One thing I want to say right off the top, and I can already hear the watch snobs now, but I have no problem with brands like Daniel Wellington, Vincero or MVMT. In fact, Daniel Wellington was the brand that got me interested in watches to begin with. They’re nice-looking watches, period. Same goes for MVMT. They fill a price point in the market that a lot of people find approachable and that’s it. So, for me, it’s a complete turn-off when these really vocal watch people make other people feel bad for wearing a watch that THEY don’t agree with.
Anyway, I just wanted toss that out there because I’m sure I’ll get comments about the watches you’re about to see. Let’s start at the low end and work our way up. Starting with Timex. I have three, but I wear these two most often. This is a Timex Weekender, and this is the Timex California. I’ll do my best to provide model numbers and links down in the description. As you can see, I’m drawn to the minimal design aesthetic that I liked so much about Daniel Wellington. And this one is just fun to wear. Especially right now during the summer.
Next, I have these two from Nordgreen. They sent these over in exchange for some Instagram content and I really like ‘em. They’re a nice clean Scandinavian design, which I like. and they slot in nicely at right around $200 give or take depending on the model and strap. I have a bunch of Nato straps that I’m always changing, but right now I have it on this one.
Next is this one from Undone. This is a very cool company with an incredible website where you can custom design everything about the watch. Then they make it and send it to you. I was so excited when I got it, I made a video talking all about it like three years ago. I ordered it with a red and a blue strap, but it’s been on the red strap for probably the last two years, and it needs a battery.
And since we’re talking about watches, I want to chat for just a second about today’s sponsor, Watch Gang. This is the world’s #1 watch club and they deliver brand new watches on your schedule at up to 70% off retail prices. They have three plans to choose from, so let me explain.
The Original Tier for $49, The Black Tier for $99, And the Platinum Tier for $299. The Original Tier offers stylish & fashionable watches worth up to $150 with Japanese or Swiss quartz movements. Black Tier offers affordable luxury watches worth up to $500 with of mix of Japanese or Swiss quartz & automatic movements. And the Platinum Tier offers luxury watches worth up to $1,500. And all Platinum Tier watches have Japanese or Swiss Automatic movements.
I went through the process just like a regular customer and got to select the style I like, the size I wanted, and what type of strap I like. Then, they sent me two watches, One from the Black tier, and one from the Platinum Tier. Let me show you what showed up and how much they’re actually worth.
First from the Black tier is this beautiful watch from DUFA. This is a German company and this watch on their website is priced at 369 Euros. Converted to US dollars, it’s $436. Quite a bit more than the $99 tier price. So far, so good, and it’s a really nice piece.
The next one from the Platinum Tier is this dive watch from RGMT. It came with a metal bracelet, but I kinda liked it on this black Nato strap. Looking it up on the brands website, this watch is priced at $1090. Witch if you do the math, is quite a lot more than the $299 Tier price.
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Okay, coming in next is this Citizen Eco Drive. I bought this one a few years ago and it’s the only chronograph I have besides the Undone. It’s pretty large on my wrist, but it’s okay on certain occasions. It came on a leather strap that started falling apart pretty quickly, so I’ve had it on this Nato strap for a while now.
Now let’s get into some of the more expensive dive watches that I wear most often. Starting with this D5 from Vaer. This has a sapphire crystal, Japanese automatic movement, Swiss design and it’s assembled in the USA. They sent it to me as a gift with no posting requirements. They didn’t ask me to send pictures or post on Instagram or make a YouTube video.. they just wanted me to have it. And that’s awesome. It came with a metal bracelet and this leather strap which I think looks amazing. I wear it all the time.
This brings us to what I like to call my first adult watch. It’s the Seiko Prospex diver with the Pepsi bezel. I think it was around $350 and at the time when I bought it, it was the most expensive watch I’ve ever bought and owned. I remember reading up on dive watches and the best divers under $500, and this one made all the lists. At the time, I didn’t have anything with a metal bracelet and I wanted something sporty like a dive watch. So I bought this and wore it everywhere. It’s a little big, but not too over-powering and I’ll probably never get rid of it.
Once I started getting into dive watches, I started looking at other brands that were affordable. I came across this one on Amazon for around $225. It’s the Orient Mako II automatic, and I think it looks a heck of a lot more expensive than it is. It’s a perfect size for me and the lume on this thing is crazy. Highly recommended and it’s probably the watch I wear the most out of everything.