Timex is one of the most popular brands when it comes to affordable watches, and their watches are appreciated all around the world.
Timex watches combine functionality, style, and quality at affordable prices, often less than 100 USD. If you don’t want to pay hundreds of dollars or even thousands of dollars for a watch, but still want a quality product with a nice design, Timex is a natural choice.
If you have decided that you want just that, or simply like Timex as a brand, keep reading.
In this article, we will go through some of the most popular and best Timex watches. The good news is that Timex has watches for everyone and any occasion. Both for women and for men, dress watches, dive watches, sports watches, and everything in between.
But before we do that, let’s look closer at the history of Timex to understand what the brand is all about.
Timex was founded in 1854 in Waterbury, Connecticut but was originally named Waterbury Clock Company. The company was purchased by Thomas Olsen in 1941 and renamed it Timex. It would take until 1944 before it was transformed into Timex Corporation. The name Timex is inspired by the name of Time magazine and Kleenex.
Today, Timex makes a lot of different watches which caters to all kinds of different tastes and preferences. Timex makes dive watches, dress watches, and much more, but it is particularly Timex’s simple and classic everyday watches that are the most popular.
Timex’s watches are most appreciated due to their classic designs and affordable prices, but at the same time, high quality.
Without further ado, let’s look at what Timex has to offer.
The Timex Expedition Scout Chronograph is an adventure-inspired watch with a sporty design that works great for everyday wear and both casual and certain formal occasions.
This model is available in a number of different versions so if you like this design, you should be able to find the exact one that you like the most.
The watch features a 42mm brass case with a mineral glass window on top. The dial has a matte finish with large Arabic numerals which ensure great legibility, and in turn, it has a date window at 4 o’clock.
This watch is perfect if you enjoy sporty timepieces and want something robust and with a sporty appearance. It is powered by a quartz movement and presented on a leather strap which makes it a bit more casual and versatile. It is water-resistant to 100m/330 feet which means it works for swimming but is not suitable for diving. The chronograph function may be useful if you are going to use it, if not, it still contributes to the style and design of the watch.
The Timex Harborside is a dive-watch-inspired timepiece with a sporty appearance. It has all of the classic design traits of a dive watch including a sporty case design, a unidirectional rotating bezel, and large markers and hands which provide excellent legibility. Keep in mind however that it only has a water-resistance of 50m/165 feet, which means that it is not suitable for diving. This is because this is more of a watch with a dive-watch-inspired design, not an actual dive watch.
It is available in a few different iterations with different straps and color options.
The Timex Harborside has a brass case with a diameter of 42mm. On top of the case sits a mineral crystal. For convenience, you also have a date window positioned at 3 o’clock. And for greater legibility, it features an Indigo light-up watch dial which illuminates in the dark. It also has luminous hands.
The Timex Weekender is one of Timex’s most popular models. This is the XL version with a larger case of 43mm. This makes it perfect for those who enjoy larger watches with a greater wrist presence.
This watch puts all the focus on the dial by making the case small but the dial big. This gives it a distinct appearance but also helps improve the legibility. The dial has large Arabic numerals with both a 12-hour and 24-hour clock.
For better legibility, it uses an Indiglo light-up watch dial. For an everyday watch, it has a water-resistance of 30m/100 feet which in practice means that it can withstand splashes of water but is not suitable for swimming or diving.
As the name suggests, the Timex Easy reader puts an emphasis on legibility. It has a 40mm brass case and a mineral glass crystal on top. It has a simple and sleek design with large Arabic numerals that offer great legibility. To further improve the legibility in low-lit conditions, it has an Indiglo light-up watch dial. The watch is water-resistant to 30m/100 feet, which in practice means it can handle splashes from water but is not suitable for swimming or diving.
The Timex Ironman is a bit of a different watch from Timex in the sense that it is a digital watch. This watch is presented with a black resin case which is robust and durable. The name Ironman obviously tells a lot about what this watch is made for. It is extremely tough and made to handle shocks, bangs, and harsh conditions. The water-resistance is 100m/330 feet.
The watch is presented with 1 digital screen which displays all the different information including the time. It features a 100-hour chronograph with 30-lap memory; 24-hour countdown timer, 3 daily, weekday or weekend alarms; 24-hour military time mode; 2 time zones; day, date, and month calendar. The functions are operated via 5 buttons.
It has a 44mm case and an acrylic lens on top. For improved legibility, it has an Indiglo light-up watch dial.
Daily wearability and affordability still rings true to the large range Timex watches of today. Many of them now employ the inexpensive Quartz movement which allows Timex to keep prices in check whilst focusing on heritage design instead.
What does this mean for the daily watch aficionado? Choices to suit any look or style without breaking the bank. The ten Timex watches we’ve hand picked are made for every type of man.
The full stainless steel construction of the Easy Reader Day Date perfectly pairs to more formal occasions whilst the black knurled casing of the Allied LT is best suited to more semi-casual affairs that demand a bit of flair – think denim, casual jackets and motorcycles. TImex’s Expedition and Coastal models are more robust units built for exploration and adventure so pair these with your best outdoor gear. Those who want to go black tie without breaking bank can opt for the slick design of the Fairfield Chronograph or Marlin Automatic – both easily paired with a tuxedo or black suit.
There’s even a military watch to round out the crop to ensure that any personality is catered to in good time. Check out the cool selection below and then find out the right way to wear them with your clothes.