Timex Watches For Fun Gifts On A Budget

Timex Watches For Fun Gifts On A Budget

Timex is a brand that most all watches lovers know about, but we tend to not think about Timex watches that often. That might be a shame because Timex has an important history in the American watch industry, and is also a brand that today offers a lot of watches. Timex sort of shot themselves in the foot by making too many budget watches for people with bad vision or the elderly. Not that anything is wrong with that, but style and quality conscious people typecasted the brand as boring. Those watches do exist, but in the last few years Timex has been offering more fun timepieces that focus on fashion as well as their history.

Most Timex watches are $200 and under, with the majority of watches in this article being priced at under $100. Many of these are part of the Timex Originals collection or other lines that offer contemporary timepieces with a very of a retro flair. Even the ubiquitous Timex Easy Reader is getting more treatment as Timex has celebrated the king of dorky watches by offering them in new colors and materials. I never thought I'd enjoy wearing a sub-$100 watch with a name called "Easy Reader" as much. My favorite is at the top of this post with the black case and tan leather strap.

Timex makes a lot of watches, and because of their volume they can offer a pretty decent watch for even $75. You can get a lot of bang for your buck, but these are not what you would consider high-end pieces. The watches have quartz movements and mineral crystals, with steel and plastic cases. Overall they make for excellent fashion accessories, gifts, or watches for people who "keep breaking their watches."

I was pretty impressed with Timex's focus on handsome styling and colors. They did a good job at reinventing classic watches in terms of feel and proportions. While you can get a camper style Timex in purple plastic - aside from some interesting colors - there isn't really anything dorky about these watches. This is me making an appeal to fellow watch snobs that a Timex can be on your radar when looking to make a sensible budget buy.

Part of many Timex watches is their special Indiglo night-light feature. These helpful backlights are usually operated by pressing in the crown which lights up the dial. Watches with Indiglo are great and I would love to see more high-end pieces offer stuff like that. It is a feature that is easy to miss on watches that don't have it. You can get a lot of these watches on Timex's website or at a range of stores. Certainly something to look at during the holiday gift buying season.

See Timex Originals watches on eBay here.

See Timex Originals watches on Amazon here.



Timex Originals T2N348 Unisex T Series Cream Dial Blue Strap Watch
Timex Originals T2N348 Unisex T Series Cream Dial Blue Strap Watch
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Timex Mens Originals Multicolored Dial Stainless Steel Case Black Leather Watch
Timex Mens Originals Multicolored Dial Stainless Steel Case Black Leather Watch
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Timex Originals T2N310 Mens T Series Watch 8999
Timex Originals T2N310 Mens T Series Watch 8999
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Brand New Timex T2N803 Originals Classic Clear White Digital Dial Sport Watch
Brand New Timex T2N803 Originals Classic Clear White Digital Dial Sport Watch
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Women man watch Timex Weekender T2P467 indiglo vintage style originals jpj
Women man watch Timex Weekender T2P467 indiglo vintage style originals jpj
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Timex Originals Classic Round Black With Patent Leather Strap T2P2389J
Timex Originals Classic Round Black With Patent Leather Strap T2P2389J
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11 comments
jaydub_
jaydub_

What model is the very first watch pictured?

IndWatchmakers
IndWatchmakers

The first watch has a very vintage look I like it !

shockzor
shockzor

Does anyone know the model of the watch in the bottom picture? (The one above these comments).

DG Cayse
DG Cayse

Many years ago I was an Arctic Survival instructor for the U.S. Army at Ft. Wainwright @ Fairbanks, Alaska. This required camping out in the woods at temps below -60 F. After the first course I noticed that my high-dollar Omega was no longer working. I headed over to the base PX and picked up a US$30 Timex and continued on. It never failed.

Flash forward 20+ years. I need to send my Rolex Submariner in for service - I hit the local mall and spend US$46 on a Times Expedition Indiglo. Add 10 years - the Sub has fallen apart - bezel falls off while motorcycling, watch face is damaged by water leaks...it finally just stops.

Darned Timex Expedition Indiglo is still working like a champ.

What can I say..."Takes licking and keeps on Ticking"

admin
admin

Cool experience! Thanks for sharing.

jaydub_
jaydub_

 @DG Cayse Thanks man, I had finally found it.  I have a Weekender but was looking for something larger.