Wednesday, December 14, 2011
It's On Amazon: Timex Weekender Slip Through Strap Watch
As I mentioned in my Watch Primer post about affordable watches on Watches to Wear, Timex is a great, dependable brand when it comes to affordable, workhorse timepieces. As their collaboration model with J. Crew has demonstrated - both by it's popularity and exorbitant-for-a-Timex $150 price tag - the military watch on nylon strap is a versatile and stylish combination that can look good with work attire as easily as it does with jeans and a t-shirt. There's a line of watches available for $30 on Amazon that can fill the same niche in your watch box for only 1/5th of the price.
Pictured above is my pick of the line: the T2N654KW, with off-white face and blue/gray NATO-style strap. Really these models are inexpensive enough that you could easily buy both the white and black dialed versions. And - though I'll have to test it myself when I receive the watch in the mail - I suspect these models would dress up quite nicely if you swapped out the NATO for a respectable leather band of the same width (which, according to Amazon, is 20mm).