Timex Weekender Chronograph Review

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About Timex

Timex as we know it today came to be in the mid-1980’s, though the company’s history dates as far back as 1854 (in one form or another). Famous for their slogan “it takes a licking and keeps on ticking”, Timex watches have become synonymous with inexpensive, durable, reliable quartz timepieces.

We consider Timex a reputable manufacturer and have had good experience with their watches.

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Review Summary

The Timex Weekender series is a minimalist exercise in affordable timekeeping. This Chronograph (model: TW2P62300)  is another example of the things that make a Weekender great: simplicity, ease of use, and timeless style. I really love that you can get a great watch for well under $75.

Timex Weekender Chronograph Technical Specifications

Model Number

TW2P62300GP

MSRP

$75

Case Diameter

40mm

Alternate Models

Lots available on Amazon

Movement

W92 quartz chronograph

Complications

Indiglo, chronograph, date display

Battery Life

Around 2 years

Water Resistance

30m/98ft ft.

Crystal Material

Mineral

Operating the Watch

The Weekender 40 Chronograph has two buttons, one above and one below the crown. The top button activates/stops the chronograph function, and the bottom button resets the chronograph.

Read the complete user manual here.

How To set the time:

  • Pull crown to the furthest position (position 2). Turn the crown clockwise to set the time.

How To set the date:

  • Pull the crown to the middle position (position 1) and turn clockwise to set the date.

Timex Weekender 40 Chronograph Aesthetics & Design

I am a big fan of the Weekender overall. In my non-Chronograph weekender review I talked a lot about how much I enjoy the minimalist style. The chrono manages to keep the overall look without getting too cluttered.

The tan leather nato-style strap is attractive and compliments the watch face. The face, by the way, looks just as good at night when Indiglo lights it up. Indiglo is easily the best low-light or no-light back lighting you can get in a watch.

The dial is high quality. The markings on the face are sharp, and even under significant zoom from my 90mm macro lens I can’t find any imperfections. Overall, I think it’s a great looking watch.

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Crystal, Case, and Dial

The mineral crystal on the Weekender is good enough and somewhat resistant to scratches.  During regular use it came out no worse for wear, though regular use for me consists of office and computing work.

I don’t see it holding up well in more active or dangerous situations, and while Timex says it has 30m/98ft worth of water resistance, I don’t think I’d take it for a swim either.

Strap and Clasp

The brown leather strap looks and feels good when worn. However, it is thin leather and begins to show wear almost immediately. I doubt it will last longer than a couple of years of regular wear.

The tan leather and chrome hardware make for an attractive pair. The nato-style strap is a nice choice and fits the aesthetic really well.

Do you know what would look better and last for nearly forever? This white and navy nato strap.

More About the Timex Weekender 40 Chronograph

Movement

The quartz chronograph movement Timex uses is called the W92. It’s a fairly simple and robust movement that powers millions of watches sold all over the world.

It is not exclusive to the Weekender Chronograph. It also powers the Expedition Chronograph and many other Timex chronograph models.

Very little information can be found about it when searching online. I was only able to find the user manual and not much else.

Value for Money

The Weekender Chronograph has an MSRP of $75, though I don’t think I’ve ever seen it for sale for more than $65 on Amazon.

Considering the nato leather strap, chronograph movement, and overall quality of build, it’s not really fair to compare the Weekender Chronograph to the Casio’s and Seiko 5’s that dominate comparables at that price point. You will find things like the Invicta 90242-002, the Seiko 5 SNK809 (read our review),  and dozens of other options (the vast majority of which fall into “fashion watch” territory).

Considering the 2-4 year estimated battery life, 1 year warranty, awesome minimalist looks, and above-paygrade build quality, I feel that the Weekender Chronograph is absolutely good value for money. It doesn’t try to pretend to be something it isn’t, and instead just does a good job of being what it is.

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Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
Timex Weekender Chronograph
Author Rating
4

Timex Weekender Chronograph TW2P62300GP Review Conclusion

86%

My thoughts My time with the Weekender Chronograph (model: TW2P62300GP) has shown me yet another Weekender I really like. It offers great features and timeless styling at an affordable price. It looks far more expensive than it is, won't look out of place in most settings, and honestly is probably one of the best watches you can buy for under $100.

Aesthetics & Design
90%
Build Quality
80%
Movement Accuracy and Reliability
85%
Value for Money
90%

About The Author

If it ticks or tocks Cameron probably wants to have it on his wrist. Founder of the website, and lover of things that keep good time, Cameron likely wrote this article three or four times before it was published (and there's probably still a grammatical error in there somewhere... d'oh!)

10 Comments

  1. CHris

    Great review. I own the watch and love it but my only complaint is the feel of the watch. It feels cheap in my opinion. There are other watching at that price point that feels more durable, especially the crown when adjusting the time/date. The good thing is that I pretty much just wear the watch and don’t have to fiddle with it so I rarely “experience” the cheap feel. Other than that, I completely agree with the review.

    Reply
    • Cameron Martel

      The crown definitely lacks that durability piece. I chose to ignore it due to the infrequency of the problem.

      How long have you had yours?

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      • CHris

        I’ve owned it for about 8 months. I only wear it about 5 times a month but so far, nothing’s broken. I would still recommend it for a great looking budget watch.

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  2. Darren

    I just recently purchased this watch with the Navy Blue NATO strap and love it, my favorite weekender so far (and I own a few). Purchased a medium brown leather NATO strap and it suits the watch perfectly.

    Reply
  3. Dennis

    I would like to purchase this watch, but came across some problems when testing it out in the store. I can easily start the chronograph, but resetting it seems difficult. I see the hands moving when I press the button to reset everything, but not all of the hands go to the proper starting position. For example, the seconds hand sometimes goes to zero while the minute and hour hands reset to random numbers. This was true on other weekender chronographs that I tried to use in the store. I also tested the expedition chronograph and has no problems. Am I doing something wrong with the Weekender Chronograph? It’s strange that this problem was consistent with every Weekender I tested at the store.

    Reply
    • Dennis

      Actually solved my own problem. Decided to play with it a little more at the store and realized that the chronograph just needed to be recalibrated. After doing so, it worked perfectly and I decided to buy it.

      Reply

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