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.

Timepiece Identification Day

On Saturday, November 17th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the American Clock & Watch Museum will host its popular Timepiece Identification event

For those who have a special watch that they would like to learn more about, Micah Tasker of will be available to help you learn  about the history of your watch.*  

For those who are curious about their American-made clock, museum curator Tom Manning will guide you in discovering information about your special piece.*

A fee of $10.00 will be charged for each clock and watch. Admission to the museum is included with this fee. 

*Please note: Museums are restricted by law, and are not be able to provide appraisal values at this event. Depending on the number of patrons attending, evaluations may be limited to three per person.  

Mantels for the Season

- a new holiday tradition at the American Clock & Watch Museum 

Beginning on Friday, November 16th, the Museum will present Mantels for the Season, a new event marking the start of the holiday season. Pier 1, Artificial Flower Shop, Wojtusik Nursery & Garden Center, Inc., and The Inside Story are among the local retailers and businesses that will be creating seasonal displays in the museum. 

Whimsical fireplace mantels, festive tablescapes, and cozy corners will be set throughout the museum’s eight galleries. Each space will be festooned with seasonal décor and timepieces from the museum’s collection that provide a focal point for each display. 

Mantels for the Season is included with museum admission, and can be seen during normal business hours from Friday, November 16th through Sunday, December 2nd.

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

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Bristol, CT 06010