Benjamin Clymer is the young founder and executive editor of HODINKEE, the Web’s leading daily resource on fine wristwatches. HODINKEE quickly gained renown for its playful and creative take on the traditionally staid topic of wristwatches. Clymer and his team can be found putting a bevy of timepieces through their paces each day with hands-on reviews, full-feature brand profiles, and spotlights on the industry’s more esoteric oddities. From time to time you may even find them dropping a watch off a bridge, hitting it with a hammer, or driving over it with a $300,000 supercar. Clymer has written on the topic of fine wristwatches for the likes of <i>Men’s Journal</i>, <i>The Financial Times</i>, "How To Spend It," numerous trade publications, and our very own <i>Gilt MANual</i>.
Stepping up to a well-made, classic timepiece is an occasion when it makes very good sense to invest in style. And this selection—curated by the masterful hand of Ben Clymer, of watch-obsessive blog HODINKEE—has a whole slew of handsome watches that fit the bill. Pick up something great, and with proper care, you’ll be passing it on to your son someday.
Classic, all-American styles have never felt so of-the-moment thanks to the current obsession with heritage brands and the meticulous craftsmanship that accompanies them. Timepieces are no exception—and whether you're after an understated 18K gold number from the '50s or a tricked-out stainless-steel monster of technology designed to withstand the deep sea, there's something for everyone in our selection of vintage picks.
Happy 12 p.m.! We're kicking off our day of Cyber Monday deals with a ton of can't-miss picks. In the spotlight here: Top-of-the-line cookware and kitchen appliances, not to mention so many delicious wines, cheeses, meats, and other treats, that it may be hard to choose just one. (Not that you have to. . .)
Is your significant other more discerning than the average paramour? If so, only the most unique of gifts will do. See our selection of gorgeous books, in-demand restaurant reservations, and more—for finds that will have him (or her) raving about your ingenuity to anyone that will listen.