Watch Gang is a watch subscription service that sends a new watch for you to keep each month. Each month they partner with a brand for their watches, and one lucky subscriber will receive a Rolex!
This is a review of the Watch Gang Black option.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Watch Gang
There are two tiers for this subscription:
- Watch of the Month Club - $29 + $9.95 S/H
- Watch Gang Black - $99 + $9.95 S/H
- Watch of the Month Club: Starting at $25/month for watches worth $50-$150. They are well made, generally using real leather and stainless steel with Japanese Miyota or Seiko movement. These watches are ideal for the collector looking to explore new microbrands at an awesome value. Eligible for the Rolex drawing every Friday.
- Watch Gang Black: Starting at $91/month for watches worth $150 - $500. Watches range from very well known brands to premium microbrands. They generally use automatic/mechanical movements or Swiss Quartz. Overall, the watches are more for the "watch enthusiast" looking to discover an excellent timepiece at an amazing value. Limited memberships available. Eligible for the Rolex drawing every Friday.
Ships To: Worldwide
This month's watch had a wonderful presentation and a bonus item!
Your box comes with an information card as well - you'll find details on both levels of subscriptions and which brands were possible for the Original and Black memberships.
This month, Watch Gang Black member would receive a watch from Travisleon, Elliot Havok, Original Grain, or Strumento Marino. While the Original pricepoint members would receive a watch from 32 Degrees, Elliot Havok, Studer Schild, Buech & Boilat, or Eberle and Wahler.
You also got a bonus sticker with your package.
OK - on to the watch!
Original Grain Barrel Collection Watch - Value $180 based on Barrel Collection watches
My watch is from the brand Original Grain. Original Grain is a family brand started in 2013 that sought to combine natural hardwood and stainless steel into their pieces.
Here's a short video about the process of watch making from Original Grain:
My watch is from The Barrel line. This line is the first and only watch made with American Oak that was reclaimed from whiskey barrels - I love the little bit of history inlaid in each watch.
It's got a beautifully polished stainless steel body and genuine leather straps. The design has a very simple, but classic, look - and I'm loving it! Even better, the underside of the straps have a nice super soft leather, almost velvety, feel to it - very comfortable on your wrist.
You can find these additional specs on more on the Original Grain site.
Original Grain Bracelet - Value $29
They've also included a bracelet from Original Grain with the watch. These are made to accompany the watch with the same handcrafted techniques and reclaimed wood.
Instead of stretching to fit all wrists, the bracelet cinches with the ties at the end.
Verdict: This month's watch and bracelet brought incredible value - about $210 in value for the $110 price tag! More importantly, I absolutely love the watch and the craftsmanship behind it - so it's a home run for me this month. Personally, I've always been a person that has always wanted to wear watches all the time and bought the latest and great digital watches, so I'm liking Watch Gang so far since it has allowed me to dabble and try even more watches.
What do you think of Watch Gang?