Hodinkee, founded by Ben Clymer is one of the most widely read watch publications in the world. Ben was only 25 years old when he launched his blog in 2008. Over the years the site has developed a readership amongst affluent customers and watch lovers in over 200 countries. The watch publication has found a mention and has been featured in prestigious publications including GQ, Esquire, Forbes, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Cigar Aficionado and The Wrist Watch Annual. Hodinkee was also nominated for a 2010 Details Fashion Blog Award.
Benjamin Clymer had been thinking, for some time, about going beyond the blog and launch an e-commerce store selling straps, pouches and other watch accessories. It seemed like a logical step to take after establishing a large reader base across the world. Since the readers of the blog mostly come from an affluent background and with a passion for watches it made sense to offer them high end watch accessories at one place. Ben has finally launched the watch store and has stocked it with good quality tasteful stuff. The watch accessories are mostly handmade in Tuscany. A leather pouch for carrying an extra watch is rather attractive. It is a bit pricey because of the material and the craftsmanship involved in creating it. Still it is worth every penny and I am sure it will be the most popular merchandise on the e-commerce site.
From the looks of it the online watch store, Shop Hodinkee is going to be as popular as the blog. Ben Clymer is on to a winner again.