From the Timex Archive

With over 160 years’ experience crafting innovative and quality timepieces, Timex has amassed quite a collection of styles in its archive. From its humble beginnings in the town of Waterbury, Connecticut, Timex started with a group of artisans and craftsmen who created what would ultimately become synonymous with time itself and propel timekeeping from the mantelpiece to the pocket, and on to the wrist.

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Rather than let classic and timeless watch styles fade into history, Timex launched the Timex Archive Project in 2016 to celebrate and honor those pioneering craftsmen. Inspired by our heritage, the Timex Archive capsule collection presents a new generation of timeless watches for a new generation of pioneers.

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This year in June, at the Pitti Uomo trade show in Florence, Timex introduced two new styles, the F3 Acadia and the IQ+ Move smartwatch. The F3 Acadia project is the ultimate evolution of the iconic Acadia field watch, created by Timex in the 90’s. Based on the F3 system (three feature system: lightweight, highly visible, and tough) the Acadia became the essential standard utility watch for daily duty in the field. In the new collection, cases are updated with colored lenses including purple, amber, blue and grey fume.

The IQ+™ Move smartwatch allows the wearer to track activity and sleep, create fitness goals, set alarms and control the hands of the watch with their phone.

Together with the F3 Acadia project, the Timex Archive Project features three collections:

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The Pioneers Collection presents military-inspired models combined with complex straps, some of them subject to exclusive stone washing treatments that replicate the aesthetics of vintage American field garments.

The Offspring Collection is a reinterpretation of the authentic collegiate style. Watches with a simple, classic taste brought alongside with straps that recall the colors, fabrics and design of College Club uniforms and ties from the 50’s and 60’s.

The Metropolis is an experimental collection with urban and contemporary inspiration. Most of the models are characterized by antiqued metal cases together with smoked color lenses, finding inspiration in both vintage style, military sunglasses and in cockpit instrumentation of today’s supersonic jets.

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Exclusive to the Archive collections is the original turntable that enables customers to create their own watch with the possibility of mixing eight cases with as many straps with different styles, materials and finishing.

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The straps by Timex Archive, are made with exclusive fabrics, express the competent know-how and the profound research that Timex does to offer something unique in the landscape of fashion accessories.

Inspired by Classics

Whether it’s surfing the waves in Indonesia and Mexico, shooting for brands such as Bacardi and Calvin Klein, or just filling his Instagram feed with stunning scenery from his travels, photographer Adam Bartoshesky has one rule: Keep it simple.

Growing up near Ocean City, Maryland, he followed his father and brother into the water. He quickly fell in love with surfing and would join them for surfing trips around the world, instilling in him a passion for adventure. After receiving his degree in marketing, he took a month off to travel before settling down in Los Angeles and beginning an Instagram feed that now boasts over 300,000 followers.

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“I started shooting surfing and scenery because that’s what I enjoy,” he says. “But then I began shooting people – my girlfriend specifically – and companies started re-posting. Then it turned into paid gigs and my hobby became a career.”

When Timex reached out to see if he would be interested in doing a campaign, his response was immediate.

“Timex is a very iconic brand,” he says. “I’m a big fan of the watches and, when the idea was mentioned, I thought it was awesome.”

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While he often wears watches designed for surfing, the Timex campaign allowed him to indulge in classic menswear looks, including the Fairfield Sub-Second and Waterbury Traditional Sub-Second.

“I’m inspired by a lot of classic styles,” he says. “I like the 1950’s/1960’s cool guy style. I do like some off-the-wall pattern shirts, but mostly I like to keep it simple and go with black and white.”

Though his upbringing was certainly adventurous, it wasn’t a whirlwind of glitz and glam.

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“I grew up very simple,” he says. “I was always attracted to things that last, not trends. I think that’s why I relate to Timex so well – we both have that strong affinity for things that are classic and timeless.”

Like many social influencers, he didn’t have a set plan for being a brand ambassador. He simply continued to fill his feed with images he liked and let the followers accumulate.

“For me, social influencer is kind of a weird term,” he says. “But I can’t think of a better way to describe it. If brands want to reach younger generations, then they have to be prominent on social media.”

With wanderlust in his heart and the world as his muse, you’ll likely find Adam traveling and capturing life as he sees it.

“All good things come from your passions,” he says. “You should do something because you love it. And, in time, you get better at it and hopefully, it can turn into a profession.”

