G-SHOCK’s DW6900 returns as John Mayer and Hodinkee team up


Casio has released the Casio G-SHOCK Ref. 6900-PT80 by John Mayer.

In doing so, it teamed up with HODINKEE and designed in collaboration with the seven-time Grammy Award winning artist, John Mayer.


The limited-edition timepiece takes nostalgic design cues from the decade that brought us big hair, acid wash jeans, and the Super Bowl Shuffle.

For more than 25 years, the DW6900 has been praised by both seasoned timepiece collectors and casual fans alike for its ability to appeal to a wide range of sensibilities.

That said, it was last year’s DW6900 release that made the biggest splash when HODINKEE and John Mayer teamed up for the design.

This year, the new G-SHOCK Ref 6900-PT80 features a fresh colorway that references the mid-1980 classic Casio PT-80 keyboard.

Aesthetically, the collaboration timepiece features an off-white resin case and strap that aims to give off a modern, sporty, and fun feel.

Bright colors indicate functionality; sunshine yellow for the Mode and Start/Stop indicators and tangerine orange for the Adjust and Split/Reset indicators.

The G-SHOCK text at the top of the watch is a pleasing shade of periwinkle, adding a nice pop of color to the overall design.

Each of the three registers are circled in one of red, green, or grey.

The best part is that all the colors used on G-SHOCK Ref. 6900-PT80 come directly from the original PT-80 keyboard.

The DW6900JM21-7 measures 53.2mm in diameter, is 16.3mm thick and holds a Japanese-made quartz movement.

Functions include a 24-hour clock, a 1/100th stopwatch, a 24-hour countdown timer, a multi-functional alarm, flash alert, and EL backlight with Afterglow.

The collaboration DW6900JM21-7 retails for $180 USD and is available for purchase on gshock.com, the G-SHOCK SoHo Store and select G-SHOCK retailers as well as The HODINKEE Shop.

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