YouTube video of the Museum
February 2011 Students from NorWest Voc’Tech
School teaching Clock repair, Watch repair and NAWCC Chapter 50 , 135
members Tour the West Coast Clock & Watch Museum in Bellingham,
WA. Student Craig M McDonald far right in the photograph below
and produced a YouTube video to promote the Museum.
Miniature Novelty Clock Collection
late 2010 the West Coast Clock and Watch Museum unveiled a new showcase
of miniature novelty clocks from England, France, Germany, England and
the United States. The clocks portray themes ranging from the
British Navy to the 1937 Worlds Fair in
favorites of visitors are the Cat with Whiskers, a dog that has moving
eyes and a wagging tail, an Owl and a
clocks include a portly gentleman who strikes a live match on his hat,
a Bicycle clock, a Windmill clock and some very fine Porcelain Clocks.
many of the clocks on display, the novelty miniatures are on long term
loan to the museum from members of the National Watch and Clock
Collectors also known as the NAWCC. The NAWCC has
chapters mostly located in the United States but has other chapters in
Canada, Australia, England and Germany. The objectives of the
NAWCC are education and the preservation of knowledge and skills
through lectures, workshops and a top notch school for the repair and
restoration of both clocks and watches.
2010 Restoration "The Departure"
2007, The West Coast Clock and Watch Museum acquired three clocks from
the Oakland, CA., Museum of
Fine Arts. All were in great need of restoration and Chapter 180 was
tasked for the job. One of the clocks was a rare wooden works with a
between the plates alarm, CA 1830 by Riley Whiting. The movement was
successfully accomplished by Bob Arnold, Portland, OR and the alarm was
finally done by Bruno, Conn. The tablet was badly deteriorated and
Charley Schubert, Portland, OR. undertook the restoration. Contact was
made with The Connecticut Historical Society and the glass was
determined to be a DW Kellogg CA 1830's. a copy of the litho
procured and Charley painted a new glass. The Tablet is
"The Departure" and the old tablet has been framed and will be
displayed with the clock. The case was also done by Charley and was on
display at the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors 2010
National Convention at York, PA in June. The clock
will be on display at the nawcc Pacific Northwest Regional in
Clackamas, OR in May, 2011 and
will then find it's way home to be exhibited at the Museum.
of the clocks is a Seth Thomas shelf clock, the "OG Top", 30 Hour
movement marked Plymouth and the case with Alarm is marked Thomaston,
reckon CA 1865/70. The case was "spiffed" by Kathy Slater, Sacramento
and the movement was overhauled by Bob Peischl, Rio Linda, CA. This
clock is currently on display in the museum.
The last clock
is also a wooden works and is by Henry Terry, CA 1840. This is
currently in the planning stages. The movement needs overhaul and the
tablet is a blank.
"Changing Times" Exhibit Opens at Kitsap
February 3, 2006
The West Coast
Clock and Watch Museum (WCCWM) exhibit at the Kitsap Museum, opened
Bremerton, Washington on February 3, 2006 among ceremony, speeches and
video presentations by the Kitsap Historical Society.
visitors arriving for the opening of the exhibit were invited to
"clock-in" by punching the bell handle of a 1880's vintage
time clock. In addition to entertainment, guests were met with
ample food and champagne to toast the event.
exhibit's focus is divided among local public timepieces of
historic importance including street clocks, a Howard tower
clock movement, and high grade jewelers
regulator style wall clocks from competing jewelry
stores, and telegraph offices.
A key area
of the exhibit showcases a variety of nautical themed timepieces that
example the community's historic connection to the United States NAVY
and the Naval Shipyard. The nautical exhibit includes a rare Seth
Thomas weight driven 62, an E. Howard Number 74 Special astronomical
regulator with mercurial pendulum and others that demonstrate the Navy
presence in Bremerton, Washington.
area spotlights historic domestic clocks from the
early history of the region, and a variety of high
end collector's clocks.
Coast Clock and Watch Museum is a nonprofit community based
organization dedicated to preserving the history of timekeeping and
timepieces. The museum is funded in part by donations made by members
of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Chapter 180
and by visitors to the museum and exhibits.
Coast Clock and Watch Museum. sends special thanks to Mr. Ernie Lopez,
Mr. Stan Mueller,
Mr. Paul Middents, and Mr. Leon Jaussaud for their continued dedication
to West Coast Clock and Watch Museum and for working to make the Kitsap
Times" exhibit an overwhelming success.
The Changing Times
exhibit is expected to extend until September 16. More information
about the Kitsap Museum's hours of operation and admission can be found
Ticking at the Kitsap County Historical Society Museum?
West Coast Clock and Watch Museum Exhibits Military
November 23, 2005
In Washington today, The
West Coast Clock & Watch Museum announced that they will be
sponsoring a special exhibit of clocks and horological items at the
Kitsap County Historical Society Museum in Bremerton WA from January
6th through September 16th. Housed in a room at the court house, the
Historical Society Museum was opened by the newly-formed Society in
1949 with only a small display of historic items gathered from the
citizens of the county. Over the following years, in order to
meet the needs of Kitsap's growing population and growing museum, the
Historical Society purchased a larger building in downtown Bremerton at
280 Fourth Street, in the center of the Arts District.
The Museum is open daily, except for major federal
holidays, and is handicapped accessible. The Archives are
open by appointment and are used by a varied group of researchers,
including authors, students, government personnel, local citizens and
The focus of the West Coast Clock and Watch Museum
exhibit will be on U.S. Navy themed timepieces and timekeepers as a
part of day-to-day life in the Pacific Northwest through the early part
of the 20th century.
Admission to the Museum and the West Coast Clock
& Watch exhibit is $2.00 for Adults; $1.00 for seniors; free
for children under 18 and museum members. The hours of operation are
Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (open until 8:00 p.m. on the
first Friday of each month.) More information and directions to the
special West Coast Clock & Watch Museum exhibit can be found on
the Kitsap County Historical Society Museum's website at www.kitsaphistory.org