Timex Watches – Reviews, Photos, & More
About Timex Watches
Brief Company History
Known as manufacturers of fun, inexpensive watches, Timex is one of the world’s largest watch manufacturers. Founded in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1854, Timex enjoys a rich history as America’s largest watchmaker.
While Timex has dabbled in consumer electronics in the past, today they are focused entirely on watchmaking.
Latest Timex Watch Post/Review
Timex is one of my favorite watch brands and it’s with that context that I write this review of the Command, a 54mm wrist-dominating plastic and camo digital watch from the American king of digital watches.
Long guarding its pervasive position as the “tough watch” segment leader, Casio now finds itself directly in the crosshairs of Timex. The Command is Timex’s answer to the G-Shock, and there’s no mistaking that Timex clearly has the G-Shock in its sights.read more
Recent Timex Watch Reviews, Posts, & Photos
The Waterbury collection is Timex’s dressier line of affordables, with timeless styling and a multitude of options in terms of sizes, straps/bracelets, and color schemes. On my wrist here is the is the Classic 36mm in rose gold and brown crocodile-grain leather (model: TW2R72500VQ), which is a unisex dress suitable for most occasions.
With an MSRP just north of $100, the Waterbury Classic is an affordable and upscale looking watch that fits in most circumstances. Thanks to its size, it’s also a unisex watch that is equally comfortable on the wrist of a man or a woman (as Melissa and Don demonstrate here).read more
A fine chronograph but could be better, the Intelligent Quartz Flyback Chrono feels crowded and misses the mark in how its complications are displayed. I wanted to wear an IQ for a while and I’m glad I did, but this is one Timex that won’t remain a member of my collection. How about you- is the IQ a good fit for your collection?read more
In John’s first-ever post for WYCA, he breaks down what he looks for when buying and selling vintage Timex automatics. This article discusses notable models, movements, identification information, buying/selling tips, & more! If you’re hunting for a vintage Timex, read this first!read more
The Easy Reader series from Timex is quite popular. According to SEMRush, the keyword “Timex easy reader” is searched nearly 2,000 times per month in the USA on its own– nevermind all the permutations of it. When considering Canada and the UK, as well as variations of “Timex Easy Reader”, monthly search volume climbs to north of 12,000 searches per month. Suffice to say, it’s a popular piece.
Why it took me so long to order one off of Amazon (this one is a gift for my father in law) I don’t know, but here we are: Timex Easy Reader on the wrist, and with great things to say. Let’s check it out.read more
This article will be an interesting one mostly because it’s quite a personal one for me. People can usually define the earliest time that they became a watch fan: whether that it was a personal memory between you and a family member, or you had a life-altering...read more
In the year and a half since I posted the review it’s been seen tens of thousands of times. Dozens of people have e-mailed me asking about it, with many sending me a note to describe their own love affair with the Weekender. A lot of people like the Weekender.read more
Timex’s all-new Fairfield is a good addition to the Weekender line, though it’s considerably more expensive than other versions of the Weekender. If you live in the USA, where you can easily find the Fairfield for under $60, it’s a good buy. If you live in Canada, where it’s $95 and up, you have to really like the Fairfield for the value proposition to make sense- as a Canadian, I don’t know if I think it does.read more
The Expedition Field Chronograph is a good watch, even if the quirks of the watch make it a little clunky to use. If you’re picky or particular, the chronograph movement might drive you a little bonkers. Other than that, it’s proven itself durable and if you like its military-inspired looks – as I do – it’s a great watch to wear. I recommend it.read more
Melissa wanted a weekender so we made that happen. We grabbed a Timex Weekender Reversible (model: TW2P65300GP) and took a few photos of it with its bigger brother, the Weekender Chronograph. Snazzy little piece for $40 🙂read more
The Timex Weekender series is a minimalist exercise in affordable timekeeping. This Chronograph (model: TW2P62300) is another great 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.read more
The Timex Weekender series are my favorite watches for their price points. I don’t believe you can get a better value or a better looking watch for the same money. The Weekender 40 (model: T2P4959J) comes with no complications and it doesn’t need any- it’s already the best bang for your buck out there.read more
With date display, a day/night indicator, and a power reserve display, the T2M979 is a complicated automatic at a low price point. Be aware that the automatic movement is of unknown origin, but is likely a Chinese-manufactured DG28. If you’re specifically looking for an inexpensive, complicated auto, consider this Timex. Otherwise, there are better watches worth considering at this price point.read more
The Sea Gull ST16 movement used inside the T2N289 is pretty good and well-known in the affordable watch world. Timex did a good job styling the T2N289, though the build quality is average at best. If you can find it priced around $150 or less it’s good value, too. I’ve seen it as high as $250, and frankly, it isn’t worth anything close to that.read more