There are few things we do here at HODINKEE that require more people, that involve more logistics, and that draw on as many creative perspectives as the HODINKEE Magazine. When I say that every person at HODINKEE, from our editors and photographers to our accountants and operations specialists, is crucial to making this book, I mean it. It’s a heavy lift under the best circumstances, but 2020 challenged us to try new things, develop new ways of working, and push ourselves to find the most inspirational stories we possibly could. I’m happy to report that I think we’ve succeeded, and I couldn’t be prouder of HODINKEE Magazine, Volume 7.
With travel restrictions, we found new collaborators across the globe, from Hong Kong to Houston, bringing new visions and ideas to the magazine. Many of the subjects in Volume 7 worked extremely hard to find ways to coordinate safe photo shoots and to conduct remote in-depth interviews with our editors. That they were willing to go out on their respective limbs to share their stories with us is a true honor. Personally, I found working on these stories to be my own alternative to globetrotting during these trying times, offering glimpses into life outside my little bubble and reminding me why the global watch community is so damn wonderful. I sincerely hope that it can provide you all with the same escape.
One of the highlights of Volume 7 is how many different collectors’ voices we were able to get into it. These include the usual trio of “Why I Collect” stories (which include HODINKEE Radio alum Miles Fisher) and an absolutely killer “One Man, One Watch” featuring a badass chef and his trusty Tudor, not to mention a special “The Collectors” highlighting someone who is sharing a multi-generational family passion through his own collection.
We also have five experts sharing the vintage (and almost-vintage) watches they think you should be investing in right now; a detailed look at the often-misunderstood Tornek-Rayville military watches; an ode to truly handmade watches from our founder, Ben Clymer; a definitive guide to the Cartier Tank; and a beautiful profile of Seiko CEO & President Shinji Hattori, one of the most compelling executives in all of watches. Finishing off the issue is a personal essay from actor and horologist Aldis Hodge about why he finds meaning in watchmaking and how he’s building a horological legacy of his own. And, if it’s stories about things other than watches you’re looking for, don’t fret. From the recently renovated Rothko Chapel to a stunning Italian sports car from the golden age of racing, we’ve got you covered.
How To Get It
Volume 7 of the HODINKEE Magazine is available from today in the HODINKEE Shop for $ 38 per copy, including worldwide shipping. We’ve also partnered with some of our favorite retail shops around the world, and you can click here to find a store near you. While travel is obviously limited right now, you can also find the HODINKEE Magazine in select private jet terminals across the United States, and it will be returning to a number of top hotels, airport lounges, and more as things begin to open up again.
If you want to be among the first people to receive future copies of the HODINKEE Magazine, we highly recommend subscribing, which you can do right here. Volume 8 will come out around May 2021, and subscribers get early access to the HODINKEE Magazine at a discounted rate of $ 32 (including shipping), so you get the best bang for your buck, too.
Want More Magazine?
While the HODINKEE Magazine is a bi-annual publication that focuses on longform storytelling, we want to keep bringing you insights into these stories year-round. Follow @hodinkeemag on Instagram for more stunning photographs, many of which we couldn’t fit into the print volumes themselves. There are also plenty of behind-the-scenes pictures and the occasional early preview of things coming in future volumes. Likewise, be sure to check out all of the digital features that we’ve produced from past volumes – from Ben’s incredible interview with Apple’s Jony Ive to an inside look at our SoHo fashion shoot to a profile of KITH founder Ronnie Fieg, you won’t want to miss a single story.
We also want to see your copies of the HODINKEE Magazine in the wild. Tag us @hodinkee and @hodinkeemag and use #hodinkeemag to show us how you enjoy your HODINKEE Magazine. We’ll feature selected shots on our Instagram Stories over the coming days and weeks. Thank you, and enjoy!