The $200 Watch That Looks Like A Million Bucks

The Timex Marlin hits all the right midcentury notes—and it costs a hell of a lot less than an Eames chair.

BY Nick Sullivan | Nov 10, 2017 | News

Photograph by Ben Goldstein. Marlin watch ($199, *SGD270) by Timex; fork ($230, *SGD312), tea set ($180, *SGD245), and tablecloth ($2,820, *SGD3,836) by Hermès.

If you’re worried it’ll take four (or even five) figures to get a legendary timepiece on your wrist, relief is at hand. Timex has reissued its iconic Marlin wristwatch, taking design cues from a few different versions of the style released back in the '60s. From the Deco-inspired font to the serial numbers at the base of the dial, it’s a nuts-and-bolts copy of the pieces from that decade (save for the “circa 2017” on the back of the case). Timex also stuck to an era-appropriate 34mm size: tiny by modern standards, but right ahead of a rising trend toward smaller, tasteful watches of the old school.

One other small thing: the price. At just under $200, it’s well below the average for a mechanical watch of this calibre. (And if you’ve never owned a hand-wound mechanical watch, it’s high time you remedied that situation.) Who knew owning a piece of history could be so economical?

SHOP: $199 (*SGD270.75),

*Denotes translated price.

From: Esquire US