Wound Around the Marlin

During the 1960s, Timex scored a hit with the hand-wound Marlin® watch. Sensing the time was right for a reissue, Timex launched a highly successful update to the original in 2017 with a classic hand-wound mechanical movement.

Now, as demand for the Marlin continues, Timex is proud to partner with Mr. Porter and Todd Snyder in offering three new hand-wound Marlin styles with exclusive new color palettes and, for the first time ever, a design specifically made for women.

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Hand-wind (also called manual wind) watches must be wound daily to prevent the movement from stopping. This is perfect for Marlin owners who most likely will make strapping on their Marlin a part of their morning routine. Simply wind the watch until you feel resistance on the crown. This should be repeated every day to prevent the watch from stopping.

Referred to as the Gentlemen’s Standard, the Timex Marlin pairs the purity and pleasure of a hand-wound mechanical movement with the timeless sophistication of a sleek design. The only hand-wound timepiece available by Timex, the Marlin has earned commercial and critical success and a new audience of watch enthusiasts who adore the reissue of a true mechanical watch.

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Featuring a stainless-steel case, genuine leather strap or mesh band, 34mm case size, 18mm lug width and water-resistant up to 30 meters, the Marlin is a contemporary take on a timeless classic.

The three new Marlin hand-wound timepieces include: a stainless-steel case with a domed acrylic crystal and lizard pattern leather strap in black with gold-tone finish; a women’s version with white leather strap and rose gold-tone finish; and an all stainless-steel version with a mesh band.

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The popularity of the Marlin has allowed Timex to offer two styles to exclusive men’s fashion sites, Toddsnyder.com (stainless-steel mesh band) and Mrporter.com (lizard pattern leather strap in black with gold-tone finish).

Elegant, classic and expertly crafted, the Timex hand-wound Marlins are a must for any watch enthusiast or anyone looking to make a sophisticated statement with their watch.

Timex is Ready for Some Football

It used to be that Sunday was for football. But, with games on Monday and Thursday nights, the draft, the combine and its own TV channel, NFL Network, professional football is now a year-round spectacle. At Timex, we understand the passion and emotion real fans have for their team and that this connection doesn’t end after the Super Bowl. These commitments to teams are for life and we have an exclusive NFL Tribute™ Collection for the die-hard football fan.

An essential part of fan gear that will complete anyone’s gameday uniform, or everyday wear, the Timex Tribute™ Collection features all 32 NFL teams in a variety of men’s, women’s and kids’ styles. The Tribute timepieces feature your favorite team’s logo and colors and can be worn at the game, at home, or any occasion where you want to show off your team pride.

We’ll leave predictions to the experts, but as the 2018 season gets ready to kick-off, here are some storylines we’ll be watching.

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Can the Eagles Repeat: Last year’s run that ended with a win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII was a season that Philly fans won’t soon forget. Now, can the Eagles soar even higher and grab another ring?

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Are the Patriots Still a Favorite: Penciling in New England for AFC Champions has been routine since 2001. Since then, the Patriots have appeared in 7 Super Bowls. The Patriots always find a way to win. Can the Patriots continue to reign?

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Will the Rams Break Through: The NFC is an open race this year. Several teams have legitimate shots at the Super Bowl. With one of the best defenses, a dominant run game, and up-and-coming quarterback, the Los Angeles Rams may be a party-crasher come January.

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Will the Cowboys Bounce Back: 2016 was a break-out year for the young Cowboys. 2017 was a humbling setback. With a healthy roster and talent across the board, this may be the year Dallas lives up to their pre-season billing.

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Way out West: Plenty of intrigue in the NFC and AFC West divisions. The Chiefs look playoff ready, the 49’ers appear on the verge of a serious run, the Chargers play their second season in Los Angeles and the Raiders will try to stay focused before their move to Las Vegas in 2020.

Those are just a few of the headlines to keep an eye on. With 17 weeks of NFL football about to kick off on Thursday, September 6, be on time for every game with a selection from the Timex NFL Tribute™ Collection.

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Back to School Style

There’s a chance you’ll look back on some of your college style choices and cringe – but the right timepiece will always stand the test of time. Watches for college students are the key to elevating casual classroom looks and polishing nighttime glam, accessorizing each outfit with enviable flair.

A fresh semester is a perfect time to add to this finishing touch to your wardrobe. Ace your college style with one of these campus-ready watches.

