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8:15 A.M. - PRE-REGISTRATION begins.
8:15 A.M. - WALK-IN REGISTRATION begins
8:30 A.M. - MART OPENS
9:00 A.M. - Talk In The Corner (Silent Auction opens)
10:00 A.M. - (Silent Auction closes)
12:00 P.M. - MART CLOSES
Must be a member of NAWCC to attend Mart, but you can bring a guest.
While driving home from buying out a retired watchmaker today I was thinking of my President's Message. With the end of the year fast approaching, I looked back at the fact that I have bought out the material from 4 watchmakers in the last 10 days. I tell you this because I still hear from time to time that watch and clock collecting is a thing of the past, and I will admit it ALWAYS amazes me!
Thinking back to when I started collecting - when Quartz watches were still fairly new and you could buy a gold wrist watch for $60… things have changed. Then again, gasoline cost me .59 cents a gallon too! When I considered starting a vintage watch business 10 years ago I knew that I had to learn about pocket watches as they were a BIG part of the watch market at the time… not so much today.
I am a huge fan of quotes. This whole trip down memory lane brought me to one of my favorites: "This too shall pass." The reason that I bring this up today is simple… things change! Yes… many prices are down on pocket watches and many basic clocks, but in the same breath there are watches and clocks setting world records every year. Yes… the internet has changed things, so maybe we need to change too?
When I look at our chapter and the NAWCC all I see is potential! Think about it… 40 years ago General Motors dominated the auto market with the Japanese imports a fraction of GM’s sales. Which franchise would you rather own today???
I mentioned at our last meeting that I have been nominated to run for the NAWCC Board of Directors and I asked for your support. You will see the official announcement in the January Bulletin. I mention this because it brings me to another favorite quote from Henry Ford: "whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." I think we can! I see the positive steps taken recently by NAWCC. I see new members at chapter meetings. I see the potential that we have together… can you see it too?
I hope that we see you on the 20th in Peabody. We have an exciting speaker that has been "thinking outside the box," and will share the use of a clock movement to solve real world problems.
NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGS
Chapter #87 meets on the 3rd Sunday of the odd months excluding July.
January 15, 2017
See us on FaceBook
November 15, 2015
view of mart room
Vinnie Mack of Mack Clock Works discussing wooden clock works
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September 21, 2014
view of mart room
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March 17, 2013
John Fitzwilliam in Look What I Found!
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January 20, 2013
Dan Haff in Look What I Found!
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