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.

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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!

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Become a member today

Improve your skills

Expand your network

Fuel your passion

Increase your profits

Upcoming Events / Classes

Watch 350: Tool making for watchmakers & Clockmakers: The watchmaker’s Lathe II

January 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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  This course is a continuation to Watchmaker’s Lathe I and the purpose is to teach the student the necessary knowledge and hand-skills to manufacture various parts in steel that will be functional in a mechanical watch, e.g. the winding stem.   Prerequisite:  Watch 250: Essential Micro...

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Watch 250 The Essential Micromechanics – The Watchmakers Lathe I

January 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Join us at AWCI headquarters for one of these great Lathe classes. In Watch 250 you will learn Basic Micromechanics skills on the lathe.

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Watch 350: Tool Making for Watchmakers and Clockmakers: The Watchmaker’s Lathe II

January 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Build a Watch – San Diego, CA

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
LA United States

  Join AWCI’s Watchmaking professionals as we journey to San Diego, CA 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 different styles of hands. This is your opportunity to assemble a S...

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Build a Watch – San Diego, CA

January 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Orlando Watch Co
329 N Park Ave #103
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

  Join AWCI’s Watchmaking professionals as we journey to San Diego, CA on January 11th, 2020 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 different styles of hands. This is your oppor...

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