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International Museum of Watches

rue des Musees 29, La Chaux-de-Fonds 2300, Switzerland
+41 32 967 68 66
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Good collection of watches and clocks

Perfectly located in the center of town near the train station. They have a large number of clocks... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Bayonne, France
via mobile
Such a surprise! - Is there anything else worth doing in La Chaux-de-Fonds?

Simply superb museum and display and extremely under-rated in my opinion. Well worth a day trip... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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rue des Musees 29, La Chaux-de-Fonds 2300, Switzerland
+41 32 967 68 66
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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Perfectly located in the center of town near the train station. They have a large number of clocks and watches with good explanations overall. I could not figure out the exact logic of the layout, though.

Thank Olivier-de-Bayonne
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Simply superb museum and display and extremely under-rated in my opinion. Well worth a day trip visit simply to see the hundreds of timepieces on display. Don't be deceived- it's not just about watches (though they are well represented). There are some fantastic clocks and...More

1  Thank 61annie9
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Very nice museum, definately worth the visit. There is a very big exhibition of watches and clocks and it presents the history of making watches.

Thank DimT1981
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Had an one hour inside the museum You can easily spent 3 hours inside there, so many watches to look at, so many antique Tour guide was funny and smart and interesting Truly enjoy the place

Thank ridliow
Reviewed 2 November 2016

this museum is perfectly located within 5 minutes from city center, in the middle of park which host in total 3 museum of La Chaux-de-Fonds. The collection is precious and perfectly enhanced by its presentation.

1  Thank Fabrice D
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended for private or business visit. Step by step guide through the history of timekeeping. The clocks and watches are beautifully presented. Having a guide is a bonus who will also show you some interesting church clocks in "action". The timepieces one can see...More

2  Thank jackievet
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This museum has an absolutely fantastic collection of clocks and watches and it retraces the history of clocks, especially in the Jura region. The visit was supposed to last about 2 hours but we spent over 3 hours, as there is so much to see!

1  Thank Evelyn F
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This museum has the most amazing collection of timepieces. If you like watches in general and appreciate the amazing mechanical work and ingeniousness that you will be able to see in these creations, go for it, you won't be disappointed. Do absolutely take the audio...More

3  Thank zenalf
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The museum itself with its concrete, underground structures is already a show for itself. Great architecture and good design insight. The selection of old clocks is really interesting. Focus on pocket watches and larger models. I missed a bit the transition from old to the...More

2  Thank Stefan G
Reviewed 4 June 2016

As an avid collector of vintage watches and dithering for far to long I eventually planned my soujone to the watch/clock making valleys. Along with a fellow enthusiast we planned a half day visit to the museum as part of our itinerary, this was simply...More

Thank alanhandley
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13 August 2016|
Response from alanhandley | Reviewed this property |
Manufactured in La Chaux de Fonds, Jurra region, Western Switzerland. Sub brand of Lesquereux & sons up to 1928. Some movements were later stamped Peseux & converted to wristwatches. Yours along with thousand others were... More