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.

COVID-19 Notice!

Our offices are closed by order of the State of Ohio.  Our essential staff are working from home and can be reached via email or by leaving them a voice mail. We will do our best to respond to your needs given the situation.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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

October 8-10

Cincinnati, Ohio

Time-Con 2020 and the American Timepiece Fair have been rescheduled for this fall due to the coronavirus COVID-19. 

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!

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Become a member today

Improve your skills

Expand your network

Fuel your passion

Increase your profits

Upcoming Events / Classes

Postponed – Build a Watch – Indianapolis, IN

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Meridan Tower Indianapolis, IN
10201 N Illinois St
Indianapolis, IN 46290 United States

Join AWCI as we team up with Red Bar Indy for a great Build a Watch Event.  We will be holding this class on our state of the art Archie Perkins Mobile Horology Classroom.  Our Build a Watch 2.0 includes a newly designed in-house watch case in stainless steel or pvd, your choice of 6

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Postponed – Watch 155: Fundamentals on Quartz Watches

April 6 @ 8:00 am - April 10 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Quartz Movement

We will work to reschedule this class this year.     Watch 155: Fundamentals on Quartz Watches (Preparatory course for Quartz Technician exam)   The purpose of this course is to teach the student the fundamentals of modern quartz watch troubleshooting, diagnostics and service. The student wi...

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Postponed – Watch 210: Quartz and Quartz Chronograph Service Procedures and Diagnostics

April 6 @ 8:00 am - April 10 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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We will work to reschedule this event this year. The purpose of this course is to teach the student all the fundamentals of modern quartz watch repair and quartz chronographs that are most prevalent on today’s market. The student will learn how to perform the various important electronic tests e.g...

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Webinar: Maintaining Your Health While Handling Customer Timepieces in the Era of COVID-19

April 8 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

This webinar is especially for those of you still working on clocks and watches during this epidemic, whether you are open to the public or not, but will be essential information for everyone as we return to working with the public again.  We listened to your feedback and this webinar will be more ...

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Watch 220: Modern Mechanical Chronograph

April 20 @ 8:00 am - April 24 @ 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, assembling, ...

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