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The Fairfield Supernova™ 

This modern timepiece features laser-cut perforation on the dial and our INDIGLO® backlight for a sleek timepiece accessory. Upholding the Timex legacy of innovation, the Fairfield Supernova™ is modern and minimalist but far from boring. Wear this watch confidently from class to internship to date night, adding a signature touch to your best looks.

If you’d rather accessorize with a sprinkle of Swarovski® crystal glam, the Fairfield Crystal is the timepiece for you. You’ll shine in class and beyond with this elegant watch, the easiest way to elevate everyday denim and complement your dazzling Friday night look.

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The Allied® Coastline

Is your college close to the water? Take advantage of your campus’ location with a watch inspired by the ocean, crafted to withstand outdoor adventures. Complete with a resilient silicone strap, this timepiece sits comfortably on your wrist as you explore your campus setting.

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The MK1™

Paying homage to military-style watches, this collection features modern, everyday versions of the classic and rugged timepieces. The MK1™ watch is durable enough to trek from class to study group to parties without breaking a sweat. Water-resistant up to 30 meters, you won’t have to worry about splashes or spills.

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The Mod44

With an oversized watch face and large dial markings, the Mod44 makes a bold statement. As a versatile and thoughtfully crafted timekeeping companion, you may find it easier to make it to class on time – and look good while doing it.

Timex Kicks-Off with College Tribute Watches

Crisp air, the changing colors of leaves and a renewed excitement on Saturdays… it must be college football season. And this year, Timex is proud to provide dedicated fans of NCAA football teams with our Collegiate Tribute® collection. Perfect for game day, or every day, the collegiate Tribute watches come in dress, casual and sport styles to match your outfit and show your team allegiance at the game, at work or a night on the town.

Many pre-season publications are picking the usual suspects for the top spots. We complete the predictions with our pick for the right watch to match the program.

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1) Alabama: It’s been said few things are certain in life, but Alabama being in the National title game is one of them.  Alabama has won five national titles and almost won a sixth if it weren’t for late-game heroics by Clemson. The Crimson Tide win games the “old school way” with a punishing ground game, conservative air show and a concrete wall of a defense. We recommend the Timex Tribute Old School watch for raving Crimson Tide fans!

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2) Clemson: Another familiar face when it comes to the College Football Playoffs are the Tigers of Clemson. A storied program that only had one national title on its resume, Clemson broke through in 2016 and upended Alabama to take home first place. With a defense that consistently turns out 1st round NFL draft picks, particularly on the defensive line, and a mix of capable athletes, Clemson will have no shortage of offensive and defensive firepower. Tiger teams come to play, so for Clemson fans, we recommend the Timex Tribute GAMER!

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3) Georgia: The pride of the south is college football. Since 2006, 11 of the 12 national champions have come from southern schools with Ohio State being the lone exception. After a heart-breaking loss to Alabama in last year’s title game, the Bulldogs will be looking to prove their run was no fluke. This team has plenty of talent waiting for their shot. Consider the Timex Tribute Pride to show off your Bulldog colors!

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4) Oklahoma: Back in the 1980’s Oklahoma used the traditional wishbone running game to roll over the competition. Now the Sooners take to the air to pile on points and remain a perennial playoff threat. The Sooners have won 11 of the last 18 Big 12 Titles so expect eager underclassmen to join top returners in keeping the Sooner Schooner rolling. Take a look at the Timex Tribute Citation for a more traditional look that stills shows your Sooner allegiance.

There are a host of teams going into the season that have legitimate shots to upend Alabama. And Timex has a watch to show off who you think will be this year’s national champion. Enjoy the 2018 Season!

How to Clean Your Stainless-Steel Watch

With a sophisticated shine and tough exterior, stainless-steel is a common metal in the watchmaking world. Many Timex® watches come with stainless-steel bracelets, from classic silver to brushed metal finishes.

While a hardy material, stainless-steel still requires love and care. An important part of maintaining the look and function of your Timex is regular cleaning. Below, we discuss how to clean your stainless-steel watch to maintain its polished shine and prevent damage to the timekeeping elements.

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Why does stainless steel require special care?

Over time, the polished look of a stainless-steel watch can begin to dull. The slight openings between the links of metal bracelets are also privy to settling dust and dirt. Even with water-resistant technology, stainless-steel watches can be vulnerable to rusting from sweat and excess moisture.

Here’s how to clean your stainless-steel watch:

1.  Wipe it down
Start by wiping down the watch strap and dial with a soft cloth to remove initial layers of dirt, dust or grime.

