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.

TimeCon 2018

A Horological Gathering

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American Timepiece Austin

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!

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Become a member today

Improve your skills

Expand your network

Fuel your passion

Increase your profits

Upcoming Events / Classes

Gear Train Design & Layout – 3 CEUs

October 8 @ 8:00 am - October 10 @ 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, 78752 United States

This 3-day course presented by David Lindow covers the basics of gear train design and layout for clocks.

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The Chronometer Club Seminar – 1 CEU

October 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, 78752 United States

Tom Schomaker presents Hairspring Manipulation Techniques

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Keynote Address

October 11 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, 78752 United States

Ian Schon of Schon Horology addresses the 2018 TimeCon.

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Affiliate Chapter Meeting

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, 78752 United States

The annual meeting of delegates from AWCI Affiliate Chapters

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Industry Advisory Board Meeting

October 11 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, 78752 United States

The annual meeting of the AWCI Industry Advisory Board, open to all members.

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