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Old Dominion NAWCC Chapter 34


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Meeting Location

Fort Magruder Inn and Conference Center
6945 Pocahontas Trail  •  Williamsburg, Virginia

The meeting and luncheon will be held in Hill’s and McClellan’s rooms on the front (street side) of the hotel.

10:30 AM Exhibit Opens
  Mart Opens
11:15 AM Program Part I
12:00 Noon Luncheon
Following Lunch Business Meeting
  Program Part II

Program #1

Complicated Projects:  In Tune with Time
featuring Watchmaker Masahiro Kikuno

Masahiro Kikuno is a master craftsman who belongs to an exclusive international group of independent watchmakers.  These consummate artists create timepieces that reflect their deepest ideals, with no connection to commercial watch manufacturers. Kikuno’s creations are deeply influenced by traditional Japanese culture.  He’s fascinated by a masterpiece called the Myriad Year Clock, which was built by a 19th-century Japanese mechanical genius.  Containing over a thousand hand-made parts, the clock is a marvel of complex and precise engineering.  Kikuno seeks to transcend that old master’s achievement by giving the clock a modern rebirth in the form of an elegant wristwatch.

This video presents Kikuno’s exacting methods of designing and hand-machining all of the delicate parts needed to create a modern masterpiece.

Program #2

Complicated Projects:  Restoration of the Clock Dial at St. John the Baptist Church, Sampford Peverell, Devon, United Kingdom

In the summer of 2016, the Smith Company of Derby, United Kingdom, performed restoration services on the St. John the Baptist Church tower clock dial and hands.  While the church itself dates to the 1200s, with additions in the 1500s, the tower itself is “only” approximately 200 years old.  The single dial is today driven by clockworks dated 1870; however, the clockworks may have been replaced and the dial may have been installed earlier.

In this video, the challenges of working at height on a stone tower to overhaul well-weathered hardware are detailed.


Previous Programs

James Wynne, President
Lee Fischer, Vice President
Judy Draucker, Secretary Contact Judy
Janet L. Tyler- Treasurer

Future Meeting Dates

February 10, 2019 April 14, 2019
June 9, 2019 August 11, 2019
October 14, 2018 December 9, 2018


CHAPTER 34 HISTORY 1954 - 1984