Watch influencers that you should definitely check out

One of the best ways to get ideas about your next watch purchase is to follow some of the leading watch influencers on the planet to discover what makes them tick


TGV – @theurbangentrychannel and @tgv1983

YouTube success story, The Urban Gentry, was started by Tristano Veneto, a.k.a. TGV, six years ago from his home office. He started talking about everything from films and literature, to xx and xx, but his watch content always got the most views so he just kept talking about watches. TGV is half English/half Italian and living in New York and loves nothing more than to share his love for watches with his viewers. He isn’t influenced by watch advertising so he has the freedom to say what he really thinks about watches, which is both refreshing and educational, as his watch knowledge is outstanding and his presenting style is truly entertaining.

Tristano Veneto, founder of Urban Gentry

Kristian Haagen – @kristianhaagen and @8past10

Kristian Haagen is a Danish writer, photographer, television presenter and founder of the watch community blog www.8past10.com. He has written a number of books on the subject of watches and has his own website where he sells watch accessories, bracelets and watch-inspired art. Follow him on Instagram to discover some of the most amazing watch photography out there, or get a copy of his latest book Hashtags and Watches II from his website at www.kristianhaagen.

Anish Bhatt – @watchanish

Founder of Watch Anish, Bhatt was one of the first luxury watch brand influencers to become an Instagram sensation. His popularity grew fast and he now counts a following of over 1.7 million followers. His content includes fabulous lifestyle watch shots together with glimpses of his action-packed days working around the world. He also covers cars and menswear so if you are looking for ideas to improve your style, this is the man to follow.

François-Xavier Overstake – @equationdutemps

François-Xavier Overstake is a French watch expert and collector who started his own watch blog — equationdutemps.blogspot.com — in 2008. If you don’t speak French, no worries, you can follow him on Instagram @equationdutemps where you will discover all the latest releases from the top luxury brands plus some sneak peaks of the best striped shirt collection in the world!

François Xavier
Photo credit: Les Rhabilleurs

Sophie Furley – @sophiefurley

Female watch influencers are few and far between, but one worth checking out is our resident journalist Sophie Furley as she loves nothing more than to take watches on extreme adventures. She tests watches while paragliding, mountain biking, skiing, ice climbing and more. If anyone knows how to put a watch through its paces, she does. So if you want some ideas for watches that can do it all, this is a great account to follow.

Sophie Furley, editor of Revolution Magazine Switzerland

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