John Mayer, G-Shock & Hodinkee Debut Final Limited Edition Watch Collab

The Dead & Co. singer/guitarist helped design a G-Shock inspired by his very first keyboard.

(G-Shock/Hodinkee)

John Mayer is working with G-Shock and Hodinkee one last time on a horological love letter to the ’80s-era Casio instruments of his formative years.

(G-Shock/Hodinkee)

This marks the third and final yearly collaboration between the Dead & Co. singer/guitarist and the watch-centric brands. The first paid tribute to the Casiotone SK-5 sampling keyboard, while the second channeled the white and orange colors of the Casio PT-80. The latest G-Shock DW6900JM22-2 looks back to Mayer’s very first keyboard, the Casio PT-1.

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Almost every color is pulled directly from the mini-synth, including the light blue resin case; the peach, coral, and turquoise tones accenting the the “Triple Graph” display; and the gray buttons, which are coated in the same shade that covered the PT-1’s sharp/flat keys. Even the buttons’ indicators, e.g. “Start-Stop” and “Split-Reset,” take their Navy blue tone from the PT-1’s various script.

(G-Shock/Hodinkee)

Rated for 200 meters/662 feet of water resistance, functions include 1/100th Stopwatch (24 Hr.), Countdown Timer (24 Hr.), Multi-Function Alarm, Flash Alert, EL Backlight, 12/24-Hour Time Formats.

(G-Shock/Hodinkee)

The DW6900JM22-2 is available to purchase at Hodinkee and G-Shock for $180.

At that price, it’s considerably more affordable than some of the more luxe pieces from G-Shock’s $3,500-plus Mr. G line or the brand’s thinnest-yet MTG-B3000, priced from $1,015.

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