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

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Join us for a fascinating trip back in time. Learn about American clock & watchmaking with particular emphasis on Connecticut, once the clock capital of the United States.  The museum holds one of the largest displays of American clocks and watches in the world, over 5,500! As visitors travel through the museum’s eight galleries, these timekeeping devices chime and strike upon the hour.  Located in the historic Federal Hill district of Bristol, a portion of the museum is housed in an 1801 Federal-style home with a sundial garden.

Upcoming Events!

"The Radium Dial Painters: 
Their Fatal Brush with Death"
Wednesday, October 24th, 6:30 pm

Behind the story of the clock and watch industry's success lies a tragic story of employee sacrifice. For a time, little was known about the toxic working conditions of the young women in the dial painting industry. Fortunately, their story was eventually heard. Unfortunately, many of them did not live to see that day. Their story is one of opportunity, broken trust, and the search for truth.

Please join us for this installment of our Scandal Lecture Series, presented by our Director of Interpretation, Colleen Nicastro.

Light refreshments will be served.
$5 for members; $7 for non-members.
Registration is recommended.

Clock-tober Used Book Sale! 

The American Clock & Watch Museum is offering 
20% off 
all its used horological books 
during the month of Clock-tober!

Hundreds of titles to choose from, including:
  • History
  • Biography
  • Reproduction catalogs
  • Clock and Watch-themed fiction books
  • & more!

Click here to see the lists of available books and journals
(as of 9/30/2018).

This offer is good on used books and journals in stock only. No other discounts apply.

2018 Exhibition

Thank you to our sponsors...

Gold Watch Sponsor: 

CT Humanities


Silver Dial Sponsors:
Gibbs Metals

Plymouth Spring Company


Brass Gear Sponsors:

Catlin-Hall Fund

Coppermine Advisors

DACRUZ Manufacturing

Radcliff Wire

Tollman Spring Co. Inc.

The Ultimate Companies

Yarde Metals

100 Maple Street
Bristol, CT 06010