Watch this page for up-dates and a summary of our monthly Club activities.

NOTE our temporary venue is the Centenary Suburbs Men's Shed, 125 Monier Road Seventeen Mile Rocks.

NOTE - Our next meet (a Workshop) will be held on Sunday 26th of September. The topic will involve assessing a clock/watches health before purchase and the removal of same from the case. This is the start of a series of tutorials on clock and watch topics and how to tackle these areas. All welcome.

March Meet wrist watch case and dial design. Our first meet of the year finally went ahead. We had it outside as the room normally used was still flood damaged. There was a pleasing turnout to support our guest speaker Tony who brought along some exciting watches used to demonstrate case and dial design. Members were asked to contribute by bringing a watch that they liked and this was also well supported. The meeting elected the Committee for 2022 and our President Allan provided a summary of last years activities. 

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April Meet - clock and watch promotional accessories. This topic generated much interest. An introduction from Colin outlined the importance of mainly watches to the advertising industry. A standout contribution was a raised shark invitation to Breitling's conference in Basel 2008. Other displays covered Hardy Bros, Wallace Bishop, Rolex, Omega, Roskopf and a large collection of Seiko promotions.

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May Meet - slate case restoration. 25 members braved this wet & cold day to attend. We are still meeting in the open though protected by a roof. The workshop set out to present affordable, straightforward and successful ways to restore a slate clock - how to clean, fix cracks and chips with Milliput and to repaint the gold in the scroll work. The next Mainspring will cover these aspects in detail.

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Our well-stocked mart.

June Meet - The Magic of Sundials. The attendance at our new venue was pleasing. Jeff explained the 'science' behind sundials and had many world examples to talk about. If you would like to locate sundials in Brisbane and to understand how they work, check out 'Snapshots' - then 'Brisbane' & also in 'Did You Know'. Show & Tell had club members presenting - a Copal flip clock, new instruments, a Tork clock, a reading on the City Hall Clock Tower and examples of repair work. The meet finished with the General Meeting.

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July Meet - Positional Adjustment of Mechanical Watches.

Sean presented a well-received session on this topic. Plenty of questions ensued and we all came away well versed in the six positions for watch adjustment. Thanks Sean for an informative and entertaining workshop.

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August Meet - the CBD Field Excursion - A group of 12 members turned up to view the public clocks that exist in Brisbane's CBD. The walk was a shortened version of the tour suggested on the web site and started at the City Hall, then the historic Brisbane Arcade, the Rolex street clock, the General post Office and finally the magnificent Central Railway Station built in 1900 with the clock made by Gillett & Johnston of England. The tour guides - Tony and Trev gave a great summary of the history behind all these clocks. The group then retired to the Grand Central Hotel for dinner and drinks. A great day for all.