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

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 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 Special Note About Appraisals 

If you are curious about the value of a timepiece, please note that American Clock & Watch Museum staff are prohibited by law from offering financial appraisals, even ballpark figures. To get an appraisal, please contact the American Society of Appraisers or the Appraisers Association of America.

Use our Library

Museum visitors are welcome to use the small selection of reference materials that are available in the Barnes Wing.


For access to the museum's

in-depth collection of research materials and archives, please call 860-583-6070 or email curator@clockmuseum.org to schedule an appointment.

Let us Research for You

Research is conducted as a fee-based service by ACWM staff for $40. Requests are answered in 1-4 weeks depending on request volume and research needed. Click to get the PDF form and mail it with photos of your item to ACWM. For more info or if you are unable to open pdf files call: 860-583-6070. 

Photography, Film &  Special Requests

If you would like to request permission to take photographs, film in our museum or  take a closer look at a particular artifact, please  call 860-583-6070 or email our Curatorial Department.


Types of Artifacts 
at ACWM


Tall Case "Grandfather" Clocks

Pillar & Scroll

Ogee Shelf Clocks

Outside Escapements

Pocket Watches

Alarm Clocks

Novelty Clocks

Railroad Clocks

Character Watches

Mantel Clocks

Banjo Clocks

Tower Clocks

Gothic Revival

Beehive Clocks

Mechanical Toys

Industrial Timers

Television Case

WWII Artillery Timers


& much more!