20 Instagram Watch Accounts You Need To Follow

If you love watches already or just want to learn more about them, these are the feeds to follow

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Instagram is a wonderland for watch collectors and enthusiasts. Search hastags like #watchnerd, #instawatch, or #womw (watch on my wrist), and you'll see a monstrous feed displaying all kinds of wristwear, from vintage to modern, budget-friendly to one-hundred thousand dollar-plus masterpieces.

This past week we skimmed Instagram to bring you the best feeds for watch porn from individual collectors, blogs, premium resellers, and some of the more entertaining manufacturer feeds currently on social media. Whether you're new to the watch game, or already have a heavy-hitting collection of your own, these are the feeds you need to be following.

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1 | @Watchfred


Lollipop Thursday - Desotos Gigandet from the 1960s

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May 7, 2015 at 12:15am PDT

Watchfred's Instagram feed is a cornucopia of watches from the '60s and '70s, including an exceptional assortment of all-original vintage Breitling watches.


2 | @Wristi


GREAT event with @jhopkins_ at @thechive x @spratx party today #ImHereForTheArtISwear ��

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May 2, 2015 at 1:29pm PDT

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Wristi is a world traveler, and backdrops from the Mediterranean Sea to Mayan ruins in South America make his rare watches look all the better.


3 | @PBandWatches


The perfect way to brighten up the morning. #candyforbreakfast

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Apr 26, 2015 at 7:00am PDT

Each PB and Watches shot is lit perfectly and beautifully composed, displaying a huge variety of watches ranging from a classic Panerai Luminor to more obscure offerings from Linde Werdelin and Sarpaneva, usually next to food or drink.


4 | @Atommoore 


Had a great time at #redbarcrew tonight with @pierrederoche bringing their goods to the table. Got up close with a few. Here we have the TNT Royal Retro collection Bonnie and Clyde with retrograde second hands each running for a ten second interval before the next takes over. A truly unique design. #redbargroup #pierrederoche #AtomMooreMacro

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May 6, 2015 at 9:53pm PDT

Atom Moore is the master of micro watch photography. His Instagram feed is always packed with interesting detail shots and other fascinating finds from NYC's frequent #RedBarCrew meets, where he holds title of "Resident Photographer."


5 | @WatchesbySJX


Arnold & Son dresses up its Time Pyramid skeleton with a guilloche red gold back. Find out more on www.WatchesBySJX.com

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May 6, 2015 at 10:43pm PDT

Singapore-based SJX is a watch journalist who gets his hands on some pretty spectacular hardware. If you're looking for first-hand shots of ultra-rare creations like the De Bethune Dream Watch 5 or the latest news on IWC's latest releases, SJX has it covered.


6 | @WatchAnish


Throwback Thursday with @mirko1704 & @valbray_watches ☀️ tap for more details

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May 7, 2015 at 1:52am PDT

This feed spawned a flood of spin-offs trying to play the luxury lifestyle shtick, but no one has that game locked down like the Watch Anish crew. Sure, there are some supercars and beachhouses thrown in, but it's really all about things like a $100k+ Richard Mille or a recently-released Hyt H4 Gotham. Life doesn't suck in this IG world.


7 | @MBandF


Legacy Machine No.2 / CAUTION: The hypnotic action of the two independent balance wheels and escapements has been reported to occasionally interfere with the timepiece's primary function, by distracting you from reading the time. This is a normal phenomenon; do not attempt to resist. #mbandf #legacymachines #lm2

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May 1, 2015 at 3:15pm PDT

MB&F is one of the most fascinating, innovative watch brands on the planet right now. One of their latest releases from Baselworld 2015 is a robot-shaped clock that goes by the name of Melchior, so you know these guys are playing by their own rules.


8 | @TudorWatch


Tudor Fastrider Black Shield. Matt black ceramic. 42000CR. #tudorwatch #fastrider

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Apr 7, 2015 at 1:29am PDT

Tudor Watches have been back in the North American market since 2013, but it was just this past March that the Rolex sub-brand found its way onto Instagram. Yes, the feed is brand new, but it's off to a great start.


9 | @BremontWatches


A great #British #Adventure, the #Bremont ALT1-WT exploring the Alps. Credit @david_spurdens

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May 6, 2015 at 4:56am PDT

Pilots and air squadrons around the world love Bremont watches, and it shows on the company's Instagram feed, where you can see these things being pushed to the limit daily. As a bonus, company founders @bremontnick and @GilesEnglish love social media and respond to questions from fellow watch geeks regularly.


10 | @UrwerkGeneve


The UR-105M Dark Knight pursuing its quest in the #Swiss Alps... For bold and mechanics lovers only ����

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Apr 30, 2015 at 1:27am PDT

UR Werk is a must-follow for fans of over-the-top horological creations. You may need to love the idea of being bionic to pull off any of their watches, but who wouldn't want to walk around feeling like Ironman every now and again?

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11 | @Doxa_Watches


Who are you diving with this weekend? This snap of actor and DOXA Ambassador Holt McCallany was taken by our own @watchuseek forum moderator Ty Alley during last summer's historic @mission31 expedition. Discover our flagship Sub 5000T at the link in our bio.

