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Watchmaking Schools & Training

Watchmaking or horology is a historic career that is more than a job, it is a craft. Watchmakers typically enter this industry for the love of all things timepiece. Whether the passion is watches, clocks, or chronometers – it is a career of passion.

Find A Watchmaking Trade School Near You

Below are some of the many watchmaking schools across the United States. There are many other schools located internationally as well if you are interested in studying abroad.

           

Veterans Watchmaker Initiative - Estimated Cost: No Charge

Delaware
Address: 307 Sixth Street Odessa, Delaware 19730

Programs Offered

Watchmaking Trade Schools

School Details

Enrollment: NA
Campus Setting: No
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: NA

This program is just for veterans and prepares them in a variety of watchmaking careers. The programs are available free of charge to veterans and includes:

  • Watch Technician
  • Watchmaker
  • Jewelry Repair
       

Gem City College

Illinois
Address: 700 State Street, Quincy, IL 62301


School Details

Enrollment: NA
Campus Setting: No
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: NA

Gem City College offers programs in cosmetology and horology.

The horology programs include clock repair and watchmaking. They also offer jewelry design and college press courses under this program. The cosmetology program includes hairdressing and training to become a cosmetology teacher.

       

North Bennet Street School - Estimated Cost: $32,617

Massachusetts
Address: 150 North Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Website: nbss.edu


School Details

Enrollment: 152
Campus Setting: City: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 90%

Below are some of the top programs from the school with details on program length and estimated costs as of 2023.

  • Locksmithing and Safe Repair: 9 months with an estimated cost of $24,000
  • Furniture Design and Manufacturing: 18 months with an estimated cost of $57,500
  • Building & Home Inspector: 9 months with an estimated cost of $30,000
  • Carpentry: 18 months with an estimated cost of $55,000
  • Musical Instrument Repair: 9 months with an estimates cost of $28,000
  • Precision Production: 18 months, with an estimated cost of $53,000
       

American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute

Ohio
Address: 701 Enterprise Dr, Harrison, OH 45030
Website: www.awci.com/

Programs Offered

Watchmaking Trade Schools

School Details

Enrollment: NA
Campus Setting: No
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: NA

Classes are available both online and in-person at AWCI. Courses are available for beginners as well as experienced watchmakers.

       

National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors

Pennsylvania
Address: 514 Poplar Street Columbia, PA 17512

Programs Offered

Watchmaking Trade Schools

School Details

Enrollment: NA
Campus Setting: No
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: NA

Several programs  and workshops are offered in their PA location across a variety of timepieces.

       

Paris Junior College

Texas
Address: 2400 Clarksville St. Paris, Texas 75460

Programs Offered

Watchmaking Trade Schools

School Details

Enrollment: NA
Campus Setting: No
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: NA

The watchmaker education (horology) program began at Paris Junior College in 1942. There are three watchmaking options to choose from.

  • Degree program is sixty credit–hours over four semesters. In only sixteen months you can earn your Associate of Applied Science in Horology Technology.
  • Certificate in watchmaking is a 45-credit hour Certificate of Horology Technology which can be completed in as little as sixteen months.
  • Certificate of Fine Watchmaking which can be accomplished in as little as twelve months and is a 36-credit hour course.

 

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Disclaimer: Blue Collar Brain makes no recommendation or endorsement of any of the schools listed. All schools listed are from research we have done using a variety of sources. No verification of accreditation or school reviews have been done. We recommend you do your due diligence before enrolling in any of the schools listed.