Photo Report: Roger W. Smith At The Horological Society Of New York

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On December 4, 2017, Roger W. Smith lectured at the Horological Society of New York (HSNY) on the development of practical watch escapements. The large crowd was enthusiastic to hear Smith speak and to meet him in person, with many attendees lining up after the lecture to ask for autographs and photos. This guy is a (humble) horological rockstar if there ever was one. 

A group of watchmaking students attended the lecture from both Rolex’s Lititz Watch Technicum in Pennsylvania and the Patek Philippe Watchmaking School here in New York City, and a handful of people flew in to NYC to attend the much-anticipated lecture. The Sunday before Smith’s lecture at HSNY, he guest instructed a special horological education class for six lucky students. The class was an opportunity for students to learn from one of the world’s leading watchmakers, over an afternoon in Brooklyn.

Roger W. Smith at the Horological Society of New York

Smith describing the functionality of the cylinder escapement.

<p>Smith speaking with attendees after his lecture.</p>

Smith speaking with attendees after his lecture.

<p>Watchmaking students from the Rolex and Patek Philippe schools being recognized before Smith's lecture.</p>

Watchmaking students from the Rolex and Patek Philippe schools being recognized before Smith’s lecture.

Roger W. Smith at the Horological Society of New York

Smith lecturing at the Horological Society of New York.

<p>Smith discussing escapement mechanics.</p>

Smith discussing escapement mechanics.

<p>Smith speaking with Tom Wilcox, Executive Director of the National Association of Watch &amp; Clock Collectors.</p>

Smith speaking with Tom Wilcox, Executive Director of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors.

Roger W. Smith at the Horological Society of New York

Smith lecturing at the Horological Society of New York.

Roger W. Smith at the Horological Society of New York

Smith wearing a Series 2 Open Dial watch.

Sunday, December 3, 2017: Horological Education Class In Brooklyn

Smith instructing a horological education class.

Smith instructing a horological education class.

<p>Smith demonstrating balance installation to the students.</p>

Smith demonstrating balance installation to the students.

<p>Smith instructing a horological education class.</p>

Smith instructing a horological education class.

Smith instructing a horological education class.

Smith assisting a student.

Bonus: Video Recording Of Smith’s Lecture

All HSNY lectures are video recorded and made available to HSNY members. For Smith’s lecture, HSNY has made the video recording available to the public. Enjoy!

For more information, visit the Horological Society of New York’s website.

HODINKEE is a sponsor of the Horological Society of New York.

Photographs by Atom Moore and Liam O’Donnell.

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