If you're a fan of HODINKEE, you've likely noticed a common thread among watch collectors and the stories of how they got into watches and collecting. For many, it all started with seeing a family member – often a father or grandfather – wearing a particular wristwatch. I remember noticing when my dad wore his "nice" watch when I was a kid and aspiring to one day be grown up enough to have something similar. Watches hold a special place in all of our hearts, and there's something extra special when it comes to Father’s Day and watches.*
Father’s Day is coming up, and I want to propose a challenge to all of you out there who are still deciding what to get for the dad in your life: This year, get them something that won’t get shoved to the back of their closet or used a couple of times and set aside. Give them something that they can use all the time and that will last for years and years. Get them something from the HODINKEE Shop. Whether he's a rugged traveler or likes the finer things in life, we’ve got everything you’ll need to show him just how much he means to you.
HODINKEE Magazine, Volume 4

Volume 4 of the HODINKEE Magazine dropped just last week and we couldn't be prouder of it. If your dad is a watch guy, music guy, car guy, or basically any kind of guy who appreciates great stories about interesting and beautiful things, he's going to love flipping through the latest issue. If you're a completist, the first three volumes are still available a la carte, and if you want to set your dad up for the future, consider gifting him a subscription that will start with Volume 5 later this year.
Military Wristwatches: Sky, Land, Sea

If dad is a military buff and a watch enthusiast, this book is about as good as it gets. The author has compiled an assortment of military-issued wristwatches from over the years, organized by the nation that issued them. This allows the reader to dig deeper into how particular countries' armed forces thought about and used watches. Help your dad add to his library with this useful and well-researched tome. *
S.T. Dupont Ligne 2 Limited Edition For HODINKEE

There’s nothing quite like a high-end lighter. We've teamed up with S.T. Dupont to create a limited edition run of their vintage-inspired, French-made lighters (a favorite amongst collectors). Each lighter produces a perfect, gentle flame and is individually numbered out of 100. These beautiful objects are crafted in palladium and are coated in a HODINKEE-grey lacquer. To round it all out, the lighter comes in a custom, linen-finished case that recalls the classic carrying cases of Dupont’s past.
The Sedona Watch Strap

A great strap can make a watch take on a completely different flavor. If there's a watch in your father's collection that could use some sprucing up – or you just want to give him options – consider gifting one of our brand new Sedona straps. With this line, we've used some truly high quality French calfskin with a subtle distressed finished that will develop a cool patina over time. The color palette is very much of the American Southwest, which is the perfect balance of funky and timeless (great qualities for a dad!).
Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical

This watch is the perfect encapsulation of the phrase "bang for your buck." For less than $500, you get a hand-wound, rugged, military-inspired watch at a can't-be-beat size of 38mm. If your dad is anything like mine, he'd love the fact that you got him something he'll be able to enjoy for years to come without breaking the bank.
Oris Divers Sixty-Five 2018

It's just about summer here in the northern hemisphere, and nothing says summer like a watch that will thrive on the beach or by the pool. This particular iteration of the Oris Divers Sixty-Five is a robust 42mm and has a beautiful inky blue dial reminiscent of the depths of the ocean. It's got 100 meters of water resistance and a unidirectional bezel for timing dives. The environmentally conscious dad will appreciate the fact that the funky NATO strap is made from post-consumer recycled plastic.*
Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT SBGE227

Maybe the father in your life likes to be a little different by wearing things that most people don't have or even know about. As with anything Grand Seiko makes, the SBGE227 is insanely well made, and there’s nothing like seeing the seconds hand glide around the black dial thanks to the Spring Drive movement. This stealthy sleeper from Grand Seiko is the perfect gift for the dad who wants something really cool, but doesn’t want to make a big deal about it.*
Vacheron Constantin Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942

If you want to go big this Father’s Day, look no further. It just doesn't get much better than this steel triple-calendar that's based on a classic Vacheron Constantin watch from the 1940s. This watch presents a rare opportunity to own a calendar watch from a top-tier brand in stainless steel; examples of this kind of watchmaking are startlingly scarce today. The father in your life knows that you love him, but why not show him just how much by giving him something beautiful and truly timeless.
Loupe System For HODINKEE

We've handled many loupes over the years, from the basic to the high-end, but when we tried the Loupe System we knew this was the loupe we'd been trying to find all along. The Loupe System for HODINKEE is a robust piece of optical engineering that's meticulously crafted to help get you closer to the dials and cases of your watches. It also comes in a super cool and useful hard-shell plastic case that can be converted into a watch box if one is so inclined.
Moulded Oak-Tanned Leather Case

These aren’t your ordinary watch travel cases. Thanks to a special, intensive moulding technique, our line of moulded cases are the perfect combination of form and function. The process – which takes more than two weeks – eliminates the need for hardeners, allows the rich oak-tanned brown leather to really shine, and maximizes the interior dimensions to allow for more room for watches and protective padding. The more these cases travel the globe, the more the leather will develop a patina that only adds to the character of the case.
HODINKEE Shop Gift Card

Not totally sure what to give this year? Allow them to choose their own adventure with a HODINKEE Shop gift card. You can also chat or email with our watch and accessories gurus to help you pick out something great.