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 75 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.
Our Next Meeting Date:
Our next meeting will be MONDAY February 24th 2014 at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be at Saint Helens R.C. Church in Westfield, NJ - 1600 Rahway Ave.
Here is a link to the churches website with directions.
Please see newsletter page for our President's Messages.
Our March Meeting promises to be interesting as we will be exploring the world of 3D printers and the help they can be in the manufacturing of parts for the Horological community. You won't want to miss this one.
Also, our response thus far for the 75th anniversary party has been very lackluster. If you want to come celebrate you need to let us know. Please see February's Newsletter for details of our plans. If the response doesn't pick up, we aren't sure what we will do. Drivers will be made available for those who need them.
We want to inform members of the passing of long time WANJ member Harry Blair. Health problems had kept Harry away from recent meetings but he was a huge presence for decades. Harry was known in many chapters and associations and was the organizer of many Horological trips around the world. All services were private.
We also lost longtime member Joseph Sofia in the Autumn.
They will be missed.
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.
Please see the announcement above for meeting dates and location information.
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.