As much as we love creating content, we also enjoy reading and watching content – for knowledge, entertainment, or simply the awe.
That’s why we’ve curated a list of the top 10 watch-related content to follow in the coming year.
From blogs to Instagram accounts and YouTube channels, these sources will provide you with the latest news, reviews, and insights on the world of watches. Whether you’re a collector, a hobby watch tinkerer, or simply interested in timekeeping, this list has something for everyone.
So, without further ado, let’s dive into the top 10 watch-related content to follow in 2023.
Perezcope focuses mostly on macro-collecting, especially vintage Rolex and Panerai.
The research and investigative work he does, often exposing big-time forgeries hitting the auction block, is among the most thorough and detailed you’ll find anywhere.
If you’re a Rolex, Panerai or Patek enthusiast, it’s a must-see.
There’s a lot of good content, with some excellent photography and a thorough analysis of the watches discussed.
Oh, and you won’t find snobbery there – Teddy covers every price tier, from the cheapest Casios to haute horlogerie.
3. Jenni Elle
The female perspective on watches is somewhat uncommon in the popular watch media. While it’s there, seeing YouTube channels like Jenni Elle’s from Germany is still a breath of fresh air.
The topics she covers range from cheap beaters to watches that cost tens of thousands of dollars.
And all that with good photography, honest opinions, thoroughness, and charisma.
Jody, a Scottish expat in Oz, focuses on the affordable end of the collecting pool.
Yeah, there are plenty of AliExpress specials on his channel, which might or might not be your thing. However, he covers plenty of microbrands – emerging and established alike – and with the occasional luxury piece.
If a watch is or isn’t his cup of tea, he’ll say it. And that’s complete with timegrapher tests, strap option showcases, and lume timelapses, so that the viewers know what exactly to expect of a watch.
5. Watch.memes and Watchumor
If you’re looking for WIS memes that nail it, check out @watch.memes and @watchumor on Instagram.
Laughs are guaranteed…I’ll leave it at that and let their work do the talking.
Ben, the founder and host of Ben’s Watch Club channel on YouTube, leaves no stone unturned and no villainy unpunished at the affordable end of the watch-collecting spectrum.
He’ll tell you why a watch is an accessible gem, and he’ll take on and roast rubbish watches so that you don’t have to learn this lesson the hard way by wasting your hard-earned money.
Considering how bad some of what he exposes is, that’s some unparalleled dedication.
When it comes to watch-themed art, it doesn’t get any better than the paintings and drawings on Instagram by Italian-Argentine artist Cecilia Mendoza.
Just look at her pictures of vintage tool watches and the most complex and beautifully finished movements by A.Lange & Sohne. Every scratch and pit in the lume are there in the Speedmasters and Submariners she paints.
Some of these artworks seem almost like photographs. That’s Talent with a capital “T!”
E&W features watches from a few hundred to a few thousand bucks, which means you can find entry-level microbrands and heavy hitters like Grand Seiko.
The macro shots are great, and you get all the specs a watch buyer would need – including thorough Timegrapher tests for positional variance, so you’ll know exactly what performance to expect.
The Wristwatch Revival channel on YouTube (and wristwatch_revival on Insta) is run by Marshall Sutcliffe, a watchmaker from the USA.
His videos are thorough step-by-step documentation of everything ranging from a simple service to a total overhaul of watches across the price spectrum.
If you’re into hobby watchmaking, this one’s worth checking out.
A YouTube channel by Mike, a British watchmaker and watch enthusiast.
Apart from showcases and servicing videos, Mike also features some great technical advice for beginner watchmakers, starting from basics like maintenance of tools used, choice of lubricants for the movement, and many, many more.
Oh, and some spectacular watches to look at!
What do you think of this list? What other favorites did we miss that we need to follow immediately? Let me know in the comments below.