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 Supporting and Advancing Horology through Education and Cooperation.

Upcoming Events

Introduction to Basic Clock Repair Skills

January 4, 2023 @ 8:00 am - January 6, 2023 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Introduction to Basic Clock Repair Skills is a foundational class that offers to those new to clocks a basic understanding of the most fundamental operations involved in clock repair, restoration, and conservation and to those more advanced a deeper understanding and exposure to different techniques...

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3 months ago

The 2022 AWCI Fall Symposium is three weeks away! Register now!!

It is that time of year again – time to get together and celebrate AWCI, its efforts and its mission!

The 2022 AWCI Fall Symposium takes place September 29-October 1 at AWCI headquarters outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, with the goal to bring its members and others in the horological community together for a weekend of fellowship, learning and planning for the future.

Registration is open for those wanting to attend, and can be done at the following link: awci.memberclicks.net/2022symposiumregistration

Attendees can also register by contacting AWCI Office Manager James Sprague at james@awci.com, or by phone at 513-367-9800, ext. 301.

The registration fees of $150 cover all classes, lectures, discussions and demonstrations throughout the three-day event, along with lunches and dinners throughout the Symposium. Attendees are free to float between classes, lectures and demonstrations as they desire.

From clock case restoration to putting a new lathe through its paces, business classes, a demonstration on oiling, a panel discussion on young watchmakers, David Lindow’s Rose Engine, a watch sales/tool mart and more, this Symposium will have something for everyone!

Register today! #horology #time #clocks #clockmaker #clockmaking #watches #watchmakerslathe #lathe #roseengine #watches #watchmakingworkshop #watchesofinstagram #watchmakerlathes #horological #horoloupe #horologist #horologicalmachines #horologicaltools
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The 2022 AWCI Fall Symposium is three weeks away! Register now!!

It is that time of year again – time to get together and celebrate AWCI, its efforts and its mission!

The 2022 AWCI Fall Symposium takes place September 29-October 1 at AWCI headquarters outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, with the goal to bring its members and others in the horological community together for a weekend of fellowship, learning and planning for the future.

Registration is open for those wanting to attend, and can be done at the following link: https://awci.memberclicks.net/2022symposiumregistration

Attendees can also register by contacting AWCI Office Manager James Sprague at james@awci.com, or by phone at 513-367-9800, ext. 301.

The registration fees of $150 cover all classes, lectures, discussions and demonstrations throughout the three-day event, along with lunches and dinners throughout the Symposium. Attendees are free to float between classes, lectures and demonstrations as they desire.

From clock case restoration to putting a new lathe through its paces, business classes, a demonstration on oiling, a panel discussion on young watchmakers, David Lindow’s Rose Engine, a watch sales/tool mart and more, this Symposium will have something for everyone!

Register today! #horology #time #clocks #clockmaker #clockmaking #watches #watchmakerslathe #lathe #roseengine #watches #watchmakingworkshop #watchesofinstagram #watchmakerlathes #horological #horoloupe #horologist #horologicalmachines #horologicaltools
3 months ago

Register now for the 2022 AWCI Fall Symposium!!

It is that time of year again – time to get together and celebrate AWCI, its efforts and its mission!

The 2022 AWCI Fall Symposium takes place September 29-October 1 at AWCI headquarters outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, with the goal to bring its members and others in the horological community together for a weekend of fellowship, learning and planning for the future.

Among the programs to take place during the three-day event, which marks the 62nd anniversary of AWCI’s founding, will include presentations on slide rest maintenance; presentations on lubricants; the testing the tolerances of a watchmaker’s lathe from a new horological tool company, along with a gear cutting session on that very lathe; and a panel discussion on the topic of what needs to be done to get more young watchmakers into repair shops.

Also being worked on as possibilities for the event are a business class; a potential clock case class; a watch sales/tool market; presentations on depthing tools and gearing, along with pivot straightening; and more.

Taking place will also be AWCI’s annual in-person meeting of its Board of Directors, along with the swearing in of two of its new board members – Mike Creasey and Scott Walters. AWCI’s Affiliate Chapter and Industry Advisory Board will also hold their annual meetings, the awardees of the 2022 Harold J. and Marie Borneman Greenwood Memorial Fund Grants will be announced, the winner of the bidding on the vintage rolltop watchmakers bench by the AWCI Education Library and Museum (ELM) Trust will be announced, and more.

That's only a sampling of the programming for the AWCI Fall Symposium, as more is still being worked on for the event. Registration is now open for those wanting to attend – the cost is $150 per person, which includes all activities and meals, including the Saturday night dinner, taking place at the event.

