So, you have just installed Watchee and now you are faced with an empty screen. You could just tap the plus-button in the top right corner to add your first watch, but before you start adding watches to the collection, it might be helpful to adjust a couple of Settings (the right-most tab on the bottom).
Let’s look at the History Log section first. By enabling the history log, Watchee will automatically update the notes field of a given watch with various pieces of information as we use the app over time, which we will discuss further. Also, the option exists to “log each wear of the watch,” which has to do with the wrist statistics feature. If enabled, Watchee will note each wear of a specific watch that watch’s history log.
If you have an older iPhone or your iPhone’s storage is limited, enabling compression of watch images might be a good idea. Doing so can save storage space and generally speed up the app.
Now we are ready to add your first watch. Just tap the Plus button to get things started.
Watchee is quite comprehensive regarding details that can be added for each watch, but all details do not have to be added immediately. For example, it is perfectly fine to just add a dial/face image (by tapping the face/dial placeholder), brand, and model. Even with minimal details you can still use all of the app’s features such as wear count tracking. Further watch details can be added whenever you wish and at your leisure.
Here we have added a dial/face image for a vintage Corteber Spirofix.
Here we have added a case back image. You have the choice to add a movement image, lume image, or any sort of image for the watch. The default prompts are just suggestions of front and reverse images.
For most fields, predefined lists of values are used to keep manual entry to a minimum. Here we are selecting the year of manufacture for a watch.
Next we will select the vibrations per hour or VPH for the movement.
You can store up to six predefined complications for each watch. Again, we are using predefined values for ease of use.
After tapping the Save button in the top right corner, the watch is added to the collection! Notice the Wear Rate shows no value because we have not tracked wear yet for the newly-added watch. Next, we will select the watch just added by tapping on the row and if you are wearing the watch today, you can tell Watchee.
Tap the Wear Today button and stats are updated.
After confirming we have worn the watch today, Watchee will increment all the relevant counters.
The wear rate for our watch is now 100% since no other watches have been entered for comparison. We also see how many times the watch has been worn, the date last worn, days since last worn, and cost per wear (derived from initial buy value and wear count).
While we are at it, we can set the status of this beautiful watch to “Keeper” since we are never going to sell it! You can set the watch status to a variety of predefined values.
That’s it. The first watch has been added to the collection and wear statistics are being tracked in Watchee.
If the History Log options are enabled and we check the details of the watch, we would see that some automatic history logging data has been appended.