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

The Archie Perkins Mobile Horology Classroom is coming in 2019! Horological education will be more accessible than ever before.

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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

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Upcoming Events / Classes

Restoration & Construction Techniques

July 30 @ 8:00 am - August 3 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Learn the techniques involved in vintage restoration and the construction of “kit” watches used by high-end manufacturers. Instructor: Henrik Korpela To Register call Rob McLeod at 866-FOR-AWCI (367-2924), ext. 303 Click Here to see the Syllabus for this course Tool List Non-member Price $1,24...

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21st Century Watchmaking Standards

August 6 @ 8:00 am - August 10 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Evaluate your skillset in this course by exploring the fundamentals of modern mechanical watch repair including cleanliness, lubrication, endshake adjustment, and may include the verification and analysis of escapement function. Instructor: Tom Schomaker, CMW21 To Register call Rob McLeod at 866-F...

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Board of Directors Conference Call

August 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Go To Meeting

Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors open to all members.

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A Day of Watchmaking – Build a Watch

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Richter & Phillips
601 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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Join AWCI’s Watchmaking professionals at Richter & Philips Jewelers on August 11th, as they lead a day of watchmaking in downtown Cincinnati.  This is your opportunity to assemble a Swiss Made ETA 6497 movement, lubricate the moving parts, install a dial and hands, and case up your very ...

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Modular CW21 Exam

August 16 - August 17
New York, NY

Get certified today, start the process of completing all 4 components of the CW21 Exam. This exam is conveniently scheduled just after our Chronograph course, so that you can take the course and then take the Chronograph component of the exam while all of the information is still fresh in your mind....

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