Check out Episode 5 of the NAWCC Watch & Clock Podcast! In this podcast we discuss the first U.S. chess master, Paul Morphy, and the pocket watch he received after his triumphant return to the U.S. after defeating Europe's greatest players. We interview chess historian Lucas Anderson about the fascinating life and chess of Morphy. We also chat with Roland Murphy, watchmaker and owner of RGM Watch Co., about the wristwatch he made that was inspired by the dial of Morphy's watch, which is now part of the collection at the National Watch & Clock Museum.
After listening, visit the following links that we found most useful while doing research for our podcast, Episode 5: The Chess Master & His Watch. Thanks for visiting!
YouTube: The Life and Chess of Paul Morphy by Lucas Anderson
World of Chess: Paul Charles Morphy
Wikipedia: Paul Morphy
IMDB: The Opera Game
Chess.com: The Opera Game
Wikipedia: Opera Game
Hodinkee: Culture Of Time: Chess Clocks, Time, And 'The Queen's Gambit'
Chess.com: Paul Morphy's Opera Game - Every Move Explained For Chess Beginners
Google Books: The Living Chess Game: Fine Arts Activities for Kids 9–14
Chessable: Paul Morphy & The Opera Game
National Watch & Clock Museum: Enamel Watch Face
Chessdryad.com: ***MORPHY'S WATCH***
Pocket Watch Database: Grade: P.S. Bartlett
Lankhmar.co.uk: Art & Mini Review: Midnight by The Morphy Watch
RGM Watch Co: PS-801-CH “Chess in Enamel”