Visit to the National Clock and Watch Museum in Columbia P.A.

Visit to the National Clock and Watch Museum in Columbia P.A.

I had the opportunity to visit the museum operated by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors during my visit to the United States. This museum is located in Columbus Pennsylvania and it has a wide and varied display of clocks, pocket and wrist watches. While the majority of the collection is focused on US based manufacturers there was still a number of interesting displays for Japanese watch enthusiasts.

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Epson Monozukuri Museum Suwa 2018


Many Seiko fans will be familiar with the Seiko Museum located in Tokyo but much fewer will know there is another museum with also an amazing selection of Seiko watches on display.

Towards the start of the year I was able to make a return visit to the Seiko Epson Monozukuri Museum located at Suwa. The museum has exhibits showing the different products from the history of Epson. A large portion of the museum is dedicated to the watch production of Suwa-Seikosha / Seiko Epson. They have a massive selection of watches on display with a good mix of mechanical, quartz, Kinetic and Spring Drive models.

Check out my report on the visit to the museum HERE.

Seiko Epson Monozukuri Museum

The Seiko Epson Monozukuri Museum is located in Kami-Suwa at the Epson Headquarters. This museum examines the history of the different sections of the Seiko Epson corporation. These include the printing, optical, display and component divisions of the company as well as the watch making group who is responsible for quartz and Spring Drive models and previously made numerous mechanical movements. I previously have not seen much coverage of this museum but with the excellent exhibits is a location that people should be aware of.

Gishodo Suwako Watch and Clock Museum

The Gishodo Suwako Watch and Clock Museum, located in Shimo-Suwa, has a wide range of exhibits that examine the history of timekeeping. The museum displays a wide range of clocks and watches and have numerous interactive exhibits that highlight the development and technology of various timekeeping systems. The museum also houses a 12 meter high water driven astronomical clock that was designed approximately 900 years ago.

Japan Summer 2016

This is a write up on my trip to Japan in summer 2016. During my visit I was able to visit numerous museums and search out a range of watches. The trip overview lists the watch related areas that I visited as well as the stores and events I attended. Hopefully this overview will give others visiting Japan some ideas for their own trips.