Timex is a popular value brand of watches. They are often recommended on watch forums and review sites as options for people looking for a quality watch under $100. They make a wide variety of watches and are perfect starter watches for kids and teenagers and casual watches for adults. They make excellent office watches and they have some good outdoor/sport watches and a runner/triathlon line. Recently, they have released a number of models featuring nicer builds and finishes that are often priced in the $200 range. They also have a made in America line. Most versions have excellent lume to read the dial at night. Overall, they appeal to people wanting a fantastic value watch without spending much money.
In addition to regular watches, they have partnered with a number of brands such as Mossy Oak, Red Wing Boots, Snoopy and others (see their website here). They sell authorized versions of watches branded by NFL or NHL team. They have a large line-up of kids models and Peanuts (Snoopy, Charlie Brown) branded watches. Lastly, since they have been a company for a very long time, they have an incredible bumber of models out there and buying can be very confusing. We’ve listed most of the popular lines below, but you’ll find many more on their website and Amazon.
Where to Buy Timex Watches
Timex has an official Timex storefront on Amazon in the U.S. store where they post new models, or you can get them from Timex.com. Prices through retailers are almost always cheaper than the official Timex website, See our guide to buying watches safely online for why. Check prices at a few places as they frequently go on sale. All of the models below link to Amazon using our affiliate links, but you can buy this brand almost anywhere, like department stores, mall kiosks, online watch shops, jewelry and watch stores and on used watch forums like Reddit and Ebay. Some of the rare collaborations and reissues are only available on Timex.com, and the ones on Amazon are usually resellers and overly expensive..
Strap options for Timex watches
Timex watches make good strap monsters, both because their models look good on a variety of straps and also the price means you can buy a watch and extra straps and still stay within your budget. So if you’re purchasing a watch as a gift or first watch for someone, pick up some extra straps in the same size and a spring bar tool and they can enjoy switching them out. We’ve collected examples of strap ideas on our Timex Pinterest board or you can use the tags on this blog or visit our Inspiration category. You can also visit our list of popular watch strap companies and custom strap makers. Lastly, Timex also sells straps directly on Amazon for many models.
Most Timex watch models use regular spring bars, so if you’ve lost yours or it’s broken, you should be able to buy new ones fairly simply. You can see our guide here for information about sizing spring bars and straps. We also have a primer on watch strap style and recommended NATO straps. You can find the lug width of most Timex watches on their website, so any strap in that size will fit (straps and spring bars are sized in millimeters). Timex usually uses popular, even numbered lug widths.
Some ideas for watch straps are silicone for anyone who washes hands at work a lot, NATO for someone who likes to switch out straps frequently (you don’t have to take the spring bars out to swap out a NATO strap), or leather for a more formal look to match shoes/outfits (you can buy quick release bands that don’t require spring bar tool to remove). Overall, much of their line looks good on any strap, and since we’re a blog about watch straps, have a look around for some inspiration. We don’t represent any watch strap companies or get paid to promote specific straps, all of our revenue from this blog is affiliate income, so please use our links to buy a watch if you’d like to keep supporting us. You don’t have to turn off your ad-blocker, but please do click through our links.
Popular Timex Watches
The classic Timex, it makes a popular starter watch and a great casual office or “weekend” watch. It comes in a variety of dial colors and strap colors, and also chronograph versions. At about $35 for most versions it is a steal, the only downside being that it ticks loudly (we’re not kidding unfortunately). The white dial is incredibly popular and can be paired with almost any strap color (I have one and wear it often). We’ve pictured some examples below, but we haven’t included all the strap combinations. You can see all the dial color and strap options and different sizes on Amazon. The XL Timex Weekender version is 43 mm, the men’s version is 40 mm, the unisex version is 38 mm, and the women’s version is 31 mm (although the unisex 38 mm version is also listed as a women’s version when sold with different straps, see here for examples) . Although they have men and women’s’ labels, they are the same watch in different sizes, so you should buy whichever size fits your wrist. Don’t pick an incorrectly sized watch just because it is listed as a men’s or women’s version, or has a nicer strap color you want, you can always pick up the strap separately (Timex sells straps directly here).
Timex Weekender XL 43 mm
Timex Weekender 40 mm
Timex Weekender 38 mm
Timex Weekender 31 mm
Timex Weekender Chronograph
The chronograph version comes in similar colors. Known for being a lot quieter than the regular version, it
The Expedition is the basic field watch from Timex. It comes in a regular version, a chronograph version and also the (extremely popular) Timex Expedition Scout, which has some extra field/military watch vibes (plus a few solar versions). Timex also introduced some diver-style and rugged Expedition watches, which we’ve included under the diver & rugged categories below.
Expedition and Expedition Chronograph
Timex Expedition Scout & Scout Solar
Timex Expedition Solar (& Scout Solar)
Timex Easy Reader
Another classic Timex, this one comes in a wide variety of colors, strap options and smaller sizes. It is, obviously, easy to read.
Timex Dress Watches
We’ve thrown a few different models into this category, like the Timex Marlin, Waterbury
Timex American Documents
Made in America with a Swiss watch movement, these models usually retail for a few hundred dollars and are a great choice for someone wanting something made in the U.S.
Timex Diver Style Watches
Most of these are water resistant, but are probably not rated for actual diving. A few of the reissue models are hard to find outside of the Timex official store, probably because they look incredible for the price and aren’t issued in large numbers. For rare models, you should check the official price on the Timex store before buying off Amazon, as some of these are purchased from Timex and then resold for a higher price because they are in high demand.
Timex Expedition Ranger
Timex Triathlon Watches
These come in various sizes. We’ve linked to a few different models here, but be sure the one you finally buy is the correct size for your wrist.
Digital & Rugged Watches