West Coast Clock and Watch Museum
West Coast Clock and Watch Museum

is now part of the

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum Vista California


WCCWM now has a Facebook page   https://www.facebook.com/westcoastclockmuseum/

Located on 55 acres in Vista, California, 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


How Donate to WCCWM or to Join and Renew Memberships to NAWCC Chapter 180
•    Call your WCCWM donations and Chapter 180 membership applications into our museum with your credit card at AGSEM’s toll free number - (800) 587-2286 – between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Pacific Time. Please tell the museum staff person that your donations or applications are for the Clock & Watch Museum or NAWCC Chapter 180 or

•    Use PayPal by following the instructions at  http://agsem.com/exhibit-wccwm.php or

•    Print donation and membership forms found at http://agsem.com/exhibit-wccwm.php   for mailing to the museum with checks via USPS.

Thanks so much for your support


Ernie Lopez (WCCWM Curator) FNAWCC
Silverdale, WA



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 in northwestern San Diego County. It is located just seven miles from the Pacific Ocean, 70 miles south of Disneyland, and near U.S. Marine Corps' Camp Pendleton. Vista is only a 14 minute drive from downtown Oceanside. It is 36 miles southwest of Temecula, 70 miles south of Anaheim, 45 miles north of SeaWorld California, and 90 miles south of Los Angeles.

Vista’s Antique Gas & Steam Museum is home to a collection of kerosene, gasoline, diesel and steam powered engines, vehicles, and tractors. These artifacts range from early experimental models to ones from the 1950s. The collection includes large gas and diesel engines used from the 1890s to the 1940s to power agriculture and industry prior to the common use of electricity and electric motors.

In addition to WCCWM, AGSEM  (agsem.com) is home to a variety of other museums and associations. Some of these are:
•    California Blacksmith Association’s (CBA) Vista Forge, an association of amateur and professional blacksmiths and metal working fans,  
•    Palomar Handweavers Guild which consists of hand-weavers and hand-spinners,
•    the North San Diego County Young Marines, an organization for school age youth,
•    the Short Track Railroad, an N scale model railroad club with three museum quality layouts, and
•    the History of Local Agriculture exhibit (HOLA) which features artifacts from dry land farms and vineyards in Vista and nearby communities





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