Two recent models from Timex that we just spotted on their UK website. OK yeah, we know they launched before Christmas but we were double busy.
First up is the Todd Snyder quartz Q model. This is part of the revival Q seies, taking inspiration from the Timex quartz watches of the 80s. They have that handy feature where you can change the battery yourself with a 20p coin, which is nice.
“The next evolution of our much-loved Q Timex 1979 Reissue watch, a special edition made exclusively for Todd Snyder adds a black dial with red accents and a new stainless-steel bracelet to the iconic features of the original — a rotating bezel, functional battery hatch, day-date feature, luminant hands and domed acrylic crystal. It’s everything you already loved, and then some.” says Timex.
Then there’s the Nigel Cabourn naval style watch.
“Following multiple sold-out collaborations with British menswear designer Nigel Cabourn, we’ve teamed up with the brand once again to give you the Naval Officers Watch. This watch draws inspiration from timepieces worn by Royal Navy captains on Arctic convoys in the North Sea during WWII, with a specially finished case made to emulate sea-air corrosion, a nod to the weathered look of military boats and seafaring equipment of the era. Featuring a white military-style dial with red and black markings, and presented with two straps in a military-style carrying case, this collaboration delivers a real tribute to wartime functionality as well as rugged, ageless style.”
We like that it’s a watch in a tin, rather like old school tobacco, pencils or even mints – yeah, chocolates and mints used to be sold openly in tins. Plastic packaging was a distant dream back in 60s Britain. This retro delight retails at £159. More info at Timex UK.