Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Chapter 136 exists to advance the art and science of horology (timekeeping). Our club actively serves the public and supports its members by providing educational opportunities, encouraging preservation, facilitating research, providing online venues for information exchange, and sponsoring events. 
We meet monthly at the Vista Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum.

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At the August Meeting the members paid a visit the West Coast Clock & Watch Museum. We toured the new items that have been recently added. The large Ball Clock was the main attraction. 
The Jos. Mayer & Co. "Ball Clock" was originally hung from a mount on the corner of a department store in the Seattle area. It has 4 faces and is electronically operated by a system that sends an impulse to all 4 faces.  Andre did a great job at building the base of the clock. 


The custom made "Steampunk" Clock has recently been added to the museum. The piston and wheels move by a separate motor. 

Chapter 136 Selfie time! 


2 Cigar lighter Clocks. Which one is fake?

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Chapter 136 exists to advance the art and science of horology (timekeeping). Our club actively serves the public and supports its members by providing educational opportunities, encouraging preservation, facilitating research, providing online venues for information exchange, and sponsoring events. 
We meet monthly at the Vista Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum.
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Great chapter 136 meeting on Aug 26th! Rick's presentation on clock glass and glass cutting was very informative.





 Bob's show and tell about Hand Forged brass clock movements from the 1700s.




Dan brought in a Charlie Davis custom pivot polisher.








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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Chapter 136 exists to advance the art and science of horology (timekeeping). Our club actively serves the public and supports its members by providing educational opportunities, encouraging preservation, facilitating research, providing online venues for information exchange, and sponsoring events. 
We meet monthly at the Vista Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum.

Work night at the West Coast Clock & Watch Museum!

Club members met on 3/25 at the WCCWM for a spring cleaning session. Dusting clocks, shelves and cleaning glass. It was a lot of detailed work. Thanks to all that pitched in. 







PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: MARCH 2017 Hello all clock & watch lovers, chapter members and friends. I hope this message finds you doing well and enjoying our beautiful weather. I look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting. The "business" part of our meeting will be direct and short because we have a special task to perform. This meeting will be different than any we have had in the past. At our last meeting, museum director Rod Groenewold asked our chapter for help in dusting off the clocks in the Clock and Watch Museum. Our chapter agreed and so we will accommodate the request at our March meeting. I am thinking, every once in a while we will have to go and do this task again. If you can remember, please bring a couple of soft small dusting rags and a short stepladder to help with the dusting. I will provide small soft 1 inch brushes which will also be helpful.  I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting. Andre Perreault

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Chapter 136 exists to advance the art and science of horology (timekeeping). Our club actively serves the public and supports its members by providing educational opportunities, encouraging preservation, facilitating research, providing online venues for information exchange, and sponsoring events. 
We meet monthly at the Vista Antique Steam & Engine Museum.

Grand opening and ribbon cutting of the West Coast Clock & Watch Museum.
 6/18/2016


Grand opening and ribbon cutting of the West Coast Clock & Watch Museum 6/18/2016. Rear Admiral Anita L. Lopez, Director of Marine Operations for the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Agency (NOAA)

Erie Lopez Curator, West Coast Clock & Watch Museum

Rod Groenewold Director, Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum





PRESIDENTS MESSAGE MAY 2016

     Hello chapter members, clock lovers and friends. I hope this message finds you in good spirits and health. Remember there is  no meeting this month.
     Again I would like to thank all those members from our chapter for all the help with the Vista Gas and Steam Engine Museum clock display.
     By the time you read this message the clocks will have arrived and will be in the process of being set up for display. For me, this is very exciting as it is the culmination of all the long and hard work setting up the various display areas for the clocks.
     The clocks in and the museum are not part of our chapter in the NAWCC.  However, we are directly associated with the Vista Clock and Watch Museum due to our working association with the museum.  I believe our association with the Vista gas and steam engine museum will only enhance our Chapters viability and strength.  This is an opportunity that almost no other chapter has in the entire United States. We need to help the Museum so as to be able to take advantage of all the opportunity’s it affords US.  This is why I am asking our Chapter members to help at the Museum.  So this is where this is all going..... Short term, we need help in the Delmar fair booth.  Long-term, we will also need docents when the clock and watch museum is open. So when you are called upon to help....please do so!
    PLEASE JOIN ME JUNE 18 th @ 10:30 am FOR THE CLOCK AND WATCH MUSEUM GRAND OPENING
           I hope to see you all of you there, it should be fun and exciting    

                                                                                                         Andre Perreault