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!

CW21 cert

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Improve your skills

Expand your network

Fuel your passion

Increase your profits

Upcoming Events / Classes

WATCH 230: Balance Staffing & Timing Course

May 6 @ 8:00 am - May 10 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Build on what you know in this course by investigating the verification and analysis of the escapement function, poising (static and dynamic), truing, and timing adjustment in a mechanical watch, cutting out a balance staff on the lathe, adjusting the balance staff, and removing the balance staff fr...

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CW21 Exam

May 18 @ 8:00 am - May 20 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Get certified today, the CW21 Exam is a 3-day examination covering topics in the AWCI Standards & Practices.   It is also available to take the CW21 Exam in a modular format.  Examinees are welcome to take the 4 components separately at at their own pace.  For more details contact our Educati...

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Build a Watch 2.0 Salt Lake City

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT United States

Join AWCI’s Watchmaking professionals in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 25, 2019 for a day of watchmaking. Our Build a Watch 2.0 includes are newly designed in-house watch case in stainless steel or pvd, your choice of 4 dials, and 3 different styles of hands and is taught on our brand-new state ...

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Tour our mobile classroom

May 31 - June 3
Sands Expo
201 Sands Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89169 United States
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Join us at the JCK Las Vegas show to tour our mobile classroom.

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Profitable Watch Battery Replacement

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sands Expo
201 Sands Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89169 United States
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Join us as we demonstrate how watch battery replacement can be a profit generator for your store. Learn hands-on how to avoid costly pitfalls and transform your watch battery replacements into your most profitable part of the day. AWCI Certified Watchmakers will demonstrate tools & techniques to...

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