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 Supporting and Advancing Horology through Education and Cooperation.

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Watch 100: Introduction to Watchmaking

February 7 @ 8:00 am - February 11 @ 3:00 pm UTC-5
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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1 week ago

Always wanted to learn about watchmaking, but can’t attend our Introduction to Watchmaking course in-person? Don’t fret! Check out our online distance learning introductory course, Explore Watchmaking, at www.awci.com/educationcareers/distance-learning/

The class takes place Feb. 25 from 1-5 p.m., and March 7 from 4-8 p.m. EST, led by our Education Director Jason Champion. To register, visit our website at the web address above or email us at info@awci.com. #watchmaker #watchmakingschool #watchmakerlathe #watchmakerbench #watches #peoplemakingwatches #watch #watchmakingstudent #time #timekeeper #horology #horologist #horoloupe #horological #horologymania #watchmakingstudent #watchschool #horologycommunity
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Always wanted to learn about watchmaking, but can’t attend our Introduction to Watchmaking course in-person? Don’t fret! Check out our online distance learning introductory course, Explore Watchmaking, at https://www.awci.com/educationcareers/distance-learning/ The class takes place Feb. 25 from 1-5 p.m., and March 7 from 4-8 p.m. EST, led by our Education Director Jason Champion. To register, visit our website at the web address above or email us at info@awci.com. #watchmaker #watchmakingschool #watchmakerlathe #watchmakerbench #watches #peoplemakingwatches #watch #watchmakingstudent #time #timekeeper #horology #horologist #horoloupe #horological #horologymania #watchmakingstudent #watchschool #horologycommunity
3 weeks ago

Our Archie Perkins Mobile Horology Classroom, after our wonderful trip to @orlandowatchco in November, stopped by the birthplace of its namesake, Frances, Kentucky, and his first ever watch shop located in Lola, Kentucky. Mr. Perkins’ first shop is now the Lola Community Center. #watch #watches #watchmakerbench #watchmakingtools #watchmaker #watchmakingschool #legend #watchmakinghistory #watchmakingworkshop ... See MoreSee Less

Our Archie Perkins Mobile Horology Classroom, after our wonderful trip to @orlandowatchco in November, stopped by the birthplace of its namesake, Frances, Kentucky, and his first ever watch shop located in Lola, Kentucky. Mr. Perkins’ first shop is now the Lola Community Center. #watch #watches #watchmakerbench #watchmakingtools #watchmaker #watchmakingschool #legend #watchmakinghistory #watchmakingworkshop

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That's awesome! Archie would have loved to have been there!

Archie would have loved this!

Wonderful to read.

You should come to the panhandle of Florida!

You need to come to NC.

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3 weeks ago

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! We had a busy one ourselves, sending out AWCI membership renewals galore and prepping for the start of our 2022 classes next month!! Check out awci.com for more info on membership and our 2022 course schedule! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! We had a busy one ourselves, sending out AWCI membership renewals galore and prepping for the start of our 2022 classes next month!! #watches #watchmakerslathe #watch #watchmakerbench #horology #horoloupe #horological #horologist #horologicalmachines #clock #clockmaking #watchmakingschool #watchmaking #clockmechanism #time ... See MoreSee Less

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! We had a busy one ourselves, sending out AWCI membership renewals galore and prepping for the start of our 2022 classes next month!! Check out awci.com for more info on membership and our 2022 course schedule! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! We had a busy one ourselves, sending out AWCI membership renewals galore and prepping for the start of our 2022 classes next month!! #watches #watchmakerslathe #watch #watchmakerbench #horology #horoloupe #horological #horologist #horologicalmachines #clock #clockmaking #watchmakingschool #watchmaking #clockmechanism #time
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