Timex has released a limited-edition collection of vintage-inspired watches, in partnership with Coca-Cola®. Bringing together two iconic American brands, this collection conveys an enduring message of tolerance and hope. Meant to inspire watch-wearers around the world to make time for what matters – peace, love, and harmony – Timex released three commemorative styles created to celebrate Coca-Cola’s time-honored 1971 “Hilltop” commercial and the unity message it portrays.
Commemorating the colourful 1970s, the three limited edition watches celebrate a timeless message of love and harmony – just as relevant today as it was 50 years ago. Detailed with nostalgic 70s-inspired designs that evoke the spirit of unity, the timepieces in this capsule are a cheerful reminder to embrace opportunities for connection and move through the world with compassion.
The digital Timex T80 combines vibrant colors and a feeling of whimsy to the design and celebrates a timeless message of love and harmony by playing the iconic “Hilltop” commercial song: “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (in Perfect Harmony)”.
The classic Timex Standard boasts a bold, bright Coca-Cola logo that brings a smile to the face of the watch – and its wearer.
Detailed with nostalgic 70s-inspired hues and designs, the beloved Q Timex sports an iconic peace sign that evokes the spirit of unity and love.
Set atop a hillside, the iconic Coca-Cola commercial features a diverse group of young people singing in perfect harmony. The collection is reflective not only of the era in which the commercial aired but conveys Timex’s rallying cry and WE DON’T STOP™ message of hope and a future where people around the world can be brought together again to achieve a common mission of unity.
These timepieces are available available at Timex.co.uk, with retail prices ranging from £79 to £169.
After the successful collaborations with Nigel Cabourn, Timex now presents a new wristwatch created in partnership with the renowned British menswear designer.
The Timex x Nigel Cabourn Naval Officers Watch is inspired by the timepieces worn by Royal Navy Captains on Arctic convoys in the North Sea during WWII, with a specially finished stainless steel case made to emulate sea-air corrosion, a nod to the weathered look of military boats and seafaring equipment of the era.
Featuring a white military-style dial with red and black markings, and presented with two straps in a military-style carrying case, this collaboration delivers a real tribute to wartime functionality as well as rugged, ageless style.
This 36mm diameter analogue quartz watch is available on Timex.co.uk and in Nigel Cabourn stores globally.
Recommended retail price is £159.
Diameter: 36 mm
Height: 10.5 mm
Material: Stainless Steel, tumbled finishing, grey color
Crystal: Mineral Glass
Lug Width: 18 mm
Water Resistance: 50 meters
White with Arabic numerals
12 hour outer dial and 24 hour inner dial
Timex presents M79 Automatic, a brand new mechanical watch model inspired by the 1970’s Q Timex watch. In its name the letter M stands for mechanical and 79 refers to the year in which the particular Q Timex watch was released.
This 40mm, sports style automatic watch features a solid stainless steel case topped with a black (TW2U78300ZV) or a black-blue bi-color (TW2U295007U) unidirectional bezel and acrylic front glass. Its black dial features luminous hour-markings, large hour and minute hands embedded with luminescent material and a red centre-seconds hand. The watch also provides a day-date display at 3’ o clock.
Powering this timepiece is a 21 jewels MIYOTA automatic movement, which can be viewed through the exhibition case back. The watch comes with a woven stainless-steel bracelet. The M79 Automatic watch features a 40-hour power reserve, and is water resistant to 50m.
Suggested retail price of the M79 Automatic watch is £249.00 in UK and $279.00 in USA.
Now available to buy at Timex.co.uk and select retailers.
Model: Timex M79 Automatic
Material: Stainless Steel with uni-directional bezel
Diameter: 40 mm
Height: 14.5 mm
Lug Width: 18 mm
Water resistance: 50 meters
Mechanical Automatic winding movement
Hour, minute and seconds
Day and date at 3 o’ clock
Inspired by the strong demand for the retro-era styled watches, Timex has reissued a number of its iconic watches. The Q Timex Reissue Digital LCA is the latest addition to the Reissue series. The nostalgia-charged Q Timex Reissue Digital LCA watch from the late 80’s, is a style that recreates the original right down to its unique digital/analog hybrid display and pre-INDIGLO® backlight technology. The acronym LCA stands for liquid crystal analog.
