The Timex Archive Brings 160 Years of History to Your Wrist

The Timex Archive brings 160 years of history to your wrist

By The Editors
November 2, 2017 9:00 am

What’s the first thing you look for in a new watch?


No, not the ticking hands and dial indicators.

We’re talking pedigree: the kind that ensures that your trusty timekeeper has earned its reputation for doing just that.

If you want 160 years backing you up, you’ll want to get familiar with the Timex Archive.

The quintessential American watchmaker has weathered wars, trends and technological advancements — and they’ve brought it all together into three new collections that are, dare we say it, timely.

“Pioneers” pairs military-inspired cases and dials with aged straps reminiscent of field garments, while the “Offspring” channels the Ivy League’s golden age, right down to the College Club-colored bands. Finally, you’ve got “Metropolis,” a retro-futuristic number that weds antique metal cases with striking smoked lenses and reversible, reflective straps.

Admittedly, the collections are a lot to sift through. Our choice, if we had to pick just one? The Navi, a diver style with an approachable 38mm case, affixed to either a stone-washed leather or ballistic nylon strap.

But no matter which watch you choose, these pieces are the definition of time-tested.

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