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.
Sangamo Electric Clock
This clock, named "Act of Parliament," was made by the Sagamo Electric Company of Springfield, IL, in 1928. It was wound by electricity and had an 11-jewel Illinois Watch Company mechanism. Retailing for $290 each, they were too expensive during the Great Depression and did not sell well. Notice the Chinese Laquer case!
1950s Jefferson Mystery Clock
This "Golden Hour" synchronous electric clock was made by Jefferson Electric Co. of Bellwood, Illinois, c.1955.