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

Watchmakers/Clockmakers Association of Ohio (WCAO) 75th Annual Convention

July 14 @ 8:00 am - July 16 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
4949 Walnut Street, Walnut Creek, Ohio 44687
4949 Walnut Street
Walnut Creek, OH 44687 United States
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Among the classes taking place, in addition to clock classes on July 14 and July 15, will be two on July 16—“Water Testing Using the Latest Techniques,” from 8 a.m. to noon, and “Fundamentals of Quartz Watch Testing” from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m — given by AWCI Education Director Jason Champion,...

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Remembering a Trailblazer: Alice Carpenter, CMW, CMEW, FAWCI 1932-2022
By James Sprague The AWCI community is mourning the passing of one of its legends last month.   Alice B. Carpenter, CMW, CMEW, FAWCI, age 89, of Tarboro, North Carolina, passed away February 7, 2022, leaving behind a watchmaking and teaching legacy which includes her being AWCI’s first—and to date only—woman president in the organization’s […]
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By Kathleen Cardwell Peering over a lathe at a workbench in the York Time Institute, Louie Barrera is focused and excited at the same time. That’s because he just started his studies in December 2021, and he’s in the early stages of learning about the array of watchmaking tools and the various equipment used to […]
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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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Longtime AWCI member and supporter Bill Esslinger, of Esslinger, of @ got to check out the AWCI member and supp Archie Perkins Mobile Horology Classroom for the first time ever today. He was impressed! #watches #watch #watchesofinstagram #watchmania #watchmakinghistory #watches #jck #jcklasvegas #jckevents #jckmagazine #watchmaking #watchmakingtools #horology #horologist #horoloupe #jewelry #horological #horologicaltools ... See MoreSee Less

Longtime AWCI member and supporter Bill Esslinger, of @esslingerwatch got to check out the @americanwatchmakers Archie Perkins Mobile Horology Classroom for the first time ever today. He was impressed! #watches #watch #watchesofinstagram #watchmania #watchmakinghistory #watches #jck #jcklasvegas #jckevents #jckmagazine #watchmaking #watchmakingtools #horology #horologist #horoloupe #jewelry #horological #horologicaltools

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Great teaching tool,is Tom still teaching?

How many days are you gonna be in Vegas

It was fun to stop by and see your mobile classroom! Thanks for the stickers!

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