Overview

Revolutionary by Design

Since 1946, some of the best luxury watchmakers in the world have received their education through OSU Institute of Technology’s School of Watchmaking.


With a heritage of more than 60 years of watchmaking instruction backed by Rolex, students at OSUIT gain the knowledge, skills, certifications and connections to industry necessary to excel in this profession. Students will experience:

  • Low student-to-faculty ratios, which allow for personalized attention and assistance.
  • Rolex-sponsored equipment and facilities to ensure a world-class learning environment.
  • Industry recognized Swiss American Watchmaker Training Aliance (SAWTA) certification and Certified Watchmaker for the 21st Century (CW21) certification through the American Watchmaker-Clockmaker Institute (AWCI).

As a student in the School of Watchmaking, you will develop intense knowledge and skills in the diagnostics, repair and full service of movements along with the refinishing of watchcases and bracelets to the highest industry standards. You will gain workshop management, soft skills and critical thinking skills, ensuring success in the modern watchmaking industry and enabling high-end clientele consultation.

An ever-increasing demand for periodic maintenance and repair of these fine timepieces translates into 100 percent job placement among graduates who earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Watchmaking from OSU Institute of Technology. Graduates can work with watch brand service centers, independent service centers, or high-end retailers. Students also take the AWCI Certified Watchmaker of the 21st Century Certification Examination, the industry standard.

Strong, global connections with industry and employers, coupled with a solid foundation in skills, provide ample opportunity for career advancement both domestically and internationally.