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

We are on the road bringing horological education to the entire community. Our mobile classroom is available for collectors events and professional training hosted by AWCI or for lease to brands and stores to host your own events.

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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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Become a member today

Improve your skills

Expand your network

Fuel your passion

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Upcoming Events / Classes

Build a Watch – Dallas, TX

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hilton Arlington
2401 E. Lamar Blvd
Arlington, TX 76006 United States

  Join AWCI’s Watchmaking professionals as we journey to Dallas, TX on January 25th, 2020 for a day of watchmaking. Our Build a Watch 2.0 includes a newly designed in-house watch case in stainless steel or pvd, your choice of 4 dials, and 3 different styles of hands. This is your opportun...

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Build a Watch – Orlando, FL

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
FL United States

  Join AWCI’s Watchmaking professionals as we journey to Orlando, FL on February 8th, 2020 for a day of watchmaking with Orlando Watch Co. Our Build a Watch 2.0 includes a newly designed in-house watch case in stainless steel or pvd, your choice of 4 dials, and 3 different styles of hands...

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WATCH 180: Basic Watch Servicing

February 10 @ 8:00 am - February 14 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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The purpose of this course is to teach the student the basics of a modern mechanical watch with some complication, such as a calendar or another feature. The size of the movements used will be smaller than those used in the Introduction class and the 21st Century class. They will consist of both new...

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Build a Watch Richter & Phillips Jewelers

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Richter & Phillips
601 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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Join AWCI as we team up again with Richter & Phillips Jewelers for a great Build a Watch Event.  This year we will be in our Archie Perkins Mobile Horology Classroom parked in front of their beautiful store.  Our Build a Watch 2.0 includes a newly designed in-house watch case in stainless stee...

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Watch 100: Introduction to Watchmaking

February 17 @ 8:00 am - February 21 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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        A survey course for the new or prospective watchmaker covering the basic skills and techniques used by the modern watchmaker. This class is perfect for anyone thinking about entering the profession of watchmaking or for the individual who just wants to gain a better appre...

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