Registration is open for those wanting to attend, and can be done at the following link: awci.memberclicks.net/2022symposiumregistration

Attendees can also register by contacting AWCI Office Manager James Sprague at james@awci.com, or by phone at 513-367-9800, ext. 301.

For those wanting to book their hotel stays for the Fall Symposium, there are two local hotels in the vicinity of AWCI headquarters which offer AWCI member rates and are within a five-minute drive of AWCI headquarters. Those two hotels are the following:

Best Western Whitewater Inn

391 Comfort Drive Harrison, Ohio 45030

513-845-4970

AWCI member rate: $74 per night



Holiday Inn Express

10906 New Haven Road Harrison, Ohio 45030

513-367-1111

AWCI member rates: $79 per night



Other activities, taking place outside of the Fall Symposium, which may be of interest to attendees include the Cincinnati Bengals hosting the Miami Dolphins on September 29 for Thursday Night Football at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati; Major League Soccer’s FC Cincinnati hosting the Chicago Fire at Cincinnati’s TQL Stadium on October 1; the Cincinnati Toy and Collectible Show on October 2, the Cincinnati Reds hosting the Chicago Cubs October 3-5 at Great American Ballpark; and the acclaimed Broadway production Hamilton at Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center on October 2, among other events.

We want to see as many of you as we can fit in the building, and we can't wait to see you at AWCI headquarters next month! #horology#horological#watchmaking#clocks#watches#watch#clockmaking#time
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Register now for the 2022 AWCI Fall Symposium!!

It is that time of year again – time to get together and celebrate AWCI, its efforts and its mission!

The 2022 AWCI Fall Symposium takes place September 29-October 1 at AWCI headquarters outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, with the goal to bring its members and others in the horological community together for a weekend of fellowship, learning and planning for the future.

Among the programs to take place during the three-day event, which marks the 62nd anniversary of AWCI’s founding, will include presentations on slide rest maintenance; presentations on lubricants; the testing the tolerances of a watchmaker’s lathe from a new horological tool company, along with a gear cutting session on that very lathe; and a panel discussion on the topic of what needs to be done to get more young watchmakers into repair shops.

Also being worked on as possibilities for the event are a business class; a potential clock case class; a watch sales/tool market; presentations on depthing tools and gearing, along with pivot straightening; and more.

Taking place will also be AWCI’s annual in-person meeting of its Board of Directors, along with the swearing in of two of its new board members – Mike Creasey and Scott Walters. AWCI’s Affiliate Chapter and Industry Advisory Board will also hold their annual meetings, the awardees of the 2022 Harold J. and Marie Borneman Greenwood Memorial Fund Grants will be announced, the winner of the bidding on the vintage rolltop watchmakers bench by the AWCI Education Library and Museum (ELM) Trust will be announced, and more.

Thats only a sampling of the programming for the AWCI Fall Symposium, as more is still being worked on for the event. Registration is now open for those wanting to attend – the cost is $150 per person, which includes all activities and meals, including the Saturday night dinner, taking place at the event.

Registration is open for those wanting to attend, and can be done at the following link: https://awci.memberclicks.net/2022symposiumregistration

Attendees can also register by contacting AWCI Office Manager James Sprague at james@awci.com, or by phone at 513-367-9800, ext. 301.

For those wanting to book their hotel stays for the Fall Symposium, there are two local hotels in the vicinity of AWCI headquarters which offer AWCI member rates and are within a five-minute drive of AWCI headquarters. Those two hotels are the following:

Best Western Whitewater Inn

391 Comfort Drive Harrison, Ohio 45030

513-845-4970

AWCI member rate: $74 per night

 

Holiday Inn Express

10906 New Haven Road Harrison, Ohio 45030

513-367-1111

AWCI member rates: $79 per night

 

Other activities, taking place outside of the Fall Symposium, which may be of interest to attendees include the Cincinnati Bengals hosting the Miami Dolphins on September 29 for Thursday Night Football at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati; Major League Soccer’s FC Cincinnati hosting the Chicago Fire at Cincinnati’s TQL Stadium on October 1; the Cincinnati Toy and Collectible Show on October 2, the Cincinnati Reds hosting the Chicago Cubs October 3-5 at Great American Ballpark; and the acclaimed Broadway production Hamilton at Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center on October 2, among other events.

We want to see as many of you as we can fit in the building, and we cant wait to see you at AWCI headquarters next month! #horology#horological#watchmaking#clocks#watches#watch#clockmaking#time
5 months ago

Michael Gainey, CC21, imparting some Herschede wisdom during his class this week at @americanwatchmakers #clock #clockgeek #clockmechanism #clockmaking #clockrestoration #clockrepair #horology #horoloupe #horological #horologist #bell #bells #clocks ... See MoreSee Less

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