WatchWorld

Watch and Clock Exhibit Comes to the Smithsonian America’s fascination with time, watches, and clocks is the subject of a new permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. Sponsored by Timex, “On Time” will open in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History on Nov. 18. The exhibit, which features some 200 U.S.-made watches and clocks from the past two centuries, explores the role of the watch industry throughout American history and the changing ways Americans have measured, used, and thought about time. Timex and its corporate predecessors played a leading role in developing the American watch and clock industry. Many of their timepieces are featured in the exhibit. Among them are several clocks manufactured by the Waterbury Clock Co., one of several companies in Connecticut that dominated the mass-produced clock market in the late 1800s. Also in
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