Antique clock and watch event open to the public for the first time

NAWCC Chapter 59 in San Diego announces that its annual “Southwest
California Regional” in Del Mar, a massive, multi-dealer sale of
antique and collectible watches and clocks, will be open to the public
for one day only, Saturday, November 22, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in
Del Mar, California.
SAN DIEGO, CA, November 06, 2008  — 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.

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.”

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

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 only.

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
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.

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