Doing Research at ACWM
Would you like to know more about an American-made clock or watch that you own? Are you conducting research for personal use, publication, or exhibition? If so, there are some research options available to you.
A Note about Appraisals
The American Clock & Watch Museum staff are prohibited from offering financial appraisals, even ballpark figures. Please contact the American Society of Appraisers or the Appraisers Association of America.
Find a Repair Person
Here is a list of area companies and repair people who may be of assistance to you with your personal collection. Please note: the museum does not endorse any specific person on this list.
Clock & Watch ID Days
Clock Identification and Watch Identification Days are scheduled on a quarterly basis at the museum. For $10/item (3 item limit), experts will be on hand to help you learn more about the history of your treasure. Consult the Calendar page or call the museum at 860-583-6070 to inquire about these special days.
Use our Library
A small research library is available for visitors to use in researching history or to identify their clock or watch. Library is available for use during our regular hours of operation. No appointment is necessary. And don't forget our Store for many books on horology.
To access the Archives for research purposes, please call 860-583-6070 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment with one of our Curators.
Let us Research for You
Research is conducted as a fee-based service by ACWM for $40 for non-members. Members of ACWM are entitled to one free research request per year (a $40 value for only $30!). Requests are answered in 1-4 weeks depending on request volume and research needed. Click to get the PDF form and mail it WITH PICTURES of your item to ACWM. For more info or if you are unable to open pdf files call: 860-583-6070.
Photo, Film & Measuring Requests
If you would like to request permission to take photographs or to film in our museum, please make an appointment by calling 860-583-6070 or emailing our Curatorial Department. Onsite research is by appointment only.