Museum Masterpieces Live and Close-Up

Gene Klodzen

NAWCC Member
Aug 24, 2000
Springfield, Virginia
Columbia, PA: Delve into the history of five NAWCC National Watch & Clock Museum treasures on April 17 at the Lunch Time Talk, “Complicated Pocket Watches: Five Masterpieces from the Museum’s Collection,” from noon to 1:00 PM. Presented by master watchmaker Bernhard Stoeber, the program will be of interest to watch aficionados, historians, and those with an appreciation for exquisite timepieces.

Stoeber has been employed by various Swiss watch companies including Omega and Movado for more than 40 years in Europe, the United States, and China, most recently with Rolex. “We are excited to have Bernhard share his extensive wealth of knowledge and expertise with us,” said Tom Wilcox, NAWCC National Watch & Clock Museum Executive Director.

On display and to be discussed will be five exceptional, complicated pocket watches made by A.L. Breguet, Lange & Sohne, Patek Philippe, Henry Capt, and S. Auer, ranging in age from 1814 to 1947. Four of these pocket watches were made or assembled in the famous Swiss Valle de Joux; the history of this birthplace of complicated watch movements will be covered.

The Lunch Time Talk will take place in the basement classroom of the NAWCC National Watch & Clock Museum, 514 Poplar Street, Columbia, PA, and is free to the public. Attendees are encouraged to visit the Museum to see the more than 12,000 other treasures on display. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for children 5 to 16, and free for children under 5.

For more information, contact us at 717-684-8261, ext. 211; For directions, hours, and general Museum information, visit our website at

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