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.
How a Watch Works
Watch this 1949 educational film by the Hamilton Watch Company entitled "How a Watch Works." 19 minutes in length.
Use our Library
A small research library is available for visitors' use to find information about their clock or watch. The library is open during our regular hours of operation. No appointment is necessary during the open season. However, please note that appointments MUST be made during the winter--M-F 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
To access the Archives for research purposes, please call 860-583-6070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.