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.
For this special watch, we linked up with a brand we haven’t joined before — one that came together with us to back a cause we all care about.
Noah, a NYC-based brand rooted where prep style and skate culture intersect, is cheeky and irreverent. Also a part of this effort, Spin Dye isn’t a watchmaker or an apparel brand — the company calls itself “an ingredient brand,” and rightly so. Instead of creating its own finished products, Spin Dye supplies sustainable polyester yarns and weaves to other manufacturers and lends its expertise to the rest of the apparel industry, helping companies to make their products in more environmentally-friendly ways. In this case, the final product is a watch strap made from recycled and sustainably-dyed fibers made with water-saving, low-impact manufacturing techniques.
At first glance, this watch might make you scratch your head. What are ghost nets, and why do they suck? Why is this turtle so mad at me? The watch has a story that belies its cheeky design — the turtle, the knife in one hand and the provocative gesture on the other. But once you know what inspired this watch and the collaborative effort behind it, the design starts to make sense. An awful lot of sense.
Ghost nets are synthetic fishing nets that have been forgotten, lost or simply abandoned at sea. They can remain adrift for years, and since they don’t biodegrade, can wind up claiming the lives of countless fish, birds, turtles, sea mammals and other creatures of the deep, even damaging coral reefs and other underwater habitats. Scientists estimate that some 650,000 marine animals are injured or killed by ghost nets every year.
Since this alarming form of pollution is rarely talked about outside the commercial fishing industry, we wanted to call attention to it. The good news is that there are solutions out there; animal rights groups are calling for electronic tagging of equipment, which would link ghost nets to the boats from which they came and allow governments to hold fishing companies accountable. Biodegradable commercial nets are also being produced, and some fishing legislation even calls for net sizing to change so that smaller fish can swim safely through while full-grown fish can be caught more intentionally. Several environmental organizations we admire are taking part in the Global Ghost Gear Initiative, which tracks and removes ghost nets and other marine litter from our oceans, and a portion of all proceeds from sales of this watch will go directly to Ocean Defenders, a group which actually tracks down and removes ghost nets and other oceanic pollution.
The first step, as with so many other environmental issues, is awareness. Ghost nets suck, but there are things we can do about them, and this special collaboration watch is an early step we’re proud to take with Noah and Spin Dye.
With a stainless-steel case construction, reliable quartz movement and an interesting dial design that’s highly engaging while still being easy to read, this is a watch with a message we endorse 100%. Get yours here. [link to Noah product page]
When we first launched the Q Timex 1979 Reissue watch in May of 2019, we knew it would be big. But after multiple sold-out releases in the Q Timex franchise, it became clear that our fans wanted more.
With this latest release, we’re pleased to offer a Q Timex watch made specifically for women, with all the retro details and design elements that made our originals from the 1970s so great in the first place. Featuring a polished gold-tone case, a bright bi-color bezel in black and pink plus a stylish bracelet made with Perfect Fit technology, this iteration of our classic Q Timex design goes from beach to street without missing a beat. This watch has all the practical features you’d expect — plenty of of water resistance, a day-date display and a coin-slot battery hatch — with a blush-inspired look that takes it to a whole new level.
The bracelet has alternating gold-tone and pastel pink links, and it features something specific to our watches that you may not have encountered before — Timex Perfect Fit™ technology. This means it’s made for impressively easy size adjustment, even at home where you probably don’t have a watchmaker’s tools at your disposal. With a Perfect Fit bracelet, your watch can be sized exactly to fit a variety of wrists, no trip to the jeweler required.
While we love the original Q Timex 1979 Reissue watch just as much as our fans, and we think the range of colors available in the unisex 38mm size offers a lot of style and versatility, this edition for women takes the great original formula and adjusts it just enough to deliver a chic, feminine throwback that tells its own unique story.
To add that unique story to the one you’re already telling, you can get this special Q Timex watch for just $179.
So you’re buying someone a watch. It’s a thoughtful gift, and one likely to be used and appreciated every day for many years to come. But because it’s such a personal item — one that has to fit into an existing wardrobe and aesthetic — a gifted wristwatch has the potential to be wonderful or not-so-wonderful.
From the fitness-focused gymgoer to the punctual student, and from the weekday warrior to the whimsical dreamer, Timex offers wristwatches to suit a glorious variety of tastes, styles and wrists. Read on for our top picks, and feel free to shop our bestsellers and seasonal selections for more gift-giving inspiration.
FOR THE FITNESS FIEND: TIMEX IRONMAN R300 (TW5M40300IQ)
We know there’s no finish line. That’s why we built our TIMEX® IRONMAN® R300 GPS watch for constant improvement. This smartwatch is packed with a powerhouse battery, onboard GPS, continuous optical heart rate monitoring, guided workouts from elite athletes and coaches, and more, delivering a range of performance metrics to help you tune your workouts and reach your running goals. The crisp sunlight-readable display, simple user interface and robust mobile connectivity come together for a made-for-sports smartwatch that will have no trouble keeping up with you.
