A List of Useful Sites and More for Mechanical / Traditional Watch Owners

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I inherited a love and appreciation for traditional watches from my Dad.  A traditional watch, whether automatic or even quartz, is just a thing of beauty. I definitely have a champagne taste and a lemonade wallet when it comes to watches (ha!). So if you’re like me, and love watches and just want a list of useful sites and apps that will help deepen your appreciation for watchmaking, watches, and horology, then read on. I have also included links to useful apps and tools for watch owners. I hope you find this useful.

Apps

  • Watchville (iOS only)
    If you own a moon-phase watch, this app is essential for accurately setting the phases of the moon.

Books

Guides

  • Mechanical Watch Guide
    If you really want to understand how a mechanical watch works, this is a beautiful interactive guide. You will finally understand your watch more than you ever have.

Instagram Accounts

  • A Blog to Watch
    Photos from their blog, although I do prefer the Hodinkee Instagram account.
  • Hodinkee
    If you watch your feed full of beautiful watches, you can’t go past Hodinkee.
  • Wristwatch Revival
    The official Instagram account of the YouTube channel is always interesting and educational.

Shopping

Aside from official sources, you may find the following helpful:

  • Chrono24
    The market for pre-owned watches, including hard-to-find models.
  • Joomashop
    Grey market/Parallel imported watches.

TV Series / Movies

  • Longitude
    This is a dramatization of the Longitude book focused on John Harrison. It’s a two-part movie.
    Stars Jeremy Irons and Michael Gambon (the latter played Dumbledore in Harry Potter). Very enjoyable.

Websites

  • A Blog to Watch
    A clever name and a good mix of articles on high-end and affordable watches.
  • Hodinkee
    If you want to stay up to date on the latest news in mechanical watches, it’s a good read.

YouTube Channels

  • Wristwatch Revival
    This is compelling, the channel owner (Marshall) has no ego, and a clear love of mechanical watches, and the videos chart a repair and educate you on the mechanics of watches.

Important: I am not affiliated with any of the manufacturers, brands, services, or websites listed on this page and this is my personal experience.  If you find this helpful and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee or take a look at my book on Amazon. It keeps this page ad-free. Thank you!

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