Timex is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in the global watch market. Since its founding as the Waterbury Clock Company, the Connecticut based company set out to make high quality watches at an affordable price and they have been successfully doing just that for well over 100 years. The first half of the 20th century was focused on making watches for the US armed forces, the dollar pocket watch, and the hugely successful Mickey Mouse watch, but by the 1950’s the company felt that they needed to introduce a new brand that was more focused on reaching the mass consumer market. As a result, Timex was born.
Over the last decade, seemingly every brand has taken a look through their old catalogues for inspiration for their new models. Many of these ‘Heritage’ watches have relied heavily on fauxtina, gilt dials and other tools to bring a vintage feel to a new watch. Luckily that is not the case with the Q Timex Hodinkee Limited Edition. Timex reintroduced the Q Timex in 2019 to great fanfare. The watch harkens back to a Q Timex diver that was released in 1979, although pictures of the original watch are rarely included side by side with the new release.
In October of 2020, Timex partnered with Hodinkee to release a limited edition version of the Q Timex that you see here and the watch sold out quickly through the Hodinkee website. This particular example was purchased by a watch lover in New York, who upon receiving the watch decided it didn’t fit within his collection. The watch is in brand new and unworn condition and comes complete with all original packaging and protective plastic (the plastic was removed for the photos for this listing and reapplied to the watch).
All proceeds, including buyers’ premium, above the original purchase price of the watch ($189) will be donated to the Make A Wish Foundation.
The Case and Bracelet
The 38mm stainless steel case is in brand new condition. It features a 12-hour bi-directional bezel that can be used to track a second timezone or elapsed time and sits atop of a case that features beautiful bevels and polished and brushed surfaces. Completing the front of the case is an acrylic crystal which adds to the heritage feel. The back of the case features a coin-operated battery door.
The Dial and Hands
The Dial and hands are also in brand new condition. The white dial is highlighted by yellowish lume at the hour markers, the Q-topped Timex branding at the top of the dial, and a smaller Hodinkee logo at the bottom of the dial along with the depth rating. As a small nod to watch nerdom they have opted to list the depth rating as meters first.
The watch is powered by a Miyota M230 quartz movement.
|Location||New York City|
|Model||Q Hodinkee Limited Edition|
|Movement||Quartz, Miyota M230|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Band Material||Stainless Steel|
|Clasp Type||Self-Adjusting Clasp|