These are the 10 Best Timex Watches For Men (Buying Guide, June 2020)

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Looking for the best Timex watches? Well, you’re in the right place. Timex is the watch brand that always comes to mind when I hear the slogan, “Takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’!” and it’s rung true throughout the years for the revered American company.

So today, we wanted to name our picks for the 10 best men’s Timex watches.

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If you want to see all the Timex watches we recommend right now before digging into the details, here they are:

Timex T2N651 Weekender
$39.28

This is the perfect watch when you just feel like being yourself. This watch gives you fun options to customize your straps depending on your outfit or mood.

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Timex TW2P75800 Easy Reader
$32.95

The direct descendant of our 1960s televised torture test survivors, today's Easy Reader is as durable as it is classically cool.

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Timex Expedition T49961 Scout
$41.30

This men's Timex Expedition watch is made from stainless steel, powered by a quartz movement, fastened with a leather strap, and has a date function.

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Timex Waterbury TW2R88400 Chronograph

This watch, part of the Waterbury collection, was created to celebrate 160+ years as an iconic American watch brand.

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Timex T26481 Charles Street
$40.00

This two-tone dress watch has a classic style that is distinguished by its two-tone look.

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Timex x Todd Snyder Marlin Blackout
$199

A contemporary reissue of the sleek 1960s Timex original, back in a limited edition release, available exclusively at Todd Snyder.

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Timex Expedition TW4B08200 Acadia
$37.92

This clean, simple, military-inspired Timex Expedition Camper watch is light with a nylon Fast Wrap strap and signature Indiglo night-light.

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04/17/2021 09:40 pm GMT
Timex Q Timex Reissue
$155.00

The Timex® 38 mm Q Timex Reissue pays homage to a classic while giving a modern-day twist for the ultimate divers watch.

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04/17/2021 09:38 pm GMT
Timex x Todd Snyder Liquor Store Watch
$249

It’s the perfect companion for your light-colored spring ensembles and the summer wedding season beyond.

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Timex Fairfield Chronograph
$70.50

Find a timeless staple with the minimalistic impact of the Timex™ Fairfield Chrono watch.

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“Are Timex watches any good?”

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Yes, Timex watches are affordable, and they’re no Rolex or Omega, but don’t let their relatively cheap prices fool you.

Sure you might know Timex for ridiculously affordable everyday watches but in recent years, Timex has undergone something of a renaissance thanks to seriously cool designs and partnerships that pull from the company’s extensive archives. 

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When a brand has roots that date back to 1854—when the Waterbury Clock Company was launched, eventually leading to pocket and wristwatches decades later—you should trust them to deliver the goods in the present day.

So if you’re wondering whether Timex is a good brand, my answer is a resounding YES.

Our Top 10 Timex Watches For Men

Timex has a full lineup of dependable, stylish and rugged watches, running the gamut from affordable dress watches to tough field watches and everything in between… seriously.

Without further ado, here are the 10 best Timex watches on the market today.

Timex Weekender

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If there’s a watch that immediately comes to mind when Timex pops up in conversation, it could just be the super simple but highly stylish Timex Weekender Watch.

The kind of watch you can throw on and forget about — except when you’re getting compliments on said timepiece — this watch features a smaller 38mm case diameter and that classic fabric NATO strap.

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Timex T2N651 Weekender
Timex T2N651 Weekender
$39.28

This is the perfect watch when you just feel like being yourself. This watch gives you fun options to customize your straps depending on your outfit or mood.

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We love the white dial and classic black numerals alongside the olive strap.

Consider this the perfect casual everyday watch. Available for under $40 and in a ton of color and strap combinations, you very well might want more than one. 

DETAILS

MovementQuartz
DisplayAnalog
Case Diameter38mm
Band Material TypeFabric
Band Width20mm

Timex Easy Reader

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Yet another stone-cold classic from Timex, the Easy Reader has found a home on many stylish wrists over the years.

It’s both casual and dressy, thanks to the handsome leather strap and gold-colored dial pairing.

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Timex TW2P75800 Easy Reader
Timex TW2P75800 Easy Reader
$32.95

The direct descendant of our 1960s televised torture test survivors, today's Easy Reader is as durable as it is classically cool.

