What led me to write about Watch Gang is, again, a bit of research and an interesting conversation that took place with a relative yesterday.
This relative, standing with his wife outside, for a smoke break where we were invited to a birthday party had a nice suit on. We talked about work, life and as well as fashion a little bit.
He complimented me about my shoes and from there we went on to discuss how much he’s benefiting from the subscription boxes as a customer.
Subscription boxes for men are clearly becoming the new norm.
In fact, I wrote about The Menlo Club subscription box not too long ago. If you haven’t read it, go here, because I think it’s an awesome way of saving lots of money and getting new clothes right to your door every month.
When I got home after the party, I did some research on more subscription boxes for men and came across Watch Gang. I was like, this is new. And to me it was, because prior to my research I didn’t know that a watch subscription box existed.
Before getting into the nuts and bolts of how Watch Gang works, I want to tell you a bit about what is Watch Gang and who is behind it.
Remember, a bit of research is always essential before making a purchase or subscribing.
What is Watch Gang?
Founded in 2016 by Matthew Gallagher, Watch Gang is a monthly subscription service and an online community focusing strictly on watches.
The company is based in Los Angeles, California and it has attracted 20,000 to 30,000 members in just two years since it’s inception.
Founder/CEO, Matthew Gallagher launched the business after his father passed away. But, before passing away, Matthew was given a watch by his father, which was a 1953 vintage Rolex. Touched by his father’s most prized possession and always fascinated by watches, Matthew decided to open a company offering watches to people in a unique way.
To read more about Matthew Gallagher and a bit more about Watch Gang, click here. You can also watch the short clip below, where Matthew answers some of the basic questions about himself and why he launched Watch Gang.
How Does Watch Gang Work?
It’s very simple. It’s like any other subscription box. You choose the plan according to your budget, Then the company will send you a brand new watch every month. They are partnered with both historic and new watch brands from all around the world.
Sign up and you will be taken to a page, where you have to choose the kind of watches you are interested in. It’s like these contemporary dating apps a little bit. Vote: yes or no.
How Much Does a Monthly Subscription Cost?
Once you’re done voting on enough watches in order for their system to know your style, the system will then present you with three monthly pricing tiers: Original, Black and Platinum.
- Original: $49 / watch (list price up to $150)
- Black: $99 / watch (list price up to $500)
- Platinum: $299 / watch (list price up to $1,500)
Are the Watches High Quality?
You will always receive a watch valued higher than what you paid for in any of the monthly subscriptions.
If you decide to select Original Tier, you’ll generally find Japanese Miyota or Seiko movements, stainless steel and real leather bands.
But if you go for Black Tier, it is generally a mix of Japanese or Swiss quartz movement. The Black tier is a great way to build out your collection without breaking the bank. You’ll notice a considerable increase in quality while also being fashion-forward.
And if you decide to go a bit up and select the Platinum Tier, you’ll be dealing with large name brands. These watches primarily have Japanese and Swiss Automatic movements. Per Watch Gang, the difference between the Black & Platinum Tiers watches is like switching from a Mustang to a Cadillac.
Do I keep the Watches I Receive?
Yes. Every watch you receive is yours. Great way to build a collection of watches for your personal style.
Watch Gang Giveaways
All active members are automatically entered for the chance to win a Rolex, TAG Heuer and Seiko. Watch Gang hosts a giveaway almost every day for members.
They held their Rolex giveaway every Friday at Noon PST. The giveaway then will be streamed live on Facebook and Instagram.
Winners are chosen at random and you do not have to watch the live feed to claim your prize if selected. If you are chosen, Watch Gang will email you to claim your prize.
Sounds quite cool to me. What about you guys?
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