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.


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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Upcoming Events / Classes

Servicing the Lever Escapement

April 2 @ 8:00 am - April 6 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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This intense 5-day course will help you refine your escapement adjusting skills. The course covers all of the adjustments for the Swiss lever escapement, hairspring, and balance.  Also covered is the ETAchron system. Instructor: Tom Schomaker, CMW21 To Register call Rob McLeod at 866-FOR-AWCI (36...

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Board of Directors Conference Call

April 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Go To Meeting

Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors open to all members.

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Separate Function Case Course for Rolex Watches

April 18 @ 8:00 am - April 19 @ 5:00 pm
New York, NY

Learn the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for disassembly, service, and re-assembly of Rolex watches featuring the separation of functions bezel, including water testing.  Gain hands-on training with the proper tools and with multiple case designs. (2 CEUs) Instructor: Tom Schomaker, CMW21 To R...

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HSNY Gala & Charity Auction

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
HSNY at the General Society Library
20 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036 United States
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The Horological Society of New York invites you to celebrate its 152nd year at the 2018 Gala and Charity Auction on Wednesday April 18, 2018. The annual Gala and Charity Auction is an opportunity to look back at our accomplishments, recognize talented watchmaking students, and bid on incredible watc...

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CW21 Exam

April 23 @ 8:00 am - April 25 @ 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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