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September 2020

Watch 155: Fundamentals on Quartz Watches

September 14 @ 8:00 am - September 18 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$1095
Quartz Movement

Join us for this New class which will focus on technician level quartz troubleshooting, diagnostics and service.  This class will work with you in preparation for our new quartz Technician certification.  In this hands on class we will work to identify movements by brand, dimensions and features for quartz watches.  Multiple pieces of timing equipment will be used to diagnose and test quartz movements.  Testing parameters and quality control measures will be covered in this class.     Cost: $1095 for…

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Watch 210: Quartz and Quartz Chronograph Service Procedures and Diagnostics

September 14 @ 8:00 am - September 18 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$1095

The purpose of this course is to teach the student all the fundamentals of modern quartz watch repair and quartz chronographs that are most prevalent on today’s market. The student will learn how to perform the various important electronic tests e.g. current consumption, coil resistance, lower working voltage, fault finding etc. Prerequisites: Some basic understanding in electronic watch functions, Knowledge of watch terminology. Ownership of the book The Theory of Horology is essential. Must read, chapter 15 of The Theory of Horology,…

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Watch 220: Modern Mechanical Chronograph

September 21 @ 8:00 am - September 25 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio, 701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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$1095

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, adjustments, dialing and casing. Prerequisites: Having at least three (3) years in mechanical watch repair WATCH 190:21st Century Watchmaking Standards course Reading pages 169-188 of the book The Theory of Horology is essential prior to attending…

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October 2020

Herschede Tubular Bell Restoration Class

October 5 @ 8:00 am - October 7 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
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 October 5-7, 2020 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…

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Watch 420S: Vintage Chronograph Short Course

October 5 @ 8:00 am - October 7 @ 5:00 pm UTC-4
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 has been rescheduled to match the new schedule for Time-Con 2020 and occurs the 3 days…

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Chronometer Club Seminar – Precision Timing & Dynamic Poising

October 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-4
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 day before Time-con 2020.

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Cincinnati Observatory Tour

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-4
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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Keynote Speaker: Robert Cheney

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am UTC-4
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

October 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm UTC-4
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

October 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-4
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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