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Three Swiss Watch Museums Worth The Visit

If you are a watch lover, you most likely dream of visiting Switzerland, the luxury watch capital of the world. This summer, you may want to indulge yourself, and while there, maybe even visit one of these three top watch museums...

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One of our favorites is the Beyer Zurich Clock and Watch Museum, which has hundreds of watches and clocks, as well as early timekeepers, on display. You will marvel at the early clepsydras (water clocks), hour glasses and sundials, and then move forward in time to long case clocks and scientific/navigational instruments. It is in the heart of Zurich and is an easy stop.

If you travel up into La Chaux-de-Fonds, one of the key birthplaces of watchmaking, don't miss the chance to visit the International Watchmaking Museum. Here one can witness automatons, astronomical clocks of yesteryear and more.

Stop three is the Brodbeck Guilloche Museum, which focuses on the tools of watchmaking, with lathes, rose turning machines and other tooling from the 18th to 20th centuries. And as a bonus, if you are hitting Geneva, do not miss Patek Philippe's extensive library of watches, pocket watches, clocks and other instruments from a host of brands.