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American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute to Hold Convention in October

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It will take place in Florida.

(Press Release) TAMPA, FL — The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute will be hosting its annual convention Oct. 4-7, 2017, at the DoubleTree Westshore Hotel in Tampa, FL. Watchmakers and clockmakers from around the country and beyond will converge for over 12 hours of education appealing to both professionals and beginners, a vendor fair filled with the latest tools and technologies from top distributors and manufacturers, a tour of the watchband manufacturer Hadley-Roma, and much more.

International Head of Watches at Christie’s, John Reardon, will be the keynote speaker and class topics include American Style Time & Strike Movement, Servicing the Accutron, Appraising for Clockmakers and Watchmakers and Selecting & Maintaining a Lathe. Certified attendees can receive up to 1.5 CEUs for attending, and featured speakers include Tom Schomaker, CMW21; Laurence Blanchard, CMW21; Joe Thompson; Andrew DeKeyser, CW21; Keaton Myrick, CW21; and Joe Jabbour, MD, ISA. The convention is an opportunity to not just broaden your knowledge of horology, but also to create relationships and make new connections with other colleagues in your field.

The AWCI Convention is highly anticipated by many in the industry, including Horology Society of New York President Nicholas Manousos.

“Every year, I look forward to the national convention,” he said. “It is an incredible opportunity to learn, socialize, and network with fellow watch and clock makers from around the country. I leave the convention motivated and excited about the future of our industry.”

Two other groups will also be joining AWCI in Tampa as well, as the NAWCC will be holding an Atmos Clock Repair Course Oct. 2-4 that will be taught by Jeff Hamilton, CMC, and the Chronometer Club will have Ernie Tope, CMW21, present on Oct. 4 on Chronometer Watches and the use of CAD-CAM & CNC for Watch Repair.

To register go to www.awci.com/symposium. The following early-bird rates are available until Aug. 15: $599 for full registration, $249 for one-day registration, and $349 for plus-one guests.

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