Experience Watchmaking & Jewelry Repair

Watch Donation For Education

Watch Donation For Watchmakers Education

Do you have old watches taking up space in your house or wondering what to do with old watches? Want to support the independent watchmaker industry? Now you can help people learn watchmaking by donating your old watches!

We have teamed up with the Veterans Watchmaker Initiative, a non-profit organization created to provide watchmaker training for disabled American veterans, to provide them with watches of all kinds (wrist watches, pocket watches, and other timepieces). The training center is the only technical school in the US dedicated specifically to honorably discharged veterans, with a concentration on disabled veterans.

By donating your watch, you will not only be freeing up space in your drawers, but your donation can be sent to the Veterans Watchmaker Initiative school or used in one of our many instructional guides and videos that we create to help people learn watch repair. You can rest assured knowing that your gift will go to a good cause. On top of that, we’ll cover the costs of shipping, and postage costs!


Donate a watch


Whether your watches are unused, unwanted or just a gift for those wanting to learn watchmaking, we provide easy-to-follow instructions on how you can make your donation. Instead of recycling your old watches, give them a chance at new life by letting up-and-coming watchmakers return them to their former glory.

We will accept any watch in any condition. Before the watches are sent to the trade school, depending on the quality of the watch, we may make minor repairs here at Esslinger and Company or send the needed parts along (at no charge to you), so that the students will have everything that they need to make the repair.

Consider donating your broken, unused or unwanted watches to a worthy cause!

Recycle your watch support for education and submit your timepiece today; Just ship your old watches to:
1165 Medallion Drive
St Paul, MN 55120

or fill out this form to receive an email for pre-paid postage to ship your watch and help others learn watch repair.  You must have a printer to print out the postage (within 24 hours) so please be ready with a printer and shipping box.

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About Veterans Watchmaker Initiative



The Veterans Watchmaker Initiative is a 501 (c) organization however Esslinger.com cannot provide receipts or any documentation for donation tax purposes . You must contact the VWI before sending any donations and ask about qualifying donations to obtain receipts or tax deductible documents.

Veterans Watchmakers Initiative