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- Classic Outdoor Design
- Chronograph Measures Up To 30 Minutes
- Genuine Leather Strap
- Quartz Movement with Analog Display
- Indiglo Light-Up Watch Dial
- Water-resistant to 100 m (330 ft): In general, suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
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Timex Expedition Analog Chronographs
At a Glance
- Genuine leather straps
- 30-minute chronograph measures 1/20th of a second
- Quick Date
- Indiglo night-light
- 100 meter water resistance
- Shock resistant (Sierra only)
Rugged Yet Sophisticated
Pairing classic outdoor styling with rugged construction, Timex Expedition chronographs are designed to endure the toughest hiking trails while complementing your business wardrobe. The genuine leather straps offer comfort, durability, and sophisticated styling featuring an array of natural tones, contrast stitching, and perforated patterns.
The dials are colored with a palette found in nature and accented with occasional pops of bright hues. Three sub-dials track minutes, seconds, and 1/20 of a second for up to 30 minutes. An easy to operate date window is located at 4 o’clock.
Each Expedition chronograph is equipped with Indiglo night-light providing easy readability in the dark. All styles are water-resistant up to 100 meters (330 feet) and the Sierra collection features shock resistance to I.S.O. standards.
Expedition Scout Chronograph
The Expedition Scout Chrono maintains the classic outdoor design of the original best-selling Expedition Scout watch and enhances it with chronograph functionality.
Expedition Field Chronograph
A regular top seller, the Timex Expedition Field Chrono draws design inspiration from vintage military watches. The unique dial features numerals in increments of five up to 60.
Expedition Sierra Chronograph
Named for one of our favorite American mountain ranges, the Sierra Chrono features leather straps inspired by our favorite hiking boots and shock-resistant stainless steel cases.
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"The Timex Expedition Field Chrono draws design inspiration from vintage military watches. The unique dial features numerals in increments of five up to 60 and three sub-dials that track minutes, seconds, and 1/20 of a second for up to 30 minutes. An easy to operate date window is located at 4 o’clock. With the Quick Date function, you can set the date on the watch without turning the crown for every 24-hour period. Just pull the stem halfway out, and turn until desired date is reached. It also offers water resistance to 330 feet (100 meters) and a durable leather strap. The Indiglo night-light uniformly lights the surface of the watch dial using patented blue electroluminescent lighting technology. It uses less battery power than most other watch illumination systems, enabling your watch battery to last longer."
- Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.5 x 3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Origin: China
- ASIN: B0083XFHIG
- Item model number: T499059J
- Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 17, 2012
- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Timex|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Metal stamp||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||43 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||12 millimeters|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||28 millimeters|
|Special features||Chronograph, Water Resistant, Luminous|
|Item weight||2.72 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
-I really like the design of this watch. it's got a very appealing retro 1930s/40s look to it, which is exactly why i wanted it. The Chronograph hand is unobtrusive and i actually like that it's not solid orange. The color scheme and layout are perfect, and the high contrast of yellow against brown makes it very readable even in low light. In most reviews i wind up talking about how the picture doesn't do the watch justice. This isn't the case here. I think that the design/colors of this watch lend themselves to being accurately photographed, because every picture i've ever seen of this watch looks exactly like the actual product. So if you like the way this watch looks as pictured, then rest assured that you'll be pleased with it when you get it.
-The infamous Timex "ticks so loud you can hear it across the room at night" issue is completely absent from this watch. It's very quiet.
-It keeps excellent time. I set it to the U.S. atomic clock about a week ago and it hasn't lost a second.
-The PVD coating seems well done and looks good.
-The backlight is bright without being obnoxious. Bright enough to see the time, but not so bright that it unnecessarily drains the battery.
The not so great (but not really all that bad):
-It has a tachymeter on the inner bezel. Yay. Tachymeters look nice but nobody really ever uses them. (i'm sure SOME people do, but i've never met any of them in my life.) A telemeter would have been more useful, or even better, 13-24 hour markers (since this is clearly a military style "field watch"). Oh well.
-In fact, there are no hour markers of any kind, but if you're someone who prefers analog watches you really shouldn't need them.
