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Review for National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Inc, Columbia, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors is Americas preeminent not-for-profit educational organisation dedicated to encourage and stimulate interest in the Art and Science of Horology, i.e. the subject of Timekeepers (Clocks and Watches) and Timekeeping.
The core of the organisations‘ activities includes:
• Operating the National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia PA: This museum is the broadest and largest museum in the western hemisphere dedicated to watches and clocks, and a fovorite destination for both the general public and watch and clock enthusiasts.
• Operating the National Watch and Clock Library, also in Columbia PA: With over 20‘000 books, as well as several times that number of other archival documents, all related to horology, this library is the by far the largest specialized library in its field worldwide.
• Publishing the Watch and Clock Bulletin: This peer reviewed , illustrated, bimothly periodical (averaging over 100 pages per issue) carries countless articles of both scholarly and practical („how-to“) articles of interest to readers interested in collecting and/or preserving watches and clocks.
• The annual Ward Francillion Time Symposium, a multiday conference of speakers and presentations open to the public, held each fall in rotating locations aroud the country.
• An education department which organizes Courses, Classes & Special Events, both at headquarters in Pennsylvania and at field sites, teaching clock and watch preservation and repair to the public and its members.
• Operating one of the worlds most active horological websites at including a Message Board (with over 2 Million different visitors per year) providing horological knowhow to the public, as well as a huge on-line archive of horological documents and data-bases.
All these educational services to the public are provided by a small core of professionals at HQ, supported by a huge cadre of nationwide volunteers, recruited mainly from the membership, which is further organized into over 100 independent local and special interest Chapters which provide further educational, social and trading activities for clock and watch enthusiasts.

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