American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute
(AWCI) is an international not-for-profit trade association dedicated to the advancement of horology - the study of the
art and science of timekeeping devices. AWCI provides educational and technical services for members and referral services for
the general public.
The Antiquarian Horological Society
(AHS) "exists to promote the study of clocks and watches and the history of time measurement in all its forms." The
Society publishes an excellent quarterly journal called Antiquarian Horology.
The British Horological Institute
(BHI) offers membership "to anyone, professional or amateur, with an interest in horology." It operates education and
training programs for people planning a career in clock and watch making.
The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors
(NAWCC) is based in Columbia, Pennsylvania, where their world-class museum is located. The NAWCC publishes an excellent
Bulletin every two months with lots of historical and mechanical information on all aspects of horology, including repairs.
WATCH and CLOCK TOOLS, PARTS & SUPPLIES
H. & W. Perrin Co. Limited, Toronto
Perrin's is a very good Canadian source of repair parts, tools, supplies and equipment.
Based in Douglassville, Pennsylvania, Merritt's Antiques is a major supplier of clock repair supplies, tools and books.
"Serving the trade since 1938" [catalogue available]
Timesavers sells lots of clock repair materials and tools out of Scottsdale, Arizona.
WATCH and CLOCK RESEARCH SITES
English Clocks and Watches - Research
This non-profit horology research site based in Britain is set up as "a meeting place for those interested in clock and
watch history." Access is provided to a free bulletin board and, through a subscription-based service, to their extensive
on-line archive library. There are many links to a broad range of sites related to clocks and watches.
Bill Stoddard, one of the U.S. experts on Big Ben and Westclox, operates this site to provide lots of information about
Westclox in particular and clocks in general. You will find advice about alarm clock repairs here too.
CANADIAN CLOCKS and WATCHES
The Canadian Clock Museum
The Canadian Clock Museum is a premier showcase of the heritage of Canada's many clock manufacturers and sellers
from the early 1800s to the present time.
Clocks Canada is a great site featuring Canadian Clocks as well as torsion suspension clocks.
The Ottawa Valley Chapter of the NAWCC
A super site presented by Chapter 111 of the NAWCC. Check the archive of newsletters.
Website with further information on the CHI and Henry Playtner.