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!

Timex and Todd Snyder Release the Beekman

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.

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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.

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“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)

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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.

The Evolution of the Waterbury

It’s been two years since Timex tinkered with its popular Waterbury line. But, in keeping with the Timex tradition of innovation and evolution, a brand-new Waterbury Traditional is now available. An update to a true classic, this timepiece honors our roots with ageless style.

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Three versions of the Waterbury Traditional have been created: a chronograph, day date and sub-second. The new line features case detailing that is more crisp and is defined by a separate looking top ring. The new case design adds a more modern, yet still classic, profile.

Available in genuine leather straps, the Waterbury Traditional has a 42mm dial, quartz analog movement and a stylized “T and X” decoration on the crown that will be featured on most new Boutique case designs. The Waterbury Traditional leather strap models include SB Foot Tanning leather and logo and all models have “The Waterbury” imprinted on the lower dial.

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Other features that will distinguish the Waterbury Traditional include a stainless-steel case, mineral glass crystal, full Arabic dials, two sub-dials and water-resistance up to 50 meters. The watch will also feature the INDIGLO® backlight and plans are being made to add new colorways and movement types by 2019.

Named for the Connecticut town where Timex began, the timepiece is the next generation of the Waterbury and is a testament to our commitment to craftsmanship and watchmaking.

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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:

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  • 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.

Watches for the Great Outdoors

You get antsy when you’re indoors for too long. Your adventurous spirit takes you anywhere from the top of mountains to the deepest realms of the ocean. Can your watch keep up with you?

Outdoor watches do far more than tell time. With durable materials and battery life, you can rely on these watches to keep up with your adventurous lifestyle. Most are designed with features specific to particular outdoor activities, but others are versatile enough to manage various experiences.

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Features to look for include:

• Water resistance
• Weather resistance
• High-resolution display
• Light-up watch dial
• Stopwatch and timer
• Lap Timer
• Alarm
• Compass
• GPS
• Time zone settings
• Date display
• Heart rate monitor
• Integrated apps

Designed especially for those with active, outdoor lifestyles, watches with the above features are as prepared for your next outdoor adventure as you are. From scaling mountains to playing fetch in the park with your dog, these timepieces are ready to go.

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If you’re happiest in the ocean, consider outdoor watches with features that are best for water sports, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and surfing. That, of course, includes water-resistant materials, as well as GPS and local tide data. Add a stopwatch to the mix and you have a watch that’s ready to help you beat your personal record in the swimming pool.

Lightweight and durable watches with tools like stopwatches, countdown timers, and heart rate monitors are perfect for running and biking, helping you track your outdoor workouts or train for your next marathon.

For serious hiking and camping, heavy-duty watches with shock, altitude and weather resistance, navigation capabilities, built-in compasses and customizable alarms can guide you through the great outdoors with confidence.

If your adventures are limitless, consider a multi-functional outdoor watch that can easily adapt to various open-air activities. Alternatively, choose one that can keep up with your on-the-go lifestyle. With rugged and durable construction, Timex outdoor watches are ready for adventure, but still carefully crafted for regular wear.

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Cater to your adventures

Before purchasing a watch, consider your frequent and upcoming outdoor events to narrow your options to a timepiece with the perfect features and styles to suit your needs. Ask yourself questions, such as:

• Does it need to be water resistant for swimming laps or deep sea adventures?
• Do you need a timer or stopwatch for outdoor training?
• Do you want to wear the watch when you’re adventuring outdoors as well as taking it easy?
• Do you prefer a digital or traditional clock face?
• Are styles, colors or materials important factors?

Make a list of your must-have features – down to the details. The more specific you are, the easier it will be to make your decision. Once you find the perfect outdoor watch, you’ll have a trusty timepiece to support all of your adventurous endeavors.

Timex and GREATS’ Ryan Babenzien Create the Bayman Watch

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“When I was growing up, my grandfather gave me my first Timex. It was a Timex Mickey Mouse and it was my first tool for learning how to tell time. It was more than just an accessory.” – Ryan Babenzien

Timex sat down with Ryan Babenzien, founder and CEO of the GREATS brand, to talk to about his collaboration with Timex and the Bayman watch.

As founder of GREATS, Ryan has become well-known in streetwear and fashion circles. Taking inspiration from his childhood as well as his formative teenage years, Ryan has found a unique expression that combines urban staples including skate culture, Hip Hop, and sneakers. Now, with the chance to extend his reach into accessories, Ryan welcomed the opportunity to work with Timex.

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“I love watches and grew up with a Timex so for me it was a great fit,” Ryan says. “When I consider collaborating with a brand, there has to be an authentic reason and with Timex, it just seemed natural.”

When Ryan set out to design the first GREATS watch collaboration, he leaned heavily on his past for inspiration. Growing up near the Great South Bay in Long Island, he had a strong affinity for the ocean and the people who made their living on the water.

“Since I spent so much of my childhood on the Bay it was only right that I do a diver’s style watch,” he says. “Timex has a long history of making great diver style watches and I wanted to build on that heritage and design something that would be a fitting testament to that lifestyle.”

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Though footwear and watches are far apart when it comes to design, Ryan saw a great fit to get involved with timepieces.

“One quote I’m always fond of using is, ‘Women judge a man by his shoes and his watch’,” he says. “I’ve done apparel before, but watches are something new. I didn’t find the creative process all that different. When you have a mutual respect for the brand you are collaborating with, it comes down to working together and Timex was a great partner in terms of bringing a vision to life.”

The vision Ryan had was to pay homage to the great diver watches of the past and create a timepiece that would carefully balance style and function to achieve a product that would essentially capture a cherished moment in time.

