About Veterans Watchmaker Initiative

A Watchmaker Training Program for Veterans

The Veterans Watchmaker Initiative Inc. (VWI) is one of the most exciting concepts to come along in decades. However, this is not a new concept as the origins of the program date back to 1946. Please navigate to the history page to learn the full story.

VWI is an organization set up to provide training, support and referral services to the wounded veterans returning from the wars and return their dignity of purpose in a time honored craft.

The Paralyzed Veterans of America reported that the unemployment rate for disabled veterans is a staggering 82%. This is a national tragedy.
As citizens, we have a duty to help those heroic warriors who became disabled defending freedom and our way of life.

The cost of the program will be free for disabled veterans with service connected disabilities.

We are the only organization in the world whose sole purpose is to assist disabled veterans with the training and support they require, to return to gainful employment in the watch repair industry.

Our programs are not easy, but the rewards upon completion would be a lifetime of providing for themselves and their families. A disability check from Uncle Sam does not provide the dignity of having paid your own way.

Please take a few moments and look over our site.

If you’re a veteran and this sounds like something you would like to explore further, please give us a call or go to the School Registration link to register and we will contact you to discuss the possibilities.

If you’re a watch service center or jeweler and would like to partner with the VWI by hiring one of our graduates, please let us know by clicking the Retailers button and registering with VWI.