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About Andy and Pointe Clock Appraisal


Andrew H. Dervan, AOA AM

Andy began collecting clocks and joined National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) in 1997; his main collecting interest is 19th and 20th American weight driven clocks particularly Improved Timepieces better known to clock collectors as banjo clocks.

Besides collecting clocks, he has researched and published over 20 technical articles on various horological topics in the “NAWCC Bulletin” and in the English periodical, “Clocks Magazine”. He is an active researcher investigating Watch, Clock, and Watch Tool manufacturing companies in Waltham, MA. He has given numerous horological related presentations at NAWCC Chapters, Regionals, and Nationals along with local civic groups around the country.

Approaching retirement he has decided to complete all necessary training in order to properly appraise clocks and open a clock appraisal business - Pointe Clock Appraisal.

He appreciates the support from his understanding and patient wife, Linda who finds antique clocks interesting but does not share Andy's excessive enthusiasm.


Academic Background

  • 1973 BA, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA
  • 1982 MS, University of Detroit, Detroit, MI

Appraisal and Horological Training

  • Completed and passed " The Complete Online Course in Personal Property Appraising Featuring USPAP" offered through Appraisal Course Associates
  • Completed and passed the 15-hour National USPAP Course offered through Appraisers Association of America
  • Completed and passed "Understanding the Fundamentals of Clocks for Valuation" offered through National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC)
  • Completed 3 National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) Field Suitcase Repair courses: “Basic Clock Repair”, “Fundamental Skills for Lathe & Clock Repair Skills”, and “Basic Watch Repair
  • Completed “Basic Clock Repair” an evening extension course offered through Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI

Horological Activities

  • Participated in various offices of NAWCC local chapters
  • Published over 20 technical articles on various horological topics in the “NAWCC Bulletin” and in the English periodical, “Clocks Magazine”
  • Vice-Chairman of Cog Counters - wood movement clock enthusiast group
  • Active researcher investigating Watch, Clock, and Watch Tool manufacturing companies in Waltham, MA
  • Maintains a website "http://WalthamClockCompanyMuseum.com"  providing information on various clocks produced by Waltham Clock Co.
  • Presented over 30 seminars (have 14 prepared presentations) on various horological topics at NAWCC Chapter meeting, Regional, and National meetings in both U.S. and Canada, and to local civic groups.
  • Attends several NAWCC Regional and National meetings each year to keep abreast of the changing clock market

Professional Memberships

  • Member of National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) since 1997
  • Member of multiple NAWCC chapters
  • Member of three NAWCC Committees: Research, Publications, and Chapter Relations
  • Accredited Member, Association of Online Appraisers

 

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