Timex Men's T49823DH "Expedition Military" Stainless Steel Watch with Nylon Band
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- Stainless steel watch with black dial, slide-rule bezel, and woven nylon band
- Quartz movement with analog display
- Protective mineral crystal dial window
- Features buckle closure, date window, chronograph subdials, and sword-shaped hands
- Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
Timex Expedition Military Black Chrono Watch - Timex T49823.
Timex Group B.V. is one of the best-known American watch companies. Timex's U.S. headquarters are located in Middlebury Connecticut and it has substantial operations in China, the Philippines and India and full scale sales companies in Canada, the UK, France and Mexico.
The company began in 1854 as Waterbury Clock in Connecticut's Naugatuck Valley, known during the nineteenth century as the "Switzerland of America." Sister company Waterbury Watch manufactured the first inexpensive mechanical pocket watch in 1880. During World War I, Waterbury began making wristwatches, which had only just become popular, and in 1933 it made history by creating the first Mickey Mouse clock under license from Walt Disney, with Mickey's hands pointing the time.
During World War II, Waterbury renamed itself U.S. Time Company. In 1950 the company introduced a wristwatch called the Timex. Over the next three decades, Timex was sold through a series of advertisements which emphasized its durability by putting the watch through "torture tests," such as falling over the Grand Coulee Dam or being strapped to the propeller of an outboard motor, with the slogan "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking." With the help of former Olympic broadcaster, spokesman John Cameron Swayze, sales took off. The company later became Timex Corporation, then Timex Group and, to date, has sold over one billion watches.
The company has remained very competitive and the Timex brand continues its dominance through present day. Its primary market remains the United States and Canada, although the Timex brand is sold worldwide due to its ability to capitalize on its strong brand image and reputation for quality.
One of the most successful and important features available on many Timex watches is the Indiglo backlight system. Indiglo is a brand name of Indiglo Corporation, solely owned by Timex for licensing purposes. Timex electroluminescent lamps, branded Indiglo, were introduced in 1992 in the Ironman watch line. They were an immediate success. The Indiglo lamp uniformly lights the surface of the Timex’s watch dials in a manner that makes the dial read very easily in many different light settings. In some newer watches the Indiglo backlight only lights up the numbers, rather than the entire LCD display, which is achieved by means of a specialized film that inverts the LCD transmissivity.
Today, Timex Group products are manufactured in the Far East and in Switzerland often based on technology that continues to be developed in the United States and in Germany. With a large and varied line of watches, Timex has the style for everyone. From the locker room to the board room, there is a great Timex style time-piece for you.
- Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.9 x 2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
- ASIN: B003Y3B1MQ
- Item model number: T49823
- Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
- Date first available at Amazon.com: January 11, 2011
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Timex|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||Stainless Steel|
|Case diameter||45 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||13 millimeters|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless Steel|
|Special features||Chronograph, measures-seconds, Light|
|Item weight||16 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
The Chronograph is the most accurate I've ever seen on a quartz analog, with an added touch of precision to be found in the fact that it can record time to 1/20th of a second. The date display is similar to that found on many aviator style watches, with a rolling calendar exposing four dates at once. The case is heavy, sturdy, and, having beaten this watch through mud, sludge, water, metal doors, it has taken only the most superficial, hairline scratches on the outer edge of the bezel. The mineral crystal is spotless and strong. And, at 100m WR, all of your basic exposures to water are covered with no worries.
If you are familiar with a slide rule, this watch will also permit you to calculate every basic math function with a good degree of accuracy. The slide rule is on the dual rotating bezel which itself is very sturdy and will not move easily - so you don't have to worry about it cycling around unintentionally.
The indiglo feature is spectacular. It has two settings: 1) You can activate the light manually by applying pressure to the crown. In this case, once you remove pressure the light will turn off; 2) You can push on the crown for roughly three seconds to activate the light to stay on three second display mode - in this mode, one push leaves the light on for three seconds including an automatic activation once you start the chronograph. You can easily toggle between the modes.
The accuracy of the watch is also exceptional. With some variance the average is a loss of about +/- 2 seconds a month. There have been months when no time was lost at all and it stayed in complete sync with the U.S. atomic clock.Read more ›
Cons: the hand that measures seconds on the chrono (the longest, thinnest hand) does not stop directly in front of the second markers but a bit in between and it also bounces back a little bit so it feels terribly flimsy. Part of the allure about watches, at least for me, is to have a solid, precise machine on my wrist -in this day and age who needs a watch, really? Along those lines I wish there was a clear main marker on the basel; I will never use it to calculate distances via speed, but I'd like to use it to know how long I have on a parking meter or a dish on the stove, so having one big, clear marker would be great instead of three small red dots and all the minute numbers.
Not terribly bad though for a hundred bucks.
Hope that helps!
*** UPDATE: Super please with how sturdy this thing is! Three weeks in the Caribbean with almost daily salt water submersion, sand all over, bumping against rough rocks and it has no scratches at all! The band is still in great shape, I scrub it with hand soap every few months and that's enough. No need to change the battery yet. Keeps the time flawlessly. Really great watch!
That said, it is NOT a Breitling. No 38-jewel automatice in this one - just the usual made-in-Philippines quartz, and, while wonderfully functional, it still isn't the fit and finish of a real Navitimer Cosmonaute. It is what it is, and that is a great value for what it does have - similar functionality for a fraction of the cost.
One really nice feature is the date/hour adjust. The hour hand can be adjusted independently of the minute hand. This is VERY nice for changing time zones and at the semi-annual DST change. It also makes changing the date much quicker. This feature is a big plus - maybe even a selling point.
There are no instructions for the use of the bezel, so you either already know how to use it, or you go look up the instuctions for a Citizen Navihawk or a Breitling on the internet, which is simple enough. Again, as other's have stated, it works very well and has a solid, smooth rotation and resistance - feels like quality. One mark against it, though, is that it is simply paint on aluminum. It is NOT engraved or inlaid enamel; thus, the markings are not terribly durable. Mine still looks fine after a year, but a single direct ding to the scale will leave a permanent mar, and mine has a few. If you are getting this watch for that functionality (i did, in part), bear that in mind.
The dial is intended to look like an aircraft dash panel instrument, and it does. It is a great look that doesn't get old. Very attractive and very practical.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this watch! Timex has some very under-rated watches in their lineup. The military chrono series being one. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Speedy Hippo
This was a high school graduation gift to our son. He loves it and wears it daily, however he has had to send it in for repairs twice for hands being off.Published 12 months ago by Jennifer
A little too thick for my liking initially, but I've gotten used to it now.Published 18 months ago by Sid
Great watch! Very comfortable band and Timex durability make this my work watch.Published 19 months ago by Amy L. Moore
Seemed to be a good functional watch unfortunately it seemed like I had a "Big Ben" alarm clock strapped to my wrist.Published 20 months ago by Jack S. Polski
Hard to find, but worth every penny!!
Fit, finish, value, very comfortable to wear.