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!

CW21 cert

Become a member today

Improve your skills

Expand your network

Fuel your passion

Increase your profits

Upcoming Events / Classes

Watch 102: Watchmaking Theory

September 4 @ 8:00 am - September 6 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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This is a user friendly course explaining the inner workings of a watch. It is a must for anyone considering taking the CW21. It fills in some of the blanks and allows you to understand not only functional issues, but theoretical ones as well. Differences between modern fast beat watches verses thei...

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Watch 220: Modern Mechanical Chronograph

September 16 @ 8:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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  The purpose of this course is to teach the student all the basics of the modern mechanical chronographs that are most prevalent on today’s market as well as to give the student a profound understanding of how chronograph watches operate. Prerequisites: It would be of extreme benefit for the...

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World Maker Faire – NYC

September 21 - September 22
New York, NY

Watch 200: Modern Automatic Watches

September 30 @ 8:00 am - October 4 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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  The purpose of this course is to teach the student all the fundamentals of modern mechanical automatic watch repair that are most prevalent on today’s market. The student will learn how to perform the various diagnostics in evaluating the condition of the various components, cleaning, assem...

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Build a Watch – Peter Franklin Jewelers – Fort Wayne, IN

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Peter Franklin Jewelers
1111 E Dupont Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46825 United States

Join AWCI’s Watchmaking professionals in Fort Wayne, Indiana as they team up with Peter Franklin Jewelers on October 5, 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 different styles o...

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