Welcome to Follow Me, a monthly column showcasing our favorite watch-related Instagram accounts, from collectors to dealers and everything in between.
This month, we've got an IG dealer with great vintage watch taste; an artist who makes one-of-a-kind creations from your very own watches; and a passionate collector of watch ephemera.
Here it is: your requisite seller of vintage watch goodness. Stephen's page (here he is on Reddit), is full of cool, slightly-off-the-beaten-path old watches, from 34mm Rolex OPs to obscure Nivadas. I came across one of his listings on WatchRecon and now I look forward to seeing what he posts for sale each week.
Chris Alexander turns ordinary watches into extraordinary watches. Specifically, he removes the crystal and paints awesome, colorful designs onto them. The watch itself could be a $300 SKX007 or a $4,000+ Datejust — it doesn't matter. But if you're looking for something unique and want a pop of color in your life, it's worth shooting Chris a DM.
Just a fun follow — that's it. There's all sorts of interesting horological ephemera on this page besides watches themselves — catalogs, boxes, straps, correspondence. Stuff that's interesting to learn about and look at, and that you might not find on a traditional vintage watch page or website. (Of course, there are some great watches, too.)