For the Clockmaker

AWCI serves member clockmakersStore by providing technical information, educational services and marketing support, along with a host of discounted business services. You’ll find a wealth of information in each topic listed below.

As your national trade association, we are here to support you and your business. Should you need additional services beyond what you find here, contact us at: 866-367-2924 or moc.icwanull@ofni

AWCI is the only repository for watch and clock case marking information in the U.S. We have issued over 5,500 case marks to date.

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AWCI Referral DirectoryAre you signed up on this national directory which can supply your business with clock repair and service leads? Be sure you keep your business information up-to-date!
Click here to visit the Member Directory

insuranceEnjoy AWCI discounts on everything from health insurance to FedEx shipping to Office Depot purchases—and much more.
Click here to view our Business Services and Member Benefits (PDF format)

This helpful service connects job-seekers with employers. Postings can include both online listings and placement in Horological Times.
Click here to visit the Career Center

EducationInformation on continuing education and traveling bench courses.
Click here to visit our continuing education section

Convention and Educational SymposiumExciting annual events offers numerous educational, networking and business opportunities. The 2012 AWCI Annual Convention and Educational Symposium will be held next August in Denver, Colorado. More information to come!
Click here to visit our convention and educational symposium section

These marketing pieces can be used in two ways:

Use for Post Card Mailer: Mail to your customer list or purchased data base to remind/inform consumers of proper service intervals.

Use for Completed Repairs Insert:Insert this into your completed repair packaging to educate/inform your customers on proper watch care and service intervals.

Options for Printing:

THE EASY WAY:

Let our HT printer handle everything! Click here to contact Crest Graphics for a quote. They have the artwork and can personalize everything for you.

USE YOUR QUICK PRINTER:

CLICK HERE to download the instructions and artwork. Take these to your quick printer.

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Horological Times MagazineYour membership includes a subscription to our monthly Horological Times magazine. This leading industry publication includes technical articles, business topics and information on industry trends and suppliers.
Click here to visit our Horological Times section

AWCI ‘s clock training partner is David J. LaBounty, CMC, FBHI. He is offering these web-based clock classes to AWCI clock makers.

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LibraryBooks are free to borrow. Videos are a $5.00 rental fee. For each, you are responsible for return postage. Limit 2 per request. Contact AWCI: moc.icwanull@ofni

marketing-supportAWCI provides you with a range of marketing materials and information. This includes downloadable direct mailers and posters, magazine editorial opportunities, publicity and social media ideas, and more.
Click here to visit our marketing support section

Technical GuidesFind scores of technical documents to assist with clock repairs and service.
TECHNICAL GUIDES ARE COMING SOON…

Have a specific request?
Members can submit TWO technical requests at a time. AWCI encourages members to send pictures or drawings of obscure Items.
Click here to send an email request to moc.icwanull@ofni

Clock repair and service tools for the modern clockmakers shop.

From the AWCI Standards & Practices Manual

 

Tooling List For Clockmakers

  1. WW style lathe and collet set, tooling (gravers) and burnishers
  2. Measuring devices (with both inch and metric)—calipers is essential,
    micrometer is optional
  3. Number drill set
  4. Assorted files, buff sticks and abrasives
  5. Torch/alcohol lamp with solders and fluxes
  6. Jewelers saw and blades
  7. Bench pin
  8. Letdown keys
  9. Mainspring clamps
  10. Bushing system tools and bushings (KWM, American or Bergeon)
  11. Cutting and smoothing broach sets and handles
  12. Assorted hand tools—pliers, screwdrivers, nut drivers, hammers, etc.
  13. Staking tool set or punch set and bench blocks
  14. Lubricants, oils and applicators
  15. Cleaning and drying system—that is safe!
  16. Bench vise
  17. Assorted tweezers
  18. Pegwood, etc. for cleaning pivot holes, etc.
  19. Safety goggles or glasses
  20. Leather gloves and work protection gloves
  21. Brass and steel stock
  22. Loupes or optics
  23. A variety of movement test stands

Optional Tooling Recommendations

  1. Drill press
  2. Bench mill
  3. Dental burrs or jewelers burrs
  4. Mainspring winder
  5. Electronic movement timer
  6. Ultrasonic cleaner(s)
  7. Bushing tool
  8. Larger lathe (6” and up with necessary tooling)
  9. Step chucks, bezel chucks and drill chucks (even for the WW lathe)