Clock & Watch Collectors Coming to Concord, New Hampshire


A new big regional meeting of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) will take place April 26–27 at the Douglas N. Everett Arena in Concord, New Hampshire.  For the first time in decades, all six local and state NAWCC chapters in New England will come together for two days of buying, selling, and learning.


Painted dial of early 1800s wood-movement clock made by Robinson Perkins of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire.

A highlight of all NAWCC regional meetings is the Mart.  In Concord there will be more than one hundred tables loaded with antique clocks, vintage wrist and pocket watches, tools, parts, books, and horology-related collectibles.


Education programs also are featured at all NAWCC events.  In Concord, the NAWCC has teamed up with the New Hampshire Historical Society (NHHS) that is just a short drive away from the arena.  Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 26th, in their landmark downtown headquarters, there will be three lectures about New Hampshire clocks and clockmakers.  


Speakers include: John Delaney, a frequent appraiser on  PBS's Antiques Roadshow, of Delaney Antique Clocks in West Townsend, Massachusetts; John Fitzwilliam, clock restorer, collector, and dealer based in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire; and clock scholar Damon Di Mauro, a professor at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.  The NHHS has perhaps the most important collection of early New Hampshire clocks, donated by the late Charles Parsons who authored the definite book on the subject. The public is invited to this two-hour program as well.


Although the Friday session and Mart table rentals are reserved for NAWCC members, the public will be warmly welcomed on Saturday morning, 8 a.m. until closing time at noon.  Admission includes opportunities for attendees to learn about old timekeepers they bring in; an information table will offer history and descriptions, and many dealers at their Mart tables will be willing to suggest values and perhaps make purchase offers.  If Friday all-day attendance is desired, NAWCC membership is easily obtained online at


As an added bonus on Saturday afternoon and evening, a preview and cash-and-carry auction of hundreds of antique clocks and watches will be held at Schmitt Horan & Company based in Candia, New Hampshire, just a half-hour’s drive away.  Attendance is free, refreshments will be available, and advance details will be posted at  Their Sunday auction will feature higher-end and rarer timepieces fully described in printed and online catalogues.


For more information, see or call Bob Frishman, meeting co-chair, at 978-475-5001.