Richard Newman

About (expand)

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 would 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 I cherish that American shelf clock to this day.

My Bio

Antiquarian Horologist

I am particularly interested in early watches and American watch papers and that prompted the publication of this research website. I'm glad to provide photos, articles, presentations, and research upon request for educational purposes.

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