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May 1, 2015 at 10:20am PDT

Doxa's History dates back to 1889, but the company's true legacy is its rich history of building professional dive watches starting with the 300T back in 1967. The company remains one of the most trusted dive watch brands on the market, and a quick glimpse through their IG feed reveals that many of their owners continue to put their watches to work below the surface.

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12 | @Ablogtowatch


Konstantin Chaykin Carpe Diem Hour Glass Watch Hands-On - by Rob Nudds - read all about it, see the hands-on photos: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/konstantin-chaykin-carpe-diem-hour-glass-watch/ "The Konstantin Chaykin Carpe Diem is a watch that provokes the mind with an unusual and fascinating question: what do we want to be reminded of whenever we check the time? Primarily – but not exclusively – at its higher levels, watchmaking has a purpose that goes beyond the documentation of hours, minutes, and seconds. When examined as works of art, watches are capable of challenging the way we view the world and – with a far-fetched association – our own mortality..." @k_chaykin @robnudds #luxury #watches #watchporn #watchnerd #instawatches #ablogtowatch #wristshots #wristporn #womw

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May 7, 2015 at 6:59am PDT

Ablog to Watch is one of the most informative watch blogs running, covering everything from budget-friendly offerings to hands-on reviews of the latest bangers from Hublot, squarely keeping the focus on what's new and hot, regardless of price.


13 | @BamfordWatchDepartment


A shot from our team over in India @bamfordindia a #BamfordWatchDepartment #yachtmaster

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May 7, 2015 at 10:23am PDT

This is a serious feed for fans of custom watches. Now into its 12th year of business, Bamford Watch Department specializes in customizing classic timepieces from Rolex, Audemars Piguet, and Patek Philippe. Every day new masterpieces surface on their Instagram feed challenging ever watch enthusiast out there who's ever said Rolex "just isn't their thing."


14 | @RedBarCrew


How does one transport a Cool Hunting Edition Starfleet Machine? Very carefully... #mbandf #lepee1839 #coolhunting

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Apr 30, 2015 at 12:12pm PDT

The Red Bar Crew has grown to just about every corner of North America, but they only recently got on Instagram. Check in here for the latest updates from their weekly meet-ups and get an inside look at some of the coolest private watch collections in NYC.


15 | @OCWatchCompany


Such an awesome day @mazdaracewaylagunaseca !! #Tudor United Sports Car Championship #Rolex #SkyDweller #OCWatchCompany #WatchStore #WalnutCreek

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May 3, 2015 at 2:37pm PDT

Kyle O'Connor of OC Watch Company in Walnut Creek, California, isn't just another retailer trolling around Instagram trying to hock his wares. He is the founder of San Francisco's chapter of Red Bar Crew, and a serious horology enthusiast. His feed ranges from recent arrivals in store to pieces from his personal collection, with the occasional car or libation rolled in for good measure.


16 | @Rolexaholics


Gotta CHECK my buddy @watchesofinstagram for more watches! #rolexaholics

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May 6, 2015 at 5:20am PDT

The Rolexaholics feed features photos from Rolex enthusiasts around the globe and highlights models from every era of the collection.


17 | @AnalogShift 


Stunning Movado Triple Date Moon Phase, now available on analogshift.com!

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May 6, 2015 at 1:16pm PDT

Watch collectors looking for vintage goodness need to know about Analog Shift. These guys have a knack for finding pristine examples of both classic and obscure vintage timepieces, and always have enough goodies on hand to satisfy that old school craving.


18 | @Hodinkee


You may have missed this one in the @phillipswatches catalog - but you need to know just why it is THAT special. Check out our latest story on HODINKEE for details of the only know reference 2585.

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May 4, 2015 at 2:53pm PDT

Recently listed as one of the top 50 websites in the world, Hodinkee has firmly cemented its place when it comes to being the leading resource for all things watches. If there's breaking news or hot topics floating around the watch world, say Raymond Weil's recent launch of a $40,000 Tourbillon for example, Hodinkee is there with the inside info.


19 | @MarcusWatches


Taking the Hublot Big Bang Black Magic for a walk. #watchcollector #watch #watchgeek #watchporn #womw #wotd #timepiece #horology #luxurylifestyle #marcuswatches #hublot #big #bang #bigbang #ceramic #carbon

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May 6, 2015 at 9:55am PDT

Marcus Watches is London's premier retailer for the most exclusive timepieces on earth. This is where you go to find limited releases from Greubel Forsey and Audemars Piguet, but also a place to find creations from the crème de la crème of haute horology that you will truly never see anywhere else on the planet.


20 | @LoevHagen


⛅ Champagne at 6PM ⛅ 14060 - 1680 Red - 114060 - 16750 - 116710BLNR - 216570 Polar

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May 1, 2015 at 11:24am PDT

Though Loev Hagen's photos are mostly of his 5 or 6 modern Rolexes, his feed is gorgeous, with exquisite compositions and clever editing tricks on almost every shot. If you've ever wondered what a GMT-Master II Black-Blue would look like in other color combos? Here is your answer, and its kind of awesome.


This article was originally published on esquire.com

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