Landscape at Dawn and Dusk

Landscape at Dawn and Dusk
Flanerie Barcelona: Pathways at Dawn and Dusk © Maryhelen Jones-Raciti

Friday, March 11, 2016

March 2016 Bench #3 -- Anthony Eglin

Those of you who read my blog, Wrist Watch Redux know that a number of my posts on it have a botanical basis or slant.  I am especially drawn to wristwatches that have an association with flowers and pollinators. It's with this passion that I highly recommend prize-winning author Anthony Eglin's book, The Lost Gardens: An English Garden Mystery (St. Martins Minotaur Books, 2006).

Besides being an exciting read, the discovery of a mysterious, engraved Hamilton wristwatch from the 1930's plays an important role in work!   

Walk No. 19 NAWCC Library's Online Catalog: Searching for Horological Riches (3/11/2016)

The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors' Library & Research Center, physically located in Columbia, Pennsylvania offers an unbeatable,online resource to horologists worldwide.

The library's collection covers subjects ranging "from the repair of clocks and watches to the philosophy of time and a small collection of fiction books whose stories revolve around clocks, watches, or horology. The library specializes in reference services. With more than 30,000 books, catalogs, and periodicals, its resources are used to document timepieces around the world. The archives contain company information from several American watch and clock companies, collections of advertisements and postcards featuring timepieces, and the papers of prominent horologists." 

You can find all of the books and videos in the lending library in its catalog . Also NAWCC Members have lending privileges and the majority of its materials can be borrowed through the mail or by visiting the library.