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The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Inc. exists to Educate the World in the Art and Science of Timekeeping. In that role, the NAWCC strives to be the Premier Educator in Timekeeping and the Preservation of Timepieces.

NAWCC Watch and Clock Podcast NAWCC Watch and Clock Podcast

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Inc. exists to Educate the World in the Art and Science of Timekeeping. In that role, the NAWCC strives to be the Premier Educator in Timekeeping and the Preservation of Timepieces.

    NAWCC Watch & Clock Podcast Episode 6: Tempus Ex Machina

    NAWCC Watch & Clock Podcast Episode 6: Tempus Ex Machina

    In this podcast, we interview Mark Frank who, 12 years ago, commissioned a complex astronomical skeleton clock to be built by Buchanan of Chelmsford, a brilliant engineer in Australia. Frank describes the clock as being "born of a happy convergence of artist and artisan, exuberant creativity, and exquisite craftsmanship." Now that the clock is completed, Frank reflects on the creative process, collaboration, and building of the clock along with the many challenges and discoveries on the way to its completion.

    • 36 min
    NAWCC Watch & Clock Podcast Episode 5: The Chess Master & His Watch

    NAWCC Watch & Clock Podcast Episode 5: The Chess Master & His Watch

    In this podcast, we discuss the first U.S. chess master, Paul Morphy, and the pocket watch he received after his triumphant return to the U.S. after defeating Europe's greatest players. We interview chess historian Lucas Anderson about the fascinating life and chess of Morphy. We also chat with Roland Murphy, watchmaker and owner of RGM Watch Co., about the wristwatch he made that was inspired by the dial of Morphy's watch, which is now part of the collection at the National Watch & Clock Museum.

    • 49 min
    NAWCC Watch & Clock Podcast Episode 4: The Engle Clock

    NAWCC Watch & Clock Podcast Episode 4: The Engle Clock

    In this episode, we discuss the Engle Clock, its fascinating history, and Stephen Engle, the little-known genius who created it. We talk with Bill Zell, Museum docent and Engle Clock historian, and Tom Bartels, former Executive Director of the NAWCC, who was responsible for the clock's acquisition and restoration at the National Watch & Clock Museum.

    • 56 min
    NAWCC Watch and Clock Podcast Episode 3

    NAWCC Watch and Clock Podcast Episode 3

    With special guest and NAWCC Symposium Chair, Bob Frishman, we discuss horology during the 18th Century Colonial Era of the United States and the story of the talented British spy, John André, and how his golden pocket watch betrayed his attempt to thwart the American Revolution.

    • 45 min
    NAWCC Watch and Clock Podcast Episode 2

    NAWCC Watch and Clock Podcast Episode 2

    In this episode, we cover updates from California Chapters and interview Ju Ping Song, founder of the NakedEye Ensemble. On June 9th, 2018, Song led the premiere of Time's Illusion, Stories in Sound, a collaborative commissioned concert in partnership with The National Watch and Clock Museum, New Music USA, and Rivertownes, PA USA. The performance was held at the National Watch & Clock Museum consisting of six composed pieces of music, each written by a different artist, using recorded live sounds from the timepieces in the museum, electro-acoustic instruments, video, text, and narration.

    • 59 min
    NAWCC Watch and Clock Podcast Episode 1

    NAWCC Watch and Clock Podcast Episode 1

    In this episode we cover, updates from Texas NAWCC Chapters, upcoming events within the organization and a feature interview with Bob Frishman, Chair of The NAWCC Ward Francillon Time Symposium.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

AngloGirlofUSA16 ,

Fascinating!

This podcast is great for anyone interested in clocks, horology, time, or watches. I like the interview, and the fun, clock-ticking transitions. Members of the organization and others can find something valuable from the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors and this podcast.

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