Every time we launch a new volume of the HODINKEE Magazine, it feels like a day for celebration. Each volume takes us over half a year to produce, with some stories in the works for over a year before they finally make it onto the printed page, and countless HODINKEE staffers and collaborators work tirelessly to get these magazines together and into your hands. But the release of Volume 7 feels even more monumental than usual. We produced the entire magazine, from start to finish, remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, recruiting incredible writers, producers, photographers, and more from around the world to make it a reality. I couldn’t be happier to have it available for you all to see.
As we got ready to put this issue out into the world, I knew that I wanted to share a little more about some of the incredible stories we’ve got for you this time around. So, I got Danny, Jack, and Joe on-mic to offer a peek behind the curtain, giving their first-person accounts of how their stories went from vague ideas in meetings to full-blown assignments to the thoughtful, beautiful stories you’ll find inside Volume 7. Danny speaks to his interviews with passionate collectors of watches, guitars, streetwear, and more, really thinking about what it means to be passionate about something and to invest yourself in it; Jack goes deep on the Cartier Tank, one of the most iconic and influential watches of all time; and Joe shares stories of his trips to Japan, his evolving relationship with Seiko and Grand Seiko, and why Seiko CEO and President Shinji Hattori is one of the most interesting executives in watchmaking. I was involved in all of their stories from the beginning, and I still learned a ton talking to them. I know you will too.
Obviously, when you’re done listening, go grab a copy of Volume 7 of the HODINKEE Magazine, if you haven’t already. Despite the crazy production circumstances, it just might be our best volume yet, and you definitely don’t want to miss it.
We hope you enjoy Episode 112 of HODINKEE Radio. Check out the show notes below, and let us know what you think in the comments.
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