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NAWCC CHAPTER 10 - SUNDAY APRIL 1ST MEETING...
NAWCC Members within driving distance of Fairlawn / Akron, Ohio
8:00 am on April 1st 2007
Holiday Inn at Fairlawn, Ohio
Fairlawn is north of Akron and near the major freeways...
"Click" these words for a MAPQUEST MAP to the Chapter 10 Meeting!
PROGRAM: "THE STORY OF SOUTH-BEND WATCHES" By Lindell V. Riddle
Lindell will show Columbus watches, the earliest South-Bends which were finished in Columbus, Ohio and some representative South-Bend examples and advertising tracing the history of this interesting but little known company and its fine products. Bring along a South-Bend watch to share!
MART ADMISSION ONLY $7.00 AND THIS INCLUDES A FREE TABLE!
The BUY AND SELL MART begins at 8:30 and continues until Noon
Complimentary coffee, tea and munching goodies for everyone.
Silent Auction and 50/50 Raffle at every Chapter 10 Meeting.
NEW CHAPTER 10 GUEST POLICY...
IN AN EFFORT TO INCREASE ATTENDANCE, ATTRACT NEW MEMBERS, AND CREATE MORE ACTIVITY-ANY CHAPTER MEMBER MAY BRING A GUEST. THE GUEST IS PERMITTED TO ATTEND THE MART FREE-TWICE. THE CHAPTER MEMBER MAY HELP THEIR GUEST PURCHASE ITEMS DURING MART. GUEST MAY ATTEND MART, MEETING AND PROGRAM.
Always plenty to do and lots of variety at Chapter 10 Meetings!
As always, plenty of space and great lighting...
Good attendance, all kinds of items available...
Dick Hanewald's selection of pocket watches...
And there were many others to choose from...
Ed Fletcher had this nice lathe set up for sale...
Lindell put together a display of South-Bend advertising, news articles, lterature and other information from our South-Bend Research Forum to trace history from the founding of the Columbus Watch Company by Dietrich Gruen through South-Bend establishment, growth and eventual decline. He shared a number of Columbus and South-Bend watches from his collection, related histories of other companies and followed developments all the way to when South-Bend closed their factory for Thanksgiving in 1929 never to reopen due to effects of the "Black Friday" stock market crash and ensuing world-wide economic upheaval.
Interesting display that helped illustrate Lindell's talk...
You can see Lindell really enjoys sharing information...
There were Columbus and South-Bend watches shown...
South-Bend evolution and some Studebaker watches...
Several members enjoyed getting additional details...
Hope you enjoyed looking at the Chapter 10 meeting. If you are within driving distance of Fairlawn, Ohio download the MapQuest map from my first post above and attend future meetings!
Contact Mark Fulmer at 330-877-2021 or eMail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Dr. Deborah L. Irvine
IHC Administrative Assistant
Membership and Marts Coordinator
Contact eMail: email@example.com
|IHC Life Member
Alot of Great Pictures, I wish I was there.
Thanks for taking the time to post all the pictures.
|IHC Member 163
Dr. Debbie, I really would like to know....of all the fine watches that Lindell owns and knocks our eyes out with in his photos....does he have one favorite that he actually likes to carry for his own personal pleasure?
I know he loves them all....but there MUST be one that is his pride and joy! I'd be curious in knowing what our Fearless Leader finds to be the satisfying watch to own and use in his personal collection....if just to be nosey.
HIGH regards! Mark
My bet would be his South Bend "Polaris"
IHC Life Member
Thank you, Lin and Debbie for taking the time to post these wonderful pictures for us that could not be there.
Now, I just wish that Lindell would get a nice watch for his collection.
|IHC Member 163
Agreed, Phillip! You'd think he'd have nicer stuff in his collection after all these years!
Lindell is also pictured with members of Ch.10 on page 246 in the most recent issue of the Bulletin.
Mark asked an interesting question, as you might imagine a South-Bend "The Studebaker" or one of the Ball Brotherhoods are among my favorites, but on special occasions I do like to carry a "South-Bend Polaris" as Joe Collins speculated. Showing-off the watches we like best is a real pleasure.
I was very pleased to have more than a score of Chapter 10 members attending my South-Bend talk. There were many questions from the group and it shows there is a lot of interest in learning more about even the lesser known companies. It was a lot of fun sharing part of my collection.
|IHC Member 163
Thank you for sharing, Lindell. I was betting it was either a South-Bend or a Ball. Glad to see it was both!
HIGH regards! Mark
Ditto, thanks for sharing. When you have the time, I'm sure we'd like to see some images of the ones you like to carry. The carry watches seem to bring a speacial pleasure because we can use them as they were intended to be used. Just my humble opinion.
The South Bend watches are very interesting to me, especially since joining Chapter 185. Before I joined I didn't know much about them at all, but the wealth of information already collected here has opened my eyes to their charms. The Polaris is a real dreamboat WOW watch, for sure.
When we can't be there this is the next best thing. When is the next meeting? I would like to attend.
Lindell and Debbie:
Thank you for sharing. Lenore and I could not make the meeting. I wish I could have been there. I would have loved the program. I'm glad to have seen it on Chapter 185!
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