The Maritime Association of Watch and Clock Collectors

On November 2-3, 2019 the Maritime Association of Watch and Clock Collectors held its inaugural meeting. Five members came together from various parts of the Maritimes to meet in Prince Edward Island (Canada) to form a club of like-minded individuals.

After months of planning and discussions in preparation for the inaugural 2-day meeting the response from all present was very positive

Although the skill level varied among participants, all who attended have a keen interest in horology and are willing to share their knowledge and experiences with others.

A educational component of the meeting, a lesson in bushing
A educational component of the meeting, a lesson in bushing

After months of planning and discussions in preparation for the inaugural 2-day meeting the response from all present was very positive.

Demonstration of the cleaning of a mainspring
Demonstration of the cleaning of a mainspring

The goal of this new group is to gather individuals from across the Maritime provinces (PEI, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia) to share experiences, mentor each other, learn new techniques, provide opportunities to acquire clocks and watches and foster social interaction.

Inspecting an antique pocket watch
Inspecting an antique pocket watch

During our first meeting we discussed the name of the new association. We also discussed the format of our meetings, the venue, whether it be in one location or throughout the Maritimes, the frequency of meetings, outreach through social media, resource books, the training component within our meetings and what we can offer to each other both inside and outside our regular meetings.

A collection of clock movements in need of repair
A collection of clock movements in need of repair

We agreed that the new organization should be called MAWCC, the Maritime Association of Watch and Clock collectors. We agreed to no less than 2 meetings per year but that sub-groups would meet more frequently. At this point in time we are not affiliated with the NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors).

If you are from the Maritime region of Canada (Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia) and you have a keen interest or wish to advance your skills in horology and would like to  connect with like-minded individuals feel free to email me at ronjoiner@gmail.com.


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