Richard Newman FNAWCC

Watch papers were primarily advertisements placed within the case of early watches. Richard Newman will focus on the history and artistry of watch papers beginning with examples from the 18th century. This presentation is based upon a presentation that Newman gave at the 2016 NAWCC Ward Francillon Time Symposium at the Winterthur 



Richard Newman is Chairman of the NAWCC Board of Directors and an active supporter of the NAWCC’s educational mission. He also serves as Vice President of The British Horology Chapter. He has authored numerous articles on both clocks and watches and additionally hosts a research website on colonial & early American watchmakers, www.colonialwatches.com.



 Ken Hogwood FNAWCC


Ken Hogwood will present an interesting review of the carriage clock exhibit  which was recently at the NAWCC museum. This exhibit opened during the 2018 NAWCC National Convention in York, PA. If you did not see this special carriage clock exhibit of 31 carriage clocks made by the most important French carriage clock makers from the 1800s, don’t miss this program.

Also, the posters displayed at the museum exhibit, which tell the story of the makers of these fine carriage clocks, and some of the clocks that were in the museum exhibit will be on display at the rear of the room.

Ken is a collector, researcher, and restorer of antique carriage clocks, and a 20 year member of the NAWCC.  He gave a presentation on American carriage clocks at the 2012 Ward Francillon Time symposium, which featured carriage clocks from around the world. He is a founding member of the International Carriage Clock Chapter 195, a past President of Tennessee Valley Chapter 42, and a member of Chapters 42, 68, 159 and 195.  Many of his articles have been published in the Watch & Clock Bulletin and the Chapter 195 newsletter, “The Carriage Way”, and he has presented webinars for the NAWCC. 

1:00pm BRITISH HOROLOGY - Chapter 159 Meeting


 Presentation by Howard Gitman


The British Horology Chapter will hold their mid-winter meeting, presided over by Chapter President, Robert Pritzker, FNAWCC.  All members are urged to attend. All registered NAWCC members are welcome.

After a short business meeting, Howard Gitman will give a program.


Howard Gitman joined the NAWCC in 1971 and has been in the antique watch business for well over 50 years. Specializing in antique watch restoration and repair, he is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on rare and complicated watches.

Mr. Gitman’s talk, title “ Extraordinary Finds”, is an informal presentation on some of the more interesting timepieces that he has handled over the years. This is a very unique opportunity to see, discuss, and learn first-hand about a number of very rarely seen American chronometers and early English pockets watches.




Tom Wilcox  Esq., NAWCC Executive Director & CEO


“WE Share the Stories of TIME:” What does this mean and where will this take the NAWCC in the future?

The NAWCC has a notable legacy for 75 years of horological history. What will the next 75 years look like? Where are we today and where should we be tomorrow so we can enjoy 75 more successful years? Come hear and see what’s going on at the NAWCC today and what the future can be for our horological community. Take a virtual, institutional tour of an organization  


Tom Wilcox currently serves as Executive Director and CEO of The NAWCC, Inc. Tom has served in legal/HR/operations senior executive positions with for-profit, non-profit and charitable entities. 

Mr. Wilcox has a BA from Gordon College, a JD from Widener University School of Law, and a MBA from Temple University. He is a member of the Bar in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and with the U.S. Court of International Trade.