Wrist game is a fine art that sends all kinds of signals about your taste and lifestyle as well as the depth of your pockets. That’s why an entire subgenre of fashion blogs has grown around men’s wristwear, showcasing old-fashioned, elaborate and valuable timepieces.
Hashtags such as #instawatch, #watchners and #womw are filled with eye-popping collectables. It’s the stuff of dreams.
Whether you’re serious about premium watch style or just window shopping, here are eight bloggers to follow for a timely dose of class.
Watchfred values simple style and attention to detail – and this blogger’s high-res close-ups are nothing short of dreamy. If your style is based around striped shirts, suits and dignified watches, this blog is a must-follow.
Search @watchfred on Instagram
Anish Bhatt has a huge following of 1.7 million on Instagram alone. He’s on Tumblr, too, where his love of diverse Rolex watches really comes into its own – there are fine gold models, with royal blue faces, yellow gold Submariners and video footage to bring it all to life. Even if you can’t yet afford the real thing, this blog brings the Rolex fantasy one step closer.
Search @watchanish on Instagram
Wristi is a Texas-based blogger known for his signature pose – or rather, that of his left wrist. Every post features a different timepiece – some classy, some businesslike, some ultra-sporty – and the backgrounds are a tapestry of Texan life.
Search @wristi on Instagram
Alexander Rosenbeck built Daily Watch – a composition of sophistication featuring mechanical-style items from Hublot, clipped designs from Bell & Ross and elaborate million-dollar wrist art from the likes of Patek Philippe. This blog’s 2.5 million followers form a dedicated fan base.
Search @dailywatch on Instagram
Gent Life goes beyond watches – it’s a modern-day gentleman’s Bible for all things fashion, beard grooming and travel, with the occasional Old Fashioned cocktail thrown in. If you like your watches subtly styled and paired with a waistcoat, trust Gent Life to inspire you.
Search @gent.life on Instagram
RolexWhisky is a hybrid of every man’s two passions – and the items on display are anything but affordable. The self-described whisky hunter, Rolex lover, traveller and foodie paints a picture of rustic, single-malt class with every photo.
On the RolexWhisky website, there are bonus recipes, whisky food pairings and glamorous sunsets. It’s the life you wish you were living.
Search @rolexwhisky on Instagram
The Class Journal
Suits, cigars and silver watches, this Zürich-based blogger curates an exemplary board of business-like style and yuppie-like luxury. Expect such watches as the IWC Automatic Spitfire and iconic Rolex models. Victor also mixes tradition with modernity using a heady mix of vintage cars and Ferraris.
Search @theclassjournal on Instagram
Amir Sindi has a unique approach to watch blogging since his feed documents love for the independent craft. It is a colourful, timeless, cutting-edge mix of wristwatches past and present. If you live and breathe beautiful watch faces, there is no better place to get inspired.
Search @thehorophile on Instagram