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Postby koimaster » June 2nd 2017, 9:08am

Nice blog, not bogged down with all of the sales stuff all over the place. Good info and such.


What is 60CLICKS?

60CLICKS is a resource dedicated to watch enthusiasts and collectors of “Tool Watches”; Divers, Chronographs, Pilots, Field Watches, Digitals and other purpose-built watches that aren’t afraid to be worn in the field.

The world of horology is dominated by celebrity marketing, out-of-reach luxury brands, and cheap disposable trinkets masquerading as high-end pieces – 60CLICKS is here to show you the other side.

Some people buy watches as status symbols to show-off their disposable income. Some buy watches as wrist-candy, opting for pieces with flashy gold and sparkly jewels. This website is not for those people.

We buy watches because we are obsessed. Obsessed with history, design, craftsmanship, and engineering. The only watches we talk about here are watches that make us smile every time we put them on.

In an intimidating industry that take’s itself a little too seriously, we strive to make watch-collecting more accessible and fun for the everyday collector.


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Re: 60Clicks blog

Postby 60clicks » June 2nd 2017, 9:33am

Hey Alain -- I really appreciate the mention. I don't consider myself an expert, just a humble enthusiast who loves wearing watches everyday :) If anybody has ideas for collector's guides or reviews they'd like to see, feel free to PM me.

I should also mention I've recently developed a search engine for private watch sales that you guys might be interested in. It's called WatchPatrol (https://www.watchpatrol.net/explorer/) and it's basically everything I wanted WatchRecon to be. Totally free, hope you'll check it out.

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Re: 60Clicks blog

Postby koimaster » June 2nd 2017, 10:19am

Welcome to the forum Mike. enjoy your blog and wish you good luck with it. Just checked out the search engine, are you searching targeted forums and online sales such as ebay for terms such as Omega
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Re: 60Clicks blog

Postby foghorn » June 2nd 2017, 10:44am

Welcome to the forum.
Nice sites. Hope you stick around. Just remember to take us with a grain silo of salt.
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Re: 60Clicks blog

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Re: 60Clicks blog

Postby Britboy » June 2nd 2017, 3:14pm

Welcome to you.
I had a poke around 60Clicks and liked it
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Re: 60Clicks blog

Postby biglove » June 2nd 2017, 3:40pm

Love a good watch site. Welcome.
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Postby Racer-X » June 2nd 2017, 4:11pm

Welcome, well done at all sites. I like the larger photos and search options at WatchPatrol.
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Re: 60Clicks blog

Postby conjurer » June 2nd 2017, 5:07pm

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Re: 60Clicks blog

Postby koimaster » June 9th 2017, 4:30pm

Hey, maybe some of our sales could be added there. :)
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Re: 60Clicks blog

Postby biglove » June 9th 2017, 4:45pm

koimaster wrote:Hey, maybe some of our sales could be added there. :)


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Re: 60Clicks blog

Postby 60clicks » June 9th 2017, 7:48pm

Yes, I could definitely add the Watchlords sales section to the search engine :) I will work on it.

are you searching targeted forums and online sales such as ebay for terms such as Omega'


The site scrapes a dozen or so major forums sales corners, like Watchuseek, Omegaforums, Timezone etc. I also integrate eBay sales by targeting whatever keyword your searching (or defaulting to selecting on of the 25 top watches, if nothing is specified). It pulls new data from the forums every hour.
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Re: 60Clicks blog

Postby Racer-X » June 9th 2017, 7:59pm

60clicks wrote:...It pulls new data from the forums every hour.


It appears WatchRecon pulls every 15 minutes or less. If I'm looking for a bargain, that 45 minutes is important. Your layover for the actual ads is a definite improvement over WR with larger photos and most of the ad content. Not crazy about the ebay ads, but it's still nice to have an alternative to WatchRecon, which I use nearly every day.
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Re: 60Clicks blog

Postby biglove » June 9th 2017, 8:21pm

Russ is right on the refresh time. I have seen watches sold in less than ten minutes.

Impressed with the sale search site vs WatchRecon. Are you considering an app for iPhone?
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Re: 60Clicks blog

Postby TemerityB » June 9th 2017, 8:43pm

Welcome, and by all means, keep up the great work. Glad to see you here, and what you're doing.

Great website. What a nice surprise.
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Re: 60Clicks blog

Postby 60clicks » June 11th 2017, 11:57am

Yep, I will be working on an iPhone app soon, hopefully by the end of the year, time permitting :)

As far as refresh time, I can pretty easily change it to refresh every 15 minutes, I will just have upgrade my scraping bandwidth ($$$). If the site starts generating some money for me, I'll definitely head in that direction.
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Re: 60Clicks blog

Postby bobbee » June 12th 2017, 2:33am

Very cool, and good luck with the site.
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Re: 60Clicks blog

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » June 12th 2017, 6:56am

Lurked there, and I must say, that I really like it. Simple, good writing, and no shitty hype or a Hoodwinkee-style snobbery fest. Just the practical stuff. For one, I'm very glad that the "wearability" part is included, with the lug to lug distance - which is what ultimately decides about how a watch fits - is provided. Most sites fail to provide that in the tech specs.

One thing I couldn't exactly agree with, was mentioning 38mm as small in the Hamilton Khaki review. It's not small as such- it all depends on the design of the watch. I've got a 38mm Tissot from 1950, which has a very thin bezel, and fairly small font and hour markers- and these things alone make it look far from small. Compared to modern Invicter behemoths, maybe, but...

Anyway, when I read the watch blogs, I often see a ton of things that put me off, and that's not the case here. That said, Mr. Bloke says, "Bloody well done!"

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Re: 60Clicks blog

Postby 60clicks » June 12th 2017, 9:28am

Thank you sir :) I've definitely tried to create the 'anti-hodinkee' site. I can't stand the endless stream of articles about $100k alien watches that only Saudi oligarchs would wear, who reads that shite?

The Khaki mechanical is small in my mind, at 38mm and very thin -- but of course it's all relative. It's much larger than the classic military field watches, which were 34-36mm traditionally. It does have long lugs though, which makes it wear much larger than the specs would suggest, I'll give you that :)
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Re: 60Clicks blog

Postby koimaster » June 12th 2017, 10:03am

I like it enough to have posted links to it at 3 other forums.
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Re: 60Clicks blog

Postby 60clicks » June 12th 2017, 10:39am

Appreciate that Koi!
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Re: 60Clicks blog

Postby eddiea » June 12th 2017, 11:18am

Darn, I do buy watches for that warm cozy feeling that only status symbol can provide and of course to show-off my disposable income.....oh well
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