Huckberry Teams Up With Timex for a Retro Dive-Inspired Watch

We share a lot of ideals and principles with our friends at Huckberry. One of those shared principles: if no one else is making exactly what you need, make it for yourself — and then share it with everyone else who might be looking for the same thing. That approach to business, coupled with Huckberry’s archival inspiration below, is what led to the exciting collaboration between our watchmaking expertise and their passion for great outdoor goods.

“Vintage Timex watches in good shape aren’t exactly easy to come by. To be fair though, this really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. For the better part of the last century, the legendary Connecticut watchmaker has made a name for itself, producing some of the most affordable, but hardest-wearing watches of the era, then daring their owners to put them through hell, promising that anything bearing the Timex name could ‘take a licking, but keep on ticking.’ The now-iconic slogan is handily responsible for the Timex legacy of durability, solidifying it as a brand whose watches could be worn without worry – whether you were spearfishing hogfish in the Florida Keys, making your final push for Katahdin at the end of the Appalachian Trail, or prowling Northern California marshlands for a photograph of the elusive and endangered Ridgeway’s Rail.” – Huckberry

So when the good folks at Huckberry in San Francisco stumbled across a vintage Timex Skin Diver watch at the legendary Alameda Flea Market, it wasn’t just a thrifty thrill — it kicked off a relationship that led us all to the Timex x Huckberry watch. Inspired by that vintage timepiece (what someone at Huckberry dubbed “the barn find of the year”), this new watch features a great retro diver design with modern innovations to back it up.

The rotating friction bezel is highly legible and easy to use, and the white-on-black face with luminous-painted hands and indices is quick to read no matter where you are or what time it is. Our design team included several special elements from Huckberry, including the brand’s pine tree logo at the 12:00 marker, on the crown, on the case back and inside the premium leather slip-thru strap that ships with every Huckberry x Timex Diver.

Add in a charcoal radial-brushed dial, a standout red seconds hand and a bead-blasted stainless steel case rated for water resistance to 100M, and you’ve got a winning design that works just as well with your workday blazer as it does with your off-duty flannels and denim.

To learn more about this collaboration between Timex and Huckberry, and to buy the watch yourself, visit Huckberry’s site here.

Timex x Patta: Amsterdam Street Style Meets American Watchmaking

The designers of Amsterdam-based Patta had money on their minds when they approached this collaboration with Timex. But the money on their minds wasn’t just about their brand doing business with ours — to them, it was about questioning the relationship between money and time, and how much value we all place on that relationship.

Patta got its start in 2004 as a side-hustle to fund travel and music ventures for a group of friends living in Amsterdam. According to a terrific interview The Street UK did with Patta co-founder Guillaume Schmidt, the hobby took off and grew into a small-time business dealing in sneakers and novelty items from around the world. Schmidt and his cohorts used their passion to establish a brand that’s since expanded to multiple retail locations and a large web presence.

When we asked Creative Director Vincent van de Waal about this watch’s dial design, he had a few things to say. “We wanted to give the dial artwork a bit more than just the function of telling the time,” he says. “The currencies make you aware of the speed of the world we live in. Time is money. But I think it’s up for the one who wears it to decide whether that’s something to strive for… or if it’s a sign that we should loosen up.”

As for the general aesthetic – the field-watch color palette, the domed crystal and military dial layout — van de Waal cited an affinity for the functional vibe Timex has always represented. “The reason to collaborate with Timex goes back to the love of for the military aesthetic,” he says. “[I think] military goods are always a big inspiration in what we do.” The bandana included with the watch strikes those same chords in plain black and white, repeating the watch dial design to further remind its wearer of time, money and value.

If you’re trying to spend your 24 hours a day as wisely as you spend your monthly budget, we can help with that — this limited-edition watch is available today on Timex.com.

Timex x Wood Wood Makes a Strong Case for Getting Lost

Our new watch designed in collaboration with Copenhagen’s Wood Wood is notable for a handful of things. One is its clean, contemporary design — it ties together traditional details, like a domed crystal and military-style dial, with an all-black palette that’s decidedly modern. And then there’s the most unique feature of the watch: a message hidden in the INDIGLO® backlight that says “GET LOST.”

It might seem funny, a watch telling you to get lost. After all, the average wristwatch is all about avoiding getting lost. How can you lose your sense of direction or your sense of time and still be on time for whatever’s next? The double meaning that inspired the design is best explained by Brian SS Jensen, a Wood Wood designer and co-founder of the brand.

