We Review, Compare, and Rate Watches
Focusing On Watches Regular People Can Afford
Watch Reviews By Category
Real Watch Reviews By The People Who Wear ThemWYCA was launched on the belief that affordable watches deserve a little bit of love. With kind regard to the premium brands that continue to inspire us with their stunning creations, our eye leans toward the truly special and unique affordables that are interesting in their own right.
We purchase the majority of the watches we review and run long-term updates on the timepieces in our collections. We also work with small independent watch brands and crowdfunded watch projects. The watch community is enjoying a renaissance of sorts, where people can come together to turn a dream into a reality. We love those kinds of stories and the watches they create.
Our watch reviews, including the media and photos in them, are created by the people that wear the watches. They are authentic and based on our first-hand experiences. Learn more about how we review watches and about us.
Automatic, Mechanical, & Quartz Watch ReviewsThe movement to a watch is what an engine is to a car. Our love for the wristwatch extends to any well made timepiece, whether it has a battery or a mainspring inside.
We believe that the mechanical wristwatch is an incredible piece of engineering; a proverbial beating heart that can tick more than a billion times over the course of its life. In each review, we assess the movement and test its accuracy; long-term reviews discuss its reliability and lifetime accuracy.
When a watch is an excellent example of the best you can find at its price point, we add it to our picks. These are our favorite- check them out!
View our automatic watch reviews or our quartz watch reviews.
Watch Photo Stream & Instagram Feed
I recently reviewed the Orient Bambino V2 and Symphony and found both to be mechanically and structurally excellent. Orient makes some great affordable watches, that’s for sure. Check out the Bambino and Symphony in these pics 🙂Read More
After going to a local watch meet I met doncommando, who agreed to loan me his vintage Pan-Europ for a while so I could snap some photos. Just a couple of weeks later, Justin at Gem by Carati loaned me a brand-new Pan-Europ Auto Chrono for a few days. I thought this was the ideal time to get some side-by-side shots of the vintage Pan-Europ and its modern re-imagining.Read More
Learn About WatchesA lot of amazing engineering goes into a wristwatch. Today, there are more types of watches than ever before. It’s definitely a great time to be a watch person!
We’ve put together a basic primer on watches, including the most popular types and the lingo people use when describing them. Learn more about watches here.