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International Museum of Watches

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Address: rue des Musees 29, La Chaux-de-Fonds 2300, Switzerland
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+41 32 967 68 66
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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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 visit simply to see the hundreds of timepieces on display. Don't be deceived- it's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 other exhibits about how time pieces of the centuries have been made and their historical... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 are rare and interesting. At the last part you can get detailed information about 20th... More 

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Paris, France
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 guide, it will provide lots of very interesting information, without it you will miss a... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 modern watches and a stronger focus on technical development and complications. As you can... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 not long enough (Oh dear, have to plan another visit). Amazing setting and the staff... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This museum lives up to its name, there simply is no other specialised horological museum anywhere in the world that cover such a broad array (both era wise, timekeeper type wise, technological wise, and geograohy wise as MIH. Plan to spend a full day there. Equally rich in watches AND clocks. In addition the building (a purpose built underground cavern)... More 

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