Watches: A Guide by Hodinkee



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Watches: A Guide by Hodinkee
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Watches: A Guide by Hodinkee

In a short period of ten years, Hodinkee has positioned itself as the premier destination for lovers of modern and vintage wristwatches.

PUBLISHER: Assouline


In just a decade, Hodinkee has emerged as the most prominent destination for lovers of modern and vintage wristwatches. What began as a personal passion has become a worldwide phenomenon. This coffee table book and photo book, titled "Watches: A Guide by Hodinkee," is a tribute to the art and science of horology.

The Establishment: From finance to watches
After a career in finance, Ben Clymer decided to pursue his love of watches and writing combined. He started a blog about everything from new products to vintage wristwatch auctions. Clymer named his venture after the Czech word hodinky, meaning "small watch," and wanted to create a platform that was informal and accessible to all levels of enthusiasts. Within a few years, The New York Times called him the "High Priest of Watchmaking.

Transformation: From blog to magazine and e-comm hub
What began as a modest blog quickly transformed into a full-fledged magazine and e-comm hub for some of the world's leading watch brands. Hodinkee became a name synonymous with quality, expertise and style in the world of watches.

The coffee table book: A compendium of time
Celebrating the milestone of ten years since Hodinkee was founded, this book is not just another coffee table book; it is a picture book and compendium of the world's leading experts on time. With chapters on chronographs, diving watches, high design and horological icons, this book is an indispensable guide for both veterans and newcomers to the world of watches.

A must-have for watch lovers
"Watches: A Guide by Hodinkee" is more than a book; it is a celebration of a decade of passion, knowledge and beauty in the world of watches. It is a coffee table book and photo book that invites the reader to explore the complexity and elegance of watches. Whether you are a seasoned collector or just beginning to explore the world of watches, this book offers insights and inspiration you won't find anywhere else. It is a timeless guide, a tribute to the art of time, and a must-have for anyone who wants to understand and appreciate the magic of watches.




Assouline is the premier luxury cultural brand. The well-known New York publisher aims to provide everything for a contemporary library; from beautiful books featuring photography, art, travel and lifestyle to special editions in collaboration with world-renowned photographers, artists, designers, fashion brands, celebrities, car designers, perfume makers, Assouline was founded in Paris in 1994 by Prosper and...