There really is a subscription service out there for everyone. When it comes to watch enthusiasts and straight up watch lovers, there’s a subscription box called Watch Gang.
If you consider yourself a horology nerd or if you just want to experiment with watches, then this Watch Gang review is for you.
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HOW WATCH GANG WORKS
Watch Gang partners with watch makers from all over the world to bring its subscribers new brands and unique styles every month.
And what watch nerd or enthusiast wouldn’t want a brand spankin’ new watch every month?
Getting started with Watch Gang is super easy. The first thing before signing up, they show you a gallery of over a dozen different watches from which you select 3 styles. These three choices are going to determine the types of watches Watch Gang ultimately sends you.
And then, before you subscribe to become a member of this gang of watch enthusiasts, you must select one of three tiers:
- Original: Stylish & Fashionable—$29/watch (watches worth $50-$150)
- Black: Affordable Luxury—$99/watch (watches worth $150-$500)
- Platinum: Super Luxury—$299/watch (watches worth $500-$1,500)
There’s also an ultra-exclusive tier called Centum, which is a $1000 monthly subscription I believe, where you’re required to sign up to be placed on a waiting list.
WATCH GANG REVIEW: MARCH 2018 BLACK BOX
The black box is Watch Gang’s middle tier, where for $99, you get watches worth $150-$500.
The watch I received was a black face, black dial, silver accented piece called Fortuna Chronometrie. It’s a German based company that creates handcrafted timepieces.
In terms of the style of the watch, Watch Gang did a good job with the selection based on my initial preferences. However, there’s one huge problem which I totally expected. The watch face is too big for my wrist at 42mm. These days I prefer 36mm-38mm. Not only is the face too big, but the watch strap, even when adjusted to the smallest size, is still too loose. This makes the watch practically unwearable, regardless of how good it looks.
As for the packaging, it’s double boxed and clean, no complaints there.
Fortuna Chronometrie Aesthetic
The Fortuna Chronometrie is made in Germany. It is clean and fairly minimal, which is was what I was going for. The black face and supple, black leather strap, along with the silver accents makes for a really slick timepiece. It was nice to get a black watch because I don’t have one in my collection yet.
For the metal, it’s all stainless steel and the watch face is a domed sapphire crystal glass, which gives it an air of elegance.
Related: Vincero Watches Review
CAN YOU REALLY WIN A ROLEX?
Yup. Every month, Watch Gang sends out one Rolex to a random subscriber. In fact they give away a TAG watch every Tuesday and Rolex every Friday. Not sure how they’re able to do this, but they do and it’s pretty f*cking awesome.
IS WATCH GANG FOR YOU?
Okay, I’m going to give it to you straight. In my opinion, if you are a new watch enthusiast, I think you will love Watch Gang. If you’re looking to experiment with unique timepieces, then Watch Gang is for you.
If you have a smaller wrist size like me, then it’s not ideal. Until they allow for you to select your exact size preference, I think you’ll be getting a watch 40mm+ every month, which isn’t the most flattering watch size for smaller wrists.
To me, subscription box services are great for introducing you to new brands and helping guide you during your experimental phase.
Watch Gang seems to offer great value and is surely worth a look for those looking to experiment with new watches on a monthly basis.
What are your thoughts about Watch Gang and subscription box services?
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Vanessa K. Robb says
Was thinking about getting Watchgang subscription at the highest tier. I know you can join Facebook groups and what-not to trade watches you don’t want. Has anybody had success with this? Is the time and effort in trading a watch you don’t want worth the sub price even with a discount?
Khoi Nguyen says
Sorry, I don’t have experience w/the highest tier!