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.

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!

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Upcoming Events / Classes

Build a Clock Course

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cincinnati Observatory
3489 Observatory Pl
Cincinnati, OH 45208 United States
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Learn how mechanical clocks work while assembling your very own clock. Your introduction to clockmaking begins with a tour of the Cincinnati Observatory and a short lecture about timekeepings relationship to astronomy. Then you will sit down at a clockmakers bench and the experienced clockmakers at ...

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Board of Directors Conference Call

July 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Go To Meeting

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

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Introduction to Watchmaking

July 16 @ 8:00 am - July 18 @ 5:00 pm
NAWCC School of Horology
514 Poplar Street
Columbia, PA 17512 United States
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Are you looking to start your education in watchmaking?  Are you a collector who has always wanted to try watchmaking?  Do you work in the industry, but you’ve never sat down behind the bench?  Well, this is your chance! The AWCI Introduction to Watchmaking course is the best way for beginners,...

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Restoration & Construction Techniques

July 30 @ 8:00 am - August 3 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Learn the techniques involved in vintage restoration and the construction of “kit” watches used by high-end manufacturers. Instructor: Henrik Korpela To Register call Rob McLeod at 866-FOR-AWCI (367-2924), ext. 303 Click Here to see the Syllabus for this course Tool List Non-member Price $1,24...

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21st Century Watchmaking Standards

August 6 @ 8:00 am - August 10 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Evaluate your skillset in this course by exploring the fundamentals of modern mechanical watch repair including cleanliness, lubrication, endshake adjustment, and may include the verification and analysis of escapement function. Instructor: Tom Schomaker, CMW21 To Register call Rob McLeod at 866-F...

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