About Us

For more than 50 years, the American Watchmaker-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) has represented watchmakers, clockmakers and the industries that serve them. We promote the timekeeping or horology profession through a range of education, certification, communications and business services. We also provide the largest Member Directory of professional clockmakers and watchmakers to connect consumers with repair and retail sources.

AWCI Provides a Range of Industry Support:

  • Assistance for watchmaking and clockmaking schools, and scholarships for horology students through the Research and Education Council (REC)
  • Continuing education and off-site bench courses for our members
  • Certification sets the standard of excellence and is industry recognized
  • Professional and business services to members
  • Technical forums, technical guides and research services for members
  • Member Directory connecting consumers with repair and retail sources
  • Horological Times magazine, the only monthly U.S. technical publication serving the horology industry
  • Website to promote the industry, provide member services and educate the public
    Advocacy for the industry
  • The ELM (Education, Library & Museum) Trust which operates The Henry B. Fried Resource Library and The Orville R. Hagans History of Time Museum

The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute is the premier organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the highest standards of workmanship in the horological crafts. It is the role of AWCI to set the standard of excellence to be applied to the quality of instruction for both the restoration and repair practices that are taught in North America.

The right to download and store or output pictures, data and pages from this website is granted to users for their personal use only. Any other reproduction, by any means – mechanical or electronic – without the express written permission of AWCI is strictly prohibited.

Code of Ethics

All AWCI members agree to abide by our Code of Ethics:

In business practices, each member will conduct him or herself in such a manner as will reflect positively on him or her, on the AWCI, and the entire watch and clock repair industry, including all its participants.

You can be confident that AWCI members will treat your timepiece with care and respect. You can learn more about the standards of workmanship expected from AWCI members by visiting the watchmaking standards and clockmaking standards pages.

To file a complaint against an AWCI member please contact the Ethics Committee.