Driven by a quartz-digital movement, the watch includes all of the features you would expect to find in a digital watch, such as alarm, chronograph and count-down timer functions. The Q Timex Reissue Digital LCA watch comes in a 32.5mm diameter, square shaped case made from stainless steel.
Featuring a brushed and polished surface, the case is available in a pore stainless steel finish or a gold tone finish. The watch also features an adjustable stainless steel bracelet with matching colors.
Its case is topped with a mineral crystal glass and the rear side of the watch is secured with a stainless steel case-back. It has a water resistance of 30 meters. Case thickness is 9mm and lug width is 20mm. In addition to the basic time, this analog-digital watch also incorporates functions like chronograph, countdown timer and customizable alarm.
The Q Timex Reissue Digital LCA watch is now available to buy at Timex.co.uk and from select retailers globally, for £135.
In this ‘Hands on Review’ section, I am sharing my observations on a Timex MARLIN® Automatic watch model, which is a re-edition of a classic Timex Marlin watch of the 1960s.
Inspired by the recent trends in the watchmaking industry, Timex has launched the reissue versions of some of its iconic models manufactured during the golden era of mechanical watchmaking. In 2017, Timex revived its iconic MARLIN mechanical watch by launching the MARLIN® hand-wound collection. The MARLIN® automatic models were introduced in 2018.
The re-issue of vintage era MARLIN collections is a milestone for Timex, which has restarted the manufacturing of mechanical watches after a long period. The timepiece we are focusing in this ‘Hands on Review’ is a Timex MARLIN® automatic watch with reference number TW2T23000. It is a stainless steel model with black dial.
Established in 1854 in Waterbury, Connecticut, Timex is a world leader in the production of affordable and utilitarian wristwatches. The original name of the company was Waterbury Clock Company. After its insolvency in 1944, Thomas Olsen, the new owner, reformed the company and renamed it as Timex Corporation. In 2008, the company was acquired by the Dutch holding company Timex Group B.V. and changed the name to Timex Group USA, Inc.
In the 1980s, due to the surge in the popularity of quartz watches over their mechanical counterparts, Timex Corporation took a long break in mechanical watch production. With their recently released mechanical watch collections like MARLIN® and Waterbury, Timex is now bringing back the golden years of mechanical watchmaking.
In the following section you can unearth the findings and comments on the MARLIN® Automatic 40mm timepiece.
The case of MARLIN® automatic watch is made from stainless steel, a tested and proven material widely used in the manufacturing of modern wristwatches. The case surface maintains polished finishing.
The rear side of the watch features an exhibition case-back, which offers the view of self-winding movement beating inside. The stainless steel case back ring features inscriptions indicating model reference, movement number and type, water resistance and case material. The transparent case-back glass features a sticker marked with the name of the series i.e. THE MARLIN COLLECTION. This sticker is a removable one and you can remove it if required.
The case measures 40mm diameter and 13mm thickness including the crystal. It is to be noted that the thickness is slightly more (1mm) than that of the Timex Waterbury classic 40mm automatic model, which has a thickness of 12mm.
The reason for the slight increase in thickness is the domed acrylic glass used with the Timex MARLIN® automatic watch. In comparison, the Waterbury 40mm automatic model features a flat mineral crystal glass. The lug width of the MARLIN® automatic watch is 20mm. The aforesaid proportions are perfectly suitable for a classic dress watch.
Dial of this MARLIN® automatic watch maintains a classic three-hand configuration with centrally placed hour, minute and seconds hands. Domed in shape, the satin-finished black dial features printed minute indexes and applied hour markers.
The hands and the hour marker indices are in stainless steel and feature polished finish. The dial is absolutely minimalistic, clutter free and it also features a date window at 3h with black digits on white background. The hands orchestrate excellent display of basic timekeeping functions; however readability of the date is average due to small size of the date window.