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A New Standard

Every man’s wardrobe needs standards. A plain white t-shirt. Black dress shoes. Blue jeans. Simple and plain, these items are just some of the basics modern men can’t go without. The same is true for a watch. Complementing outfits with the right timepiece allows you to express your unique character and style. For the unpretentious man who needs a watch that will cover all the bases without going over the top, Timex introduces the Standard.

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Not as basic as the popular Easy Reader®, the new Timex Standard sticks to a classic silhouette and simple dial to produce a stylish timepiece that can be worn almost anywhere. Two versions of the Timex Standard are now available: a 40mm case size 3-hand and a 41mm case size chronograph. Changing the date on the chronograph is easy; simply pull the crown out half-way and adjust accordingly.

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Today, as watches become more intricate and complex, it’s nice to know there’s still plenty of room for a basic timepiece that appeals to a sense of understated sophistication. Even in its simplicity, the Timex Standard still has enough features to make this more than just a watch. The case has simple lines broken by a single indentation creating the appearance of a separate top ring. The crown shape has been borrowed from our first wrist watch and features an onion shape, fluting and our unique Timex emblem. The watch features 24-hour time telling, leather straps fitted with quick-release spring bars or a single-layer fabric slip-thru strap. They are water resistant up to 30m and include the INDIGLO® night-light to easily read the dial in low-light conditions.

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With its careful attention to detail. The Timex Standard shines as one of our most refined everyday watches. Designed with versatility in mind, this watch brings together classic elements with modern materials and easily interchangeable straps. Where some watches will limit you to a time and place, the Timex Standard is designed to be a go-to watch for any occasion.

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Timex partners with leading UK retailer END. and Japanese streetwear brand Neighborhood to launch a special collaboration limited edition watch. Defining the standards in U.S. horology since 1854, Timex lays claim to a rich heritage of quality watchmaking and continues its innovative spirit with timely updates to classic timepieces.

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When Timex launched its Archive project, a signature collection celebrating and honoring the many craftsmen who pioneered countless Timex styles, the idea was to borrow from over 160 years of watchmaking and update styles to produce modern timepieces with a nod to the originals. The Timex x END. x Neighborhood collaboration features an exclusive iteration of the Timex Navi series. Inspired by military style and the great outdoors, this was a perfect choice for END. and Neighborhood to get behind.

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Inspired by divers, the tri-branded watch comes with a tumbled stainless steel finish, custom dome windshield, and a tri-branded logo on the reverse lid.

The Neighborhood streetwear brand was founded in 1994 and is heavily influenced by motorcycles. It is considered one of the most influential brands in contemporary streetwear with a cult following in the West due to its limited availability through western retailers.

Since opening its doors in 2005, END. has developed both on the high street and online into one of the most influential, forward-thinking niche menswear retailers, offering a contemporary, unique, and world-leading brand mix.

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The collaboration project was timed to celebrate the opening of END’s new store in SoHo, London during the second week of October. The limited-edition watch features a stainless-steel case, black dial, gray fabric, double-layer slip-thru strap, and a rotating bezel.

Bringing together the style codes of three transatlantic icons, the Timex x END. x Neighborhood timepiece combines military-inspired details with a biker state of mind. Born of Neighborhood’s love of classic collectibles, this limited-edition timepiece is built to last. Only 2,150 units will be made and distribution is only available through END.

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She’s Like a Rainbow

While some see things in black and white, popular lifestyle Instagrammer Rosie Clayton (@rclayton) couldn’t imagine a world without color.

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“I’m from Chicago and the winters here are very cold and very grey,” she says. “I needed something to lift my mood and took it as a challenge to use vibrant colors in my work.”

Prior to becoming a social influencer, she had extensive experience in fashion working as a Merchandiser for the corporate offices of J.Crew and Abercrombie & Fitch as well as owning her own clothing store for eight years.

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“Having had exposure to various aspects of the retail industry really instilled in me the power of branding and color,” she says. “Color weaves my images together and my goal is to use captivating visual imagery to tell an impactful story.”

As Timex began to incorporate more color into its watch designs and straps, it was only natural to reach out to Rosie and get her onboard for a campaign.

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“When I was approached by Timex it started with a general creative brief,” she says. “I was given a lot of freedom to imagine the campaign in my own voice and evoke spring and summer in a way that would connect with my audience.”