FOR THE CLEAN-AND-SIMPLE LOOK: ORIGINALS 38MM (TW2U05500VQ)
A well-dressed update to our favorite case design, you can see for yourself why this classic analog shape has stood the test of time. The simple round watch, with a perfectly beveled edge, holds a rose gold-tone dial and polished hour markers that complement the rose gold-tone case. Quick-release spring bars attach a rose gold-tone stainless steel mesh bracelet to complete this everyday staple.
FOR THE ALWAYS-ON ACTIVITY TRACKER: TIMEX METROPOLITAN (TW5M43300IQ)
Metropolitan S has all the functionality you need including up to 2 weeks of battery life. This sleek design boasts an impressive AMOLED display that you can customize with over 20+ dial designs. Plus, 24/7 activity and sleep tracking for your health and fitness goals, on-board GPS, optical heart rate sensor, notifications and much more. This is the perfect smartwatch to fit your busy lifestyle. The black silicone strap is complemented by a black metal case and scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass™ lens.
FOR THE SOPHISTICATED RISING STAR: CELESTIAL OPULENCE AUTOMATIC (TW2U54600VQ)
Inspired by the movement of the night sky, our Celestial Opulence Automatic moves naturally to the rhythm of your life. Powered by your motion as you wear the watch, the movement can store a maximum 40 hours of energy. If motionless longer than 40 hours, wind the watch using the crown until you feel resistance, set it and place the watch back on your wrist where every motion will provide energy for the movement. The exhibition case back displays its 21-jewel automatic movement, while the blue textured strap and rose gold-tone stainless steel case are complemented by celestial details and Swarovski® crystal accents on the blue dial and a rotating disk for the floating hour-hand.
FOR THE THROWBACK NOSTALGIA FAN: TIMEX T80 (TW2U05000)
Our T80 is a throwback to the decade that gave us big hair, big music and big dreams. It also pays homage to our first digital watches, some of the first to hit the market. To honor those early hits, we’re proudly reintroducing the T80 for a whole new generation – a watch that’s both a stylish accessory and a serious timekeeping device. The fun retro design packs a date display, a stopwatch and an alarm into something that looks great no matter where you’re going from here. Rock your T80 on an expansion band, a bracelet or even a strap of your choice – we don’t mind, as long as you rock it.
FOR WEEK-IN/WEEK-OUT VERSATILITY: Waterbury Traditional Automatic 35mm (TW2U53600VQ)
This Waterbury automatic watch provides an update to a true classic. Beneath the stunning patterned dial with geometric engravings, layered with natural mother-of-pearl and Swarovski® crystal markers, you’ll find a 21-jewel automatic movement with a 40-hour power reserve. Powered by your motion as you wear the watch, the movement can store a maximum 40 hours of energy. If motionless longer than 40 hours, wind the watch using the crown until the seconds hand begins to sweep again, then set the time and place the watch back on your wrist where every motion will provide energy for the movement. Housed in a classic Waterbury traditional case and presented on an elegant two-tone stainless–steel bracelet, this watch is timeless with the perfect combination of style and functionality.
FOR THE FUNCTIONAL MINIMALIST: WOMEN’S FAIRFIELD CHRONOGRAPH (TW2R27200VQ)
We challenged ourselves to create a chronograph watch with minimalist Bauhaus influences. We think you’ll love this tastefully simple watch with a gold-tone stainless steel mesh band and cream dial.
FOR THE TASTEFULLY DELICATE: FAIRFIELD FLORAL 37MM (TW2U40500VQ)
Minimalist does not have to mean simple. Rather, our Fairfield Floral collection provides just the right touch of understated elegance. Drawing inspiration from the delicate peony flower, this watch features a romantic foil-print patterned blush leather strap, rose gold-tone case and our INDIGLO® backlight reveals a hidden floral pattern on the ivory dial.
MEN’S HOLIDAY 2020 GIFT GUIDE blog post
If you’ve got a guy on your list who needs a new watch, you’ve found the right starting point.
Here at Timex we do just one thing — that’s watches — but we do it very well, and we do it in a lot of ways that address specific wants and needs. Does he need a GPS watch to track his runs and bike rides while he trains for a triathlon? Is he starting a new job soon that demands a certain level of formality? Maybe he just really wants a method for tracking laundry loads or pots of pasta without using a phone alarm — analog chronographs are great for that.
But then there are the big occasions — is he just about to graduate, start college, get married or hit another great milestone in his life? For each of these big moments, or even if none of them apply right now, there’s a right way to gift him a Timex.
Read our holiday gift guide below, and feel free to shop our full collection or seasonal releases while you’re at it.
FOR THE ENDURANCE ATHLETE: TIMEX IRONMAN R300 (TW5M40300IQ)
We know there’s no finish line. That’s why we built our TIMEX® IRONMAN® R300 GPS watch for constant improvement. This smartwatch is packed with a powerhouse battery, guided workouts from elite athletes and coaches, continuous optical heart rate monitoring and more, delivering a range of performance metrics to help you tune your workouts and reach your running goals. The crisp sunlight-readable display, simple user interface and robust mobile connectivity come together for a made-for-sports smartwatch that will have no trouble keeping up with you.
