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 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.

I enjoy researching, writing and lecturing on early clocks, watches, and ephemera (such as watch papers), and have published dozens of articles and lectured in the U.S. and abroad.

I serve on the Board of Directors for the National Watch & Clock Museum, and National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors headquartered in Columbia, Pennsylvania. The non-profit Association was established in 1943 and has the largest world-wide community of scholars, educators, and collectors ( I am also a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, and member of the Antiquarian Horological Society that is based in London (

Glad to share and help promote the fun of Horology.

Antiquarian Horologist

I am particularly interested in early watches and American watch papers and that prompted the publication of this website. Please contact me if you have information to share!

I am glad to provide photographs, articles, presentations, and research upon request.

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