There’s a lot to be said for a Timex reissue quartz model, as you get modern technology in a case and dial style that brings back those 70s vibes. The Marmont is a case in point at £155, which is admittedly quite a bit for a watch brand that was once considered a budget choice. You can get a nice Accurist, Skagen, Sekonda or Seiko for less.
This Day-Date model, captures the Timex look circa 1975 – the year that is, not the rock band – and has been recreated for today – with a stainless-steel case and plated gold-tone finish, functional battery hatch, day-date feature and its unique case design.
Timex also says; Because it belongs to our Q Timex family, you’ll find the same perfect touches as always — our “Q” logo on the dial, a reliable and accurate quartz movement inside, and our easy coin-slot battery hatch on the case back to save you from service trips to the nearest jeweler, if and when you need a battery change. Have to admit that saves you cash as you aren’t paying someone a fiver a time, or more, to change your battery every few years.
Continuing with the watch’s retro stylings, its dial is brushed with a sunray texture and finished in a cool champagne color. The dial markings are wonderfully dynamic and dimensional, with their own polished facets that catch the light and interact with the dial’s surface finishing and the light refractions of the domed crystal.
The Q Timex Marmont comes with an elegant black leather strap, debossed in a retro alligator pattern, plus a buckle to match its case with a period-correct widened strap keeper. As an homage to one of our iconic originals, this watch does more than sit on your wrist or rest in a box — it gathers light and glows with it, shining through the years to reflect its wearer as much as a watch ever could.