“I’m intrigued with the idea of getting lost, both physically and as a state of mind,” said Jensen. “We wanted to do something that was really simple and wearable, but still have an element of humor and surprise.” To him, getting lost in a new city is a great way to experience what it has to offer. And getting lost in time simply means being in the present — being mindful, stopping to smell the roses while the world rushes on. Both interpretations of the “get lost” message can help us make the most of the hours passing by.

This new timepiece’s double-entendre message is here to help you along in our over-scheduled, hyperconnected world. You can keep track of the time with a well-designed watch that’s simple and reliable; that’s why you choose Timex. But as for why you might choose this specific Timex, the one we worked with Wood Wood to create? It’s the reminder we all need that sometimes, where the hands on the clock fall isn’t what matters most.

Sometimes, we need to get lost so we can find a new way forward.

Shop the watch today at the Timex website.

We Bring the Night Sky to Your Wrist with the Celestial Opulence Automatic

For thousands of years we relied upon the moon and stars to navigate, track time and help to tell our human story with tales and myths. We built legends around them, drew maps that used constellations as their guides.

Today we mostly look to the stars for their beauty and elegance, things for which there are no substitutes. And when we designed the first automatic watch in our Celestial Opulence collection, a stunning timepiece in midnight blue and rose gold-tone stainless steel, elegance was the first guiding principle we had in mind.

The face of the watch comprises a midnight-blue dial with a floating hour hand and a dauphine-style minute hand orbiting above, with Swarovski® crystals set into the outer perimeter to recall the stars that first inspired this design. We decided to exclude a sweeping seconds hand, simplifying the watch overall and earning its name by design. After all, what could be more opulent than a watch that doesn’t care about mere seconds? Worry about the truly important things, it implores us; look up at the night sky in wonder, and the rest will follow.

This mechanical movement keeps time as you would expect from a Timex®, but this beating heart is precisely what makes the Celestial Opulence so special. And beat it does; the movement inside it rotates approximately six times per second, nearly 22,000 times each hour. Viewed through an exhibition case back that’s tinted morning-blue and etched with constellation patterns, this high-accuracy 21 jewel movement draws its power from the motion of your wrist as you wear the watch throughout your day. And thanks to a 40-plus hour power reserve, you can be sure the watch won’t stop, even after you’ve wound down for the evening.

Shop our new Celestial Opulence Automatic here, and take the star-scattered sky wherever you go.

Traditional Hawaiian Tattoo Artist Keone Nunes Collaborates with Timex

Today, on the 60th anniversary of Hawaii’s statehood, Timex introduces its latest collaboration: Timex x Keone Nunes. This collection includes four timepieces designed in partnership with Keone Nunes himself, a master of the traditional Hawaiian tattoo technique called uhi.

(Image credit: Dan Noguchi)

Bringing together the craft of watchmaking with centuries-old tattoo designs, the Timex x Keone Nunes collection draws its inspiration from Polynesian symbols representing family, courage and safe travels in the journey of life.

(Image credit: The Culture Trip)

“This partnership with Keone is special because it combines our passions for heritage and tradition to create something that’s as beautiful as it is meaningful,” said Giorgio Galli, Timex’s Design Director. “Together, we designed a collection that pays tribute to our backgrounds and demonstrates our shared artistry, values and cultures to the world.”

Using the classic Timex® Scout field watch as a starting point, Keone infused traditional Hawaiian tattooing and Polynesian culture across four unique timepiece designs. Every Timex x Keone Nunes watch includes the koa’e ‘ula design on its dial. Usually referred to as a red-tailed tropicbird, the koa’e ‘ula is a symbol associated with safe travels.

 
 
 
 
 
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Honored to be able to do the work and humbled to have been asked to collaborate with a timeless company like Timex on a watch, I know, I know I couldn’t help being a little puny. Truly honored though, when first approach I was truly hesitant as there are much more well known people who do the work than myself. I hope the simple, understated designs will be looked at as a tribute to all my teachers who have given everything that has made me who I am, for without their continued guidance I would be nothing. Everything I do is to honor them, the people I care for and the cultures I represent. Timex has always honored the general public and I am proud to be associated with this historic company. Keep tuned…. #pāuhi #ourworkspeaksforitself #unappologetic #timex

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As additional nods to Polynesian symbolism, triangular nihoniho patterns and ihe spears are highlighted throughout the collection. Representing protection and guidance, the nihoniho pattern is debossed on either a black leather strap paired with a black dial or brown leather strap paired with a navy-blue dial. The two remaining timepieces in the collection have ihe spears debossed on a black leather strap paired with a gray dial or a tan leather strap with a black dial. Ihe spears are found in many traditional Polynesian tattoos symbolizing protection and courage.

