Watch Scrolling: Here are Five Instagram Accounts We Think Are Worth a Follow

You’ve probably heard of (and likely participated in) something called “Doom Scrolling” over the course of your life on social media. It’s when you jump on an app, and just keep scrolling forever, taking in all the banality, bad news, misinformation, and – how could we forget – unwanted advertisements that you can possibly stand. When you eventually look up from your phone, hours have passed, your automatic watch is begging for you to move it lest it run out of reserve, and you’ve become absolutely convinced the internet is nothing but a soulless void, and you should delete all the apps, forever. 

I empathize, but you don’t need to do anything quite so extreme. Maybe it’s just a matter of refreshing your follower list? Enter: Watch Scrolling, where a member of the Worn & Wound Team shares a handful of watch related Instagram accounts that might be a little off the beaten path, but are definitely worth a follow for great photography, insightful commentary, or, you know, just good vibes. These are the Instagram accounts that make the watch related ecosystem a better place. 

If you follow watch accounts that you think more people should be aware of, drop them in the comments below – we always love a suggestion for a good IG follow!  



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If you’ve been to a watch meetup in New York, chances are you’ve met Paul, the collector behind the @alangejourney account. As his handle implies, Paul is a collector of A. Lange & Sohne watches primarily, but sprinkles other heavy hitters throughout his feed as well. There are plenty of accounts that focus on high end, rare, and expensive watches, but there’s something approachable and fun about Paul’s account that sets it apart. These are photos of his watches actually being worn – his Stories feed is filled with shots taken while out to dinner with other collectors, traveling, at the opera, and so forth. Also, Paul is just an incredibly kind guy, generous with his time, knowledge, and of course his watches, making this an account that any curious enthusiast should follow.  



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If you’re a Seiko fan, Anthony Kable’s feed is an absolute must. It’s not flashy, consisting mainly of “soldier” images of new watches, but the information might prove incredibly valuable if you’re a collector with a focus on Seiko, Citizen, and Orient. Anthony combs through the international versions of brand websites to find virtually every regional release they put out, cataloging them obsessively on his IG page and website. The focus, naturally, is Japan, but you’ll find plenty of releases for the Middle East market, as well as other Asian and European countries if you spend enough time looking through Anthony’s feed. Being in the know about small releases from these brands used to mean tapping into forums that don’t always provide the best user experience, but browsing @plus9time is easy, informative, and will almost certainly result in you asking Siri to do some quick currency conversions. 


OK, Erik’s account isn’t exactly under the radar. He’s closing in on 14,000 followers, and is a veteran of the Worn & Wound podcast. But he just recently returned to posting regularly, and seeing his posts pop up in my feed again after several months of no activity reminded just how great a follow he is. Erik is a Seiko collector with an encyclopedic knowledge of the brand’s history, and the way he tells their story through his Instagram posts and his own collecting journey is something you’ll want to take part in. He’s constantly scoring vintage pieces that are historic for one reason or another, and learning why is fascinating and genuinely educational. It’s also a lot of fun to see him work through wearing the scores of watches in his collection, because as he told me when I spoke to him for the podcast, he wears everything.



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If you want to follow a watch account that will make you never want to take another watch photo again, Zachary Piña is your guy. I mean that as a compliment, of course, because scrolling through his feed makes it abundantly clear that the gap in my own photography skills and Zach’s is essentially infinite. Also, I have to support a fellow watch industry Zach. There are a bunch of us, even outside the confines of Worn & Wound. Is Watches & Wonders ‘23 finally the occasion for the inevitable all-Zach group photo? Time will tell, but if you happen to be a watch industry Zach who should be included, don’t hesitate to check in.


If you frequent Reddit’s r/watchexchange, you probably know @longbeachwatchclub as u/soycowboy. He’s something of a power seller over there, and seems to specialize in true enthusiast oddities. Some recent watches listed include an Abercrombie & Fitch x Heuer 2000 in full black PVD, a Seiko Silver Wave from 1978, and a Tiffany & Co. East West. Not exactly the usual suspects. I’ve never bought a watch from him, and this is certainly not a paid ad, but I find it fun and sometimes inspiring to sift through his listings, which are presented in a fun way and are little pieces of watch art unto themselves.

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Zach is a native of New Hampshire, and he has been interested in watches since the age of 13, when he walked into Macy’s and bought a gaudy, quartz, two-tone Citizen chronograph with his hard earned Bar Mitzvah money. It was lost in a move years ago, but he continues to hunt for a similar piece on eBay. Zach loves a wide variety of watches, but leans toward classic designs and proportions that have stood the test of time. He is currently obsessed with Grand Seiko.