Organizations & Associations

Americas

NAWCC

Founded in 1943, The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc. (NAWCC) is a nonprofit scientific organization that serves as a unique educational, cultural, and social resource for its membership and the public at large.

Members include hobbyists, students, educators, casual collectors, and professionals in related retail and manufacturing trades. The one common bond (and main membership requirement) is a fascination with the art and science of timekeeping (horology).

Of course, Members also share a number of tangible benefits, including yearly subscriptions to two quality NAWCC publications; participation in Regional and National Conventions and trading Marts; local Chapter activities; workshops and educational seminars held throughout the nation; and complimentary admission to the National Watch & Clock Museum in Columbia, Pennsylvania, the Western Hemisphere’s largest museum devoted to timepieces and timekeeping.

AWCI

The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) is the premier organization dedicated to the timekeeping or horology industry. Our goal is to promote the highest standards of workmanship in the horological crafts.

It is the role of AWCI to:

  • Promote the horology industry
  • Support clockmaking and watchmaking schools and provide continuing education
  • Set a standard of excellence through certification
  • Provide numerous professional services to members

Oklahoma State University РInstitute of Technology

Watchmaking is a unique industry where passion, art, and science meet. A heritage of more than 60 years of watchmaking instruction, combined with a $1 million, 5-year grant from Rolex, gives graduating students the knowledge, skills, certifications, and connections to industry necessary to excel in this profession

School of Horolgy

THE SCHOOL OF HOROLOGY IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!

Switzerland

WOSTEP

WOSTEP FOUNDATION

WOSTEP is a non-profit foundation and its members belong to the following categories:

  • Watch brands
  • Producer of movements
  • Allied trades
  • Swiss Retailers
  • Watch associations and other bodies
  • Electronic and workshop equipment, spare parts and tools
  • Foreign distributors and retailers
  • Miscellanious

United Kingdom

BHI

Formed in 1858 to promote horology, the BRITISH HOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE today continues to provide education, standards and support to its 3,000 members around the world involved in making, repairing and servicing clocks and watches. The BHI has its headquarters at:
Upton Hall, Upton, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 5TE.

3 Responses to Organizations & Associations

  1. Of these which do you think would be best for a fledgling watch maker??

    • 5000CHF and they can’t make the day/date line up correctly? And it’s so clunky no self respecting Swiss watch maker can be satisfied with a massive chunk of metal like that. Where’s the finesse? And the face is derivative of so many other watches. What a pile of overpriced over hyped BS.

  2. Andrew… I approved your comment in hopes that you will make sense of your remarks by at least commenting on K Dibiase’s comment with relevance. Which model of a day / date watch are you referring to? There are several in the market. Please respond to this comment and remember to keep relevance to any topic.

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