Queensland Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Inc.
Watch this page for up-dates and a summary of our monthly Club activities.
Next meeting - June 24. This meet will return us to the Rocklea Showgrounds a highly anticipated return. Please note that the date for this is the 24th. which is a Saturday. The move from Sunday to a Saturday was voted & accepted last year by all club members & will allow better choice for the monthly dates (Sunday competes with many other activities & clashes often with events at Rocklea). The topic for this date is watch bands & batteries. Cameron M will be passing on his tips for repair & replacement.
The Auction - is now confirmed for Sunday 23rd July at our Rocklea site starting at 9am. Sellers will need to drop off their items on Sat. 22nd from 10am. This allows viewing to members only from 2pm.
May Meet - All about Mainsprings -
Allan R led us through the process of using mainspring winders, calculating the correct mainspring, cleaning & taking care when dealing with these potential lethal items. Ian A explained how to calculate correct watch mainsprings, types & suppliers. A well attended meet with members taking much interest in this topic.
April Meet - Waking up with Westclox.
Trev H was the presenter of this interesting topic & covered topics on Company history, Big & Baby Ben, advertising, the Radium Girls, Australia's production of Westclox & novelty alarms. With over 30 in attendance many members dug out their Westclox alarms for Show & Tell.
Show & Tell was well supported
March Meet - The meeting today focussed on plate inspection & then bushing. There were over 30 members present to enjoy an informative presentation on clock bushing by Allan R, manual bushing of watches by Ian A & pocket watch jewelling by Jeff M. We also welcomed 3 new members to our club.
February Meet - the AGM saw the election of several new Committee members. Our President is Cameron M as Allan R stepped down to take on the Vice President role. Michelle C was elected Treasurer with the retirement of Jeff D. Also Trev H stood down from the Events Coordinator role which will now be shared by Committee members. Two new General Committee members were added - Alex H & Michael C.
Allan H had some really nice clocks & watches ready for sale at the mart.
Jan. 2023 Meet. A most pleasing turnout of over 30 members. Show & Tell was well supported with brief talks on the restoration of a slate clock using Milliput, guilding work of a Sessions clock, the cannon dug up in Rockhampton, an old box of balance staffs/hole jewels & a Scottish clock maker. The Workshop focussed on cleaning techniques for clocks & watches using a tumbler & ultrasonic.
Ansonia cleaned using a tumbler.