2. Dip the watch in warm soapy water
Fill up a sink basin or clean bowl with warm water and a drop of antibacterial dish soap. It’s made to cut grease, which is why it works to remove oils and debris from stainless-steel. If the watch is not water-resistant, be careful to dip only the strap in the water.

3. Gently scrub the stainless-steel bracelet
Use a damp, clean toothbrush to get into the crevices of the stainless-steel bracelet. Be mindful of how much pressure you apply, as a heavy hand can cause unwanted scratches.

4. Rinse with warm water
Dip the band in warm water or run it under the sink to rinse away the soap.

5. Dry with a soft cloth
Pat the watch dry, or use a hair dryer on a low-heat setting to quickly dry in between the links.

6. Add sparkle and shine
Spray glass cleaner on a soft cloth, and wipe down the watch face, case and bracelet to refresh the shine. If the cleaning is overdue, you can get deeper into the bracelet and its crevices by dipping the soft brush in glass cleaner and gently scrubbing the bracelet. If you’re comfortable removing the bracelet, you can remove it from the case and soak it in glass cleaner for about 15 minutes, and then rinse with clean water. Make sure to wipe it clean with a soft cloth when you’re finished.

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How often should you clean your stainless-steel watch?

If you wear your watch every day, give it a deep clean once a month. The most meticulous watch wearers will wipe down their timepieces daily. Just like washing your face and brushing your teeth before bed, your watch can benefit from a quick clean. Use a soft cloth to wipe down the inside of the band, plus the back and front of the case. This will help remove any excess moisture or lotion that rubbed off your skin and onto the watch throughout the day. Regular maintenance and care for your watch will make your monthly deep cleaning even easier.

Every once in a while, it’s also worth taking your watch in for a professional service and cleaning. An expert can polish away scratches that your toothbrush can’t.  They can also perform regular tune-ups to ensure your timepiece is in solid working order.

Your Guide to Watch Strap Replacement

Let your watch strap be the detail that makes you stand out from the crowd. Here’s your guide to choosing a watch strap replacement:

What’s your strap size?

Your watch strap length and width depend on a few factors, namely wrist size, wearer preferences and case size. The case is what encloses the watch face, and its thickness is the width between the case back and the top of the crystal. Watch strap thickness complements the dial, with thinner straps reserved for smaller cases and thicker straps used to anchor larger cases. In general, the case size tends to be slightly larger in men’s watches. 

Beyond the strap’s practical purpose, switching up your band is an effortless way to update the look and feel of your watch. Choose different colors, patterns and materials to customize your watch’s look to match the day or your mood.

When it’s time to shop for your watch strap replacements, keep these tips in mind:

Mix up your watch routine

  • Choose the right size – Remember that thick generally works well with large watch faces, while delicate straps are better for smaller cases.
  • Check the hardware – Make sure it’s appropriate for the event and style, such as leather with stitching details for everyday sophistication or colorful nylon for casual weekends.
  • Avoid mixing styles – Respect the character and nature of the dial of your watch, choosing complementary colors and textures rather than contrasting straps.
  • Don’t overlook the finishing – Check for even stitching, consistent dye and high-quality material composition and condition. Also, inquire about ease of care and durability.

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Choose the right material

The key to looking good is feeling great, so start with choosing the texture and finish of your new watch strap. Common materials to choose from include:

Fabric

These casual, comfortable fabric straps are easy to swap out and super comfortable on your wrist. Plus, the fabric is washable, so you can keep it looking fresh even after several wears. However, keep in mind that fabric can sometimes fade or fray over time, which makes it a great option for experimenting with a pop of color or reserving it for casual vacations.

Leather

There’s something classic about leather straps. They are the perfect companions for your more sophisticated or vintage dials, as their clean and suave finish will only add to rather than distract from the watch’s character. Leather can also complement more casual/traditional looks.

Metal

Metal bracelets are well-suited for customizing size and details, as the links are easy to remove and replace. With shiny finishes, metal bracelets are a great option for more formal, cut-above-casual events. Plus, they are super durable and dependable.

Rubber or Nylon

Water-resistant and easily washable with soap and water, these casual and comfortable straps are perfect for outdoor adventures. Rubber and nylon straps are ideal for sport or diving watches. They’re also durable enough to keep up with you for years to come.

Choose from any of these materials, plus a variety of colors, case sizes and buckle or clasp types for endless options to add to your assortment of watch straps. Once you collect several pairings, even just one case can take on the personality of several different watches. Who knew changing the strap was all you needed to acquire a new watch?

