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.

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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

The Archie Perkins Mobile Horology Classroom is coming in 2019! Horological education will be more accessible than ever before.

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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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Upcoming Events / Classes

21st Century Watchmaking Standards (3-Day)

January 28 @ 8:00 am - January 30 @ 5:00 pm
Hilton Long Beach
701 West Ocean Blvd CA 90831 United States + Google Map

Instructor Tom Schomaker, CMW21 brings his fundamentals course to the West Coast!  In this 3-day class Tom will teach proper cleanliness, lubrication, and endshake adjustments.  As well as the standard set by the major watch manufacturers.  Take this class together with the Chronograph Short Cour...

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Chronograph Short Course

January 31 @ 8:00 am - February 1 @ 5:00 pm
Hilton Long Beach
701 West Ocean Blvd CA 90831 United States + Google Map

Chronograph lovers, this class is just what you’ve been looking for.  In this 2-day course Tom will cover the checks and adjustments for the modern mechanical chronograph. Take this class together with the 21st Century Watchmaking Standards Course (3-day) for just $1095! Instructor: Tom Schomaker...

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Case & Bracelet Refinishing

February 4 @ 8:00 am - February 8 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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Polishing a case today requires many skills. Complex case and bracelet designs are common in the marketplace. Standardized polishing methods were often not taught in watchmaking schools here in the U.S. until recently. Many watchmakers learned polishing by trial and error or observing the procedures...

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Build a Watch Boston

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Portland, MA 97210 United States

Join AWCI’s Watchmaking professionals as we join with Revolution Watch Co on February 16th, 2019 in a day of watchmaking in downtown Boston.  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 w...

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Introduction to Watchmaking

February 18 @ 8:00 am - February 22 @ 3:00 pm
AWCI – Harrison, Ohio
701 Enterprise Dr
Harrison, OH 45030 United States
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This class is perfect for anyone thinking about entering the profession of watchmaking or the individual who wants to gain a better appreciation of the art of watchmaking.  This course offers you the opportunity to learn the basic skills and techniques used by the modern watchmaker. More specifical...

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