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California Watch And Clock Collector Event

The San Diego Chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC), Chapter 59, is pleased to announce that the Southwest California Regional will be opening its doors to the public for the first time ever. The Southwest California Regional is an annual sales event for collectors of antique and vintage watches and clocks. The public will be admitted Saturday, November 22, from 9 am to 3 pm. Saturday-only admission costs $10 at the door.

“This is a great opportunity for anybody who’s interested in collectible clocks and watches to come get a preview of what’s available to NAWCC members,” says Mark Weaver, General Chairman of the Southwest California Regional. “You’ll get unlimited access to all the dealer tables, resources, and bargains.”

“If you’re at the Fairgrounds for the Del Mar Antique Show, come check us out in the Wyland Center,” Weaver says. “Especially if you’re looking for antique and vintage watches and clocks – we’ll have the place filled with them!”

“And, of course, we’d love you to join the NAWCC,” Weaver adds. “We’ll have plenty of applications on hand.”

The Southwest California Regional is a three-day event, held November 20-22, 2008, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, California. The Mart, which is the sales part of the event, attracts horological sellers and buyers from all over the world, all seeking treasures and making deals over more than 250 tables jam-packed with watches, clocks, spare parts, watchmaking and clockmaking tools, reference books, watch and clock accessories, and more.

Many antique dealers attend the Southwest California Regional to replenish their inventory of vintage clocks and watches, making it one of the few major events at which the average collector can discover true “wholesale” deals on collectible timepieces. And now, this once-private event is open to the public for one day.

“We’d love to see a lot of people take advantage of this opportunity,” Weaver says. “This is the first time we’ve ever opened the Mart up to the public. And Saturday – it’s the last day of the Mart, so dealers would rather sell stuff than pack it back up. It’s traditionally been a good day for bargains.”

“Come on down!” Weaver says, with a wide, welcoming smile.

The Southwest California Regional will also have a display of antique and vintage watches and clocks.

For more information about the Southwest California Regional, visit

About NAWCC Chapter 59
The NAWCC is a non-profit organization, and Chapter 59 is the San Diego chapter of the NAWCC. It produces and manages the annual Southwest California Regional every November with its co-host, Chapter 136. Chapter 59 members come from all over San Diego County. Visit NAWCC Chapter 59’s website at to learn about monthly meeting times and member benefits.