The Timex Q line continues to increase with the creation of the Q Timex 1978 Reissue, introduced these days. The Q has transform a signature product for Timex for the reason that free up of the primary Q reissue in the summertime of 2019. The successful formulation appears to be unfashionable allure plus affordability, and with Timex’s in depth back catalog, the probabilities for long run Qs are just about unending. The brand new 1978 version is a moderately extra delicate take at the old-school battery operated sports watch than the authentic Q, which featured sharp angles and a pseudo-integrated strap.
Readers and Q enthusiasts will recall that Timex released the Q “Marmont” back in December, and it will seem that this model necessarily borrows a case form from that version, and loses the gold plating for a extra informal, on a regular basis vibe. This can be a stainless steel cushion case measuring 37mm in diameter with cleaned surfaces and a domed acrylic sapphire. The standout function in this watch may well be the dial, which is silver in tone and looks to have an excessively refined linen decoration working vertically throughout its floor. Much more than the case form and the straightforward battery operated movement, it’s this element that truly screams overdue 70s. This used to be a well-liked texture on Rolex Datejusts and different watches, and dials with a lot of these patterns are extremely collectible and no longer incessantly reproduced for modern shoppers.
The trademark function of the Q is fairly most likely the battery hatch at the caseback, and that’s been reproduced right here in this model as smartly (we are hoping that Timex by no means makes a Q with out the battery hatch – it’s an speedy jolt of nostalgia). The solid caseback protects a battery operated movement with a day-date complication positioned at 3:00, and offers 50 meters of water resistance, which will have to be masses for on a regular basis wear for nearly everybody. The watches that the Q line is in accordance with have been easy, and the modern incarnations are not any other. Should you preferred the glance of the prior to now discussed Marmont version however aren’t fascinated about rocking gold, this appears love it may well be a a laugh simple dressed in battery operated throwback that’s for sure summer time in a position.
The opposite distinguishing feature of all Qs so far is the cost. This one is priced at $179, which is a beautiful excellent worth for a watch with this a lot allure. Whilst you believe what else is in the market that’s this reasonably priced, to get a watch from a brand with the longevity of Timex that’s had some actual idea put into the decoration appears like a thieve. And those watches, for the cost, are smartly made and strangely sturdy. Whilst it’s no longer a watch we’d recommend as an “only watch” for any person who is terribly energetic, as part of a summer time rotation the Q watches are a ton of a laugh, and simply well worth the modest asking value. Timex