The membership fees are unchanged for 2016 except the April to December period option has changed a little bit.
|Joining from/to (month)
|January – December 2016
|April – December 2016
|July – December 2016
Amongst many interesting articles I thought to highlight this regular one: The Horologist’s Toolbox.
“Each month a different horologist describes six of their favourite tools”. This month Roger Smith FBHI speaks about his:
- Hand Clamping tool.
- Measuring eye glass.
- Tin block.
- Dial making compass.
It really is worth subscribing if only to lay your hands on this journal – the oldest technical journal in the world.
Fascinating article by Richard Hoptroff titled “Complicated by Choice” on timepiece complications. It runs over pp. 408 and 409 making for difficult scanning. It ends on page 410.
It is with sadness that we learnt of Tony Mauer’s (FBHI) passing on 9 May 2013. We hold his wife Isabella and children in our thoughts.
Tony was the first to phone and introduce himself to me when he came across my name in the BHI Journal years ago. His support was always tangible. I never had the privilege of visiting this friendly and well respected clockmaker in Bedford but did arrange for Geoff to do so in 2011.
Herewith Geoff Armitage’s thoughts in the Journal.
Tony Mauer FBHI 1943-2013
On the front cover of the July issue is the IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon! The Ingenieur is a model first created in the early ’50’s to combat magnetism in wristwatches.
“The case is a composite of ceramic and platinum. The 4-day movement drives a tourbillon with an on-board constant force device, not unlike Derek Pratt’s, rewinding once per second, presenting the tourbillon with a jumping dead seconds feature. A moon phase dial with mirrored displays for southern and northern hemispheres sits opposite the power reserve indicator.” p291.
IWC Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon
This month’s Journal content:
- BHI Council Nominations 2013. Remember to vote please!
- The Horologist’s Toolbox.
- First Atomic Pocket watch.
- The Astronomical Clock at Chartres 3.
- Baselworld 2013.
- After DLC.
- Auction round Up.
- BHI Accounts.
- Hamilton & Inches Exhibition.
- Regulars: Letters; News; Branches; Horological Calendar; BHI Summer Show; Seminar Programme.
I hope you enjoyed the read of feel tempted to join.
First time I lay my clock lover’s eyes on the Junghans Meister Kalender wristwatch on page 216 I felt yes, that is as beautiful as any clock I have seen.
I was amazed at the low price the Long case by Denton Northgraves, Hull, c1780 fetched…260cm tall, triple weight, 8 bells, pagoda canopy, beatifully proportioned at GB)3, 600.
Have a look at the article on an Automatic Rewind System on page 219.
Did you read the article on page 168 about the Astronomical Clock at Chartes 1 – fascinating!
Also see that horological book dealers, Shenton Books, sold their business to Jeffrey Formby Antiques in Gloucestershire. One can purchase online from www.formby-clocks.co.uk