The state of California is an ever-changing and transcendent landscape. Many styles come and go in the land of sun and fun, but for many, it was the halcyon heydays of the 70s and 80s that typify California style. Beaches, surfing, board shorts and vibrant colors were all part of the fashion trend that made everyone pine for a little of the Cali lifestyle.
Timex brings back the classic era with a modern version of the military-inspired MK1 California, vibrant and colorful timepieces available only on Timex.com.
The watch is based on the simple design of the MK1 Aluminum, but with a wave of color that makes each style stand out. Pink, yellow, orange and blue abound on these fabric strap watches that feature a domed acrylic crystal tinted in the different shades that swim from the case and onto the strap.
The MK California collection has all the reliability of our classic MK1 with the addition of colorful crystals and added comfort of a lightweight aluminum case and double-layer slip-thru strap. Other features include a 40mm case, 24-hour time markings, Indiglo® backlight and water-resistant up to 30 meters.
From the beach to the boardwalk or any occasion that could use a splash of color, the MK1 California is a perfect choice for making a stylish and colorful statement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When Timex planned its “Summer Nights” social photography series on Timex Instagram, finding a photographer that could feature the Timex INDIGLO® backlight and capture the essence of summer moments, Timex gravitated towards Portland native and social influencer Alivia Latimer (@alivialatimer). The campaign featured the Fairfield Crystal Leather, Weekender and Fairfield Supernova Chronograph and gave Alivia a chance to create the youthful moments of summer with a brand she admires.
“This was probably my most favorite shoot so far,” she says. ”I was given a very specific theme and purpose, so it made setting up the scene, watching it play out and capturing the moments a lot of fun. As a photographer, you’re always looking to capture those moments that will help tell a story.”
Alivia’s work has made her a sought-after social influencer – someone who can reach a wide audience and convey a message that strikes an emotional chord. Alivia began taking pictures without knowing it would be her career. Friends told her how good her photos looked and that’s when the idea of pursuing photography sank in. Soon, brands were contacting her to shoot products and when Timex came calling, she had an instant reaction.
“I remember when I saw the INDIGLO® feature for the first time and thinking how cool is was that it glowed. When they proposed, I was super excited. Incorporating that lighting into the shoot was a great addition.”
While shooting Timex watches for the shoot, Alivia became fond of one in particular.
“I definitely like the Weekender,” she says. “It’s light, versatile and has a couple of different bands to choose from. It’s also very easy to work with when shooting.”
“This campaign was very exciting to me,” she says. I got a lot of feedback from friends who asked how I got involved with Timex, how impressed they were with the watches and how much they appreciated the different style, straps and colors.”
Even before the project began, Alivia felt a real connection with Timex.
“When I think of Timex, I think of classic, timeless and minimalist style as well as a nod to nostalgia,” she says. “This is a brand that will know where I’m coming from and what I want to create.”
Inspired by elegance, crafted with passion and designed for women who appreciate style, the Timex Addison is a classic timepiece and perfect for formal and casual occasions. Featuring clean lines, contrast stitching and a distinctive rectangular case, the Addison is a statement accessory that doesn’t clamor for the spotlight but gets it anyway.
Available in brown, tan and black leather, the watch strap is defined by its double wrap leather strap design that speaks to a savvy sophistication. A unique take on a classic look, the trend for multiple-bracelet watch design has kept its allure.
The Timex Addison stays relevant with a variety of case colors including rose gold-tone, silver-tone and gold-tone to match with other jewelry and accessories.
A timepiece for all seasons, the Addison brings smart and affordable style using Timex craftsmanship and the spot-on double wrap leather strap.
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™ Collectionfor 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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Having collaborated with Timex on a series of stylish and coveted timepieces, Todd Snyder is now adding select Timex X Todd Snyder watches to the Timex.com showcase. Previously, these watches could only be found on ToddSnyder.com and at his flagship store on Madison Square. Now, these vintage-inspired Timex X Todd Snyder watches are available at Timex.com.
Some of the collection highlights include:
The Blackjack: Using a sport watch from the ‘70s as the starting point, the Blackjack timepiece is a sleek, stealthy spin on the silhouette that pulls inspiration from Formula One drivers from the era and the sport’s most famous backyard, Monaco.
The Mod Inspired “Bullseye”: Based on a bullseye design discovered in the Timex archives, this fresh take blends mod style with state of the art functionality. Crafted with a vintage-inspired dial and military fabric strap, this versatile timepiece can dress down an office look or elevate your weekend wear in a split second.
Military Watch: Inspired by ‘70s military-style watches and reinvented for everyday civilian wear, this collaboration between Todd Snyder and Timex reflects a shared commitment to design, utility and craftsmanship. This watch brings together incredible historic references, military-inspired styling and impeccable yet understated craftsmanship that works for any occasion.
