Roger will discuss the historical and technical development of practical watch escapements.

1 December, 2017
Roger W Smith in his workshop


Monday, December 4, 2017

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Doors open at 6:00pm, lecture starts promptly at 7:00pm. Q&A to follow.

For more information, visit HSNY's website:

HSNY at the General Society Library
20 West 44th Street
New York, NY, 10036

All Horological Society of New York meetings are free and open to the public. However, due to the anticipated demand for this meeting free tickets will be required to attend. To be notified when tickets are available, sign up for HSNY's newsletter:

At this keynote lecture Roger will present an in-depth look at the development of a practical watch escapement from his unique experience. Roger will share new insights in his continued development of the Daniels Co-axial escapement which is pushing the practical watch escapement to new levels of efficiency and reliability. Roger’s lecture will also serve as a continuation of George Daniels' famous lecture on escapements, which was the very inspiration for him to begin his journey in watchmaking. The American Watchmaker-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) recently digitized and published this video of Daniels giving this lecture at an AWCI National Convention in 1990. Roger recommends that all attendees watch this prior to his upcoming lecture as a perfect grounding for his own talk.

Watchmaking Class

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Experience the Horological Society of New York's (HSNY) famous watchmaking class, with a very special instructor. The day before Roger's much anticipated lecture at HSNY, he will guest instruct a weekend class for HSNY. With only 8 tickets available, this unique class will serve as a fundraising event for the Society.

This class is now fully subscribed.

Horological Society of New York

About the Horological Society of New York (HSNY)

HSNY is America's first watchmaking guild, founded in 1866. It is one of the oldest continuously operating horological associations in the world. HSNY was founded as a guild (union) for working watchmakers in New York City. Today, HSNY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on horological education. Its lecture series is a New York tradition, offered monthly for over 150 years. Its award-winning horological education classes have been taught since the 1950s, and today travels the world to educate the public on what makes a mechanical watch tick.