This week's episode is the last for 2021 and it focuses entirely on our favorite accessible no-hype watches. I asked Nora, Jack, and Danny to prep a list of their favorite watches of 2021, but there is a catch ... any selection has to be under $5,000 and available at retail (or via a transparent waitlist, supply chain being what it is). From less than $100 on a 2000's throwback to some of the year's coolest watches, it just goes to show you – and us – that expensive watches can be cool but not all cool watches need to be expensive.
So, did we miss any low-to-no-hype watches that you've had your eye on? Be sure to let us know in the comments (especially if you've got a Sub 600T on your wrist). As a final note, I wanted to offer my gratitude to each and every one of you for sticking with the show through both a host and a format change (and let's face it, the jury's still out on the host). 2022 is going to be as watch-packed as possible and I appreciate every comment, DM, like, share, and review.
Happy holidays from the whole Hodinkee Radio team, and a special thanks to my wonderful editor George for being a king in the cut and putting up with my unedited ramblings. We'll chat to you next year.
Brew Retromatic Copper
Brew Metric Retro dial
James' Hands-On with the Metric
Oris Big Crown Pointer Date 403
Hamilton Pilot Pioneer Automatic
Seiko Prospex SPB213
Accutron Spaceview 2020 60th Anniversary LE (show sponsor)
Oris Diver’s Sixty Five Bronze "Cotton Candy"
Tudor Pelagos FXD
Bulgari Aluminum GMT
Doxa Sub 600T
Three Days of the Condor
Timex Marlin California Automatic
Tissot PRX Powermatic 80
Casio Baby-G BG169R-7E
Tag Heuer Aquaracer Nightdiver
Omega Seamaster GMTs (2538 or 2234)
Cartier Tank Solar Beat
Cartier Tank Must