Maritime Sport: A modern hybrid with a nautical sensibility that evokes naval academies and life on the eastern seaboard. The timepiece pays homage to iconic diver styling with a fresh look that’s equally at home in Nantucket or New York.
The 2018 Red Bull® Cliff Diving World Series gathers some of the most fearless athletes in the world to perform awe-inspiring acrobatics that toe the line between technical competency and pure adrenaline; a test of mind over matter as each second leading up to the dive is a nerve-wracking experience.
Alessandro de Rose, a native of Calabria, Italy, is one of the sport’s rising stars. Timex is proud to work with him as he continues his quest to be the next World Series champion. Timex spoke to him about his foray into the extreme sport of cliff diving, how he prepares both mentally and physically, and how the Timex Command™ watch helps him train.
“Getting involved in cliff diving took a bit of luck,” he says. “I didn’t know anything about cliff diving and never considered myself to be the extreme athlete type. I did catch a diving show in Rome and then did some searches on YouTube and saw videos for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. I thought it looked crazy but at the same time it was something I really wanted to try.”
Having a recreational background in springboard diving, he was not entirely new to the idea of diving. But the mental and physical strain of cliff diving from heights nearing 90 feet was something he would have to prepare for.
“I remember my first cliff dive,” he says. “I was really scared. Staying calm plays a big part in whether you can be successful. Many people panic on the platform because your mind is calculating what you are about to do and there’s an inner voice telling you not to jump (laughs).”
“My goal right now is to be the next World Series champion,” he says. “It may not be this year but it’s something I’m going to fight for. There is also a push to make cliff diving an Olympic sport in time for the Paris games in 2024, something I definitely want to be a part of.”
Helping him along the way is the support he has received from the sponsorship with Timex.
“With Timex, I feel very lucky to have their support, he says. “Red Bull Italy reached out to me and asked if I was interested and of course I accepted. In our job, you need someone to believe in you and for Timex to show that interest and support is a great feeling.”
With the sponsorship came the chance to try out the Timex Command™, especially the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series edition. Featuring a blue silicone strap with the Red Bull® logo and anodized aluminum details, the watch is shock-resistant and water-resistant up to 100 meters. Though rules prohibit the wearing of any jewelry when diving, Alessandro has found the watch to be a perfect training companion.
“I find the watch very useful and very easy to use,” he says. “The chrono feature works really well and I use it when I’m doing interval and cross-fit type training at the gym. My training is not to build muscle but to focus on overall fitness and this watch is perfect for that goal. It’s also very durable. I’ve dropped it quite a few times and nothing I do can break it. Not that I’m trying to (laughs).”
With three more stops to go in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series (August 25th in Copenhagen, September 8th in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina and September 23rd in Polignano a Mare, Italy), he is ready for a strong push to the finish.
“Once I landed my first dive I realized this was something I could do and now I have a very real passion for it,” he says. “It’s hard to find the words to describe it, but it feels like I can do anything. This sport teaches you to control how your mind works, from staying calm on the edge of the platform to planning all the steps it will take to become a champion. I’ll keep diving until I can’t do it anymore.”
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Timex and Todd Snyder are teaming up again. A strong partnership that combines the craftsmanship of Timex with Todd’s style authority, the latest collaboration, the Timex Beekman is based on a Timex racing inspired watch from the ‘60s. While the original watch was intended for racing enthusiasts, the modern version recreates both the finesse and function of the original with unmatched versatility and a unique dial that stands the test of time.
Todd visited the Timex headquarters in Middlebury and had the chance to go through our extensive archive of vintage watches and found the distinctive tachymeter complication on the dial of the racing watch compelling enough to inspire the Timex Beekman.
“The Beekman brings together two things I really love: classic cars and classic timepieces. I’m proud to continue the Timex X Todd Snyder partnership with the launch of our first co-created tachymeter watch, and to celebrate the values we both share: iconic design, impeccable craftsmanship and a commitment to innovation and functionality at a great value.” Todd Snyder
The Timex Beekman timepiece features:
– Stainless-Steel Case
– Acrylic Domed Crystal
– Genuine Croco-Pattern Leather Strap
– Quick Release Spring Bars
– Dial feature Tachymeter and Telemeter
– INDIGLO® Backlight
– Water-Resistant to 30m
– 40mm Case Size/20mm Lug Width
– 12mm Case Height (Including Crystal)
In a classic nod to its racing roots, the watch can measure the speed of a moving object, such as a vintage racing car. Pull out the crown when the second hand is at the 12 position, stopping the hand. When the car passes the starting point, push down the crown to start the secondhand again. When the car reaches the end of a one-mile course, stop the second hand again. Check its position against the tachymeter markings and you can tell how fast the car was moving.
Two styles of the Beekman are available at ToddSnyder.com: a stainless-steel case with black leather strap and black dial and a stainless-steel case with brown leather strap and cream dial. The watches can also be found at Todd Snyder’s flagship store on Madison Square in New York.