promoting and preserving the history of American-made clocks and watches

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Share your love. 
Adopt a clock or watch from the collection of the American Clock & Watch Museum

With a donation of $250 or more you will be able to adopt a timepiece from one of our exhibit galleries.  What does that mean?!!  Your chosen clock or watch will bear your name or your company's name for an entire year, letting thousands of visitors know about your generous support for our mission.  

At the end of the year, you will receive a letter from your clock with a photograph enclosed to tell you about all of the amazing adventures it experienced over the course of the year.  

In joining our Adopt a Clock program, you can be sure that your contribution helps the museum succeed in planning its activities for the year ahead.  But more importantly, it also helps to insure the preservation of the museum's internationally-significant horological collection.  

Won’t you please adopt a clock this year?  Your support at any level is greatly appreciated. 

Hamilton Wrist Watch, 1957

This is the world's first electric watch, developed by Hamilton Watch Co. of Lancaster, PA, in 1957.

Aaron Willard Tall Case Clock

Aaron Willard's clock factory in Roxbury, MA, produced many wall, shelf, and tall clocks in th early 1800s.  This tall case clock, c.1800, includes an English dial and an 8-day brass movement.

World War II Army Clock

This clock, made of papier mache, was made for use in the military during World War II by Gilbert Clock Co. of Winsted, CT.

Sangamo Electric Clock


1950s Jefferson Mystery Clock

This "Golden Hour" synchronous electric clock was made by Jefferson Electric Co. of Bellwood, Illinois, c.1955.

Empire Shelf Clock by Riley Whiting, c.1830.

This carved Empire-style shelf clock has a 30-hour movement, ivory escutcheon, carved crest and half-round side slats, and a reverse glass painting.

c.1820 Grandmother Clock

This dwarf tall clock was most likely made for a low chest or a ladies' dressing table.  It contains an 8-day brass striking movement and was made by Joshua WIlder of Hingham, MA.