Best Forums for Watch Enthusiasts

Best Forums for Watch Enthusiasts

For watch enthusiasts and collectors, nothing beats discussing the world of timepieces with like-minded folks who share their horological passion. Opportunities to engage in such sessions in person, however, can often be difficult to arrange in our modern, increasingly overscheduled lives. This is where online watch forums come in handy, offering platforms for watch nerds all over the world to connect — whether they want to share opinions on the latest models or industry news, delve deep into a specific brand, ask a question about a vintage model, find expert advice on a repair or refurbishing, or buy, sell, and trade watches. Here we’ve compiled a list of the best online watch forums in several categories. 

Brand Specific

rolex forums

rolexforums.com

"The Internet's Finest Rolex Community," where members worldwide can post photos, communicate privately, and gain access to classified ads.

omega forums

omegaforums.net

Omega fans discuss vintage and modern models, buy and sell watches, and seek advice on all manner of enthusiast topics.

seiko forum

seikoforum.com

A community for fans of Japan's most storied watchmaker, with threads on watches, clocks, and all of Seiko's subsidiary brands including Credor.

enicar forums

enicarforums.com

Proving a historic but under-the-radar brand can still inspire passion, this forum welcomes Enicar owners to buy, sell, post and discuss.

tapatalk vintage forums

tapatalk.com/groups/vintagerolexforum

This site is dedicated to vintage Rolex watches and those who refurbish them, with tons of member-generated content including bracelets, hands and other parts for sale.

 tag heuer forums

tagheuerforums.com

Fans of both contemporary TAG Heuer (including Connected Watches) and vintage Heuer timepieces will find engaging content here, plus a marketplace and a brand-appropriate automobile section called "the Garage."

Category Specific

the watch site

thewatchsite.com

Mostly a Seiko and Citizen enthusiast forum, with various discussion threads on topics like "watchmaking and tinkering," along with a marketplace.

 the dive watch connection forums

thedivewatchconnection.com

If dive watches are your overriding passion, this site welcomes you with lots of content on brands like Panerai, Omega, Doxa, and others, plus microbrands and pop culture topics.

 digital watch forum

newdwf.com

Analog and mechanical need not apply to this forum devoted to LED, LCD, smartwatches, and digital clocks, with sections devoted to repairs and reviews.

 wrist sushi

wristsushi.proboards.com

As one would expect, lots of Seiko and Citizen topics here, but also threads for non-Japanese products, plus restoration stories and repair services.

 the military watch resource

mwrforum.net/forums

The main forum is for discussing all types of military-issued and military-inspired watches, while the "PX" is for buying and selling and the Ninja Mall is for related discussions on military tools and gear.

General

watchuseek

watchuseek.com

WatchUSeek boasts more than 500,000 members and hosts more than 20 million posts, with peer-reviewed content on all manner of watch topics.

watch crunch

watchcrunch.com

A self-proclaimed "home for watch nerds," WatchCrunch features an international lineup of topic sections, focusing on watches from Switzerland, Germany, Britain, and more.

watch talk forumshttps://www.watchtalkforums.info 

More than 40,000 members and 700,000-plus posts populate this forum devoted to brands, collections, vintage models, etc.

watch freeks forums

https://www.watchfreeks.com

More than 800,000 user-generated posts on watches historic and modern, from Timex to Seiko to Breitling and beyond.

 reddit watches

https://www.reddit.com/r/Watches

Reddit's watch forum boasts an impressive array of content , including a brand guide and a Watches FAQ.

tz uk forums

https://forum.tz-uk.com/

Visitors to this site can post reviews, share photos, seek repairs, discuss various brands, and "unwind with a pint" in a virtual pub.

 wrist watch forums

https://wristwatchforums.proboards.com

Heavyweights like Rolex, Omega, and Panerai each have their own board here, plus a photo gallery, an online shop, and a members-only lounge.

the watch forum

https://www.thewatchforum.co.uk

An eclectic array of boards, including Japanese watches, vintage watches, Chinese and Russian watches, tools and accessories, and technical questions.

 timezone forums

https://forums.timezone.com

The granddaddy of online watch forums, TimeZone is one-stop shopping for just about any enthusiast, with multiple brand boards, industry news, and repair and watchmaking topics.

international watch league

https://www.intlwatchleague.com

Among this site's range of discussion topics are Affordable Watches, Japanese Watches, German Watches, Vintage and Pocket Watches, and DIY, Restorations, and Mods.

watchnet forum

Humor & Commentary

http://www.watchnet.com

An online community for buying, selling, trading, and discussing timepieces, WatchNet also hosts online watch auctions.

watches circle jerk

https://www.reddit.com/r/WatchesCirclejerk

The lighter side of watch collecting and watch mania, with an irreverent take on wrist selfies and other standards.

Microbrands

time tech talk

https://www.timetechtalk.com

Offering a "Craftsman's Bench" for repairers, strap-makers, and modders, this forum also has news and reviews.

Repair & Servicing

watch repair talk

https://www.watchrepairtalk.com

As the name suggests, all topics related to watch restoration, regulation, repairs, and finishing are fair game here, plus advice on sourcing parts and movements.

Sales Forum

reddit trade buy sell watches fellow redditors

https://www.reddit.com/r/Watchexchange

Reddit users gather here to buy, sell, and trade timepieces, with filters arranged by price range.

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