Welcome to Watchmakers and Clockmakers Association of Ohio

Welcome to Watchmakers and Clockmakers Association of Ohio

Welcome to Watchmakers and Clockmakers Association of OhioWelcome to Watchmakers and Clockmakers Association of OhioWelcome to Watchmakers and Clockmakers Association of Ohio

Annual Convention and Educational Symposium

74th Annual Convention

More information on our 2020 education and convention will be posted shortly.

Registration Information

This years convention will be held on July 24 and 25 2020 at the Carlisle Inn at Walnut Creek.  More registration information to follow soon.

More About our Instuctor


Jerry Faier


Jerry started The Clock Makers in 1978 as a clock and watch restoration/fabrication service which seemed to be missing in the Mid-West. Adding consumer education as a major component, the business grew quickly. Jerry earned AWCI’s CMC title in 1982.  Teaching apprentices, artists and case workers, and having them certified, helped build the quality of the business and increased the complexity and diversity of the work received. In 2001, he moved to Glendale, AZ where he continues to run his business, this time solo with his wife, Susan, as the case finisher.


 Even after suffering a brief struggle with cancer, Jerry is still active with bench work, both repair and restorative, and continues to teach professional subjects about a variety of horological subjects. For his work with the education programs of AWCI he was honored with the organization’s highest award: Fellow AWCI.  


 A certified educator (B.S.in ED, UNL), Jerry has taught a variety of classes for AWCI for many years. Included is an escapement course (which was taught all over the USA), as well as many other courses in basic clock skills. He has also published many articles on clock repair, escapement work, clockmaker education, Atmos clock work and business success discussions as well. He continues all this work today and tries to help those who wish to make themselves better professionals in this skilled trade. 

About Us


The Watchmakers - Clockmakers Association of Ohio is a group of repair professionals associated with the American Watchmakers - Clockmakers Institute (AWCI). We convene annually for continuing education and networking with other clock and watch repair professionals. We invite you to take advantage of the opportunities we are offering at this year’s convention in both professional grade education and networking with peers.

If you would like to be added to our distribution send an email with "WAO Distribution" in the subject line to fleege@zoominternet.net

Registration Information

Register by June 21, 2019 and please make checks payable to WAO. 

Mail to Mark Baker,

P.O. Box 292, Damascus, Ohio 44619. 

Hotel Reservations

It is recommended that you make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.

 Carlisle Inn, Sugarcreek OH 

1357 Old Rte 39 NE

Sugarcreek, OH 44681

(330) 852-2586

Reference WAO to receive the reserved block rate.


For further information, call Bill Miller,

740-507-6040 or Mark Baker, 330-537-3939.

2019 WAO Convention Registration Form (pdf)