West Coast Clock and Watch Museum
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 http://agsem.com/exhibit-wccwm.php and click on exhibits.

A check should be payable to the (AGSEM) "Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum" and return to Rod Groenewold at the address below.

But be sure to write (WCCWM) For "West Coast Clock Watch Museum“ On the Memo line so it goes to our designated account there.

Rod Groenewold
2040 N Santa Fe Ave
Vista, CA 92083

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) FNAWCC
Silverdale, WA

Ron Bechler, FNAWCC
726 Royal Glen Dr.
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 926-3212

Ron Kowalski
1427 East Village Ln., #B
Bellingham, WA 98226

National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (nawcc) members from the 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”.

The AGSEM is an IRS 501(c)3 educational corporation. As such, all donations are fully tax deductible for both Federal and California income tax purposes.

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.

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