It’s no huge secret that John Mayer is a watch man. As GQ’s Cam Wolf put it last year, Mayer has grow to be a wildly influential collector, together with his tastes typically transferring the marketplace for sure watches. In some circles, Mayer’s wrist is probably the most priceless a part of his wonderland-like physique, much more so than his magical fingers (we’re speaking about his guitar enjoying abilities, sickos).

And every so often, the watch fan places on his watch designer hat. Enter the Casio G-Shock Ref. 6900-PT80 by John Mayer, a collaboration between the musician, the horology web site Hodinkee, and the beloved watch model, identified for its informal and accessible designs.

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As you may recall, this isn't the primary time these titans of timepieces have gone face to face. It was solely a 12 months in the past that the first collaborative effort was revealed and subsequently, sold out in minutes (the Mayer Impact in motion!). And as Gossip Lady and And Simply Like That have confirmed, followers love nothing greater than a reboot.

Which leads us to the most recent drop: a playful riff on the ever-popular DW6900, the affable, reasonably priced fashion that has made critical in-roads into popular culture through the years, and grow to be a stunning cult hit within the chronology neighborhood. Very similar to Mayer’s current album Sob Rock, this limited-edition mannequin is impressed by the 1980s—particularly the Casio PT-80 keyboard, with an off-white resin case that’s a far cry from among the extra somber, swaggering kinds we’re used to. In opposition to that creamy backdrop we’ve acquired some hits of colour. The crimson, inexperienced, and grey outlines for the three signature Triple Graph registers are drawn from the Casio PT-80 keyboard. At 53.2 mm in diameter and 16.3mm thick, it’s decidedly substantial however not fairly clunky; eye-catching with out being showy. An actual chef’s kiss, and what Mayer calls “a possibility to revisit the joy of Casio electronics I felt rising up, and a reminder that watch gathering, ought to, above all else, stay enjoyable.”

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The watch shrewdly channels the irreverence and technical prowess of each Mayer and G-Shock, a fragile stability that’s deftly executed. Now right here’s the dangerous information: the final Mayer x G-Shockdidn’t even final ten minutes. So when this one drops—in the present day, on the Hodinkee store—we’d counsel you retain hitting that refresh button.


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