Be a Savvy Collector

Our Best Watch Tips of 2016


Watch collecting on the surface seems easy, but getting the most watch for your money and ensuring the longevity of your timepieces is a little more complex than you’d think. Are you buying your watch from a reputable dealer (and at a good price)? Are you ready to handle the maintenance required in owning a vintage piece? Do you have the right tools? This year we published our fair share of guides and how-to’s. But our most essential advice? We’ve distilled that down to a few entries. Consider it your crib sheet on being a better collector in the new year.

How to Fix a Mechanical Watch with an Old TV

Everyday electronics and appliances can throw off your watch’s accuracy. Here’s how to fix it at home, for free, with a CRT TV.

Debunking the Biggest Myths of Vintage Watch Care

J. W. Sotak, Chief Operating Officer of Analog/Shift, a vintage watch purveyor based out of NYC, shares tips and tricks for vintage watches.

The Watch Collector’s Essential Tool Kit

Owning a timepiece demands some hands-on TLC, and you need the right tools to make that happen. Read the Story

How to Buy a New Watch for Less

Haggling at a boutique, cruising the gray market, and looking at independent brands: all great tactics for buying a new watch.

How to Repair a Scratched Watch Crystal

A fresh scratch on an otherwise flawless crystal is a devastating sight. Fortunately, fixing one is cheap and easy to do at home.