“Tips on Collecting Clocks and Watches”

“Tips on Collecting Clocks and Watches”

Postby koimaster » June 28th 2017, 4:16pm

Besides being the WatchNews Editor, I am also the Creative Services Production Leader, photographing, designing, and laying out many projects. A recent project was to reprint the “Tips on Collecting Clocks and Watches” booklet given to each new member of the NAWCC.

Initially, I was asked to simply locate the original document and set it up for an outside printer. When I saw the original booklet, I knew a redesign was in order, because the cover did not reflect the interests of our members nor the title and subject matter of the book.

To remedy this, I asked Museum Director Noel Poirier what the most sought-after and collectible pieces in the National Watch and Clock Museum are. He suggested the following: a Joseph Ives shelf clock, a Hamilton Piping Rock, and a William Wallace Dudley Masonic pocket watch. I also included a digital and Apple Watch to reflect the modern tastes our members may have. We chose the cover color to attract more purchases in our Museum Gift Shop.



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