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Mayer unveiled his latest Casio G-SHOCK collaboration with HODINKEE this week, but the limited-edition watch quickly sold out online. One of the most iconic G-SHOCK silhouettes, the Casio G-SHOCK Ref. 6900-PT80 by John Mayer reinterprets the DW6900 timepiece with a vintage-inspired off-white colorway that references the mid-1980 classic Casio PT-80 keyboard. In fact, Casio says all of the colors used on the G-SHOCK Ref. 6900-PT80 come directly from the original Eighties keyboard.
Mayer posted about the new collaboration on Instagram, writing that he was “blown away” by the finished product (though he quickly added a “sold out” mention just hours after the post went up).
The new collaboration follows Mayer’s Casio G-SHOCK Ref 6900 collaboration with HODINKEE last year, which quickly sold out in under eight minutes, according to a rep (as of this writing, it’s still available on re-sale sites like StockX here).
Speaking about collaboration last year, Mayer said the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. “I had already been pretty deep into wearing the [Casio] ‘Mudmaster’ models, and something felt cosmically right about a G-SHOCK being the first watch collab I’ve ever done,” he said, in a release. “Casio keyboards came to mind as much as the watches did. Then I remembered how important the Casiotone SK-5 was in my life, and it got exciting really fast,” he continued. “It’s the perfect bridge between my double life as a musician and watch enthusiast.”
While both of the John Mayer G-SHOCK watches are now sold out, you can still find a number of similar watches and dupes online. Amazon has a number of G-SHOCK 6900 watches available for under $100 right now, making it easy to find an alternative to the John Mayer G-SHOCK and HODINKEE collab if you’re looking for something similar.
Looking for a classic G-SHOCK? We like the jet black version below, which keeps things simple and sleek. The military-series watch is known for its durability and reliable performance.
Key features on all the G-SHOCK Ref 6900 watches include an EL backlight, 24-hour clock, stopwatch, a 24-hour countdown timer and multi-functional alarm. The watches are all water-resistant, and come with a comfortable, rugged strap. The shock-resistant construction also makes this great for athletes, hikers and busy commuters too.
The G-SHOCK Ref 6900 by John Mayer measures 53.2mm in diameter, 16.3mm thick and holds a Japanese-made quartz movement. Those dimensions are most similar to the DW6900LU-1 model above. Both the Mayer collab and the watch above are finished with a resin case (For reference, the watch below has a smaller 41mm diameter with a stainless steel case).
The John Mayer G-SHOCK is sold out on HODINKEE, and a rep for Casio says the watch won’t be restocked as it was always intended to be a limited-edition timepiece. If you’d like to try your luck in person, specialty retailers that may still have some in stock as of this writing include Union LA, and KITH.