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.

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.

 

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.

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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!

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

February 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am - February 11, 2022 @ 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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WATCH 180: Basic Watch Servicing

February 28, 2022 @ 8:00 am - March 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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The purpose of this course is to teach the student the basics of a modern mechanical watch with some complication, such as a calendar or another feature. The size of the movements used will be smaller than those used in the Introduction class and the 21st Century class. They will consist of both new...

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Watch 220: Modern Mechanical Chronograph

March 28, 2022 @ 8:00 am - April 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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The purpose of this course is to teach the student all the fundamentals of modern mechanical automatic watch repair that are most prevalent on today’s market. The student will learn how to perform the various diagnostics in evaluating the condition of the various components, cleaning, assembling, ...

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Watch 250 The Essential Micromechanics – The Watchmakers Lathe I

April 4, 2022 @ 8:00 am - April 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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    Join us at AWCI headquarters for one of these great Lathe classes. In Watch 250 you will learn Basic Micromechanics skills on the lathe.  The purpose of this course is to teach the student basic micromechanics skills and all the basics of operating a watchmaker’s lathe.  Emphasis o...

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Watch 200: Modern Automatic Watches

May 9, 2022 @ 8:00 am - May 13, 2022 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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  The purpose of this course is to teach the student all the fundamentals of modern mechanical automatic watch repair that are most prevalent on today’s market. The student will learn how to perform the various diagnostics in evaluating the condition of the various components, cleaning, assem...

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