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!

CW21 cert

Become a member today

Improve your skills

Expand your network

Fuel your passion

Increase your profits

Upcoming Events / Classes

Build a Watch New Orleans

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Adler’s Jewelry
2937 Veterans Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002 United States

Join AWCI’s Watchmaking professionals as we join with Adler’s Jewelry on April 7, 2019 in a day of watchmaking on 2937 Veterans Blvd Metairie in Louisiana .  This is your opportunity to assemble a Swiss Made ETA 6497 movement, lubricate the moving parts, install a dial and hands, and ca...

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Build a Watch Portland

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Chris King Precision Components
2801 NW Nela St
Portland, OR 97210 United States

Join AWCI at Chris King Precision Components in Portland Oregon for a Build A Watch class on April 14th 2019. This is your opportunity to assemble a Swiss Made ETA 6497 movement, lubricate the moving parts, install a dial and hands, and case up your very own watch before wearing it home. The event...

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Quartz & Quartz Chronograph Service Procedures & Diagnostics

April 15 @ 8:00 am - April 19 @ 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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WATCH 230: Balance Staffing & Timing Course

May 6 @ 8:00 am - May 10 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Build on what you know in this course by investigating the verification and analysis of the escapement function, poising (static and dynamic), truing, and timing adjustment in a mechanical watch, cutting out a balance staff on the lathe, adjusting the balance staff, and removing the balance staff fr...

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CW21 Exam

May 18 @ 8:00 am - May 20 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Get certified today, the CW21 Exam is a 3-day examination covering topics in the AWCI Standards & Practices.   It is also available to take the CW21 Exam in a modular format.  Examinees are welcome to take the 4 components separately at at their own pace.  For more details contact our Educati...

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