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.


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

CLOCK 120: The American Style Time-and-Strike Movement

October 23 @ 8:00 am - October 25 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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This introductory course is to present the learner with the various aspects of clocks. There is much to know! What will be stressed in this 3-day hands-on educational program will be an examination of an American style time/strike movement. This movement is a most common example of clocks found in r...

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Florida Watchmakers Association Annual Convention

October 25 - October 27
Tampa, FL
Tampa, FL United States + Google Map

Horological Association of Virginia Educational Symposium

November 2 - November 3
VA United States

Build a Watch – Adler’s Jewelry in Metairie, Lousiana

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adler’s Jewelry
2937 Veterans Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002 United States

Join AWCI’s Watchmaking professionals as we return to Metairie, Lousiana and they team up with Adler’s Jewelry on November 3, 2019 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 differ...

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Watch 100: Introduction to Watchmaking

November 11 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 5:00 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 appreciation for the art o...

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