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

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.


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

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Fuel your passion

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Upcoming Events / Classes

Watchmakers-Clockmakers Association of Ohio Annual Convention

July 26 - July 27
Carlisle Inn
1357 Old Rte 39 NE
Sugarcreek, OH 44681 United States
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Watch 476: Restoration and Construction Techniques

July 29 @ 8:00 am - August 2 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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  Join Henrik Korpela in this course where you will finish watch bridges through techniques used in vintage restoration and construction of “kit” watches used by high-end manufacturers.  

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Atlanta Jewelry Show

August 9 - August 12
Cobb Galleria
2 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339 United States
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Watch 175: Case and Bracelet Refinishing

August 12 @ 8:00 am - August 16 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Polishing a case today requires many skills. Complex case and bracelet designs are common in the marketplace. Standardized polishing methods were often not taught in watchmaking schools here in the U.S. until recently. Many watchmakers learned polishing by trial and error or observing the procedures...

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Watch 100: Introduction to Watchmaking

August 19 @ 8:00 am - August 23 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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A survey course for the new or prospective watchmaker covering the basic skills and techniques used by the modern watchmaker. This class is perfect for anyone thinking about entering the profession of watchmaking or for the individual who just wants to gain a better appreciation for the art of watch...

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