Professional Jeweler Archive: AWI Announces New Courses

September 2001

Timepieces/Education & Repair

AWI Announces New Courses

Organization's Chronometer Club seeks new members

The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute announced two new continuing education courses scheduled to be held at its headquarters in Harrison, OH, near Cincinnati.

The first new course is “Making Your Timepiece, Part 2” scheduled for Aug. 27-31. The second is “Troubleshooting and Finishing Your Timepiece,” scheduled for Sept. 24-28. The instructor will be Laurie Penman, and the fee is $250.

AWI also announced a new two-day bench course titled “Recoil Escapement – Solid & Strip Pallet.” The bench course will be presented Sept. 15-16 in Detroit, MI; Oct. 6-7 in Chicago, IL; and Oct. 20-21 in St. Louis, MO. Penman will teach this course also, and the fee is $200.

To register for any of these or other AWI courses, call Nancy Wellmann, AWI education coordinator, at (866) 367-2924, extension 303.

Chronometer Club

Separately, AWI’s Chronometer Club, one of its larger affiliate chapters, invites members of the watchmaking profession to join as it expands services.

The club provides a technical forum for horologists who service certified chronometer watches. It aims to raise the level of the profession’s craftsmanship and quality standards.

The club publishes a technical newsletter, The Communicator, and maintains an Internet forum and personal directories. Dues are $20 annually in the U.S. and Canada. Contact President Ewell Hartman, 5114 Downy Lane #203, Richmond, VA 23228; ewellhartman@

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