G-SHOCK Ref. 5600 by Ben Clymer Pulls Inspo From HODINKEE Founder’s Favorite Things
With some amazing G-SHOCK collaborations already in the books for Hodinkee, the final watch of the series is in collaboration with no other than Ben Clymer, the founder and Executive Chairman of the online destination for all things horology. Previous partners in the series have included John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, and Elijah Funk of Online Ceramics, each bringing with them a personal flavor to G-SHOCK mainstays. Beyond G-SHOCK, Hodinkee’s collaborated with iconic brands such as Omega, IWC, Hermès, Leica and many others. And with this being the first project to bear Ben’s name on it, it’s most certainly personal and deliberate in its details.
The details are dedicated to the Hodinkee community and reference so many of his favorite things, from his favorite watches to iconic vintage references, and of course, Hodinkee. The G-SHOCK Ref. 5600 By Ben Clymer gets a Hodinkee grey resin case and dark grey strap with a green keeper, inscribed with the Hodinkee logo. The olive green dial features three cities – NYC, Tokyo, and Atlanta, representing the two Hodinkee office locations in New York City and Atlanta, and the G-SHOCK headquarters in Tokyo. Beneath the display is a black “double-signed” CASIO logo, a nod to the iconic double-Swiss underlined Rolex Daytona. Dig deeper and you’ll also notice the green lume plots alongside each indicator function. Light up the Afterglow display and you will see a Hodinkee “H” revealed across the dial.
Finishing touches include an engraving of Ben’s name and Hodinkee logos on the watch’s stainless steel screw-back caseback alongside the Latin phrase “Esse Quam Videri” and a note of gratitude. For Ben, there’s a lot be grateful for and he hasn’t lost sight of that one bit.
This G-SHOCK Ref. 5600 by Ben Clymer is in many ways a thank you letter to the watch lovers that have encompassed the Hodinkee community for over 15 years. Purchase yours now through the Hodinkee Shop. $5 from each purchase will be donated to the Horological Society of New York — the oldest watchmaking guild in the United States. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the art and science of horology through education.