With that, we’ll hand it over to you to get creative with your watches.

How to Match Your Watch With Your Vacation

What’s the perfect watch for traveling? It depends on your destination.

Here’s inspiration for matching your watch to your vacation plans:

If the ocean is calling…

Beach vacations call for versatile watches fit for lounging under the sun and dining in beachside luxury. Timepieces with interchangeable straps make it easy to switch up your look when the sun goes down. Plus, it’s a good idea to choose a watch with water-resistant materials to protect from potential ocean sprays and quick dips in the hotel pool.

Consider these water-resistant, beach-ready Timex watches:

When you’re backpacking across continents…

Packing light is key for cross-continent travels. You’ll want to choose one versatile watch that will match all your adventures abroad. Simple, minimalist designs and neutral colors are a smart move. Lightweight timepieces are ideal for all-day comfort. As far as features go, time zone settings can be helpful to keep track of each destination and monitor the time back home. GPS features can also help you navigate foreign cities when your phone battery dies or service fails.

You can rely on these durable Timex watches to keep up as you hop between countries:

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If the road beckons…

Your everyday casual watch should do the trick for road trip adventures, but consider some features that are convenient for hours spent behind the wheel. Comfortable, casual and lightweight timepieces that don’t weigh down your wrist are ideal. Plus, easy-to-read watch faces help you sneak quick glances at red lights. The same goes for motorcycle riders: You’ll want to wear a lightweight watch that fits snugly enough to stay secure as you zip down the road. It’s also a good idea to wear a water-resistant watch in case you get caught in some unfortunate weather.  Most riders avoid leather straps and instead go for rubber, stainless steel or metal bracelets that can withstand various weather conditions.

These Timex® watches are thoughtfully crafted with durable features to keep up with you for miles:

Let your travel watch keep track of time while you forget what day it is. Enjoy your vacation!

Thank Your Guys with These Unique Groomsmen Gifts

 

Calling all grooms: how will you thank your best guys for supplying endless support, unsolicited marriage advice and a killer bachelor party? Groomsmen gifts are a great opportunity to give them something they can cherish way beyond the special day.

The trick to winning the gift game is choosing something that’s practical, complete with a personal touch that makes it unique to your wedding day. That way, they’re bound to actually use the gift – and think fondly of you and yours when they do.

Here’s some inspiration to help you find unique groomsmen gifts that suit your fabulous friends:

Cheers to a special day

You’ve shared many a drink together, so commemorate your friendship with classy accessories. Think glasses, decanters, bottle openers, coasters, whiskey stones, stainless steel ice cubes and cocktail kits. Throw in the beer, wine or spirits to match the accessories if you really love them. You can also have the barware accessories or bottles monogrammed for truly custom groomsmen gifts.

If you tend to crack open cold ones when you’re watching the game together, consider gifting your groomsmen beer glasses featuring their favorite team’s logo. Gift them beer and accessories from a local brewery for a personal touch, or maybe choose wine that’s bottled near the wedding location.

Unless you all have the same drink of choice, you may want to cater each gift to the recipient’s preferences. If any of your groomsmen don’t partake in adult beverages, you can also give them gourmet coffee, tea or food gift sets.

Here’s to a well-groomed crew

Every man has a signature look, whether he rocks a full beard, masters the stubble or keeps it clean. Support their grooming routine with a beard care or shaving kit, and give it the finishing touch with a suave travel toiletries bag to house all of the products and tools when they’re on-the-go. If you want to go the custom groomsmen gifts route, you can choose to monogram the bags, or even go for personalized razors.

For a gift that really keeps giving, you can set them up with subscriptions for shave clubs. Alternatively, go for the one-time full experience and book appointments for you and the guys to get professional shaves and haircuts in the days leading up to the wedding. Not only is it a great way to spend time with your favorite friends, but it also ensures that you’ll all look spiffy when the special day arrives.

Complete the look

The suits are all set, but you can incorporate matching accessories into your groomsmen gift, too. Socks, cufflinks, belts and shoes are perfect ways to complete their looks, and of course, you can customize them with monogrammed initials or the wedding date. Not only will these accessories look fabulous on the special day, but your groomsmen can also use them after the wedding.

Commemorate friendships that last a lifetime with custom Timex watches, complete with a free personalized engraving. Your unique message may be the groomsmen names, wedding date or short quote. Plus, you can match the watch colors and finishes to your wedding looks.