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It’s also another highly affordable Timex watch, making it a reliable change of pace to add to your collection.

This is the kind of watch you wear with a blue Oxford shirt and dark denim, sleeves rolled up. It’s sized at 38mm, giving it a throwback dress watch feel. 

DETAILS

MovementQuartz
ShapeRound
DisplayAnalog
Case Diameter38mm
Band Material TypeLeather
Band Width20mm

Timex Expedition Scout

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In addition to making highly affordable watches for everyday and slightly dressier situations, Timex has also done a heck of job over the years at making rugged watches more suited to off-trail adventures.

That’s what the Expedition Scout brings to the table (and your wrist), what with a thicker fabric strap and 50 meters of water resistance.

It also features luminous hands and that classic Indiglo light-up functionality you’ve come to expect from Timex.

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Timex Expedition T49961 Scout
Timex Expedition T49961 Scout
$41.30

This men's Timex Expedition watch is made from stainless steel, powered by a quartz movement, fastened with a leather strap, and has a date function.

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That being said, this is also the type of rugged casual watch you could wear with your favorite henley or pocket tee and dark denim (just add chukka boots).

When you want a tough-yet-casual watch for summer and beyond, consider the Expedition Scout. 

DETAILS

MovementQuartz
ShapeRound
DisplayAnalog
Case Diameter40mm
Band Material TypeFabric
Band Width20mm

Timex Waterbury Classic Chronograph

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Of recent innovations by Timex over the past half-decade or so, the heritage-inspired Waterbury line is one of our favorites (and possibly one of your favorites, too).

These watches are striking but classic, often adding in additional layers of functionality compared to more straightforward watches like the Timex Weekender.

In this case, that means you’re looking at triple chronograph construction, plus a larger 42mm case diameter.

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Timex Waterbury TW2R88400 Chronograph
Timex Waterbury TW2R88400 Chronograph

This watch, part of the Waterbury collection, was created to celebrate 160+ years as an iconic American watch brand.

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The all-black case and strap are also a nice change of pace.

This is the kind of watch you can wear in the summer with a navy polo and tan chinos, yet you should also keep it handy to wear with a thermal henley and broken-in denim during fall and winter. 

DETAILS

MovementQuartz
ShapeRound
DisplayAnalog
Case Diameter42mm
Band Material TypeLeather
Band Width20mm

Timex Charles Street

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Ever wanted a dive-inspired watch that come at the expense of say, the cost of your average Rolex?

Although it’s not quite the same, the Timex Charles Street Watch could be an interesting addition to your watch rotation if you want a stainless steel watch that offers affordability and quality.

By affordability, we mean that this stylish watch clocks in (pun intended) at under $50.

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Timex T26481 Charles Street
Timex T26481 Charles Street
$40.00

This two-tone dress watch has a classic style that is distinguished by its two-tone look.

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The two-tone color combo and smaller case diameter help make this watch a reliable option with refined summer looks.

Try it with a crisp white slub polo and olive chinos, or pair it with tan linen pants, a white Oxford shirt and a navy blazer. 

DETAILS

MovementQuartz
ShapeRound
DisplayAnalog
Case Diameter35mm
Band Material TypeStainless Steel
Band Width16mm

Timex x Todd Snyder Marlin Blackout

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It only makes sense that a lauded American watch brand would team up with one of America’s foremost menswear designers in an ongoing partnership that’s produced some seriously stylish results.

Todd Snyder himself has been a Timex fan for years, and that’s where it all begins. Over the years, Snyder has dug into the Timex archives to offer up his own take on the brand’s iconic timepieces, yielding results like the ever-stylish Marlin Watch.

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Timex x Todd Snyder Marlin Blackout
Timex x Todd Snyder Marlin Blackout
$199

A contemporary reissue of the sleek 1960s Timex original, back in a limited edition release, available exclusively at Todd Snyder.

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A classic dress watch in every sense of the word, the refined black dial and silver case pairs handsomely with a textured leather strap — wear this with your sharpest suit.

But beware — Timex x Todd Snyder watches tend to sell fast, so act quickly. 

DETAILS

Case MaterialStainless Steel
Band ColorBlack
Case ColorStainless Steel
Case ShapeRound
Dial ColorBlack
Watch MovementMechanical, hand-wound
Water Resistance30 meters

Timex Acadia

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Put it this way — when you pick up a rugged Timex watch, you simply know what you’re going to get.

