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.

Time-Con 2020

October 8-10

Cincinnati, Ohio

Time-Con 2020 and the American Timepiece Fair have been rescheduled for this fall due to the coronavirus COVID-19. 

Click here for a notice about the coronavirus COVID-19.

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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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Become a member today

Improve your skills

Expand your network

Fuel your passion

Increase your profits

Upcoming Events / Classes

Webinar: Workshop 2: Cleaning Machine SOP

July 2 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm UTC-4

This webinar is the second in a series of webinars to help you around your workshop. In this webinar we discuss standard operating procedures for the use of the cleaning machine including explaining the common features of watch cleaning machines, how often to change solutions, how to setup your prog...

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Build a Watch – Avon Lake, OH

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm UTC+0
Peter & Co. Jewelers
32020 Walker Road
Avon Lake, OH United States

Join AWCI in Avon Lake, OH for a great Build a Watch Event with Peter and Co. Jewelers.  Our Build a Watch 2.0 includes a newly designed in-house watch case in stainless steel or pvd, your choice of 6 dials, and 4 different styles of hands and is taught on our brand-new state of the

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Watch 200: Modern Automatic Watches

July 13 @ 8:00 am - July 17 @ 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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Watch 100: Introduction to Watchmaking

July 20 @ 8:00 am - July 24 @ 3:00 pm UTC-4
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 – Indianapolis, IN

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm UTC+0
Holiday inn indianapolis Carmel
251 Pennsylvania Pkwy
Indianapolis, OH 46280 United States

Join AWCI in Indianapolis, IN for a great Build a Watch Event.  Our Build a Watch 2.0 includes a newly designed in-house watch case in stainless steel or pvd, your choice of 6 dials, and 4 different styles of hands and is taught on our brand-new state of the art mobile classroom. This is your

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