Here are a few photos showcasing our clubs many activities.
Highlights of 2023 - the club 'got back to normal' in June when we returned to the refurbished site at Rocklea in May. This enabled the ability to hold our popular auction in July (with 595 lots). Also we had no meeting cancellations for the first time in 3 years! The snaps below represent a fraction of the 12 meetings - very well supported with many topics covered - cleaning, mainsprings, pivot care, bushing, watch pathology, Westclox, important tools and lastly the completion of our Ansonia movement used for most of the years workshops.
Some highlights of 2022 - workshops (watch design, slate clock restoration, positional adjustment for watches, disassembly of a watch & Ansonia clock movement/spring removal) and general meetings (clock & watch accessories, sundials, a CBD field excursion & Waltham fob watches). Two meetings had to be cancelled.
Snaps showing the many activities we had during 2021. Workshops, general topics, a field trip to the Telstra Museum, Show & Tell. Christmas by the river & the very successful train wreck competition.
Our 2021 auction, one of our most popular meets. Some interesting lots & keen bidding.
2019 Train Wreck Competition with Jo's winning entry and Trevor's runner-up - a bouncing girl cuckoo clock.
Club members enjoying the 2019 Christmas Lunch.
Our Club Field Trip to the Tramway Museum 2019
General Meeting on Ships Bell Clocks
Workshop on restoring Clock Dials
The Club Auction 2019
Club meeting on Servicing Clocks
Pictured below: Our Club display at Petrie in March 2018.
Presentations and Workshop activities that form the backbone of our club
The 2017 Christmas Party
Winners of the mystery raffle and the club raffle (a Gustav Becker wall clock).
The Field Trip to the Ipswich Railway Museum September 2017. This excursion, open to club members and their families, brought back many memories for some. From the restored rolling rail stock, rail memorabilia, to stories of the hardships in the Queensland outback, and even the only surviving WW1 German tank the Mephisto (right).
Most importantly there were several early synchronome clocks on display. A most enjoyable day.
The club's auction in April is a highly anticipated event. The auction delivered some quality items.
Show and Tell displays deliver many surprises. Early car clocks from stem wind to rim wind (left) and a restored model time ball used in jewellery stores - interesting.
Our competitions are well supported by the members. These entries were for the most unusual clock/watch. This Omega (right) won the most elegant watch.
Eric built this beautiful bracket clock.
Our marts have been an excellent source
of a variety timepieces in all conditions.
Richard found this early 19th century grandfather clock on e-bay. Exciting find as it was built by his Great Great Great Grand- father, John Heron in 1810.
The popular workshops.
Members enjoying the 2016 Christmas party.
The Polishers getting a good workout!
More from our excellent presentors.
The Blumbergville clock at Boonah. A 'mad' clock made up of old pieces of farm machinery with train & frog calls!
Our visit to the UQ museum where Norm showed us many synchronome clocks & one of the world's longest experiments - the Pitch Drop Experiment from 1927.
The 1930 Brisbane City Hall Clock in a 71m. tower with 3 meter length minute hands.