocks, pocket watches, wristwatches, tools, ephemera. If it has a good back-story, so much the better!
Don’t be shy…we all like to show off the things that fuel our mutual obsession!

Location Issaquah


November 

Program
Location Issaquah


December 11

Bi-Chapter Christmas party
Chapters 50 & 135

PROGRAM By: Phil Johansen
"Creating a Carousel Wristwatch, a Work in Progress"

 Host Chapter 50











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