The baton shaped hour and minute hands are coated with luminescent material. As the hour-markers do not feature luminescent coating, readability of the dial under low light conditions is not excellent. Lume quality is also average.
The inscriptions on dial and case-back hint the nature of the engine that drives this timepiece. The inscription MV02N on the case-back possibly indicates the nomenclature assigned by Timex for the self-winding movement housed inside the case.
The view through the transparent case-back suggest that the movement is a custom produced Miyota 8215 standard automatic caliber with the TIMEX name etched on the rotor. Except the Timex engraving on the oscillating weight, the movement does not feature any added decorations or enhancements.
The Caliber 8215 is a 11 ½ ’ ’ ’ (26mm diameter) self-winding movement produced by Japanese movement manufacture Miyota. It beats at 21600 vibrations per second and provides a standard power reserve of 42 hours when fully wound. The standard accuracy of the caliber 8215 is about -20～+ 40 sec per day.
The movement used in the MARLIN® Automatic watch is an unadjusted caliber featuring 21 jewels. The movement variation used for this MARLIN® Automatic watch is the Caliber 8215-21A, which features a date window at 3H featuring black digits on white background.
This self-winding mechanical movement offers both automatic and hand-winding facilities. The MARLIN® Automatic watch wind automatically when you wear the watch around the wrist. Driven by the movements of the wrist, the rotor of self-winding movement automatically winds the mainspring of the barrel, the energy source of a mechanical watch.
The Miyota 8215 movement can also be energized manually by rotating the crown at 3h. These features assure versatility for every MARLIN® Automatic watch. The movement however does not feature the hacking (stop-seconds) function.
This MARLIN® automatic watch has a small, stainless steel crown at 3H for winding the watch as well as to set time and date functions. The crown has three positions: original, 1st and 2nd. The owner of the watch can manually wind the watch by turning the crown in its original position.
The quick date setting mechanism allows the wearer to easily set date by pulling the crown out to the 1st position and turning it counter-clock wise. For setting the time, pull the crown out to the 2nd position and turn the crown to set hour and minute hands. Some users may find it uncomfortable to operate the crown due to its small size.
The glass used with this watch is acrylic, which is a less expensive option compared to both mineral and sapphire crystals. To maintain the MARLIN®’s retro appeal, Timex has chosen a box-type acrylic crystal for the front glass. A flat crystal is used for the case back glass of every MARLIN® automatic watch models.
Even though less scratch-resistant than mineral and sapphire crystals, acrylic glass is easy to repair. In my opinion, it would have more reliable if the watch had a sapphire crystal instead of acrylic glass, which is vulnerable to scratches.
This watch model is fitted with a leather strap featuring brown color on the top. The strap is fitted with a stainless steel Tang buckle. Strap width is 20mm and it is secured with quick release spring bars.
On the rear side of the strap, you can find the name S.B. Foot Tanning Co. indicating the supplier of leather used for making the straps fitted with MARLIN® automatic watch models. For those who prefer metal bracelets, Timex also offers a variant featuring stainless steel mesh bracelet.
The Timex MARLIN® Automatic Watch boasts all that specifications what you expect from an affordable mechanical timepiece. The watch is minimalistic, utilitarian and easy on the pocket with a retail price of $249. The version with stainless steel mesh bracelet costs $259.
This Timex MARLIN® Automatic watch is not exactly a Made in USA product. Being an international conglomerate, Timex Group operates several subsidiaries in various parts of the globe. The timepiece featured here was produced by its Asian subsidiary TMX Philippines Inc. located in Lapu-Lapu, Philippines. The automatic movement is from the Japan.
Other than the illustrious brand name, the other American linkage noticeable in this timepiece is its leather strap, which is made from the fine leather processed by S.B. Foot Tanning Company of Red Wing, Minnesota in USA. Renowned for its high-quality leather, S.B. Foot Tanning Company is a historical tannery founded in 1872. Since 1986, the company has been owned by Red Wing Shoe Company of Minnesota.