She was given a selection of Timex® watches to choose from and took a liking to the Weekender® with a white dial, silver case and blue nylon slip-thru strap.

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“I partner with brands that I believe in and my aim is to create content that is timeless and classic, clean and easy to understand. I feel that Timex and I share that same creative approach.”

Whether its clothing or accessories, she pays close attention to the relationship of the object to other elements in the image. Many of her Instagram posts use vibrant backgrounds to set a scene in which she can tell her story.

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“Many would see my posts as style features,” she says. “But I look at it as lifestyle art. Walls have played a big role in my work but I actually began by posting vibrant interior spaces, creative flatlays, and travel images. My feed is a celebration of color through art, travel, and design and I hope my work brings joy to those who see it.”

One look at her Instagram feed (currently boasting over 124,000 followers) and the viewer is awash in a sea of vibrant hues reminiscent of rainbows, color bursts and mosaics. Against these backgrounds, she tells whimsical and fanciful stories that are uplifting and hard to forget. Timex could not have found a better fit to explore the relationship of colors for spring and summer stories.

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All photos courtesy of Rosie Clayton

In Transit

When the TIMEX® IRONMAN® watch first launched in 1986, the intent was to target core triathletes. The design was rugged and it had all the features someone training for a triathlon would need. The watch was a huge success and since its debut, the TIMEX® IRONMAN® line has undergone a series of updates to reflect the growing popularity of active lifestyles. Now, you don’t have to qualify for Kona to enjoy the best a TIMEX® IRONMAN® can offer.

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The TIMEX® IRONMAN® Transit brings fashion and fitness together to give people with active lifestyles a functional timepiece that is durable enough for the gym and stylish enough for the office. An update to the watch Essential line, the Transit features a new case design that provides a clean look for a contemporary digital sports watch anyone can wear.

The Transit is designed to keep you looking stylish from work to workout. The lightweight resin strap of the Transit is paired with a durable case that is water resistant to 100m and includes a stopwatch with 10-lap memory, alarm, countdown timer and INDIGLO® night-light.

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Two size options are available; a mid-size with 33mm dial and full-size with 40mm dial. The mid-size 33mm version includes a metallic accented bezel in silver or rose gold-tone. An updated color palette offers traditional black and white along with neutral earth tones and a popular teal to match your style.

The Transit continues Timex’s legendary commitment to high quality, innovative design and easy-to-use features. A refined digital sports watch, the Transit is the perfect companion for those who train hard and work hard and need a timepiece that can keep up.

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Construction Time Again

Timex and Carhartt WIP (Work in Progress) continue their successful partnership with the launch of the special edition Camper MK1™ watch complete with premium display case. This follows the 2017 collaboration that saw a functional update to the classic field watch based on Timex’s Acadia model. The new Timex x Carhartt WIP is available October 2nd.

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While Carhartt is known for its rugged outdoor clothing, Carhartt WIP has been carefully adapting and modifying Carhartt’s core product characteristics for a different audience of consumers who value refined design and quality while remaining true to Carhartt’s brand origins. Carhartt WIP builds on the Carhartt collection but offers consumers durable apparel with streetwear style including Pembroke cardigans, military backpacks, hooded jackets and trucker hats. And with the Timex x Carhartt WIP watch, the tradition of updating classic gear to reflect an urban lifestyle continues.

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The Carhartt WIP brand, launched in 1994, builds a strong relationship with upcoming figures in music and sport to be an iconic and well-respected brand in underground and streetwear scenes. Carhartt WIP stores are located worldwide and have locations in major cities including London, New York and Tokyo.

Carhartt WIP again teams up with Timex to produce a modernized version of the first Camper model from the ‘80s. The collaborative timepiece features a stylish colorway complete with 100% fabric strap, lightweight resin case, custom designed dial with the Carhartt logo at the 3 o’clock marking, quartz movement and water resistant to 30m. A premium tin display case accompanies each watch.

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By working with Carhartt WIP, Timex can expand on its rich watchmaking history and heritage by reaching a new target market worldwide. The Timex x Carhartt WIP watch will be sold exclusively in all Carhartt WIP stores, select retailers and on the Carhartt WIP website.

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Timex Hits the Ice with the NHL® Tribute® Collection

Get ready for the NHL 2018-19 season with great fan gear from Timex. We’re proud to offer the NHL® Tribute® Collection to hockey fans everywhere so they can complete outfits from gameday to everyday. No matter who your team is, Timex has the right timepiece to show your pride.

