NAWCC - Chapter 154 - Daytona Beach, Florida

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Chapter Phone: (386) 439-2459
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March 2015 Newsletter







Next Chapter 154 Event

Meeting & Mart

May 16, 2015 (Saturday)

Doors Open at 9:00 AM

Meeting Place:

Duff's Original Buffet
2400 S. Ridgewood Ave. (US1)
South Daytona, FL 32119

(in the Sunshine  Park Mall)

Speaker: Randy Jaye

Program: The Pocket Watch: Yesteryear and Today”

Pocket watches evolved from early 1500s ‘clock-watches’ to become an important mobile timekeeping device throughout the industrial revolution. Several technological advances eventually led to the development of the ‘railroad grade watch’ (circa 1887) which allowed for precise time measurements used by public transportation systems. As a result, the pocket watch helped develop modern civilization. With the widespread use of wristwatches after WW1 pocket watch use steadily declined, and in 1965 the Hamilton Watch Company made the last of the American-made pocket watches of the vintage era. Interestingly, the ‘Steampunk’ movement (circa 1987 to present) has breathed life back into pocket watch use and world production of the device has increased in recent years. Today's 'modern' pocket watches range from very expensive high end technological marvels to inexpensive quartz pieces.

Come to the May 16, 2015 Chapter 154 meeting in South Daytona and learn more about this important technological device, its role in history and its recent improbable proponent: the 'Steampunk' movement.

Show and Tell: Any member or guest can bring a horological item, or related item, to the meeting and show it off and tell about it. We have had some very interesting items over the years, and the sky is the limit.

Silent Auction: Any member or guest can bring horological items, or related items, to the meeting and place them into our Silent Auction ($1.00 for each item/or lot). The starting price (reserve price) is set by the seller. Any member, or guest, can bid on any item that is listed in our Silent Auction.

“Watches and Clocks
 Road Show”

The Public is Invited to bring along watches and/or clocks to show and discuss with our knowledgeable members for an evaluation. Note: this evaluation is not an appraisal.


Duff's Original Buffet
2400 S. Ridgewood Ave. (US1)
South Daytona, FL 32119

(in the Sunshine
 Park Mall)

Phone: 386-788-0828



Chapter 154's Continuing Efforts to Service and Restore Daytona Beach's famous Coquina Clock Tower

March 21, 2008 marked the completion of the 2007/2008 clockworks replacement project when city workers from Daytona Beach started up the new motors and Jim  Ziesler and Tom Bransford, Chapter 154 members, put the new hour and minute hands on the four dials of the Coquina Clock Tower. The tower is now telling time once again.

The Symbol of Chapter 154
Coquina Clock Tower in Ocean Front Park - Daytona Beach, FL

NAWCC Chapter 154 Officers (2015)

                                  Video made by the Daytona Beach News-Journal: "Clock Shop"

                         featuring Chapter 154 member: Tom Bransford

                      To view the video click on the following icon:


Video featuring Chapter 154 member Tom Bransford, “Tom Keeps Time Ticking” made by the Growing Bolder Media Group of Orlando, Florida

“Tom Keeps Time Clicking” video link

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“Watches and Clocks Road Show”

Saturday, May 16, 2015

If you would like to show and discuss your watches and/or clocks to our knowledgeable members, bring them to our “Watches and Clocks Road Show” for an evaluation. Note: this evaluation is not an appraisal. Our members have extensive experience with watches and clocks and will talk to you, and advise you, about various topics including: ‘is your item in need of repair’, ‘is your item worth repairing’, ‘is your item in need of restoration’, ‘is your item worth restoring’, ‘history’, and the all-important subject of ‘desirability in today’s market.’

If you want to join us for a Full Buffet Lunch: $15.00 per person.


Duff's Original Buffet
2400 S. Ridgewood Ave. (US1)
South Daytona, FL 32119
(in the Sunshine Park Mall)

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Contact Us:

 Phone: (386) 439-2459


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2015 Chapter 154 Meetings & Marts

-- May 16, 2015 (Saturday)
* Speaker: Randy Jaye
Program: “The Pocket Watch: Yesteryear and Today”

-- July 19, 2015 (Sunday)
* Speaker: To Be Announced
To Be Announced

-- September 20, 2015 (Sunday)
* Speaker: To Be Announced
Program: To Be Announced

-- November 15, 2015 (Sunday)
* Speaker: Ken Pell
Program: “Measurements used in Watch and Clock Repair”

2015 Chapter 154 Social Events

-- April 18, 2015 (Saturday)

Social Lunch Gathering
(Meet at 12 Noon)

DJ’s Deck!menu

79 E. Dunlawton Ave, Port Orange, FL 32139

Huge deck under the bridge off the Island on the East side of the Intracoastal.

-- June 21 , 2015 (Sunday)
 To Be Announced

-- August 15, 2015 (Saturday)
 To Be Announced

-- October 18 , 2015 (Sunday)
 To Be Announced

-- December 20, 2015 (Sunday)
 Holiday Party: at Duff’s Original Buffet in South Daytona, FL

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NAWCC Chapter 68 - Jean Ribault (Jacksonville) 2015 Meetings & Marts

-- April 12, 2015 (Sunday)

-- June 14, 2015 (Sunday)

-- August 9, 2015 (Sunday)

-- October 11, 2015 (Sunday)

-- December 13, 2015 (Sunday)

Mart Starts at 10:00 AM.

Location: Quality Inn, Jacksonville, FL @ I-295 Exit 22 Commonwealth

MEMBERSHIP: $10 (per calendar year) chapter membership allows you the right to vote, hold office, chair a committee and meet other members whose interests are like your own. You must be a current member of the NAWCC to join.

MART ENTRY FEE $10 includes the Mart, Buffet lunch, Business Meeting & Educational Program.