RGM is celebrating its 25th anniversary with two days of open workshops, and all are welcome. iW in fact encourages all watch enthusiasts to make time to visit American watchmaker Roland G. Murphy’s atelier in Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania, this September 15th and 16th.
Visitors can watch Murphy and his team at work on many aspects of high-watchmaking, including making and finishing watch parts and assembling movements. Murphy will focus particularly on how he is helping to preserve the craft of guilloché, one type of which involves hand-turning watch dials on a rose engine (engraving device) from the early 20th century. See this video for a demonstration.
On Saturday afternoon of the two-day celebration RGM will meet the public at the National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, Pennsylvania, where Murphy will unveil several new watch models and give away some RGM swag. Light refreshments will be provided. As a special bonus, Murphy himself will guide a tour through the museum. Pre-registration is not required.
Here is the RGM 25th Anniversary Open House Itinerary:
Friday, September 15, 2017
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open House at RGM Watch Company, 801 W. Main St., Mount Joy, PA 17552
Saturday, September 16, 2017
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Open House at RGM Watch Company, 801 W. Main St., Mount Joy, PA 17552
Break for lunch (not provided)
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Reconvene at NAWCC Museum 514 Poplar St., Columbia, PA 17512
See more at www.rgmwatches.com