“For me, that time when the Bay was full of people who would make their living off the water or use it for recreation is gone,” he says. “My inspiration was derived from those memories, from the times and moments I remember being so entwined with the Bay. Coming up with the concept was a pretty straight shot, the story is not fabricated at all.”

The result of Ryan’s collaboration with Timex is the Bayman, a classic diver style timepiece that combines a navy-blue face and fabric strap with a silver case to create a clean look that can be worn on the water or on land.

“I’m thrilled with the Bayman,” he says. “I’ve given a sneak peek to a few people around the office and everyone I’ve shown it to loves it.”

Knowing that consumers are less dependent on watches for time-telling functionality, Ryan paid close attention to the watch as a style accessory.

“The basic function of a watch hasn’t changed,” he says. “The core function has remained the same since watches were first made. But now a watch is part of your personal style statement, and your style says a lot about you.”

The Timex Waterbury Goes Neon for Summer

 

Once synonymous with 80s and 90s fashion, neon is staging a bright comeback. It resurfaced as a pop of color for not only wardrobes, but also the perfect finishing touch in makeup looks, hairstyles, and accessories. Think back to your highlighter pack in grade school, and imagine those yellows, pinks, oranges, blues, and greens making a pop in your closet.

Even better, your time-keeping companion can now feature this bright splash of color. The Timex® Waterbury watch recently met the vibrancy of summer with the new neon collection.

Here’s all you need to know about this brilliant trend:

The new neon

It turns out your neon looks and accessories can extend beyond pool floats, workout gear and decades parties. We’ve seen it hit the runway and beyond, with brightly colored shoes, dresses, jackets, purses, hair colors and earrings making a statement in striking neon colors. From slight details to bold color block outfits, neon is showing up in various places. Some people match more than one neon color, while others dedicate an entire outfit to just one. With a lesser commitment to the trend but still embracing neon hues, we’ve also seen neon clips and scrunchies as bright little accents.

Neon hues for summer

While you can certainly wear neon at any time of year, the trend tends to complement the bright skies and sunny vibes of summer. As an added bonus for your summer look, neon colors tend to highlight your tanned skin, upping the level of your sun-kissed finish. In other words – with the warmer days now in full swing – it’s officially time to master your neon look.

Bright and new Timex Waterbury

As such, it was only natural for your favorite Timex® watch to embrace these vibrant colors. The Timex Waterbury Neon Collection is here just in time for the summer months, as a fresh take on the traditional watch. With a vivid neon croco-pattern leather strap and hand-stitched details, the Waterbury Neon 34mm Watch is fun and flirty yet still a refined, thoughtfully crafted accessory. That means you can wear this timepiece in the office and keep it on as you meet up with friends for drinks after the clock strikes five. Choose from orange, yellow, green or pink to make your neon statement.

Made with the same high-quality craftsmanship as the original Waterbury, your neon watch will last for many summers to come. And don’t worry – if the neon trend heads back into hiding, you can always swap out the strap with a new leather, fabric, nylon, silicone or stainless steel band.

With your neon watch by your side, you’ll be ready to have a bright and memorable summer.

Here’s to Our Favorite Rose-Gold Tone Watches

 

A chic blend of silver, gold, and copper, rose-gold tones mirror the slightly pink hue of a refreshing glass of rosé wine. Offering a delicate and romantic look, this distinctive shade tends to add intrigue to watches, making a soft statement and elegant finish. In many ways, it can be the sophisticated pink of your young professional aesthetic.

We couldn’t help but notice that the rose gold trend is here to stay, making it easy to mix metals and add a dash of panache to any look. In the rosé-all-day spirit, here are our favorite rose gold watches:

The Waterbury Classic

The Waterbury collection is a true display of Timex heritage and watchmaking history, now available with the modern touch of rose gold tones. The result is the perfect blend of classic watch design and classy yet not over-the-top elegance. If you want a simple, everyday watch, choose the Waterbury Classic with the 34 mm watch face and traditional dial markings. For those who want a watch that does more, the Waterbury Classic Chronograph with a 40 mm watch face is up for the job. Both have the potential to become a staple in your watch collection as the timeless finishing touch you can rely on. Plus, you can easily swap out the strap for a rose gold watch that can serve an endless array of looks.

The Easy Reader Color Pop

Rose gold gives our classic Easy Reader® watches a fresh, modern and feminine reboot. Taking advantage of the neutral nature of rose gold and the simple and classic watch face, we added a pop of color with a bright leather band. Choose either a pink or violet strap, both of which complement the rose undertones of the metal details and make for a watch that isn’t afraid to show some colorful personality. When you’re feeling a more understated look, check out our strap shop to swap out the band with a neutral one.

The Timex Metropolitan

If you’re a watch wearer who’s drawn to the dressier touch of bracelet bands and dazzling details, this one’s for you. This rose gold watch comes with added shimmer, featuring genuine Swarovski® crystals on the dial and sunburst detailing on the watch face. Complete with a soft stainless-steel mesh strap, the Metropolitan radiates rose gold elegance. It feels light on your wrist, offering a sleek touch that’s appropriate for the office but still glam enough to accompany you for a night on the town. If you love the textured dial and rose gold tone but aren’t feeling the statement glam, the Metropolitan is also available with a leather strap sans the crystals.

Even with their pink undertone, we’ve seen these watches pair well with other metals – from gold bangles to mixed-metal rings – and complement nearly any color, making them versatile timepieces to add to your collection. With rose gold on your wrist and a glass of rosé in your hand, you can strike the perfect balance of bold statement and subtle neutral with a rose gold watch. Cheers to that!

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!