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.

 

Time-Con 2020 has been canceled

We hope you will join us in 2021

Cincinnati, Ohio

Time-Con 2020 and the American Timepiece Fair have been canceled due to the coronavirus COVID-19.   We hope you will join us in 2021 

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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

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Upcoming Events / Classes

Basic Clock Knowledge: A Clock Movement-Strike Train Side: Pieces and Parts

August 18 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Join AWCI and Kenneth DeLucca for this great upcoming webinar.   The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the parts that make up the strike train of a clock movement. It builds off of the webinar, A Clock Movement-Time Train Side: Pieces & Parts! The instructor will examine each part and...

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Watch Basics 5: How a Watch Wears Out

August 25 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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This webinar is perfect for the watch collector, enthusiast, beginner horologist, or salesperson. Join us as we discuss actual watch wear, what causes it and how to avoid expensive repairs.   Free for AWCI members $15 for general audiance  

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Webinar: Watch Basics 6: Calendar Mechanisms

September 22 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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This webinar is perfect for the watch collector, enthusiast, beginner horologist, or salesperson. Join us as we discuss calendar mechanisms as a complication to watches.   Free for AWCI members $15 for general audiance  

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Herschede Tubular Bell Restoration Class

October 5 @ 8:00 am - October 7 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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  Michael Gainey CC21 Herschede Tubular Bell Restoration Class March 23, 24 and 25 October 5-7, 2020 Location: AWCI Headquarters in Harrison, Ohio Cost of class:  AWCI members – $595 Non-members – $745   Michael will share his hard earned knowledge gained from forty years of exper...

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Watch 420S: Vintage Chronograph Short Course

October 5 @ 8:00 am - October 7 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Back by popular demand, come participate in a vintage chronograph course with Mr. Stoeber.  In this course, you will go through theoretically and practically different vintage chronograph calibers with emphasis on troubleshooting, repair and adjustments to each mechanism.  Lemania, Landeron and Va...

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