The Richardson Long-Case Clock – 1917

A TREASURE REDISCOVERED This very important hand-made clock case came into my possession in 2019. It is made competently of English Oak, with several iconic military features and imagery built into the case work. (As yet, there has been no cleaning or restoration of the casework.) Displayed at the top of the clock hood, there […]

New Zealand Pocket Watches – Gallery

Here is a sample of a broad range of pocket watches with a New Zealand inscription on the enamelled dial or back plate of the movement. The earliest New Zealand watch that Terry can specifically date is a sterling silver hunter watch with a hallmark dating to 1866, engraved with “A. Myers Princes St., Dunedin.” […]

New Zealand Wrist Watches – Gallery

In contrast to the fairly common practice of pocket watches having the dial inscribed with a retailer, wrist watches with a New Zealand retailer on the dial are less frequent. The watches displayed are from the World War I period (Grieve & Tarlton) to the 1960s period, mostly. By this stage, virtually all wrist watches […]

Radium and the Dial Painters

This is the transcript of a talk that Terry gave to the Auckland Medical History Society on 2nd August 2007. I have a long held passion for collecting watches and clocks, some of which I have brought along  this evening. In regards to  the 7 displayed, death and disability has always lurked in both the […]