“Hawaiian tattoo artistry is a practice you approach with intention, since it has the power to transport you back to the root of our heritage,” said Nunes. “The traditional symbols represented in the Timex x Keone Nunes collection were intentionally selected to connect wearers to their roots for generations to come.”

The Timex x Keone Nunes collection is available for purchase on Timex.com, at the Timex flagship store in Tokyo and at select global retailers for $109.

Timex x Space Snoopy Collection Launches for Moon Landing Anniversary

The relationship between Charles Schultz’s PeanutsⓇ characters and NASA’s space exploration program dates back to before mankind ever set foot on the moon. During a 1968 reconnaissance mission, the module scouting the lunar surface was nicknamed “Snoopy” and the command module was named “Charlie Brown.” Since then the Silver Snoopy Award, which is overseen by the Space Flight Awareness program, has been presented each year to NASA contractors and employees for special contributions to flight safety and successful missions.

The Astronaut’s Personal Achievement Award or Snoopy Award was presented by Tracy C Dyson and Deputy Director, David Bowles. Photo taken 07/31/14 by David C. Bowman/NASA Langley

This month, we’re celebrating with PeanutsⓇ to mark the 50-year anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission and the first lunar landing in history. For this special occasion we’ve created a nostalgic new Space Snoopy collection featuring NASA’s favorite cartoon character standing on the moon and exploring the great beyond. 

Based on designs from our MK1™, Standard & WeekenderⓇ collections, the watches in this limited new series feature patriotic strap styles and special dial treatments to highlight Snoopy and other space-related graphics when you activate the INDIGLOⓇ backlight. 

Two watches from this highly-limited line are available for sale now on timex.com, and the rest will be available during the month of August. To learn more or to be notified when the rest of the collection is launched, sign up for a special email update from us.

TIMEX x SPACE SNOOPY – MK1™

This colorful 40mm model utilizes our incredibly sturdy MK1™ stainless steel case with a smooth bead-blasted finish. Rather than printing the hour indices directly onto the dial, we decided to print them inside the domed acrylic crystal, allowing our special cutout dial to glow brightly and show off Snoopy’s silhouette when you use the INDIGLO backlight. 

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TIMEX x SPACE SNOOPY – STANDARD

Featuring the mineral glass crystal and oversized crown of our new Standard line, these 40mm watches boast dials decorated with Snoopy standing beneath the American flag astronauts planted on the moon in 1969. Included with your watch is a color-coordinated two-piece strap made from American-sourced leather from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company in Red Wing, Minnesota. 

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TIMEX x SPACE SNOOPY – WEEKENDERⓇ

Our classic 38mm WeekenderⓇ watch is decked out in stars for this special release, with hour indices printed inside the watch crystal and the dial designed to show off Snoopy when you use the INDIGLO backlight. These come with high-quality woven fabric straps that coordinate with the colors of the watches themselves. 

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Introducing Our Timex x YMC MK1™ Watch

Front angle shot of YMC x Timex Watch Collaboration

YMC’s Fraser Moss and Jimmy Collins have joined forces with Timex to elevate one of our standard-bearing tool watches with their own streetwise sensibilities. Originally designed for military use, the MK1™ watch has been updated here to suit the modern man with an accurate quartz movement, maintaining the lightweight 36mm resin case and highly-legible dial that first made the watch so perfect for timekeeping in the field.

“I have always believed that you have to look back to move forward,” Moss says of YMC, which he co-founded in 1995. “We felt honored to collaborate with Timex; it made total sense, they have so much history but have still successfully remained a timeless product. These watches are beyond trends.”

Front angle shot of YMC x Timex Watch Collaboration

Timex’s co-branding with YMC is displayed proudly at the center of the watch dial, as well as on the case back with YMC’s illustrated tiger emblem and bold logo printing inside the monochromatic slip-through strap. 

Top of of YMC x Timex Watch collaboration in special commemorative box

This limited-edition watch comes in YMC’s exclusive Burnt Rubber Brown, and ships in custom packaging that features special YMC graphic details.

Available at YMC  https://www.youmustcreate.com/ymc-x-timex/ and select retailers globally.

THERE’S NOTHING QUITE LIKE AMERICAN-MADE

Map of United States with watch components overlaying the map

Today we celebrate what it means to be American—a celebration of the diverse people, cultures and landscapes all coming together as the building blocks for our country. At Timex, specifically, we’re reflecting on what it means for us to be American watchmakers and how we celebrate our heritage.

