Norwest School of Horology
Learn Watch and Clock Repair in Seattle


Norwest School of Horology is Seattle’s only independent non-profit school for watchmakers and clockmakers.

NSH offers instruction in mechanical watch repair and clock repair. Our courses also cover the theory of horology and micro-machining skills. Whether you are a beginner with a fascination for clocks or watches, a serious hobbyist with an interest in acquiring the skills needed to maintain your collection, or an experienced horologist with a desire to sharpen your technique, the instructors and volunteer mentors at Norwest School of Horology will help you develop your watchmaking and clockmaking skills at your own pace.

Our educational program is a “descendent” of the North Seattle Community College evening program in watch and clock repair that had existed for over 35 years before budget constraints forced its closure in 2009. Rather than allow this valuable community asset to be lost, instructor Tom Payne founded the Norwest School of Horology, a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, to serve aspiring watchmakers and clockmakers throughout western Washington. Our well-equipped classroom is located in the Shoreline Center in North Seattle.

For most of our teachers and students, watches and clocks are a passion. Understanding “what makes it tick” and gaining the skills and knowledge required to repair and restore fine watches and clocks can provide a sense of pleasure and accomplishment that will last a lifetime. Come join us, and start exploring the fascinating world of watch and clock repair!


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