If you’re getting married outdoors, gift your groomsmen a suave pair of sunglasses. Alternatively, if you’re planning a destination wedding, supply your special guys with duffel bags or suitcases for a stylish, functional and long-lasting groomsmen gift.

With the right gift, you can show your groomsmen how happy you are to have them by your side.

Choose the Right Wristwatch Companion for Your Summer Road Trip

Are you itching to hit the road for that classic summer road trip? Don’t forget good tunes, fabulous company, and a reliable timepiece. Casual watches match your road trip style, but make sure to choose the durable models that will endure long hours behind the wheel.

Keep these features in mind to choose the perfect companion for your summer road trip:

driving on a summer road tripDon’t forget to take your time-keeping companion with you on your next road trip.

Road trippin’ functionality

With practical features, your watch can be more than a good-looking timepiece. A light-up watch dial will help you keep track of the time as you drive after dusk or stop to set up camp for the night. Night-light features will come in handy if you accidentally drop something under the seat or need trusty guidance in low-visibility areas when you’re exploring outside of the car. As you drive through the tiniest corners of the country, compass and GPS features will help direct you when service fails to reach your smartphone. If you plan to cross boundaries, time zone settings will help you keep track without needing to reset the watch.

Easy wear comfort

If your watch is oversized, bulky or too loose on your wrist, it will end up being more of a hindrance than a functional help as you cover the miles. Your road trip watch should be low-maintenance, sitting comfortably on your preferred wrist. Choose a lightweight model with a watch face that’s on the smaller side, and adjust the strap accordingly to make sure it feels good on your wrist. As far as strap materials go, you may want to leave the leather bands at home, as they may not be as comfortable under the summer sun. Fabric and nylon straps are lightweight and won’t stick to your skin; plus, they complement a casual summer road trip aesthetic.

Long-lasting durability

Your road trip watch should be built to cover plenty of miles, keeping up with you no matter how long you spend on the road. Consider the level of craftsmanship and quality of the materials when selecting your road trip companion, such as double-layer straps or a flawless second-hand sweep.

With the windows down and the breeze flowing through your hair, you won’t be worried about what day it is. Get that endless weekend feeling, plus the superior craftsmanship and durability of Timex with the Weekender® collection. These timepieces feature a casual-yet-refined watch design; plus, they offer comfort and functionality for long days on the road. With interchangeable straps, you can play with patterns, colors, and fabrics to switch up your watch look to meet your carefree road trip vibe.

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Here’s to the Great American Road Trip – and a wrist companion that’s ready for the adventure!

What kind of watch do you wear to a summer wedding?

As the wedding announcements fill your feeds and invitations reach your inbox, you’re ready to start making your summer wedding plans. No matter the venue – a backyard barbecue or a stunning country club affair – you can choose a watch that complements all of your wedding looks.

Master your wedding guest style with the perfect finishing touch. Here’s what to look for in a watch that will take you through summer wedding season:

Class act

Your watch should add to your wedding look, but not overwhelm it. Simple clock faces, clasps, and straps are usually the best bet. Aim for chic, neutral colors and cut-above-casual strap materials, such as leather and stainless steel, for a classy finish. High-quality hardware and craftsmanship will also elevate the elegance. Remember that lighter colors and materials tend to work better during the hot summer months.

Master your wedding guest style with the perfect finishing touch.

Versatile hero

Those simple and neutral design elements also lend themselves to versatility, which allows you to match every wedding celebration without changing your timepiece. If you don’t want to be entirely limited, consider purchasing a few bands to switch up your watch look depending on your outfit and the wedding vibes. As long as your watch face and case are relatively neutral, you should have several types of straps to choose from.

Durable companion

Along with complementing your looks and various wedding themes, venues and times, your summer wedding watch should be crafted to keep up with you through the celebrations. Make sure you choose a watch designed with durability in mind so you can feel confident that it will last through this wedding season – and many more to come. Look for heavy-duty features, such as water or weather resistance, long-lasting battery life, and authentic materials.

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Ideal timepiece

You can rely on a Timex® watch to be the classy, versatile and durable timepiece that attends every summer wedding with you. Consider some of our thoughtfully crafted timepieces for men and women:

Crafted with polished stainless steel, bracelet watches are also perfect wedding companions. Men’s dress watches with metal bracelets also offer refined design to match your wedding guest style.

Here’s to the brides, grooms and your perfect summer wedding watch!