Join SF Chapter 5!

The Dr. W. Barclay Stephens Memorial SF Chapter 5 meets on the 2nd Sunday of every odd month. To join (or renew your membership with) SF Chapter 5, please fill out the SF Chapter 5 Membership Form (.pdf) and mail or bring it to the next meeting; dues …  [more]

Dr. W. Barclay Stephens

Price Russ has compiled a highly extensive collection of writing and  information regarding the great horologist and philanthropist, Dr. W. Barclay Stephens, in the form of three .pdf files: Information About W(illiam) Barclay Stephens, M. …  [more]

Clock-Related Wood Repairs by Jerry Konicek

Today's presentation is given by Jerry Konicek on the most common clock-related wood repairs. Jerry is a master woodworker who has taught woodworking for many years. Jerry demonstrates the use of wood plugs to properly repair common faults in wooden …  [more]

Tom Kochmann on Lathe Work

This presentation and the previous one on "Choosing your first lathe" presented by Chapter Vice President, Ron Bechler, demonstrate an active interest in this most important watch and clock making tool. - ed  Tom credits …  [more]

Repairing Music Boxes

Approximately 175 members and guest were present at our Sunday, November  14, 2004 meeting and mart. Our 50 mart tables  were almost full of sellers, but our 9 silent auction tables were full. With Christmas that close , the occupancy of the mart …  [more]

Specialized and Antique Horology Tools

Approximately  150 members showed up for the  September 12th Meeting and MART. Fifty tables were manned in the MART area and Eleven tables held silient auction items. As usual, watches were the big Mart item, with clocks and tools following. We were …  [more]

American Watch Making – 1809 to the Civil War

Our regular second Sunday meeting at the San Leandro Boys and  Girls Club began with the usual lively and well attended Mart, with nearly 60 tables packed with a profusion of horological treasures. The extensive Silent Auction, ably hosted (for the …  [more]

Clockwork Automatons, Old and New

by Don Day and Walter Loeliger Our March 14th meeting was held as usual at the Boys & Girls Club. Under clear skies and a warm day, approximately 250 members and quests made for a very large MART. All 65 tables were occupied with sellers or …  [more]

The History of Chelsea Clocks

Our January 11th meeting was held as usual at the Boys & Girls Club. The Club held a fund raiser crab feed the night before requiring a number of Chapter members to show up early Sunday morning to help clean-up the gym, stack chairs, and …  [more]

Gremlins in Watch Repair

Our May 11th Meeting was held on Mothers Day with a moderate turnout. In the past years the Chapter has met on the first Sunday of May instead of the second Sunday. A very popular "Flea Market" recently got it's start in old Alameda Naval Air Station …  [more]