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March 2020

Build a Watch – Portland, OR

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Chris King Precision Components, 2801 NW Nela St
Portland, OR 97210 United States
$1245

Join AWCI at Chris King Precision Components in Portland Oregon for a Build A Watch class on March 7, 2020. This is your opportunity to assemble a Swiss Made ETA 6497 movement, lubricate the moving parts, install a dial and hands, and case up your very own watch before wearing it home. The event includes lunch. 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…

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WATCH 150: Service on the Watch Case: Crystals, Crowns, Tubes and Water Resistance

March 9 @ 8:00 am - March 13 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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  The purpose of this new course is to teach the much overlooked skills involved with casing. Many skills are needed when dealing with the wide variety of complex case designs. We will explore crystals, case buttons, crowns and case tubes. These components will be serviced (ie taken apart, gaskets replaced, lok-tite applied, etc). Complete disassembly of the cases will be done using the case press and a multitude of various dies. You will learn the proper ways to utilize…

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Watch 420S: Vintage Chronograph Short Course

March 23 @ 8:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$595

Processed with VSCO with lv01 preset Back by popular demand, come participate in a vintage chronograph course with Mr. Stoeber.  In this course, you will go through theoretically and practically different vintage chronograph calibers with emphasis on troubleshooting, repair and adjustments to each mechanism.  Lemania, Landeron and Valjoux calibers will be covered.  Sign up quickly! Come for the class, stay for Time-Con. This class is the 3 days immediately before Time-con 2020.

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Herschede Tubular Bell Restoration Class

March 23 @ 8:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$595

  Michael Gainey CC21 Herschede Tubular Bell Restoration Class March 23, 24 and 25 Location: AWCI Headquarters in Harrison, Ohio Cost of class:  AWCI members - $595 Non-members - $745   Michael will share his hard earned knowledge gained from forty years of experience through his extensive power point presentation with over 200 photos that focus on dozens of examples of those issues, both before and after a rebuild, that are unique to the most common Herschede Tubular Bell movements. …

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Chronometer Club Seminar – Precision Timing & Dynamic Poising

March 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$85

    Learn more about precision timing and dynamic poising and you will leave your watches with better deltas and your customers will be even happier.   Join Tom Schomaker CMW21 for this one day class before TimeCon 2020       Come for the class, stay for Time-Con. This class is the 3 days immediately before Time-con 2020.

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Cincinnati Observatory Tour

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Pl
Cincinnati, OH 45208 United States
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Are you getting in a little early? Come check out the oldest observatory in the United States and see the beautiful clocks that were the standard time clocks for the entire city of Cincinnati, including two Riefler clocks installed in 1909 to aide in astronomical observations. Learn about the time ball and how astronomy and horology are inseparable. Take a peek through the mechanically driven 1904 Alvin Clark & Sons Refractor Telescope (weather permitting). Reservations Required (Limit 50)

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Time Con

March 26 @ 8:00 am - March 28 @ 5:00 pm
Summit Hotel, 5345 Medpace Way
Cincinnati, OH 45227 United States
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$495

  Join AWCI for our annual convention in Cincinnati, OH!

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Keynote Speaker: Robert Cheney

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Summit Hotel, 5345 Medpace Way
Cincinnati, OH 45227 United States

Robert Cheney is the executive director and curator of the Willard House & Clock Museum in N. Grafton, MA. He is a professional clockmaker and was previously the director of clocks, watches, and scientific instruments at Skinner Auctions. He has made multiple appearance on the Antiques Roadshow. Mr. Cheney will address the current state of the industry and the important role of professional watchmakers and clockmakers in the industry today.

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Affiliate Chapter Meeting

March 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Summit Hotel, 5345 Medpace Way
Cincinnati, OH 45227 United States
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The delegates of the affiliate chapters meet to discuss their needs, share ideas, and put together proposals for the Board of Directors. Affiliate chapters are requested to send a delegate to represent their membership. Each chapters  may request a reimbursement of $300 for travel expenses for 1 delegate.

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Industry Advisory Board Meeting

March 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Summit Hotel, 5345 Medpace Way
Cincinnati, OH 45227 United States
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Representatives of the Industry Advisory Board meet with AWCI to determine how AWCI can meet the changing needs of industry and vice versa. IAB Members:

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