REVIEW: Timex Weekender
Today, we’re bringing you another review of a Timex model, the Weekender (specific one reviewed: T2N647KW). Let’s have a look-see, shall we?
For starters, this particular model is part of Timex’s affordable range of watches. This model in particular has an MSRP $40, but I was able to track it down on Amazon for closer to $26. What all do you get for that low entry price?
- Polished silver-tone brass case; 38mm wide, 10mm thick
- 20mm nylon strap
- Mineral crystal
- Quartz movement
- Indiglo backlight
All in all, a very competent watch. I wore it for a few days over the weekend, and it just becomes unnoticeable on your wrist, due to it’s light weight. If you sit in a quiet room, though, you’ll quickly realize the watch is there.
Why? The quartz movement contained within is about the noisiest quartz watch I’ve run across. I imagine this is due to a combination of factors, primarily the movement dictated by the pricepoint, and the very minimalistic case. Not a dealbreaker, but something you should be aware of.
As with the other Timex we recently reviewed, this contains a very competent Indiglo backlight. It’s a bit odd to see a fully-black dial light up, but I must say, it makes the watch plenty readable in the dark. I wouldn’t have minded some lume on the hands as well, but, again, for this price? Hard to complain.
This watch should work for just about anyone – man or woman, adult or child. The 38mm case is fairly unisex, and there are quite a few color combinations with the dial and strap. Heck, for the price, might as well pick up a couple!