So, if you’re interested in watches and spend any time searching for new ones – you’ve seen the advertisements for Watch Gang (watchgang.com). It’s a subscription service where you receive a new watch every month for $29 plus shipping the – they have a premium level now also Watch Gang Black $99 plus shipping – with some automatic models. They also talk about the fact that they give away a Rolex every week to some members picked at random.
Now first let me say that the subscription was paid for by signing up – there was no compensation for this review. With my birthday coming up this past February – and as much as I like watches – I mentioned to my wife that this could be a good gift and she signed me up.
I had done some research on the Watch Gang service and saw many pictures of the type of watches they had sent in the past – all looked good, something that I would wear and seemed like a decent service that I wanted to try out.
The packaging is a little underwhelming – compared to some images I saw online describing the service that showed a branded white box and tissue inside like a gift.
The watch I received is from Morphic – see the pictures below.
Morphic model M3103
Honestly – it’s a strange watch – there are large lugs with screws at 3 and 9 on the face- not very comfortable to wear. I think the real issue I have with it is that all the pictures I saw on Instagram and Facebook as examples of Watch Gang watches – all looked nice and something that I would wear and enjoy. This watch does not fit that description.
So I chalked up the first month to giving it a try and looked forward to the watch for March.
when the third week in March came around – another box arrived in the mail from Watch Gang. It was the same cardboard packaging as the first month and here’s what was inside.
Very generic box
This watch is from Argenti – I couldn’t find the model shown on their website. This watch is better than the first month – but I was still underwhelmed in comparison to the images I had seen in the Watch Gang promotional material.
After this watch – I stopped my subscription – I didn’t feel like I was getting a product that I would wear. My advice to someone thinking about trying Watch Gang would be to save the money you would spend on 2-3 months of this service and get a nice starter watch for your collection for between $60-$100 and you would be able to pick it out.
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