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.

Time-Con 2020

October 8-10

Cincinnati, Ohio

Time-Con 2020 and the American Timepiece Fair have been rescheduled for this fall due to the coronavirus COVID-19. 

Click here for a notice about the coronavirus COVID-19.

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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!

CW21 cert

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Upcoming Events / Classes

Clock Basics 2: Adjusting the Crutch and Putting the Clock in Beat

June 2 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm UTC-4

The objective of this webinar is to examine the interrelationship between the crutch and the pendulum rod. An improperly aligned crutch will surely stop the clock! Additionally, the crutch is used to “put the clock into beat”. An out of beat clocks sounds terrible, and may stop the clock...

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Webinar: Lubrication 2: Oilers

June 3 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm UTC-4
Properly Oiled Cap Jewel

This webinar is the second in a series of webinars on lubrication topics designed for professional watchmakers. Topics will include selecting and maintaining various types of oilers including automatic oilers. AWCI Webinar Webinar: Lubrication 2: Oilers Wednesday June 3, 2020 1:15 – 2:15PM EDT...

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Webinar: Watch Basics 4: The Automatic Watch

June 9 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm UTC-4

This webinar is perfect for the watch collector, enthusiast, beginner horologist, or salesperson. Join us as we discuss the history and basic principles behind automatic winding mechanisms, how they work, and offer a comparison of some different mechanisms on the market today. AWCI Webinar Webinar: ...

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Webinar: Lubrication 3: Epilame Treatments

June 10 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm UTC-4

This webinar is the third in a series for professional watchmakers on lubrication topics. In this webinar we will discuss the purpose of epilame treatments and discuss the various types on the market along with standard procedures for their application. AWCI Webinar Webinar: Lubrication 3: Epilame T...

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Watch 240: The Swiss Lever Escapement

June 15 @ 8:00 am - June 19 @ 3:00 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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An acceptable amount of lubrication cleanly applied.

            The purpose of this course is to gain a good theoretical understanding in order to evaluate the condition of the lever escapement and thus proceed with the verification and analysis of the escapement functions. Students will learn The fundamentals of the proper ...

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