When asked about what this project has meant to him, our watch technician, Leonard Provenzano III, said, “It’s as simple as having a sense of pride. While making this watch, I feel pride in knowing that this is an American-made watch.”

Image of United States with various watch components overlayed on map

In 1854, we disrupted an industry—taking traditional European clockmaking and layering in American industrial ingenuity. We democratized timekeeping and, over the years, we kept innovating. Our watches went under water as part of our Timex Torture tests on live television, were shot into space, raced across the finish line and also provided a whole new way to tell time in the dark with the introduction of our INDIGLO® backlight.

Always striving to be innovators in the art of timekeeping, we wanted to get back to our roots. When we decided to create our American Documents® Collection, we knew it was important to embrace what it meant to be all-American watchmakers.

This meant sourcing American materials and working with American craftsmen from all over the country. In addition to providing us with the materials needed to create our American Documents Collection, we had the opportunity to learn more about these American workers and the pride that goes into their crafts—from sourcing metals to finishing glass components to creating the leather straps and everything in between.

Each part of our American Documents watch is made in America using American materials and a high-quality Swiss movement. And, perhaps most importantly, everything created starts with talented Americans who shared their craft with us.

We started with a first in modern American watchmaking, creating a drop-forged case to maintain the grain and strength of the American-sourced stainless-steel. It is then complemented by its hand-polished top ring and stainless-steel crown with a brass crown insert that honors our 1854 roots in Waterbury, Connecticut—The Brass City.

Photograph on tall, brick clock tower located in Waterbury, CT

The stitched leather strap is made by American craftsmen using American hides from S.B. Foot Tanning Company in Red Wing, Minnesota—a company that has been in near-continuous operation for 147 years. The double-layer strap is carefully stitched around a solid buckle and naturally shapes itself to your wrist.

Traditional watchmaking meets modern technology with our Gorilla® Glass 3 NDR (Native Damage Resistance). The scratch and impact-resistant crystal, sourced from Rhode Island, is cut by a precision optics maker using the same process used to create telescopes!

Completing the watch is our commemorative case back coin. Stamped from US-sourced brass and plated with Aged Waterbury Brass to match the color of our original timepieces, the case back coin is hand-polished before completing the watch and shipping it off in an indigenous solid cherry wood case that has been carefully made by hand.

Image of American Documents packaging.  White Sleeve, wooden case closed, wooden case open with American Documents watch inside

It’s not enough to create our American Documents watch using American-sourced materials. This collection comes together at our Timex headquarters in Middlebury, Connecticut—just a few miles away from the location of our original factory in Waterbury.

Up close view of Black Strap/White Dial American Documents watch with watchmaking tools around it.

So, again, today we celebrate. We celebrate the freedom to innovate and create and for all of the watchmakers who paved the way. But, mostly, we celebrate all of the people who helped bring us to this moment and our great country built by the innovators and creators who inspire us every day.

Happy 4th of July!

View from beneath the American Documents watch shows the commemorative gold coin backing

DISCOVER MORE OF THE AMERICA WE LOVE:

As we set out to find the perfect materials for our first American-made watch in decades, we traveled throughout the United States with photographer Bryan Schutmaat to capture some of the incredible landscapes of our country. The diverse landscapes and cultures helped inspire us, and we hope they inspire you too.

Follow along on our journey with Bryan on Instagram. And show us how you wear your American Documents watch by tagging@timex and using#timex or#TimexAmericanDocuments!

AMERICAN DOCUMENTS: TIMEX & AMERICAN WATCHMAKING

Timex American Documents: American Watchmaking

American watchmaking isn’t a new concept.

In 1854, as the Waterbury Clock Company, we took clocks from the mantels of the 1% and brought them to the world. Our roots in Waterbury, Connecticut—the Brass City—allowed us to evolve clockmaking, switching from wooden gears to gears made of brass. This, along with our modernized factories, allowed us to create longer lasting, more affordable timepieces.

We didn’t stop there though. We’ve always been forward-thinking innovators. In 1901, produced the famous Dollar Pocket Watch that was so popular, writer Mark Twin bought two. Not too long after, we moved the pocket watch to the wrist. Originally issued as standard military equipment, wristwatches became the new civilian timepiece of choice after World War I came to an end.

Throughout the years, we introduced character watches and the nearly-indestructible V-Conic movement. With the belief that “good enough” wasn’t good enough, our watchmakers continued to think outside of the box and we continued to evolve.

In the mid-century, we introduced the world to the Timex name and what would become our modern brand with the watch that “takes a licking and keeps on ticking.” Every week, America tuned in as John Cameron Swayze put our watches to the test on live television. The slogan and our watches cemented Timex as a cultural icon.

