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Welcome, Watch Geeks!

We founded WahaWatches with a straightforward mission: to make it easier for people to learn about affordable mechanical watches, watch collecting and watchmaking. (Sorry digital watch fans, but we like things old school!)

We cover watches under $5000, except for the occasional icon such as an Omega Speedmaster or a vintage Rolex.

Unlike most other online watch hubs, WahaWatches is 100% ad-free and we don’t allow sponsored articles. Corporate or commercial interests don’t drive the content we post, and no one outside of our community has editorial control over what we teach or share. Here, you’ll only get honest advice from collectors who love watches as much as you do.

Watchmaking and collection are very diverse and complex subjects. It’s easy for a beginner to become overwhelmed with all that there is to learn quickly.

We make it easy for you to learn about the details to pay attention to when examining a vintage watch, how to spot fake watches and redials, and how to take your first steps into the great hobby that collecting and repairing watches is.

Through our newsletter, we’ve met a lot of fellow watch lovers and made new friends. We all share the same passion for watches and watchmaking so we’ve learned at least as much from them as they from us.

Join our community of watch enthusiasts here.

WATCHMAKING

WATCHMAKING

Want to learn how to service and repair your own watch collection? Start here! Our in-depth articles are perfect for the hobby watch repair enthusiast. You’ll learn about movements and tools and how to disassemble, clean, lubricate, and regulate your timepieces.

COLLECTING WATCHES

COLLECTING WATCHES

Start your watch collection now! With our focus on affordable and accessible watches, you’ll learn how to build a collection based on your tastes and budget. Whether you like vintage or modern watches, dress watches or tool watches, WahaWatches will guide you through the entire process.

TUTORIALS

TUTORIALS

Welcome to the How-Tos of the Tick-Tocks! Through our easy step by step articles and guides, you’ll learn about watch repair, best practises when buying a watch, how to maintain and take care of your collection, and a whole lot more. You’ll be a seasoned watch expert in no time!

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