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.


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

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Upcoming Events / Classes

Case & Bracelet Refinishing

January 17 @ 8:00 am - January 19 @ 5:00 pm
Hilton Long Beach
701 West Ocean Blvd CA 90831 United States + Google Map

Today’s luxury watch consumer demands perfection. This course is perfect for the watchmaker or dedicated refinisher. It will help you achieve the different finishes on modern watch cases. Also covered is disassembly and assembly of common watch cases. Includes Polishing Kit (3 CEUs) Instructor: To...

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AWCI Exhibits at Kentucky Thoroughbred Regional

January 19 @ 9:00 am - January 20 @ 12:00 pm
Clarion Hotel, Lexington KY
1950 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511 United States
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Join us at the NAWCC Lexington Regional where we promote our classes, books, and services.

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21st Century Watchmaking Standards

February 5 @ 8:00 am - February 9 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Evaluate your skill set 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-...

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Board of Directors Conference Call

February 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Go To Meeting

Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors open to all members. Please register for AWCI Board of Directors Meeting – February 8, 2018 on Feb 8, 2018 8:00 PM EST at: The February meeting of the AWCI Board of Directors — open ...

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Balance Staffing & Timing

February 12 @ 8:00 am - February 16 @ 5:00 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 a lathe, adjusting the balance staff, and removing the balance staff from...

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