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Watch gang? Anyone with some real experience? Seems to me a service that sells struggeling micro brands watches.

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Watch gang? Anyone with some real experience? Seems to me a service that sells struggeling micro brands watches.

Seems to me a service that sells struggling micro brands watches with a subscription. $29.99, $99.99, or $299.99 US per month subscription.
https://www.watchgang.com/?afid=abdn&si ... %3D.JGGaLH
Seems to smell of fish, but then mixed reviews on youtube.
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Gross. Save your money and get the watch you want.
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They're not selling you watches... they're selling you subscription services. The business model depends on them dangling a high-value piece that you have a "chance" to win... while sending you much cheaper and less-desirable pieces.

Stay away.
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This looks like a joke.

Anyone want to guess how long this company will be in business?
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I'd stay away and put the money towards watches you actually want to own.

With watchgang, you're pretty guaranteed to get undesirable microbrand stock.
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Better to get one good watch you want once a year, instead of 12 random crappy watches
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CanadianConsumerYEG wrote: Better to get one good watch you want once a year, instead of 12 random crappy watches
IMO, this is the motto to go by. RESIST THE URGE TO SCRATCH THE ITCH. Unless you are a Rockefeller and can constantly buy luxury pieces that can be flipped easily when you are bored of them, the majority of the watches will lose massive value once used. What you end up with is a drawer full of watches (which you don’t wear) that can’t easily trade or sell off. Wait and save up for a few years if you have to for the grail piece. Use the time to learn about the piece too. May be you will discover that it was just infatuation. But don’t go for substitute to scratch the itch.

Always keep in mind that the collections you see posted online were built across a lifetime, not in a year or two.

Oh yeah and on the watch gang, some pretty terrible blog reviews about their renewal and cancellation process. They operate on a carrot on a stick strategy, dangling that Rolex draw for you to stay. The brands you get will likely be Chinese brands or brands you have never heard off.
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With the exception of a select few, most microbrands are nothing special; often just designed to order from china. I'd image at this subscription price the only thing they'll be sending is the Chinese "brands" that nobody has ever heard off, as found littered on amazon/ebay/ali.

That said, here are some really excellent microbrands that have been successful and have taken off (Steinhart, Helios, Christopher Ward comes to mind). They are also often times the only source for homages or unofficial reissues of watches no longer in production or unobtainable. This is a somewhat niche market where prices aren't too great and production runs very limited, definitely won't be seeing something like a MKII Nassau or Steinhart OVM show up in your mailbox.
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