The Timex NHL® Tribute® Collection features all 31 teams and has styles for men, women and kids. Display your team loyalty with carefully crafted and meticulously styled NHL watches that include the logo and colors of your favorite team.

Last June the Washington Capitals captured their first Stanley Cup® Championship in franchise history. This year promises plenty of action and highlights and here are a few storylines we’ll be following:

Will Lightning Strike: Last year Tampa Bay took Washington to the brink before bowing out of the playoffs in a tense 7-game series. Tampa Bay won the Atlantic Division last year and will need to fend off likely contenders Boston and Toronto to make another run.

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Caps Off: After a 44-year wait, Capitals’ fans got their title. An inspiring season by Washington ended with four straight wins over the Vegas Golden Knights to win the Stanley Cup® Championship. Can the Capitals win another Stanley Cup Championship?

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Nashville Predators Prepare to Pounce: Close will only get you so far. The Winnipeg Jets put the brakes on the Nashville Predators’ 53 wins last season with a classic 7-game Western Conference second-round matchup. The core of Nashville’s team is intact and this year could be a telling season.

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What Were the Odds: Beginner’s luck or instant chemistry? Last season, the Vegas Golden Knights, made the finals in their inaugural season, only the third team in NHL history to achieve such rapid success. As Vegas gets ready for their second season, what do the cards have in store?

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Those are just some of the NHL teams making headlines. Whoever you support, prepare for the highly-anticipated NHL 2018-19 season with essential fan gear from the Timex NHL® Tribute® Collection.

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Automatics for the People

During the 1960’s, prior to the revolution of quartz technology, timepieces operated through a mechanical watch movement. Two types of mechanical watches exist: the manual hand-wind and the automatic wind.

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Recently Timex launched the critically-acclaimed and commercially-successful hand-wind Marlin and now is following that up with an automatic Marlin. A timely take on the original, the new automatic Marlin maintains the classic look of the hand-wind, but in a 40mm size.

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Unlike hand-wind watches that need to be wound each day, an automatic, if worn daily, is automatically wound by the movement of the wearer. This movement will drive the weighed rotor to move, which winds the watch automatically.

The mechanical watch movement is driven by a spring (called a mainspring) which must be wound periodically. The release of the energy held in the mainspring is transmitted through a series of gears to power the balance wheel, a weighted wheel which oscillates back and forth at a constant rate.

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Often referred to as being ‘Analog in a Digital World’, automatic watches have a special place among watch enthusiasts who prefer the craftsmanship and artistry when compared to more common quartz watch movement.

Currently, the Marlin automatic is the only automatic watch made by Timex and pairs stainless steel, domed crystal and mechanical movements with the timeless sophistication of a sleek mid-century design. We’ve carefully selected every single detail to create a watch that takes a licking but keeps on ticking.

Crystalized

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then crystals are her muse. The Timex and Swarovski® partnership has been delivering whimsical and beautiful crystal adorned Timex® watches and the tradition continues with select pieces from the women’s line.

Recently Timex launched a crystal renaissance with a subtle touch to the Weekender® Fairfield collection. This timepiece produced just the right touch of glamour with an elegant row of Swarovski® crystals on the watch strap.

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Crystals continued to integrate with Timex watches when the Miami featured a dazzling circle of Swarovski® crystals around the bezel.

Timex and Swarovski® then upped the ante in terms of crystal watch embellishment and brought out two collections that allowed for creative crystal design.

The Crystal Bloom collection saw the watch dials introduced to crystals as flower patterns blossomed throughout a series of leather and bracelet strap timepieces. By telling a floral story on the petals with carefully sprinkled crystals, Timex created beautiful women’s watches and then expanded the designs to include entire dial fabric styles that offered some glitz but in a subtle manner.

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In the Fall of 2018, Timex and Swarovski® continued a shared passion for innovation and the Crystal Opulence collection emerged. Bolder yet still elegant, the Opulence line features expertly crafted timepieces with creative displays of shimmering crystals.

Two styles feature dials textured and showered with Swarovski® crystals. One has a smart corral of crystals on the perimeter of the dial to create a sophisticated look that is available with a gold-tone case or black case. And the other is pure opulence with either a blue or black dial layered with a glittering fabric of crystals for a penultimate statement piece.

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Express your elegance with select timepieces from the Timex Crystal Collection.