West Coast Clock and Watch Museum
is now part of the
Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum Vista California
Vista, California, Located on 55 acres the Antique Gas & Steam
Engine Museum is home to more than just tractors and engines. In
our 40 years here in Vista we have welcomed other organization such as
the California Blacksmith Association, the Palomar Handweavers Guild,
and the Short Track Railroad.
Since September 2000 the WCCWM has been housed in Bellingham,
Washington, at the historic Old Bellingham City Hall. This was
never intended to be a permanent location but rather an incubation spot
to achieve the goal of a permanent home. WCCWM was unable
to expand, or materially increase the exhibits. Lack of exhibit
space also limited the donation of some sizeable collections of clocks
and watches and with the location being so far north it was
inaccessible to most people. Due to this and other considerations
WCCWM is pleased to now be in Vista with the potential of achieving
their ultimate goals.
For additional information on WCCWM and the transfer of the collection please visit www.agsem.com and click on exhibits.
Donations can be made online
or mail. Online donations can be made with Paypal by clicking the
Donate button below. You do not need a PayPal account to make a
Alternatively, please send a check payable to “West Coast Clock &
for your tax-deductible donation directly to:
West Coast Clock and Watch Museum Building Fund
P.O. Box 32403
San Jose, CA 95152
Donations of clocks, watches or other items can be
discussed with either
Ron Bechler or Ron Kowalski at the addresses belowl
For additional information and or questions please contact:
Ernie Lopez (WCCWM Curator)
PO Box 5992
Silverdale, WA 98315
William Lockyer (President Ch
460 Main St. # 109
Placerville, CA 95667
Ron Bechler, Director
726 Royal Glen Dr.
San Jose, CA 95133
Ron Kowalski (WCCWM Treasurer)
1427 East Village Ln., #B
Bellingham, WA 98226
National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (nawcc) members from
Western United States and Western Canada have organized themselves to
support the museum by forming a distinct NAWCC chapter known
as “Friends of the
West Coast Clock & Watch Museum, Chapter 180”.
AGSEM is an IRS 501(c)3 educational corporation. As such, all donations
are fully tax deductible for both Federal and California income tax
Vista, California is located in northwestern San Diego County. Located
just seven miles from the Pacific Ocean, 70 miles south of Disneyland,
near to U.S. Marine Corps' Camp Pendleton, 36 miles from Temecula, 14
minute drive to Oceanside, south of Anaheim, 45 miles north of Seaworld
California, 90 miles south of Los Angeles.
Vista California is home to the Antique gas and steam Museum. Home to a
variety of engines powered by kerosene, gasoline, diesel and steam
power used in Tractors from the early experimental models to the 50s. A
collection of large gas and diesel engines used from the 1890s to the
1940s for powering everything from farms to factories before
electricity and electric motors became readily available.
There’s also home to several other museums and associations including.
California Blacksmith Association: Vista Forge. A active Association of
amateur and professional blacksmiths and metal working
fans. Palomar handweavers supporting handweavers and
handspinners, Short Track Railroad a N scale model Railroad club with
three Museum quality layouts, Lima Bean Museum.