Professional Jeweler Archive: Looking for a Watchmaker?

March 2001

Timepieces/Education & Repair

Looking for a Watchmaker?

We continue our list of recertified AWI members

To help any of you who are seeking qualified watch repairers in your area, we began four months ago to list members of the American Watchmaker-Clockmakers Institute who recertified through March 2000.

All AWI-certified members are asked to recertify in five-year cycles. The member must pass a written test, attend lectures, participate in bench courses, read pertinent literature and publish an article in Horological Times.

AWI offers six proficiency examinations leading to the following credentials: certified watchmaker (CW), certified master watchmaker (CMW), certified electronic watch technician (CEWT), certified master electronic watchmaker (CMEW), certified clockmaker, (CC) and certified master clockmaker (CMC).

Many AWI members have earned qualifications in the past five years and are not yet required to recertify. For telephone numbers of recertified watchmakers near your store, call AWI or visit the organization’s Web site at

Oklahoma: Bennie C. Hawkins, CMW, Oklahoma City; Jon W. Horton, CMW, Tulsa.

Oregon: William E. Bevill, CMW, Beaverton; Theodore S. Fleming, CMW, CMEW, Eugene.

Pennsylvania: Bernard Koontz, CC, CMEW, Carlisle; Albert G. Norcross, CMW, Forty Fort; Herbert P. Sollenberger, CMW, Mechanicsburg.

Rhode Island: Vincent Cherico Jr., CMW, Providence.

Texas: Larry E. Butcher, CC, Hunt; Richard Cox, CMC, Irving; Troy L. Freeman, CW, Quanah; James W. McCarty, CMW, Dallas; Bill M. Peoples, CC, Fort Worth; Kenneth C. Peveto, CC, Richardson; William O. Smith Jr., CMC, CMW, Little Elm; Harry E. Wysong, CMW, Austin.

Wisconsin: David K. Brennan, CMW, Milwaukee; Glenn D. Gardner, CMW, Madison; Edward T. Kohn, CMEW, Milwaukee; Don Nett, CMW, Appleton; Raymond J. Sambs, CMW, Rhinelander; Allan J. Smiles, CMW, Ashland.

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