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.

Do you have a timepiece that needs repair?

For more than 60 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.

AWCI Fall Symposium

We hope you will join us on Nov 4th-6th 2021

Cincinnati, Ohio

Join us to celebrate our belated 61st birthday in Harrison Ohio on November 4th-6th.  This years event will be a blast getting everyone together again.


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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.


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

Become a member today

Improve your skills

Expand your network

Fuel your passion

Increase your profits

Upcoming Events / Classes

Watch 100: Introduction to Watchmaking

October 18 @ 8:00 am - October 22 @ 3:00 pm UTC-5
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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AWCI Fall Symposium

November 4 @ 5:00 pm - November 6 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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    Come join us at AWCI headquarters for three days of celebrating horology, AWCI membership and getting back together as friends and colleagues.  

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Build a Watch – Orlando, FL

November 12 @ 9:00 am - November 14 @ 4:00 pm UTC+0
Orlando Watch Company
329 N Park Ave #103
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

  Join AWCI’s Watchmaking professionals as we journey to Orlando, FL on November 11th, 12th and 13th 2021 for three days of watchmaking with Orlando Watch Co. Our Build a Watch 2.0 includes a newly designed in-house watch case in stainless steel or pvd, your choice of 4 dials, and 3 diffe...

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