Name: Timex MARLIN® Automatic Watch 40mm
Model reference: TW2T23000
MV02N (Miyota 8215) automatic movement
21 jewels, 21600 vph
Hour, minute and centre seconds
Date window at 3H
Material: Stainless steel
Case diameter: 40 mm
Water resistance: 30m
Brown leather strap
The details of other MARLIN® Automatic 40mm (with date) variants presently available are given below:-
Timex MARLIN® Automatic X Peanuts Featuring Charlie Brown, Reference TW2U12700: Stainless steel case. White dial with monochromatic drawing of Charlie Brown flying a kite. Black leather strap. Approximate retail price: $249.
Timex MARLIN® Automatic 40mm, Reference TW2T23100: Stainless steel case. Blue dial with golden hands and indexes. Gold toned crown. Blue leather strap. Approximate retail price: $249.
Timex Marlin® Automatic – New York Yankees™ 40mm, Reference TW2U87100: Stainless steel case Silver toned dial with ‘NY’ Yankees™ logo at 6 o’ Clock. Approximate retail price: $249.
The MARLIN® collection is also available in Hand-wound and Automatic Day-Date versions. The MARLIN® Hand-wound models feature 34mm diameter stainless steel case. The MARLIN® Automatic Day-Date models feature 40mm diameter stainless steel case and 21 jewels self-winding movement.
Timex expands its Q Timex collection with three new variants.
Last year, Timex, a global leader in watchmaking unveiled Q Timex, a diver-inspired reissue of the popular 1970s original. The very first limited series model from this reissue collection features a stylistic retro-look with blue, red and gold accents.
Introduced in May 2019, this retro-styled stainless steel quartz watch features blue dial and rotatable bezel featuring dual color aluminum ring with blue (upper half) and red (lower half) colors.
The reissue Q Timex models maintains the original features including the ‘Q’ below the 12 o’clock position, true to-the-era woven stainless-steel bracelet, functional battery hatch, rotating top ring and luminescent infill hour markers and hands.
In 2020, this collection welcomes three new variants featuring vibrantly colored dials and bezel rings. The new color combo includes: Blue dial with blue-orange bezel ring; White dial with blue-red bezel ring and Black dial with black-green bezel ring.
Inspired by the diver watches of the 1970s, the Q Timex watches feature a 38 mm diameter and 11.5 mm thick stainless-steel case fitted with a domed acrylic crystal. The case features brushed and polished surface finishing.
These timepieces are equipped with modern quartz movements. The watch is fitted with a stainless steel case-back with battery hatch inspired by the original Q Timex of the 1970s.
Finished in black, blue or white color, the watch dial features luminous hands for hour, minute and large luminescent hour-markers for easy reading of time under low light conditions. The window at 3 o’clock indicates day and date. The bezel features markings from 1 to 12.
The Q Timex watches are fitted with woven stainless steel bracelets with adjustable clasps. The Strap/Lug width is 18 mm. Each timepiece is water resistant up to 50 meters.
Retail price is £159. Q Timex is available for purchase in limited quantities on Timex online portals and selected stores globally.
TIMEX, a global leader in watchmaking for over 160 years, introduces a reimagination of Timex’s best-selling 1960’s Marlin® watch. The contemporary reissue collection of the smart, mid-century original watch is now available at Liberty London.
This classic 1960s timepiece pairs the purity and pleasure of a hand-wound mechanical movement with the timeless sophistication of a sleek design, making it a must have for watch enthusiasts this season.
Each Timex Marlin offers an elevated yet sporty take on the gentleman’s standard, with its stainless steel or gold-tone case, silver-tone dial, domed acrylic crystal and a black, lizard grain leather strap.
Stainless Steel Case with Gold-tone Finish
Silver-Tone Dial Domed Acrylic Crystal
Genuine Leather Strap with Black Lizard Grain Pattern
Water Resistant to 30M
34mm Case Size / 18mm Lug Width
Snoopy and Charlie Brown have teamed up with American heritage watch brand TIMEX to feature in one of their most anticipated collaborations to date; TIMEX x PEANUTS.
