In this Watch Gang review, I'll share my first experience with the popular “watch of the month club” for men.
This Glycine automatic watch has an MSRP of $1,200 and an online retail price of around $600. I got it through a Watch Gang Platinum subscription that cost $275/month.
I know, I know, that intro sounds way too good to be true, but it is.
What Is Watch Gang?
Jon doesn't claim to be a full on watch enthusiast, but he describes himself as “watch curious”. He's been a Watch Gang subscriber for a while now has good things to say about the company.
So when Watch Gang offered to sponsor an article, I decided to give it a shot. I'm new to the service, so rather than a full review and recommendation, I'm going to unbox my first Watch Gang delivery and show you what I got.
If you prefer reading, read on!
How Does Watch Gang Work?
Watch Gang has three tiers:
- Original, which is $25/month
- Black, which is $91/month
- Platinum, which is $275/month
You pick a plan, and then you get one watch delivered to your door each month.
No matter which tier you sign up for, Watch Gang will send you a watch that's worth 2-5x as much as the cost of the subscription.
In other words, if you sign up for basic $25/month plan, they'll send you watches that sell online for $50-150.
You don't pick specific watches or brands, but you do get to specify which types of watches you prefer – casual or dressy, large or small, etc.
It's not guaranteed that you'll get a watch that meets all of your criteria, but they do their best to get you something you'll enjoy.
Rolex Giveaway Program
The other interesting thing about Watch Gang is their weekly Rolex giveaway program.
Yeah, they give away a Rolex to one of their members every single Friday.
If you search YouTube for “watch gang rolex” you'll find a bunch of videos of people unboxing these luxurious surprises.
Watch Gang Platinum (July 2017)
For my first Watch Gang Platinum delivery, I received a this Glycine Combat Classic automatic.
Glycine is a Swiss watch manufacturer that's now actually owned by Invicta. The brand is best known for their “Airman” pilot watches that were created for easy timekeeping during intercontinental travel.
To me, this watch is like a dressy field watch. The details on the dial, like the outer minute markers and plentiful lume, give it a casual, utility vibe. But the dressy leather strap and polished gold case make it feel like a dress watch.
At 40mm, this watch is almost too big for my wrist, but it's still wearable.
I love the see through caseback and the unique open heart design.
The two design features really showcase the automatic movement of this Swiss watch.
Watch Gang Community
Now, I wouldn't necessary go buy this specific watch for myself, but here's the cool thing about Watch Gang:
They have a very active Facebook group in which people buy, sell and trade their watches. So if you don't like the watch you received, it's not very hard to sell or trade it to someone in the group.
And that's the thing about Watch Gang – it's not really just for watch collectors. It's for people who love the watch community. They enjoy talking shop with fellow enthusiasts, no matter your budget.
They like buying, selling, researching, collecting and trading – rather than just the watches themselves.
Or, if you just like the surprise of opening up a mystery watch box each month, this service is great for you.
I've gotten two Watch Gang Platinum deliveries so far, and I have to say – it's been really fun opening up the package to see what kind of watch is inside, then researching the watches and chatting with other members in the Watch Gang Exchange group.
Click here to check out Watch Gang for yourself, and use the code BROCKMAN10 for 10% off any plan (including Platinum).
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