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!

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Upcoming Events / Classes

Introduction to Watchmaking

February 18 @ 8:00 am - February 22 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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This class is perfect for anyone thinking about entering the profession of watchmaking or the individual who wants to gain a better appreciation of the art of watchmaking.  This course offers you the opportunity to learn the basic skills and techniques used by the modern watchmaker. More specifical...

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Making Money with Watch Bands and Batteries

March 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cobb Galleria
2 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339 United States
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Join us for our class at the Atlanta Jewelry Show pre-show Conference and increase your profitability by learning the best practices for replacing watch bands and batteries. Tom Schomaker, CMW21 will help you avoid common mistakes and help you see how to turn simple battery replacements into profit ...

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Atlanta Jewelry Show

March 2 - March 4
Cobb Galleria
2 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339 United States
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Join us in Atlanta for the Atlanta Jewelry Show

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Watch 240: The Swiss Lever Escapement

March 4 @ 8:00 am - March 8 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Join us at AWCI Headquarters for a 5 day course working on the lever escapement theoretically and practically.   Fundamentals of the escapement, how to check and make adjustments will be covered.  Lubrication and how adjustments will effect timing will also be covered in the class.

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CLOCK 120: The American Style Time-and-Strike Movement

March 13 @ 8:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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This introductory course is to present the learner with the various aspects of clocks. There is much to know! What will be stressed in this 3-day hands-on educational program will be an examination of an American style time/strike movement. This movement is a most common example of clocks found in r...

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