The industry continued to evolve and change, shifting towards quartz watch movement for a longer lasting, more accurate timepiece that was more affordable to produce. This transition to quartz movement brought production to Asia.

And now, after decades, we brought watchmaking back home. Inspired by our people, culture and landscape, we set out to discover what it means to make a modern watch in America. Our watchmakers dusted off old tools and created new techniques to craft small batches of American-made watches at our headquarters in Connecticut—only seven miles away from our original factory.

Just like our very first mantle clocks created 165 years ago, our American Documents™ collection layers American ingenuity and craftsmanship with European precision to create truly amazing timepieces.

The collection currently features four striking American-made watches, drop forged in US-sourced stainless steel and hand finished to a brushed satin with a highly polished top ring. Impact-resistant Gorilla® Glass 3 protects the sub-second dial and gold-plated Swiss movement. The rich leather straps are 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 and our roots in Waterbury, Connecticut—the Brass City.

Creating an American-made Timex wasn’t easy.  We invested nearly three years to find and qualify America’s best craftsmen, capable of creating the precision parts worthy of a Timex. We had to invent new processes for making hands and convince auto parts manufacturers they were capable of making something as beautiful as a watch case.

We’re excited to bring watchmaking back to the US, and even more excited for you to join us on this journey.

Click here to learn more about American Documents

FOR THE WOMAN WHO’S GIVEN YOU EVERYTHING: MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

Every year, we struggle to find the perfect gift for mom. She’s not difficult to shop for; it’s just hard to find anything that can match all she’s done for us over the years. (Let’s admit that moms are basically superheroes.)

Because Mom’s style is completely unique, the solution is getting her something thoughtful and well-crafted.

HER ANTHEM IS “INDEPENDENT WOMEN”

Your mom’s catchphrase is, “I’ve got this.” There was never a leaky faucet, science fair project or giant work presentation that she couldn’t handle. You need a gift that is just as strong and resilient as the woman you’re lucky enough to call “Mom.”

Our Waterbury Women’s collection was inspired by the fierce women who worked in our first factory back in 1854. Paving the way for women in the workplace, these women helped craft timepieces that helped disrupt a 300-year-old industry. Honoring 165 years of heritage and commitment to craftsmanship, our Waterbury Women’s collection reflects the beauty and strength within.

Gold Tone Waterbury Women's watch with white face dial

WATCH: Waterbury Women’s 34mm

A CLASSIC GIFT FOR MOM

There’s something that’s true about moms: They’re the person that keeps us out of trouble, shares our secrets and seemed genuinely excited about that macaroni necklace we gave her for Mother’s Day. (To moms everywhere: We’re so sorry about that one.) So let’s step it up this year with a timeless gift that’s definitely perfect for every awesome mom.

Help Mom put her best look forward with our Transcend collection. We put a spin on “back to basics” with a watch that is well-suited for every occasion and every mom. We found several ways to rock the ultra-thin case—from understated grey tones with subtle crystal details to watches with a mother-of-pearl dial.

Grey strap and white face dial Transcend watch

WATCH: Transcend 38mm

BECAUSE YOUR MOM IS ALWAYS IN VOGUE

Your mom is always the first to jump on the latest trends, and has even been known to start a few of her own. She’s fashionable, yet sensible. Basically, she’s your style icon.

Whether your mom prefers minimalist chic or leans towards glamour, our Milano collection is a reliable wardrobe staple as trusted as a favorite pair of jeans. A classic gift that is as practical as it is stylish, Mom can dress our Milano collection up or keep it casual with its simple dial and sleek bracelet or strap options.

Milano watch

WATCH: Milano Petite 24mm

BECAUSE MOM IS ALWAYS BEATING HER OWN PERSONAL BEST

She buys a class pass to spin, mastered just about every yoga pose and constantly impresses her kickboxing instructor. Your mom somehow manages to squeeze fitness into her already-busy routine, so she needs a watch that can keep up with her.

Built to handle whatever life throws at it, our IRONMAN® collection has been the standard in digital watches for over 30 years. Our modern IRONMAN® watches blend design and function, made for everyday wear with all of the features you’ve come to expect from a Timex digital watch—including a countdown timer, customizable alarm and water-resistance up to 100 meters.

White Ironman Transit digital watch

WATCH: IRONMAN® Transit 33mm

Whatever you choose, we made a thoughtful gift just for mom—in designs created to fit any lifestyle. And once you find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, we’d love to see it! Tag us in your posts using @timex and #timex!