Preserving & Furthering the Art & Science of Watchmaking
The Watchmakers Association of NJ was founded in 1939 for the purpose of preserving and furthering the Art and Science of Watchmaking. For 74 years it has supported watchmakers, clockmakers and others in the field of horology. Its current membership consists of watchmakers, clockmakers, watch and clock collectors, hobbyists and members of the horological industry.
WANJ, Inc in 2013. Our 74th Anniversary Meeting is upcoming on May 14th. Despite challenges we are still active and engaged and we'd love to see everyone; as of now we are expecting 25-30 guests so please come out and join us. Please see the newsletter page for more details.
Except for the May meeting, all meetings have programs. Some examples of previous speakers are Jay Spring, Head of Citizen USA who came from California to speak on the care and service of the Citizen Ecodrive Watch, Michael Sandler who discussed his web site Timezone.com and Paul Madden, Head Instructor at the Nicloas G. Hayek Watchmaking School in Secauscus NJ. The May meeting, which is reserved for paid up members only, is an anniversary meeting with buy/sell tables, and a dinner. Guests are charged $3 at the door to cover costs of the program and refreshments. If interested in attending a meeting as a guest, please email the Webmaster listed below. List "WANJ" as the subject of your email. Annual membership dues are $50, and there is no meeting charge for members.
Meetings are the second Tuesday of the months of March, April, May, Sept, Oct and Nov starting at 7:30 pm on the second floor of the Veterans of Foreign Wars building, Cranford NJ. To get to this building from the Garden State Parkway, take exit 136 off the parkway and bear to the right. At the Centennial Ave traffic light before downtown Cranford make a left. At the next light make a left onto South Ave. The VFW building is the second building on your left (after TD Bank).
Left is a partial list of the contents of the WANJ library. Members may download the list to view and check items out of the library at membership meetings. Recent additions to the library are not included in this list.
The WANJ is an affiliate chapter of the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute. For further information on the institute go to www.awci.com .
Additional recommended horological sites are The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc, at www.nawcc.org, Time Zone at www.timezone.com, and the British Horological Institute at www.bhi.co.uk.
Website comments are welcome. Please email them to the Webmaster. Include "WANJ" in the email's subject line.