Rich Newman

I became interested in clocks & watches at an early age following in the footsteps of my father and friend, Walter. Among my favorite family stories is one that my parents tell about attending a New England auction in the early 1950’s, when they were still newlyweds. They purchased their first clock at that auction for $6.00. The price would have been less if they had been within sight of each other when the bidding started because they were well into the twenty-five cent raises before realizing that they were actually bidding against each other. Six bucks was a lot of money back then, but at least they both liked the clock and have it to this day.

I serve on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors and have lectured and published numerous articles on clocks, watches and watch papers.

I am particularly interested in colonial and early American watchmakers and that prompted the publication of this website.

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High resolution photographs, articles, presentations and other materials are available to educators and scholars upon request.

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Colonial Watchmakers Article
Oldest American Watch Article
S. G. Jones, Baltimore Watchmaker Article
American Watch Papers Article
George Washington Watch Paper Article
William Keith's English Contract Watch Article

A Few of My Articles on Early American Watchmaking and Watch Makers

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