Started in 2011 as WatchGeek, WristReview is one of the most widely read watch blogs in the world. You’ll find a passion from our writers that’s hard to match. With constantly updated news, reviews and critiques, WristReview caters for all levels of luxury from entry-level to Haute Horlogerie. WristReview also covers watch events such as SIHH and BaselWorld.
WristReview initially started with Jovan Krstevski. Although it took time, he built up plenty of faithful followers of the website. With the help of new contributing writers and editors, WristReview is constantly updated with new articles of a wide range of topics.
The two most popular age group for WristReview readers is 25-34 and 35-44 with most visiting from the USA, but Asia and Europe are also heavily populated with the WristReview audience.
You’ll find our articles are covered on many other popular websites on the internet to bring you closer to the watches you love. Most of our contributors also write for other websites too so make sure you check their work on other sites too.
WristReview also brings you exclusive first-hand looks at both new watches and new start-up watch brands. You’ll also find that WristReview runs frequently giveaway competitions where one lucky reader has the opportunity of winning a prize which could be any kind of watch or watch accessory.
WristReview always wants new authors to write about watches. If you are interested in becoming a contributor for the website, please visit the ‘Contribute’ page and put your details into the form.
You can also follow WristReview’s activity through social media. WristReview is on Facebook, Twitter and more, making sure you are always up-to-date with the latest watches and watch news.
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Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor
Jovan Krstevski has been collecting watches every since his father bought him an Omega Seamaster back when he was just a teenager. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview and is one of the most widely read watch blogs on the Web. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches.’ Besides WristReview, he also writes for a number of publications. Read his articles
Harlan Chapman-Green – Managing Editor
A keen bass guitar player, Harlan enjoys all the perks modern watchmaking technologies the industry has to offer. Although you might catch him sampling Omegas or the odd Rolex, Harlan loves all things Haute Horology, with his three favourite brands being Breguet, A. Lange & Söhne and L.U.Chopard. He hopes to study timekeeping more in depth someday and will never be able to thank his father enough for introducing him to the industry. You can follow him on Instagram Read his articles
Ben Newport-Foster – Contributor
As a Brit living in America, Ben is a stranger in an increasingly strange land. A part-time job at a jeweler’s working to pay rent whilst at university blossomed into a passion for watches. 5 years later, he hasn’t looked back. Ben is far more interested by the stories vintage watches can tell us, rather than how many zeroes they have when they sell at auction. Ben is a huge admirer of Universal Geneve, Wittnauer, Angelus and really any watch that has a great story to come with it. You can read more of his work at timepiecechronicle.com and you can follow him on Instagram. Read his articles
Carl Scutt – Contributor
Carl is a Brit abroad, leaving the wind and rain of London town to settle in the sunny climate of Marbella, southern Spain. He’s always had a passion for watches even though he’s never been able to afford his own luxury watch collection. His Good taste coupled with a bank balance that didn’t help him own his own luxury pieces gave Carl focus on luxury watches at affordable prices. This subsequently gave birth to discountwatchstores.com of which he is the founder and editor. Read his articles
Dhananjay Pathak – Contributor
A software engineer by profession Dhananjay is a watch enthusiast and is also passionate towards music. He loves playing the guitar and enjoys listening to Rock classics from the 70’s and 80’s. Although, he was always fond of watches, his true love affair with the world of horology began about 2.5 years back when he took to the internet searching for a nice affordable mechanical timepiece. Not only was the search fruitful, but it eventually culminated into an addiction to the expansive and exciting world of watches. As far his taste in watches is concerned, Dhananjay gravitates more towards dress watches along with a recently developed interest in vintage watches. A few of his favorite brands are Nomos, Breguet, Seiko and Omega. He is an active blog writer and has been associated with popular watch blogs. You can read his work on AblogtoWatch. Read his articles
