NAWCC is a 501(c)3 corporation devoted to advancing the science of horology (watches, clocks and other timekeeping instruments). NAWCC is membership based with 25,000 members internationally. The NAWCC operates the National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, PA and has over 150 affiliated chapters in the United States and abroad. The NAWCC Message Board provides the public service of responding to questions about watches and clocks from the general public. The NAWCC and its affiliates hold 26 regional meetings each year in addition to the National Meeting and the Ward Francillon Time Symposium dedicated to research and education in horological topics.