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10 Watch Buying Tips from The Urban Gentry

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Tristano from The Urban Gentry is back and throwing-down some serious watch buying knowledge and tips. Aaron Marino of alpha m. says he'll narrow down the brands and price-points.
  1. Shop around and research
  2. Get Swiss good movement
  3. Stick to stainless steel for resilience
  4. Water resistance rating of at least 100 meters
  5. Sapphire crystal glass
  6. Stick to classic designs
  7. Avoid gold tone watches
  8. Changeable strap
  9. Stick to reputable brands
  10. Try before you buy

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Cool Watch Brand Under $140 | Tayroc Watch Review  -
September 3, 2015
Awesome Men's Watch Under $40 | Timex Weekender Aaron Marino Instagram Tayroc Watches Alpha loves cool men's accessories, but in the past he hasn't talked much about watches. Aaron Marino of alpha m. doesn't talk about watches on purpose because (1) he never wants anyone to feel badly that they can't afford something (2) he doesn't want anyone to go into debt to get something. He now realizes thatRead More»
The Dive Watch with The Urban Gentry -
March 31, 2015
Time to Talk About Watches with The Urban Gentry The Urban Gentry YouTube Channel The Urban Gentry has another watch video, but this one is more granular with a specific design and price point. Aaron Marino of alpha m. presents the Urban Gentry who is talking about the diving watch. If Urban Gentry could purchase only one type of watch,the diving watch would be his choice due to its classic, mascuRead More»
Awesome Men's Watch Under $40 | Timex Weekender  -
February 3, 2015
Subscribe to Alpha M. on YouTube Time to Talk Watches with The Urban Gentry Timex Unisex T2N892 Weekender Slip-Thru Black with Gray and Orange Stripes Nylon Strap Watch Timex Weekender Options A few weeks ago Alpha did a collaboration video with Urban Gentry. Aaron Marino of alpha m. is all about the accessory, and he's never been more satisfied with $40 than with his new Weekender by Timex. It'sRead More»
Time to Talk About Watches with The Urban Gentry  -
January 9, 2015
Subscribe to Alpha M. on YouTube The Urban Gentry YouTube Channel Aaron's Watch | Luminox Men's 3051 Aaron Marino of alpha m. is excited about this special guest from The Urban Gentry, TGV. He talks about the finer things. In this collaboration video, TV discusses his top-pick watches in several categories. This video should give you ideas for a new watch or to add to a collection. TGV is honoreRead More»

How to Clean and Polish Metal Accessories  -
April 13, 2014
Subscribe to Alpha M. on YouTube Polishing Cloth for Silver, Gold, Brass & Most other Metals Alpha is rather particular about his accessories' appearance, most specifically his ring. Daily, he's receiving compliments. He doesn't like the scuffs, nicks, and dings. Aaron Marino of alpha m. shares how he takes care of his metal accessories to keep them looking great: With a package of steel wooRead More»
Men's Accessories | How to Know If You Are Wearing Too Many -
April 17, 2013
Do you find it difficult finding balance with accessories? Aaron Marino of alpha m. defines accessories as any item that you add, like jewelry. Jewelry includes earrings, necklaces, wrist items (watches, bracelets, cuffs), ankle bracelets (not acceptable), toe rings (not acceptable), and nipple & belly button rings. So, are you wearing too many? It comes down to the individual as well as your Read More»
Casual Watch with Dress Clothes | Style Mistake -
September 7, 2012
Are Luminox watches (like the one Aaron Marino of alpha m. owns and wears) appropriate to wear with a suit and when dressed-up? The answer is probably not. When Aaron gets dressed-up, he doesn't wear his casual or sport watch. He doesn't wear a watch at all since he doesn't own a dress watch. The Luminox is casual and looks out-of-place with dress clothes. Reciprocally, a dress watch wouldn't balaRead More»
Three Considerations When Buying a Men's Watch -
September 5, 2012
Some men wear watches all the time but others like the idea of a men's watch but don't wear them often. Some men are interested in getting a watch but don't know where to start (size, style, brand). Aaron Marino of alpha m. offers three tips when picking out a new time-piece. First, the shape of the man's watch is a personal preference. Next, the size of the watch is a consideration. Over-sized waRead More»
Men's Pocket Watches -
July 10, 2012
I recently found out my grandmother is going to give me my grandfather's pocket watch when she sees me next month.  I don't recall ever seeing it, so I have no idea what it looks like, except that it's gold.  I'm really excited about getting it; not just because it belonged to my awesome grandfather who I always loved and admired, but because pocket watches are making a comeback.  I can't wait Read More»

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