Nestled in Bristol, Connecticut – arguably once the world’s greatest clockmaking region – the American Clock & Watch Museum houses the finest collection of American-manufactured clocks in the world, as well as watches and fine timepieces from other countries.
Step through its doors and you step back in time. The museum’s exhibits include clocks from the 1600s onward: old advertising clocks, punch clocks, fashion clocks, blinking-eye clocks, railroad clocks, perfume clocks, and even a Hickory Dickory Dock clock. Movado’s original Museum dial and other contemporary pieces are displayed as well. Special exhibits include a tribute to Admiral Byrd’s 1933 expedition to the South Pole. a 200th birthday exhibit dedicated to Chauncy Jerome, one of Bristol’s most important clockmakers; and a contemporary clock exhibit.
In addition to exhibits, the museum boasts a formidable research library that can trace c tilt’ lineage of almost any timepiece. Consumers who have inherited a family watch or clock arc encouraged to bring the piece in for inspection and verification. Once they know the history and value of their piece, they can either keep it, auction it, or donate it to the museum – a al-C at way to share and preserve the heritage of time.
Membership in the museum is also available, and it provides individuals with the opportunity to help preserve America’s clockmaking heritage and enjoy many benefits and privileges.
To visit the American Clock & Watch Museum, become a member, donate a timepiece or have it researched, contact the museum, managing director at 860-583-6070. The museum is located at 100 Maple Street, Bristol, Connecticut 06010.