AWI Honors DeCorte, Christianson

The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWI) recently bestowed two of its prestigious awards—Institute Fellow and Lifetime Achievement—during its annual meeting, held this year in Florence, Ky.The AWI Lifetime Achievement Award was given to AWI Certified Master Watchmaker Ron DeCorte of Toledo, Ohio. DeCorte served as AWI president in 2000 and 2001. The annual award recognizes a watchmaker or clockmaker for outstanding personal accomplishments such as inventions, innovations, creative ideas that meet a need, or recognized business success. DeCorte received the framed black marble award "for his many achievements in horology and the watches he has made," said an AWI announcement.The AWI Fellow Award and title was bestowed on jeweler and author David A. Christianson, a Certified Master Watchmaker and Certified Master Electronic Watchmaker, of Kendall, Ind. The title is the high

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