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 has been canceled

We hope you will join us in 2021

Cincinnati, Ohio

Time-Con 2020 and the American Timepiece Fair have been canceled due to the coronavirus COVID-19.   We hope you will join us in 2021 

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.

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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

Hairspring 1: ETA Chron System

October 27 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Join AWCI in the new series on hairsprings.  An in-depth discussion of what makes the ETA Chron System unique and user friendly.     Free for AWCI members $15 for general audience    

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Herschede Tubular Bell Restoration Class

March 24, 2021 @ 8:00 am - March 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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  Michael Gainey CC21 Herschede Tubular Bell Restoration Class   March 24-26 2021 Location: AWCI Headquarters in Harrison, Ohio Cost of class:  AWCI members – $595 Non-members – $745   Michael will share his hard earned knowledge gained from forty years of experience through ...

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Practical Gear Cutting for the Horologist Session One

March 24, 2021 @ 8:00 am - March 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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    Come to AWCI in our well-equipped machine shop  and join David Lindow for this practical, hands on class where gearing and gear cutting will be practiced.   Not only will the student learn the basic set ups involved cutting horological gears but multiple approaches to tooling will be...

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Practical Gear Cutting for the Horologist Session Two

March 27, 2021 @ 8:00 am - March 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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    Come to AWCI in our well-equipped machine shop and join David Lindow in the second offering for this practical, hands on class where gearing and gear cutting will be practiced.   Not only will the student learn the basic set ups involved cutting horological gears but multiple approach...

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