Thursday, August 26, 2010

Timex Heritage Watch

I've gotten more inquiries this week regarding a Timex watch I posted on Tumblr than anything else so I figured I'd highlight it here for anyone who believes one site run by me is already more than enough.  I stumbled upon this timepiece while searching for Timex's Oversize Camper, which was supposed to drop in July, but has yet to show up in to many places - it is available on Timex's Canadian site and in store at select Nordstrom locations.  Anyhow, when I was browsing Nordstrom's Timex stock I found a model I had never seen before.  The Heritage watch is a pretty good looking number coming in at under 100 bones.  That's kinda pricey for anything Timex (especially when you can get a Camper for like $20), but still a cool looking option for those of you in the market for a new watch.  Part of me thinks that some of the pricepoint is dictated to the "topstitched, leather-lined canvas strap" it comes with, which is quite the buzzkill for anyone who planned on switching in a fresh NATO first and foremost.  If you're the kinda guy who has mulled over dropping north of a Benjamin on another Timex at, say, J. Crew you might want to do some browsing first.  As one can imagine, the "upscale" Timex market isn't incredibly deep, but that doesn't mean you can't find some handsome watches with a little digging.  I did an admittedly half-assed search to find this watch on the cheap (Amazon, Timex.com, etc.), but couldn't locate it elsewhere.  Who knows, maybe it will show up at J. Crew.
-L.A.S

37 comments:

  1. What I am really looking forward to are the Timex Original watches. Those look amazing but no word yet on when and where they can be purchased.

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  2. another very similar option:

    http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=59AC&adv=12082&cm_mmc=Froogle*Prod_feeds*Prod_feeds*12082&CAWELAID=28340278

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  3. Looks nice. Timex puts on.

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  4. I think the timex beats the orvis bro.

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  5. If it drops at J. Crew expect an inflated price tag and some gobbledygook about how it was handcrafted by cone mills just for them.

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  6. You'd be better off buying a Seiko 5 for the same or less money, and you'd get an automatic instead of a quartz.

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  7. If you are going to swap straps, why not just google "field watch"? The shopping results show a multitude of field watches, and for $30 you can get a Timex, without the weird red dots, in a much more traditional look, with mineral crystal, stainless case, and water resistance.

    I have an old (20 years?) LL Bean version put away somewhere. I need to dig it up and put a ribbon band on it and a new battery.

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  8. If you want an oversized Timex, get one of the 43mm Easy Readers for $30. Sure, its not stainless. But its a Timex, who were you going to impress with premium features, anyway? Its an unassuming watch with a classic look.

    http://www.amazon.com/Timex-T28071-Black-Leather-Reader/dp/B0000TIIH8/ref=pd_sbs_watch_2

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  9. Clyde- I love Seiko's. Their diver is a great Rolex alternative to someone who is way too poor to ever sniff out a Rolex.

    Anon @1:56- The Timex you're referring to is most likely the Camper mentioned in copy of this post.

    Incred- The easy reader is a great looking option as well. I've talked about them in previous posts.

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  10. That oversized timex camper as well as several other military inspired watches are featured in the September issue of GQ. The directory listing says it's available at nordstrom, however it is not on their website yet.

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  11. blog.robksawyer.com has pics of the watch, just scroll down about halfway down the page. Looks like he found the watch at his local nordstrom.

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  12. Rolex all day over this garbage. If you can't afford it - wait til you can.

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  13. Find the Camper at Zappos.

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  14. Lars- Rolex? What are you? Poor? I only wear Patek Philippe.

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  15. Anon 3:52 - If you buy a watch at fucking Zappos you're not "Sartorially Inclined."

    Schlossman - you mean that knock off you got on Ebay or did Urban Outfitters do a fake? I know your cheap ass wouldn't buy a real one.

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  16. Lars- You obviously mistook my playful sarcasm revolving around your slightly pretentious statement as a threat of some sort. Relax bud and enjoy yourself. It's almost the weekend.

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  17. I know most of us are not from Switzerland but why doesn't anyone mention this brand when going for a military watch. You can get something different from everyone else who seems to be going after military watches.
    http://www.overstock.com/Jewelry-Watches/Wenger-Mens-Classic-Field-Watch/2576562/product.html

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  18. I was under the impression that this entire site was sarcastic? Was I wrong? Fuck, I hope not.

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  19. Lars- Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments. It's greatly appreciated (no sarcasm intended).

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  20. This is currently $65

    http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK809-Automatic-Black-Strap/dp/B002SSUQFG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=watches&qid=1282860581&sr=8-2

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  21. I bought this as a cheap alternative to the J. Crew Timex: http://www.campingsurvival.com/milstylquarw.html

    I'm 100% satisfied..

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  22. LArS-

    Are you seriously, A) Comparing Rolex to Timex in ANY way, and B) Suggesting people not wear a watch until they can afford a Rolex? Just checking.

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  23. If you're after a moderately priced field watch why not spend a little extra and get a Precista PRS-10. Way better quality than any crappy Timex and a bit different to what everyone else will be wearing.

    http://timefactors.com/precista.htm

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  24. Ollech and Wajs is another option - 'field' watches for days with ETA movements to boot.

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  25. Clyde, et. al.: I have the Seiko SNK809 that you pointed to and like it a lot. Slightly different look but not flashy, movement keeps excellent time.

    I didn't care for the strap, so I switched to a pilot-style in black leather with white stitching (tan leather would also look good with it). It's featured in the September issue of GQ.

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  26. Wait, people still use their watches to keep time? It has just became an accessory to me. I still have habit of checking the time on my phone..

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  27. I've got a Rolex. Do I have Lars' permission to try the Timex out?

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  28. I've got a Rolex and want this

    http://www.amazon.com/IWC-Mens-IW500401-Pilot-Watch/dp/B000KL5ES2

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