-The lume on the hands is terrible. I do like that even the chronograph dial hands are lumed, but I timed it from a full charge, (Yes, i have finally gone THAT crazy.) and it went from bright to unreadable in less than 10 minutes. Not a big deal for me because I generally don't care too much about lume on watches, and I care even LESS in this case because the watch has a great backlight. (Complaining about the lume on a watch with a backlight kind of feels like complaining about the oars that came with your speedboat.)
-The chronograph hand on mine is (slightly) misaligned, resting halfway between 59 and 60. Adjusting it one tick forward makes it come to rest on 1. It doesn't bother me though, as i timed this watch with another chronograph and the chrono keeps perfect time, which is all i care about. But if minor aesthetic imperfections irk you, know that many of the product photos i've seen of this model elsewhere have very slightly misaligned chronograph hands.
-The backlight is activated by pushing the crown. Sometimes if you flex your hand the wrong way you can activate this by accident. It's already happened a couple of times that i've been doing something and looked down to see that the backlight is on due to the position of my hand/wrist. This may or may not be a problem for overall battery life in the long run.
[EDIT 6/14/14: I've taken to loosening it by one hole from where I originally had it. It still sits well, is very comfortable, and doing this eliminates the problem completely.]
-Chronograph only measures up to 30 minutes. Not a big deal since there's a constantly running hour hand on the watch, and if you remember where the hour hand was when you started the chrono, you should be able to reasonably work out how many 30 min cycles it's gone through already.
-Others have commented on the quality/durability of the leather strap, particularly about the thinness of the material connecting the strap to the spring bars and possible tearing after a few weeks. I can't speak to this yet, since i haven't had the watch that long, but I'll come back in a month or so and let you know how it's holding up.
[EDIT 6/14/14: Still holding strong, although I don't wear this every single day, nor do I use it as an "outdoors watch". I'd suggest a NATO band for that anyway. This watch would probably look spectacular on one of those.]
A final word on price... I've kept an eye on this watch on Amazon for the last couple of months, and let me say that the price has been absolutely ridiculous at certain points. This watch retails at Walmart for about $60, because that's what it's worth. At one point it was going for at least 3 TIMES that here, which is messed up. Don't get suckered by out of control automated pricing programs, or people who think that having the only 2 or 3 of something in stock on Amazon gives them free license to rip you off. just wait for it to come down, or go order it on Walmart.com for $60. (Sorry sellers, but there's supply/demand, and then there's just being a jerk.)
EDIT: Added pictures to show what I mean about the chronograph hand being slightly off, as well as a few pictures in varying natural light.
1. The second hand is located in the bottom middle of the chronograph. It's tricky at first, because the large hand that looks like it would be for the second hand is actually for the timer. There's nothing wrong with the watch, it's just an adjustment that you have to get used to. I don't use the second hand on any watch for that many things, so it wasn't a big deal to me. However if you're someone who uses the second hand a lot, then you might want to take that into consideration.
2. When I ordered this watch I was worried that I'd have trouble reading it at a glance because the numbers don't go from 1-12. I thought I might have to look at it longer than just a glance in order to read the time, but this hasn't been an issue either. I don't have any issues reading it day or night. The hands glow really well and seem to retain their brightness pretty well. The hour and minute hands are the only ones that glow - the chronograph hands and second hands to not glow.
3. I've had this watch just a day over two months and the leather band is wearing pretty well. The leather loops that guide and hold the excess watch band after you put it on are looking somewhat stressed. I'm not sure they'll last much longer with daily wear. This isn't a deal breaker though because one can always get a new band for it.
4. The back of the watch doesn't have any screws - it's a screw on type that is found on nicer watches. I have a Fossil watch with a similar back and I needed a new battery. Long story short, Walmart and Macy's were unable to change the battery due to the type of back. I ended up having to go to a jewler and $25 later, I had a new battery and they gave it a complete overhaul. It looks good, but $25 for a new battery was sort of steep. Keep that in mind as you look at watches if you're not wild about getting them serviced like that.
All in all, I love this thing. I get several compliments on it, and find it easy to read. Highly recommended!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
1) It's gorgeous and I look good wearing it.
2) It's analog and has a tachymeter that works better than some watches with tachymeter...Read more