Minnesota NAWCC Chapter

OT Lang Memorial


Welcome to the home page of the Minnesota chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors – the O.T. Lang Memorial chapter.

Who we are

OT Lang is a group of people passionate about clocks and watches and has met regularly for over 40 years! Come join us and get to know and learn from folks with deep knowledge about all things clock and watch. Whether you are a beginning or veteran collector or if you simply enjoy learning about clocks or watches, there is something for you here.

 

WHEN WE MEET

We meet on the third Saturday of every odd-numbered calendar month for a meal and a program. The location rotates to various restaurants around the Twin Cities area. Programs are either in the afternoon or in the evening. Check the Events Calendar for information on the next meeting.

 

What We Do

Chapter meetings typically last 3 hours or so. We start with a social hour followed by a meal, some quick club business, then enjoy a program on a clock or watch-related topic. Some programs are presented by club members; for other programs a subject matter expert is brought in. A mart is part of every meeting – club members can bring items to buy and sell.

The official program is always great, but the best part of the club is getting to know other clock and watch enthusiasts. Members include private clock and watch collectors, local clock or watch business owners, professional and hobbyist repairers, and folks building clocks from scratch.

The cost of each meeting varies based on the restaurant, but is normally around $25.00 per person for the meal.

 

How To Join

Club membership is reasonably informal. The annual membership fee is $15.00, payable at any chapter meeting. Meetings typically require prior registration about 10 days in advance so the restaurant can get an accurate meal count. Contact Us for information on the latest meeting and for any other questions.

The Minnesota OT Lang chapter of the NAWCC is related to the National organization, however membership is separate. To join the Minnesota chapter of the NAWCC, Contact Us. National NAWCC membership information is available on the NAWCC website. Consider joining both!

 

Prior Topics

July 2019 meeting – Steve Robb of Lignum Tempus presented a program on the handmade wooden clocks he builds. Steve’s clocks take around 500 hours each to complete due to extreme attention to detail and are very beautiful as well as functional.

May 2019 meeting – Dean Zenor of Dobson Pipe Organ Builders presented a program on pipe organ construction and some of their projects around the nation.

March 2019 meeting – TJ Cornish presented a program on navigating by chronometer and a history of Hamilton naval watches

January 2019 meeting – Various club members presented clock or watch restorations they have completed.

November 2018 meeting

September 2018 meeting – the club took a riverboat cruise down the St. Croix river.

July 2018 meeting – Various club members presented some of their fantastic finds

May 2018 meeting – Kristin Cheronis gave a presentation on the Nicollet Ave Clock Restoration

March 2018 meeting – Andy Dervan spoke on Michigan Clockmakers

January 2018 meeting – Various club members presented clock or watch restorations they have completed.

 


The OT Lang Memorial Minnesota NAWCC Chapter web page is hosted by Minnesota Clocks & Watches as a public service. Minnesota Clocks & Watches, The NAWCC, and the OT Lang NAWCC chapter remain independent organizations.