Watch Gang’s 3rd Anniversary

Watch Gang History

This past September marked Watch Gang’s 3rd anniversary, and we're just getting warmed up!

It’s been a wild ride these past few years, and we’re proud looking back at how far we’ve come. What began as an audacious experiment in a garage has grown into an industry-disrupting phenomenon with thousands of members and climbing.

In the Beginning...

CEO Matthew Gallagher’s mission was to help make watch collecting accessible for anyone, while also introducing new brands and styles to watch enthusiasts looking to amp up their collection. 

On top of that, it was important to Gallagher that members would have a regular chance at snagging a collection-defining watch like a Rolex. Inspired by the 1953 Rolex he received from his father, Gallagher understands that a watch can be a powerful symbol of family heritage.

That’s why we celebrate Rolex Friday every single week. All active members are automatically entered into our weekly giveaways, which means you could be adding a masterpiece to your collection just for being a member. 

We also have giveaways for Grail watches and more almost every day of the week, including TAG Tuesdays and Seiko Saturdays. Check out our full list of current giveaways.

Year One

A huge part of Year One was about finding our footing and really working to understand what the best member experience could be, which is something that remains a cornerstone of our business to this day. It was also the year that put us on the map with profiles in the Huffington Post and WatchPro, with the extra awesome distinction of being named one of the year’s Best Subscription Box Services for Men

Year Two

Year Two is when things really started to get cooking. If the first year was all about learning the ropes and discovering what we wanted to be, the second was all about being even bolder and taking more risks that would make us stand out above the rest.

Fortunately, the risks paid off. We continued to grow at an incredible pace, and we received even more amazing press. Publications like Esquire, Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, People Magazine, and BuzzFeed (to name just a few) heralded us as a can’t-miss gift for Father’s Day and Christmas, while industry zines like Inc. and Entrepreneur profiled our rapid ascent as a major force in the e-commerce landscape.

To this day, we continue to give members as many opportunities as possible to add a legendary-level watch to their collection without breaking the bank. That includes one of our most popular perks: Watch Gang’s Wheel of Watches. It’s the best way to get a new watch anywhere online, and it’s super easy.

Check out this video to see how The Wheel works, then go get spinning!

Year Three

If Year Two got us into orbit, Year Three is what took us to the moon. Our membership continued to skyrocket, and we were featured in even more places like AskMen, Maxim, and the Today Show. We even expanded our wares to include high quality knives and other leather-made goods. 

We continued to giveaway hundreds of Grails through our weekly drawings, but also expanded the giveaway fun to a number of events ranging from holiday themed blowouts to charity drives like our Grails for Good promotion. We are committed to running even more and more events to help our members and the greater good.

We’re currently giving away a Grail every day in the month of October, which gives members at least 31 chances to walk away with a Rolex, Breitling, Tudor, or other masterwork just for being a member

We’re also celebrating the new year ahead with a limited edition CEO Mystery Box featuring an automatic dive watch guaranteed to be worth at least $500. Find out how you can get in on the action while supplies last. 

Onward and Upward

We’re incredibly grateful to all of our members for the support over the years, and when we say we couldn’t have done it without you, we really mean it. Some further proof of our member power is the private Watch Gang Exchange, which is an invaluable perk where members can buy, sell, trade, and discuss their watches with each other. 

If you’re not a part of the Watch Gang family yet, we’d love to have you. With giveaways galore and incredible watches coming down the pipeline, there’s never been a better time to join us

Explore which membership plan is right for you, then sign up and get ready for the start of a beautiful relationship (and even better watch collection).