In this exclusive watch collaboration TIMEX pay homage to Charles Schulz’s globally renowned and much-loved comic creations.
With four iconic Peanuts characters taking centre stage on the dial of the brand’s best-selling Weekender collection, TIMEX x PEANUTS is a stylish ‘blast from the past’ appealing to millennials as well as those looking to bring a quirky sense of fun to any outfit.
Whether your favourite character is Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy or Linus Van Pelt, the TIMEX x PEANUTS exclusive timepieces are available with a classic, red, yellow or blue NATO strap.
Guaranteeing to put a smile on your face, each style features a comic illustration pointing to the time.
Timex introduces Q Timex, a diver-inspired reissue of the popular 1970s original. For 165 years, Timex has been dedicated to bringing consistent innovation to the watch category, and has a long, rich history of pulling from its archive to modernize classic styles that evoke nostalgia in consumers.
Originally named “Q Timex” to signify the end of the mechanical movement and Timex’s entrance into quartz, this reissue maintains the original features including the ‘Q’ below the 12 o’clock position, true to-the-era woven stainless-steel bracelet, functional battery hatch, rotating top ring and luminescent infill hour markers and hands.
To modernize the watch for present day wear, Q Timex features a stainless-steel case and bracelet with a domed acrylic crystal and ticking inside is a modern quartz movement. With its diver-inspired look that incorporates blue, red and gold accents, it’s sure to stand out in any watch collection.
The Q Timex reissue will be brought to life through an illustrated story featuring Mr. Q’s topside boat chase that includes an action-packed mission and thrilling escape – speeding through London’s Thames River in 1979.
Q Timex is available for purchase in limited quantities from May 2019, RRP £159.
Inspired by the simplicity of the original Waterbury styles, TIMEX announces the launch of two Waterbury Traditional styles, new to the best-selling Waterbury collection for SS19. The iconic Waterbury range has quickly become a testament to TIMEX’s commitment to craftsmanship and watchmaking through the reinterpretation of design.
Beginning as the Waterbury Clock Company in Connecticut in 1854, TIMEX originally launched the namesake Waterbury collection to pay homage to the origins of the brand as an authentic watchmaker.
A modern update on a true classic, Waterbury Traditional collection for men is available in two executions; Waterbury Traditional Chronograph, featuring a gold tone case, tan dial and smart, brown leather strap, or Waterbury Traditional Day Date, featuring a 42mm case, also with a gold tone case, tan dial and brown leather strap.
TIMEX has also launched a new ladies’ Waterbury Traditional, for SS19. A modern update on a true classic, Waterbury Traditional is available in three new, sophisticated, feminine styles, with two styles featuring a cream dial and 34mm stainless steel case, with the choice of an all rose gold-tone bracelet strap, or a two-tone rose gold-tone and stainless steel bracelet.
The third Waterbury Traditional style features a tri-toned beige, green and red stripped leather strap design paired with a navy face and gold detailing.
The TIMEX Waterbury Traditional collection is available from February 2019 priced £119.99-£149.99 for gent’s models and £99.99-£119.99 for ladies’ models.
Inspired by the simplicity of the original Waterbury collection, TIMEX has launched the delicate, new ladies Waterbury Traditional watch collection, for SS19.
The much-loved Waterbury range has quickly become a testament to TIMEX’s commitment to craftsmanship and watchmaking through the reinterpretation of design.
Beginning as the Waterbury Clock Company in Connecticut in 1854, TIMEX originally launched the namesake Waterbury collection to pay homage to the origins of the brand as an authentic watchmaker.
A modern update on a true classic, Waterbury Traditional is available in two new, sophisticated, feminine styles, each featuring a cream dial and 34mm stainless steel case, with the choice of an all rose gold-tone bracelet strap, or a two-tone rose gold-tone and stainless steel bracelet. The TIMEX Waterbury Traditional collection is available exclusively on Timex.co.uk from February 2019, priced £119.99.
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