FOR THE CLOCK WATCHER: TIMEX STANDARD CHRONOGRAPH (TW2T68900VQ)
A casual way to wear a classic chronograph, the careful attention to detail allows the Timex Standard to shine as one of our most refined everyday watches. Designed with versatility in mind, this chronograph brings together classic elements with modern materials and easily interchangeable straps. The blue chronograph dial and brown leather strap complement the silver-tone case and traditional oversized crown, a nod to our original wrist watch.
FOR THE WATCH ENTHUSIAST: TIMEX GIORGIO GALLI S1 AUTOMATIC (TW2U16800)
Our Milan-based design director Giorgio Galli knows what makes Timex tick better than anyone. That’s why we asked him to create the most “Timex” Timex ever made, a watch that combines our shared love of quality, accessibility and great design. Giorgio answered with the S1 Automatic. This elegant timepiece features details that could only have come from Giorgio — a high-accuracy automatic movement, a fully-custom case design and a domed K1 mineral crystal. The watch ships with a high-durability strap in soft synthetic rubber that features an exclusive riveted strap-keeper design. Under the watch’s sweeping hands is a synthetic ruby set into the silvery dial, where moments pass in an effortless glide that will capture your attention again and again — even when you already know perfectly well what time it is.
FOR THE NOSTALGIA LOVER: Q TIMEX FALCON EYE (TW2T80800ZV)
Following on the heels of our Q Timex 1979 reissue, Q Timex Falcon Eye adds some two-tone refinement to our Q Timex series. Reissued for today, we recreated every detail – a period-correct woven stainless-steel bracelet, functional battery hatch, two-tone case, luminescent paint and a striated electric-blue dial. The result is a refined watch retaining every ounce of soul and character from the era that inspired it.
FOR THE MODERN SOPHISTICATE: MARLIN AUTOMATIC (TW2T22900ZV)
Our iconic 1960s Marlin® case gets an aesthetic refresh. Ticking inside is a tried and true 21 jewel automatic movement, creating a contemporary timepiece that honors our watchmaking history. Powered by your motion as you wear the watch, the movement can store a maximum 40 hours of energy. If motionless longer than 40 hours, wind the watch using the crown until you feel resistance, set it and place the watch back on your wrist where every motion will provide energy for the movement. True to our original Marlin® design, the stainless steel case and black dial are complemented by a classic stainless steel mesh band and its iconic domed acrylic crystal. KEEP ON TICKING®
FOR THE STUDENT: TIMEX WEEKENDER (TW2R42400JT)
You can’t get much more classic than this. One of our most popular and longstanding designs, the Weekender is available in multiple sizes, colors and strap options, making it an endlessly-versatile wristwatch that does its job (and looks awfully good doing it). This watch is proof that something can remain simple and understated while still holding “icon” status.
FOR THE HOMETOWN HERO: AMERICAN DOCUMENTS WATCH (TW2R82700US)
Just like our very first mantel clocks, 165 years ago, our American Documents® collection layers American ingenuity and craftsmanship with European precision to create a truly amazing timepiece. This American-made watch is drop forged in US-sourced stainless steel and hand finished to a brushed satin with a highly polished top ring. The Gorilla® Glass 3 protects the white sub-second dial and gold-plated Swiss movement with its high resistance to scratches and sharp content damage. The rich black leather strap is made with American hides by American craftsmen. And right down to the details, the “Aged Waterbury Brass” case back coin and crown insert honor our original stamped brass clocks from 1854. Each American Documents™ watch arrives in a solid cherry wood case that is hand rubbed to a natural finish. An inlaid magnetic closure and brass hinges secure the felt-lined custom setting for the rare occasions when the watch is not being worn.
FOR THE TRADITIONALIST: WATERBURY TRADITIONAL AUTOMATIC (TW2T69600ZV)
We applied a new movement to an old favorite. Ticking inside is a tried-and-true 21 jewel automatic movement for a more accurate, longer lasting timepiece. Powered by your motion as you wear the watch, the movement can store a maximum 40 hours of energy. If motionless longer than 40 hours, wind the watch using the crown until you feel resistance, set it and place the watch back on your wrist where every motion will provide energy for the movement. The stainless-steel case is complemented by its black dial and black croco-pattern natural leather strap. Like our craftsmanship and commitment to our heritage, some things are just automatic.
FOR THE TOOL-WATCH GUY: NAVI XL AUTOMATIC (TW2U38200ZV)
Our best inspiration is always found while searching our archives. Our Navi XL Automatic brings together the design of our earliest dive watches and a highly reliable modern 21-jewel automatic movement, so your watch keeps ticking as long as you keep moving. Powered by your motion, the movement has a 40-hour power reserve and can also be wound with the crown. The stainless-steel case with a rotating top ring, blue dial and stainless-steel mesh bracelet provide a modern take on this vintage design.