The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) is the premier organization dedicated to the timekeeping or horology industry.

Since 1960 we have been serving watchmakers and clockmakers through our mission of Setting service standards and educating the horological community.

TimeCon 2018

A Horological Gathering


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Do you have a timepiece that needs repair?

For more than 50 years, the members of the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) have been providing the highest quality of care and service for watches and clocks. Please use our professional directory to find a watchmaker or clockmaker near you.

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Learn how a mechanical watch works and build your own watch with the help of our professional watchmaking instructors.

Archie Perkins Mobile Horology Classroom

The Archie Perkins Mobile Horology Classroom is coming in 2019! Horological education will be more accessible than ever before.

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Enhance your skills with education

Our classes are developed in conjunction with our Industry Advisory Board and with the Research & Education Council to meet the specific needs of modern horologists. Sign up for one of our classes today!

Prove yourself with certification

Our 21st century certification gives your customers confidence because they know that your skills have been proven to a board of professionals!

CW21 cert

Become a member today

Improve your skills

Expand your network

Fuel your passion

Increase your profits

Upcoming Events / Classes

Modern Mechanical Chronograph – ETA 7750

August 20 @ 8:00 am - August 24 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Brush up on your chronograph skills before taking the CW21 Exam with this class on the modern mechanical chronograph.  It focuses on the service and adjustment of modern mechanical chronographs, such as the ETA 7750. Instructor: Tom Schomaker, CMW21 To Register call Rob McLeod at 866-FOR-AWCI (36...

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Essential Micromechanics – Watchmaker’s Lathe 1

September 10 @ 8:00 am - September 14 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Learn the basics of operating a watchmaker’s lathe. Including using gravers, cutting shapes, cutting geometry, turning square shoulders, tapered surfaces, sharpening, drilling, cutting out a balance staff, making bushings, measuring and making tools, proper maintenance and much more.

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Board of Directors Conference Call

September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Go To Meeting

Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors open to all members.

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Quartz & Quartz Chronograph Service Procedures & Diagnostics

September 17 @ 8:00 am - September 21 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Expand what you know to increase your profit!  Quartz watches can be one of the most profitable sectors of your business.  This course reviews quartz watch repair and quartz chronographs, including the various important electronic tests, giving you the skills you need to be faster and more consi...

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Gear Train Design & Layout – 3 CEUs

October 8 @ 8:00 am - October 10 @ 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, 78752 United States

This 3-day course presented by David Lindow covers the basics of gear train design and layout for clocks.

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