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- Enjoy a long-standing favorite in American timepieces with this Timex watch, whose nylon strap provides casual appeal while time-tested construction lends reliability.
- Quartz movement with analog display
- Brass case with protective mineral dial window
- Indiglo night-light
- Water resistant to 99 feet (30 M): withstands rain and splashes of water, but not showering or submersion
The Timex Men's Weekender Gray and Orange Slip Through Strap Watch offers casual, yet fashionable styling for the relaxed lifestyle. The gray slip through strap with orange stripe makes this an ideal accessory for any wardrobe. The 24-hour time and Indiglo® night-light make this timepiece truly unique. The dial is protected by a mineral crystal, which covers the luminous hands powered by analog quartz movement. A relaxed style featuring the Timex tradition of quality craftsmanship, this watch is the everyday timepiece you have been waiting for.
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: 3.8 x 3 x 3.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
- ASIN: B004VR9I4C
- Item model number: T2N649
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 9, 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.
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Timex|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case diameter||38 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||9 millimeters|
|Band width||20 millimeters|
|Special features||Luminous, Light, measures-seconds|
|Item weight||16 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||99 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
But other than it being obscenely loud- it seems to be a pretty good watch.
Best of all, compare this watch to the J.Crew Timex® Military Watch which is listed for $150...the weekender is almost identical!! And over $100 less.
Great watch...classic American styling.
-Price. As a first-time watch buyer, I didn't want to spend much money and at $30, this one was a steal.
-Size. One of my pet peeves with men's watches is their size, however this watch is small, but not so much that it looks too feminine. About 35mm diam.
-Indiglo. A Timex classic, with the press of a button, you can have a glowing dial tell you the time in a dimly lit room.
-Woven Strap. Comfortable yet feels sturdy and durable.
-TIME! Almost forgot, but the day I got it I set it to US Atomic Time (online) and 6 weeks later, I'm only 10 seconds behind Atomic Time. Pretty good for $30 Watch.
-Loud. I know that everybody has said it about this watch already, but this is a noticeably loud watch. TICK-TOCK!
-WR30m I realize this is a cheap watch, but it would be nice if it were more water resistant, say 100m so that you could swim while wearing it like the design suggests to the wearer.
-Shiny Case. It's not really a CON, but the picture in the ad suggests a "brushed aluminum" finish. Not the case (no pun intended). This is a shiny, mirror-like finish so if that doesn't float your boat, don't get it.
Overall, this watch has been great and I highly recommend it to anyone trying to get into watch-wearing or just needs a cheap, classic looking daily watch.
The orange is not quite "high-vis", but that's probably a good thing - I don't need quite that much attention attracted to my watch, after all. It is definitely the smallest watch in my collection, but that's not a bad thing for a casual watch. I've got fairly small wrists, so it's nice to have a watch that doesn't completely overpower them.
The pictures make the finish look almost satin, but It is in fact chrome. I would have preferred a satin finish but that's a negative for me either. It is still a good looking watch. The Indiglo back-lighting system is fantastic. If you're not familiar with it, the way it works is by illuminating the entire watch back with a uniform blue light, with the letters staying dark. Classy.
One of the great features of this watch is the ease with which you can swap bands - you simply slide one out and slide in a replacement. At the same time, this watch is compatible with all standard 20mm straps that use the standard pin setup. I've already swapped bands 5 times.
The big drawback to this watch is how loud the tick is. It's not really excessive, but if you are in a quiet room you will definitely hear it. All Quartz watches have this tick to some extent - my Skagen is usually fairly quiet but it will occasionally 'pulse up' to around the same volume as the Timex. On the other hand my Lexel is silent unless I hold it up to my ear. The tick on the Timex is a constant volume though, which makes it actually sound more premium than my Skagen.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like this watch, it matches some stuff I've wear sometimesPublished 19 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Ordered this because I like grey and orange together. I have to say it looks just like the photo, and I also like it because the face is grey. Kind of an unusual look. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
It looks and feels better the pictures. I love the fact that in has a back light, and it feels comfortable and light on the wrist. 10/10 Would buy again.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
It tells time, but it is possibly the loudest watch I've ever owned. It's louder than the clocks in my house which is just ridiculous. I can hear it in another room.Published 5 months ago by K. Clancey
Looks great, terrific, comfortable strap. Does NOT maintain accurate time; something you'd like a time piece to do!. Have changed battery and still does not maintain time. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Leather1905
The Timex weekender watch does an exceptional job for the price. It looks pretty good, keeps time well enough and is a great size. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Silas H
REALLY small!!! The photo of the watch on the arm makes it seem like it is a fairly normal size but this looked like a child's watch. I ran past my return time and gave it away.Published 8 months ago by Philip Theobald