Chapter 124 – Training, Workshops and Events

The goal of Chapter 124 is horological education – of Chapter members and interested members of the general public. To accomplish this, Lone Star Chapter 124 offers a variety of classes, workshops, and seminars throughout the year. In addition, designated “Open Bench Workshops” are scheduled for Chapter members to consult with experienced repairers about problems they are having with clocks, and to use the Chapter’s extensive collection of specialized horological tools to repair their clocks.

Some classes, listed below, are limited in size. Those interested in an announced class should register at the earliest opportunity.


Unless otherwise noted, all Classes and Workshops are held in our Training Facility at 102 N. MacArthur, Irving, TX 75061.

Some events are held in the Grapevine Founder’s Building, located at 701 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051.

For information regarding registration or other questions about classes offered by Lone Star Chapter 124, please contact:

Larry Thomas
Education Director

Chapter 124 also offers Field Suitcase Courses in conjunction with the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC). Registration for these courses, denoted by an “*FSW##” in the course listing below, is handled separately from most of the Chapter courses.

For information regarding registration or other questions about these classes, please email

Learn more about our workshops. View our course catalog here.

Workshop and Event Schedule

October1Chapter One-Day MeetingH-E-B American Legion Hall, 1245 N Industrial Blvd, Bedford, TX
10-11Southern RegionalIP Casino and Resort Spa, 850 Bayview Ave, Biloxi, MS 39530
11OW-101 Evening Open BenchBrian Schmidt
28-29MKOA Razorback RegionalHughes Community Center, 1000 E Parkway Dr, Russellville, AR 72801
November8OW-101 Evening Open BenchLarry Thomas
December25Merry Christmas!
January10OW-101 Evening Open BenchTom Hefner
142023 Regional Work PartyChapter 124 Training Facility
102 N. MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75061
February4One-Day MeetingFounder's Bldg
701 S. Main St.
Grapevine, TX

18OW-100 Saturday Open BenchTBD
March2-42023 Lone Star Regional               
- Online Registration -
Mesquite ConventionCenter
1700 Rodeo Dr
Mesquite, TX
14OW-101 Evening Open BenchTBD
April11OW-101 Evening Open BenchWilliam Slough
22-23*** SPECIAL CLASS ***
    "Pick Your Project"
More information soon.
Jerry Kieffer
May6-7SR-100 – French Clock Repair
More information and Registration Coming Soon
Phil Ball
20OW-100 Saturday Open BenchTBD
June3Chapter 124 One-Day and Annual Membership MeetingFounder's Bldg
701 S. Main St.
Grapevine, TX
13OW-101 Evening Open BenchTBD
July11OW-101 Evening Open BenchTBD
13-16NAWCC National Convention – 13-16 July 2023Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
25 S Queen St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
August5Chapter 124 One-DayTBD
19OW-100 Saturday Open BenchTBD
September12OW-101 Evening Open BenchTBD
October7Chapter 124 One-DayTBD
11OW-101 Evening Open BenchTBD
November19OW-100 Saturday Open BenchTBD
December25Merry Christmas!