In addition to being a blog about watches, and also selling them through the Windup Watch Shop side of its business, Worn & Wound frequently teams up with various brands throughout the industry to produce limited-edition timepieces that offer enthusiast-driven takes on the different brands’ most popular watch designs. The latest collaboration to come from the New York-based company is the Timex x Worn & Wound WW75 Limited Edition, which offers a fun and laidback design with a vintage vibe that is meant to be flat-out fun to wear. Rather than reimagining a specific model from Timex’s archives, the new watch is intended to draw from the brand’s rich design history to create something that easily could have existed at one point in time but never actually was a model previously available to the public.
To serve as the foundation for the WW75 Limited Edition, Worn & Wound chose one of its favorite cases currently in Timex’s catalog, which is crafted from stainless steel and offers a barrel-shaped profile with highly versatile proportions. Measuring 37mm in diameter by 43mm lug-to-lug with a lug width of 20mm, the case of the Timex x Worn & Wound WW75 Limited Edition comes in at of 12.7mm-thick, which includes the domed acrylic crystal that sits above its dial. A simple push-pull winding crown sits at 3 o’clock and offers access to the manual-wind movement, while a solid screw-on stainless steel caseback engraved with each watch’s individual number helps provide users with 50 meters of water resistance.
The Timex x Worn & Wound WW75 Limited Edition is available in two different colorways, each one offering a different take on the same overall dial design. Featuring a time-only display, the dials have a concentric layout with a center section that includes a waffle texture, which is surrounded by a contrasting ring that contains the minute track. Applied baton-shaped hour markers sit between the two concentric sections, while Arabic numeral minute markers appear along the interior perimeter of each one of the indices. Although both of the models are inspired by the colors of American scenery, each one offers a very different take on the same core aesthetic. While one features a dark color profile with a black and green dial that has khaki accents and small red highlights on the hands, the other offers a bright aesthetic with a teal dial surrounded by a cream-colored contrasting ring with red accents. To complement its dials, the dark-colored model gets fitted with a green fabric strap, while the version with the teal dial receives a strap made from saddle tan leather for added contrast, and both straps are completed by stainless steel pin buckles.
Although the original Timex model that features this case is powered by a quartz movement, Worn & Wound opted to fit the new WW75 Limited Edition watch with a manual-wind mechanical caliber. Just like most Timex watches, movement details are rather minimal for this one; however, it is likely very similar to the movement that can be found inside the other manual-wind watches that Timex produces these days, such as those from the Marlin series. The movement is stated to be the Seagull TY6, which features 20-jewels and runs at a frequency of 21,600vph (3 Hz). Most people tend to be fairly happy with the timekeeping of Timex’s watches, and I imagine these to deliver similar levels of performance — plus, since it is a manual-wind movement, you will have plenty of opportunities to periodically correct the time if needed while you are winding the watch.
As the name suggests, the Timex x Worn & Wound WW75 Limited Edition is not a standard-production model, but rather a limited-edition collaboration piece, with total production limited to just 500 pieces for each of the two colorways. Additionally, both Timex and Worn & Wound are known for always making sure that they cater to the affordable end of the watch-collecting price spectrum, and staying true to that underlying theme is the fact that the new Timex x Worn & Wound WW75 Limited Edition is accompanied by a firmly accessible official retail price of $199 USD, which makes it the exact same price as something like the normal 34mm manual-wind Marlin that Timex currently produces. The new watches will be available both from Timex’s website and Worn & Wound’s Windup Watch Shop, and rather than being created for some specific type of extreme environment or lifestyle activity, the Timex x Worn & Wound WW75 is simply created to be fun, affordable, and a carefree joy to wear. For more information, please visit either the Windup Watch Shop or Timex’s official website.