Timex have a new burgundy colour scheme on their M79 retro automatic model and we love that classic look. Inside the 40mm case you get a Miyota movement so reliable timekeeping is a given, plus there’s a see-thru caseback so you can check the workings now and then.
It’s part of the watch collecting thing right, not just us that keeps having a little shake around just to see that balance wheel spinning?
Beautiful big lume markers, retro neo-Rolex hands ( can we get away with saying that ?) and that handy day/date window. Add on that contrasting red second hand, which really stands out and catches your eye.
There is lots to love about this dial apart from the sumptuous rich wine-red colour and matching bezel inlay. It’s a refreshing change from blue, black or green dials too, which we say is a good thing. Variety is much needed in the watch industry.
Steel case, steel bracelet too, which has a lovely 1970s polished sheen to its tightly spaced links. There’s an adjustable foldover clasp so you need a little screwdriver to set it just once, then it’s a perfect fit every time.
Apart from the acrylic crystal it’s hard to fault this Timex model. Not that Seiko get too much flak for selling watches at £350 with hardlex crystals, it’s just that there are loads of Indie automatics now with NH35 or Miyota movements in there and a sapphire crystal, all at around £100-£150.