Previous contributors who helped shape WristReview
Meor Amri Meor Ayob – Contributing Editor
Meor Amri is a passionate watch collector from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Having bitten by the horology bug in 2010, he has written extensively about the watch scene and has assembled a large collection of watches (excessively!!!) on his own free time. His blogs on the same subject are: Eastern Watch & Western Watch Read his articles here
Keith Bombrys – Contributor
Keith is a very passionate outdoor sporty type. He does anything from biking, hiking, football, golfing, basketball, running, swimming, and even when he gets the opportunity assorted beach activities. You name it, he is out there doing it. The idea of time and watches, in general, have always been captivating to him. Although he has only recently begun his new-found fascination with different types, brands, and designs of watches, they have become the essential part of his life not only at work, but in his outdoors and sports adventures. Read his articles
Magnus Salbu – Contributor
Magnus is a passionate watch collector who especially loves the mechanical and historical aspect of watches. You’re just as likely to see him with a 1940’s military issue Universal Genève as with a modern Jaeger-LeCoultre. He also loves traveling and chances are you will see a lot of wrist shots with spectacular landscapes in the background. Magnus hopes to be able to study the art of horology in-depth someday. Read his articles
JAMES PHANG – Contributor
James Phang is a young watch enthusiast from Singapore and is a self-professed fanatic of independent brands for their unique avant-garde designs. Some of his favorite brands include MB&F, Urwerk, Romain Jerome, Sarpaneva, Peter Speake-Marin and Azimuth. His love for art extends out to all things handmade, and he has made it his personal mission to find the best handmade straps and buckles worldwide for his humble collection. Read his articles here
Osheen Arakelian – Contributing Editor
Osheen is a long time collector and passionate watch aficionado. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the Sydney Watch Guide based out of Australia. Alongside Sydney Watch Guide, he has also expanded and started OSHEEN’s House of Horology, an online shop that specialises in vintage, pre-owned and niche watches from around the world. He is also a contributor to a number of Australian Men’s Lifestyle magazines and is fast becoming the go-to destination in Sydney for anything watch related. Read his articles here
JOHN GALT – CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
John Galt caught the horology bug back in 2010 on his first visit to a London watch show and has snowballed since; John has become an avid writer and blogger of timepieces of all kinds, from everyday timepieces to modern Luxury HauteHorology, his favorite brands being HYT and GreubelForsey that push the boundaries of modern watch-making. John keeps a keen interest in the UK watch scene with their many emerging brands and timepieces. John Galt currently contributes watch related articles for online publications in the UK and USA. Read his articles here
Jonathan Kopp – Contributor
Jonathan Kopp has an avid enthusiasm for timepieces of all genre, from vintage pieces to modern Luxury Haute Horology. His preference goes to small and independent high-end watchmakers. He loves the difference rather than classicism, although he admits being in love with several ultra-classic pieces. Jonathan was caught by the passion for watchmaking 6 years ago, and then shortly after he wandered into the industry and is today a Communication-Marketing-PR Consultant for several brands. Read his articles here
UMAR ANSARI – Contributor
Umar is an Industrial Designer based in Toronto, Canada, specializing in design strategy and innovation. Except for the mechanical wonders, he has been getting into smartwatches and finds himself critiquing them every now and again. He has amassed quite a collection of them with the latest addition being the Pebble Time Round. Umar has a penchant for traditional timepieces too. As a design himself, Daniel Will-Harris’ “Past, Present, Future” pieces have a special place in his heart. But as a contributing writer for WristReview, Umar’s goal is simple: to keep other horology lovers informed and engaged with the latest. Read his articles here
Pierre-Paul Godts – Contributor