That’s to say, you’re going to get a durable timepiece for not a lot of cash, and it’s going to take a beating and look great.

If you’re the type of guy who likes to wear a watch for hours on end, especially when out and about on errands, adventures & the like, the Timex Acadia could be the watch for you.

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Timex Expedition TW4B08200 Acadia
Timex Expedition TW4B08200 Acadia
$37.92

This clean, simple, military-inspired Timex Expedition Camper watch is light with a nylon Fast Wrap strap and signature Indiglo night-light.

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The legible white dial with black markings provides visibility in plenty of conditions, and 50 meters of water resistance should come in handy for quick swimming hole jaunts.

Blending fabric and leather for a cool two-tone strap, this casual timepiece would wear particularly well with a pocket tee and faded denim all through summer (add a flannel shirt come fall). 

DETAILS

MovementQuartz
ShapeRound
DisplayAnalog
Case Diameter40mm
Band Material TypeFabric
Band Width20mm

Timex Q Timex Reissue

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Add another thing to the list when it comes to ways in which Timex continues to impress us.

The Timex archives are a sight to behold, and iconic watchmaker might have just whipped up its coolest new creation yet: The Q Timex Reissue Series offers a refreshing take on the old-school dive watch.

Even better? It’s highly affordable — as if you’d expect anything less.

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Timex Q Timex Reissue
Timex Q Timex Reissue
$155.00

The Timex® 38 mm Q Timex Reissue pays homage to a classic while giving a modern-day twist for the ultimate divers watch.

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The two-tone bezel calls to mind the original version, while the woven stainless steel bracelet wouldn’t have looked out of place on your father or grandfather’s wrist back in the day.

But right now in the present, we’d suggest you wear it with a navy slub polo and tan chino shorts, plus white canvas sneakers

DETAILS

MovementQuartz
ShapeRound
DisplayAnalog
Case Diameter38mm
Band Material TypeStainless Steel 
Band Width18mm

Todd Snyder x Timex Liquor Store Watch

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Yes, we’re back at it again with another standout watch from Todd Snyder and Timex.

As always, this is anything but your standard everyday watch. Specifically, it pays homage to perhaps the original NYC menswear mecca: The Liquor Store, a Tribeca institution that Snyder first opened during his time at J. Crew.

After the original outpost closed, Snyder bought it and refitted the space with his own brand’s stylish wares, including this exceptional watch.

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Timex x Todd Snyder Liquor Store Watch
Timex x Todd Snyder Liquor Store Watch
$249

It’s the perfect companion for your light-colored spring ensembles and the summer wedding season beyond.

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An automatic movement and subtly stylish 38mm dial design make this a standout watch to wear on the daily.

Our recommended pairing? Try it with a chambray shirt, dark selvedge denim and white high-top sneakers — exactly like Snyder himself might wear it. 

DETAILS

MovementJapanese Automatic
DisplayAnalog
Case Diameter38mm
Band Material TypeLeather and Fabric
Band Width18mm

Timex Fairfield

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Last but certainly not least, it’s hard to talk about Timex without bringing up another line that’s launched in recent years — another line that blend affordable style and quality, no less.

The Timex Fairfield line steps things up ever so slightly in cost and design, in this case using sharp dial markings for a dressy look and feel.

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Timex Fairfield Chronograph
Timex Fairfield Chronograph
$70.50

Find a timeless staple with the minimalistic impact of the Timex™ Fairfield Chrono watch.

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This brown leather strap watch would wear well with tan loafers and off-white chinos this summer (teamed up with a navy polo, of course). Triple chronograph functionality offers a nice touch, too.

We love the black-and-tan color combo between the dial and strap — it’s a crucial way to switch up your watch collection. 

DETAILS

MovementQuartz
DisplayAnalog
Case Diameter41mm
Band Material TypeLeather
Band Width20mm

Which of these Timex watches is your favorite?

So hopefully after checking out this post, you’ve found a Timex watch that fits your style.

You may have written them off in the past, but the Timex brand is a classic with plenty of incredible models!

I’m confident you’ll find something that’s perfect for you.

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