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Research & Databases

Library  and Research Center

Library Catalog
Search the library's catalog.

Technical Information
List of the technical information available in the library, arranged alphabetically by company.
Includes set-up and troubleshooting instructions, parts catalogs, and price lists.

 National Watch & Clock Museum

Museum Collection
Search the Collection.

 Company Databases


Timely Topics -- In progress
Hamilton's employee watch publications from the early 1940s to 1960s.

The Digitized Hamilton Ledgers Database
Look up information about a Hamilton watches by serial number or grade.

Hamilton Watch Company Ephemera
View scans of Hamilton catalogs, pricelists, and finishing department records

-Seth Thomas-

Seth Thomas Tower Clock Records
Scans of the ledgers containing records of the tower clocks produced and sold
by the Seth Thomas Tower Clock Company from the years 1873 to 1941.

-E. Howard Co.-

E. Howard Company Records
The NAWCC Library & Research Center partnered with the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum
of American History Archives Center to digitize and make available the clock records of the E. Howard Company.


The Waltham Watch Serial Number Lookup
A searchable database of Waltham Watch Serial Numbers


Digital Video Archive
Access over 200 videos from the library's collection online.

Video Programs
List of the video programs available from the library.

Museum Videos
Watch video footage of selected items in the collection.

Engle Clock Videos
Short videos illustrating the various functions of the Engle Clock and a 30 minute presentation about the clock.

Time in Office Presidential Watch Videos

Jim Michaels, Director and Head Watch Instructor of the NAWCC School of Horology, opened 11 of the
presidential watches that were part of the Time in Office exhibit and commented on their condition and uniqueness.

 NAWCC Publications

Watch & Clock Bulletin Archive
View PDF scans of issues of the Bulletin from 1943 to the present

Mart & Highlights Archives
View the current Mart & Highlights and issues from the past year.

Watch & Clock Bulletin Index
Search the Bulletin index by keyword.

Bulletin Supplements

Twenty-five book-length NAWCC publications, distributed to members as supplemental research work.

The Railroaders' Corner Archive
A series of articles, beginning in 1996, about timekeeping on American railroads.

NAWCC Book Listing

Complete listing of all books and/or exhibit guides published or produced by the NAWCC.

Pennsylvania Clocks 1750-1850
by J. Carter Harris. An NAWCC special exhibit from 2002

Military Timepieces
pages 1-25 | pages 26-48
by Commander William R. Bricker and the Society of Military Horologists NAWCC Chapter 143. An NAWCC special exhibit from 2001.

The Keystone Magazine - in progress
Digital files of every issue published from 1889 to 1912.


NAWCC Chapters
A list of the chapters of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.

Pocket Watch Horology
This informative Website was constructed by Chapter 174 as an expression of their mission to
foster and support horological research on pocket watches; a mission which also included seminars,
Bulletin Articles and full length monographs.

NAWCC Business Member Directory
Search for business members of the NAWCC in your area.

The NAWCC's watch blog and database.

Message Board
Post questions, discuss horology, and find out what members think your timepiece is worth.

Horology: The Index
The most extensive collection of horological resources on the internet.


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