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.

Join us in Cincinnati, Ohio for our 60th anniversary celebration at Time-Con 2020 and the American Timepiece Fair.

Time-Con is 3 days of networking, education, celebration, and horological enrichment. You don't want to miss it!

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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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Improve your skills

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Upcoming Events / Classes

Watch 100: Introduction to Watchmaking

February 17 @ 8:00 am - February 21 @ 3:00 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 appre...

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Build a Watch – Portland, OR

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Chris King Precision Components
2801 NW Nela St
Portland, OR 97210 United States

Join AWCI at Chris King Precision Components in Portland Oregon for a Build A Watch class on March 7, 2020. This is your opportunity to assemble a Swiss Made ETA 6497 movement, lubricate the moving parts, install a dial and hands, and case up your very own watch before wearing it home. The event i...

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WATCH 150: Service on the Watch Case: 5 Watches in 5 Days

March 9 @ 8:00 am - March 13 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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The purpose of this new course is to teach the student the skills involved with casing. Many skills are needed when dealing with the wide variety of complex case designs. We will explore crystals, case buttons, crowns and case tubes. These components will be serviced (ie taken apart, gaskets replace...

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Watch 420S: Vintage Chronograph Short Course

March 23 @ 8:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm
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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Herschede Tubular Bell Restoration Class

March 23 @ 8:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm
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 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 experience through his ...

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