Pierre-Paul has worked for over 20 years as a Creative Director for different Advertising Agencies. Today he works in his own Graphic design agency. Proprietor and founder of WatchMundi and WatchMundi Magazine. WatchMundi is dedicated to sharing the latest horological industry news from the captivating realm of wrist watches principally in the domain of Pilot, Diving, Marine, Nautical, Vintage, GMT, WorldTimer or Motor Racing watches. Read his articles here
Mark Phillips – Contributor
Mark largely collects practical watches, but never hesitates if he can snag a deal good enough to call it an economical decision. He loves taking photos of his collection and participating in the tight-knit watch community on Instagram. You can see his photos and follow him here. He is highly opinionated and expects nothing but the best and at the cheapest price possible. In his eyes, a watch needs to have a superb and bold design to be worthy of anybody’s wrist. To him, organization creates valuable time and so you should expect it from him in his reviews. Wisdom is his middle name and he is here to share it with you. Read his articles here
The Time Bum (L J. S) – Contributor
The Time Bum is an avid watch enthusiast and unrepentant cheapskate. His blog, thetimebum.com, focuses on watches in the affordable end of the spectrum, particularly those that sell for under $1,000 — as far under as possible. When not playing with watches or writing about them, he is a lawyer, husband and father who enjoys good food and old cars. Read his articles here
Wade Forman – Contributor
Wade Forman has an enthusiasm for all timepieces, whether it’s vintage or modern luxury. It was at the age of 15 when Wade’s fascination with Horology began. His favorite brands are IWC, Rolex, TAG Heuer, Audemars Piguet and Patek Phillipe. Wade is also a football player and enjoys hanging out with family and friends. Read his articles here
Matt Himmelstein – Contributor
Engineer, weekend warrior and mechanical watch enthusiast. He prefers value oriented brands because, well, those are the ones he can afford while still paying for all his weekend warrior hobbies. New watch makers are also an interest because you can get often get a unique look, and the watch now comes with a story. His favorites in his small collection are a Christopher Ward altimeter-style and an Anstead dive watch from a crowdfunded campaign. Read his articles here
Patrick Kansa – Contributor
A database and analytics/BI developer by day, Patrick first began taking a deeper interest in wrist watches about five years ago, and has been writing about, and reviewing, wristwatches since 2011. You can find Patrick’s work on aBlogtoWatch, WristWatchReview, DreamChrono, and EngagedMarriage. And, as a counter-point to Jovan, he’s a huge fan of The Dark Knight. Read his articles here
Daniel Pieciak – Contributor
A young entrepreneur, passionate about items made with great attention to detail. Loves mixing the world of horology with good food, beautiful woman, well cut clothes and luxurious cars, to name just a few! His watch collection boasts some highly sought-after pieces, as apart from aesthetics and quality, re-sell value is one of the main aspects he considers when choosing a piece for his wrist. Favourite watch brands include Breguet, Linde Werdelin and Ulysse Nardin. Read his articles here
Luke Rottman – Contributor
Whether it was seeing Rolex commercials while watching tennis on TV or learning that his music idols (Eric Clapton and John Mayer) regularly were spotted sporting a vintage Patek or Rolex. It was at the age of ten when Luke’s fascination with watches began. Luke first started off buying and selling small-brand vintage watches that were in the sub-$1000 price range. He later worked his way up to buying and selling high-end vintage watches from world-renowned brands, specializing mostly in pre-1980 Rolex watches. In January 2014, Luke successfully launched The Watchadviser. Luke Rottman has also written for various other international watch publications. Read his articles here
Summer Sheffer – Contributor
Summer’s stepfather introduced her to the world of watches when she was at a young age. He’d gotten a watch with a face that lit up, and she’d become incredibly intrigued. Years went on, and she did more research about watches, mostly what’s on the inside. She was fascinated by how they were put together. As for luxury watches, Summer prefers Breitling. Though her favorite brands are Franck Muller and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Read her articles here
Charles Walhingford – Contributor
Charles Walhingford was bitten at 6 years old by the watch bug with his father’s Bulova Accutron Spaceview. To him, nothing can beat that sweep and hum. Charles believes the hard work, time and artistry that the watchmaker spent making your watch is a direct reflection of the hard work and sacrifice you have made to afford that particular timepiece. Charles recently started a Youtube channel where he shows his admiration for watches. Charles loves independent brands like Kobold and Muhle Glashutte but equally adores the heavyweights like Breitling and Breguet. Read his articles here
