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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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A must place to visit

Great museum so much history and beautiful clocks and watches . Worth just visiting the town just... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sue d
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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A very interesting museum

Visiting this unique museum provides a wonderful experience to see the history of the great watches... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Markel52
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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rue des Musees 29, La Chaux-de-Fonds 2300, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum so much history and beautiful clocks and watches . Worth just visiting the town just to see this place. Also some great automaton’s to see .

Thank sue d
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Visiting this unique museum provides a wonderful experience to see the history of the great watches Industry of Swiss coupled with the variety of this world - very intresting

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

did it without the audio guide and it was fine for a first visit, though a bit overwhelming. will use one next time around.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Very interesting display of time measuring devices. It gives a lot of history as well as a display of watches and clocks from different times and places. Very aesthetic museum. Not easy to find in the city but worthwhile making the effort.

Thank kls42
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

As the titles says. I, unfortunately, am not that into watches, so I was mindlessly walking as my husband was enjoying himself. The museum has many interesting exhibits and loads to see. Staff also very nice. Just the plan of museum isn't very clear when...More

Thank Tina Q
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This museum is one of the most professional, interesting and Well Done museums I have ever seen. From showing how watches work to showing all types of old and new watch models it really has it all. The accompanying recording device helps to understand many...More

Thank MikionVacation
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

A must do if you are in Switzerland - hundreds of time pieces on display with explanation about the mechanics. Very interesting and mind blowing seeing all the ancient clocks - and they all seem to be still working!! You must get the audio guide...More

Thank Subashini S
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Amazing display of time pieces. Properly called something like Le Musee International d'Horlogerie.Take your time strolling through and note the history. The emphasis here is not so much on the watches themselves but, rather, on the science that spawned them. As you meander the case...More

Thank Zoom_Gotti
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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
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Reviewed 15 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

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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
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