In 2008, following the financial crisis, Clymer, who was working in finance at the time turned his attention to watches. He began by writing about his grandfather's Omega on Tumblr, his writing grew in popularity which sparked him to start Hodinkee.

Now Hodinkee is one of the most read wristwatch publications with over 700,000 unique visitors each month from over 200 different countries. Clymer and his team have graced the pages of GQ, The New York Times, Esquire, Forbes and The Financial Times.

The publication makes room for new and vintage pieces alike, keeping their readers up to date on new state-of-the-art watches as well as describing historical moments and highlighting important vintage pieces. The personal columns, interviews and editorials make Hodinkee an entertaining read for both die-hard watch enthusiasts and people who never thought of a watch as more than a gadget that tells you what time it is.

The foundation for the entire operation is an understanding that watches are so much more than a brand and luxury item. They are a combination of art, technology, engineering and design, something that Clymer passionately discusses with Barnebys.

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