James Henderson – Contributor
Known to many in the industry as their “nagging conscience”, James Henderson writes the Tempus Fugit Blog. Prior to writing about watches he worked for DOXA Watches for three years and currently works with several brands on marketing and communication projects. Having taught English in Japan, Portugal, Finland and Scotland, James now calls Santa Barbara, California home. Read his articles here
Nick A. Meijer – Contributor
Internet entrepreneur and watch aficionado. His favorite brands are IWC, A. Lange & Söhne and F.P. Journe. Nick has a special interest in the small, independent high-end watchmakers, such as Urwerk, Greubel Forsey and F.P. Journe. The proprietor of WristWatchWorld. Read his articles here
Isabella Rivera – Contributor
The only thing that surpasses Isabella’s obsession for fashion is her ambition to make it big in Hollywood. She is an aspiring actress, model and timepiece collector who appreciates anything with a bold, yet feminine style. She writes for GevrilGroup spreading the love of her favorite brands Ferragamo, Versace, and Gevril. Read her articles here
Charlotte Adams – Contributor
Charlotte is an online contributor to The Watch Hut and The Watch Gallery. She is a bit geeky and her favourite watch brands are Vivienne Westwood, Roger Dubuis and Jaquet Droz.She has been writing about watches since last September but also enjoys writing about fashion and in her spare time likes to travel and draw. She gained a degree in English and Creative Writing a year ago that helped fuel her passion for writing.” Read her articles here
Harleen Johal – Contributor
Harleen Johal is an online contributor to The Watch Hut and The Watch Gallery. She quotes ‘The great thing about blogging for a watch retailer is that I get to write about my love for watches as well as brands.’ Her favourite watch brand is 88 Rue Du Rhone. Read her articles here
Nicole Lampru – Contributor
With an inherited passion for timepieces and jewelry, Nicole made her way into the watchmaking world as a member of marketing teams for a few independent brands. She started writing about watches around 3 years ago for printed and digital media in the USA and South America. Interested in innovative trends, yet appreciating tradition; her wrist game is eclectic… And despite her shy height (5′) she loves big, bold watches. Read her articles here
Matthew Catellier – Contributor
Stemming from his childhood days, Mat can remember when his father bought him his first watch, a Timex. Ever since then he has had a strong passion for a large variety of timepieces. Coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit, Mat founded WatchReviewBlog.com, where he shares his personal views and opinions on mid to luxury level watches. Mat is also a keen sportsman and enjoys getting out and traveling the world when he can. Read his articles here
Christopher Beccan – Contributor
Christopher has been working in the world of IT for over 10 years and has always had an appreciation of watches – He wanted to learn more about the world of horology and thought what better way to learn than to write about it, so he started Bexsonn which mixes pleasure, with pleasure. Christopher is not drawn to any particular brand, he have more of a love for mechanical watches. When he is not reading or writing about watches, you’ll find him gaming (console) or enjoying a good whisky! Read his articles here
Marc Montagne – Contributor
Passionate about entrepreneurship and digital, Marc decided to move to Switzerland to pursue his other passion for mechanical watches. This great interest started when he received his grandfather’s Jaeger-LeCoultre for his 20th birthday that he still wears to this day. Marc founded Toolwatch to help watch enthusiasts measuring the accuracy of their mechanical watches. You can follow Marc on Twitter and Instagram where he also shares his passion for watchmaking or the latest book he read (he can’t be caught out on Oscar Wilde). Read his articles here
Sarah Arakelian – Photographer/Event Coverage
Sarah is an avid watch admirer and part-time photographer and loves combining her two hobbies to bring readers beautiful and visual photography from the world of horology. Her work mainly revolves around event coverage from around Sydney, Australia and she also enjoys photographing private collections for people to catalogue and frame around the house as works of art.
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