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  • Timex Mk1 Collections Part 3

    Timex Mk1 Collections Part 3

    A Unique Set of MK1s: Archive Pioneers With this post I want to complete the final part of my attempt to outline the various 40mm and 42mm MK1 types that Timex released from roughly 2017 to 2019. In Part 1, I covered the Aluminum MK1s. In Part 2, the Steel Mk1s. There are some other…

  • Redux Valor Offset Model 11D

    Redux Valor Offset Model 11D

    Post COVID Perils of a Micro Brand : Mission Accomplished This post will be a break from my normal, in a way. It is more about a spec/tool watch than a fashion watch. But, a tool watch can be part of a dress code, too. It will also be about how watches are made and…

  • Timex Mk1 Collections Part 2

    Timex Mk1 Collections Part 2

    Full Steel Ahead In Part 1 of My Timex MK1 posts I covered the origins of the MK1 and covered the various styles of Aluminum case Mk1s. Here I will try to get my arms around the 40mm 3-hand and 42mm chronographs that make up the Steel collection. As I mentioned in the earlier post,…

  • Timex Mk1 Collections Part 1

    Timex Mk1 Collections Part 1

    With Such a Wide Variety, There is a Mk1 for Everybody Besides the unisex Weekender, I can’t think of another Timex style within the Archive era that is as popular as the Mk1? There is a huge variety of colors, straps and materials in both three-hand and chronograph models. With so many different looks, I…

  • Nigel Cabourn x Timex

    Nigel Cabourn x Timex

    Watches I Can’t Resist Collecting watches is relentless. There is always one you want. The more you look , the more you find. Depending on your current situation, you let some get away and you bite on others. Your tastes are always evolving as you get exposed to new watch types. As your tastes change,…

  • Neo Vintage Gruens: Part 1

    Neo Vintage Gruens: Part 1

    Gruen watches as staple fashion accessory I’m not sure where I’m going with this post, but I have to go there. Since my blog is about watches in lower price end of the watch world I need to delve into that era of the 1990s-early 2000s when Fossil was king and there was a great…

  • Timex Todd Snyder Maritime Sport MS-1

    Timex Todd Snyder Maritime Sport MS-1

    What’s in a name? I wanted this blog to be about the thrill that watches give rather than the specs and codes of the watch community that position any particular watch. A watch is more than its spec sheet. This watch is a good example of a type of watch that I love and that…

  • Timex Waterbury United

    Timex Waterbury United

    A step up in Field Fashion? When I first saw a Timex Waterbury United, I did not know what it was, but it hit the sweet spot for me. It had a field watch appearance, was small—things I like — but was different, more refined in some way Scout, Allied and Mk1? Then again, they…

  • Timex Allied Collection: Part 1

    Timex Allied Collection: Part 1

    When is a Scout not a Scout? One of the Timex watches that caught my eye about five or six years ago, along with a Weekender, was a white dial Allied with a bead-blast dull silver case and bracelet. It was clean, simple and on sale. Making Sense of the Allied line As it turns…

  • What am I collecting?

    What am I collecting?

    Observations on watch collecting Part 1: What and How Many? I need to get a post out! I need to stop looking for watches and write about the ones I know of. It just happens. You are searching the web for info on a certain watch and out of nowhere, you see a different watch…

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