HODINKEE is the foremost destination for all things in the world of horology, making watches and information about them accessible to all.
In the course of 11 years, HODINKEE has established itself as the preeminent resource for modern and vintage wristwatch enthusiasts. Founder and CEO Benjamin Clymer and his team of writers are known for their innate understanding of both historical references and the most cutting-edge haute horlogerie, and more importantly, can explain them in a way that is both entertaining and easy to understand. The HODINKEE team circles the globe looking for the most interesting stories about watches, watch collectors, watch makers, and more, and then tells those stories across a diverse group of multimedia channels.
HODINKEE is the horological touchpoint for other news, business, and lifestyle media, too. HODINKEE has been featured prominently in major international media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Esquire, Gear Patrol, GQ, HighSnobiety, Hypebeast, and trade publications including WWD and The Business of Fashion. In 2019, HODINKEE was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Media, and was awarded a 2019 Webby Award for Website Best Practices.
“The HODINKEE Shop, launched in 2012, is now established as one of the most trusted timepiece and accessories retail platforms for consumers and enthusiasts alike. In just seven years, the HODINKEE Shop has grown from selling watch straps and other small accessories to now being an authorized retailer for over 10 of the most important watch brands in the world.”
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he New York-based business, which began 10 years ago as a collectors community site carrying news, reviews and advice for watch enthusiasts has morphed in recent times into an ecommerce operation selling a curated selection of watches from Grand Seiko, Nomos, Longines, Oris, Seiko, Ressence, Tag Heuer, Zenith, Hamilton and Vacheron Constantin.
The company employs around 35 people, six of which still work in editorial. The remainder of the team work in technology, sales, marketing and administrative roles.
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Hodinkee is based in a historic building in SoHo, just around the corner from the new Watches of Switzerland store on Greene Street and Material Good, another luxury retailer operating without a street level shop front that works from a second storey showroom which looks more like a sumptuous boutique hotel lounge.
The Hodinkee showroom will be open to the public, and will be accessed from a street-level elevator. It will feel like a clubhouse where enthusiasts can come for advice and inspiration as well as shopping.
The concept is far from finalized, Mr Kelly stresses, but he hopes to see live podcasts, seminars and collectors’ meetings using the space.
Challenged on whether the push further into retail had the potential to compromise the editorial integrity of Hodinkee, Mr Kelly insisted there will always be a clear separation between church and state.
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