Last week, we covered off on a dual review of both the Q Timex and it’s automatic brother, the M79 (which you can see right here). While we’re not going to presume which size of a watch a person may prefer, those watches did tend towards the larger (though, I think the Q line in general could be quite unisex). If you’ve got smaller wrists – or just like smaller watches – these colorful 36mm options from Timex could be interesting.

First up, we’ve got the very familiar look and style of the Q Timex Malibu. These look just like the slightly larger Q Timex models that came before – integrated lugs, rotating bezel, Sub-style dial design and handset. The first big variation is the bracelet. Rather than the metal bracelet that looked like an expansion bracelet, here, we actually do have a stretchy expansion bracelet, so it’s a very easy on, easy off scenario. The second change is in the colors introduced on the bracelet itself, picking up the color from the bezel. There are two versions here, both at $189 – the rose gold with popsicle blue and pink, and then yellow gold with sherbet orange and hot pink.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for shots of color in a more restrained approach, then the 36mm Waterbury Legacy Boyfriend Malibu. This does have very much a Day-Date / Datejust vibe to it, with the stick hands and indices, and of course the fluted bezel. The colors in these models are kept to the dial, with the same color then showing up in the center link of the steel bracelet. Also great for summer is the fact that these $149 watches also pack the very nice Indiglo backlighting (along with luminous hands) for quick reads of the time in the dark.

So, there you have it – two wildly different ways to get some color on your wrist this summer that will not break the bank, and will not weigh down a slender wrist. Check them all out – and order your own – over at

Tech Specs from Timex

Q Timex Malibu – $189

  • Day/Date Feature
  • Stainless-Steel Case
  • Domed AcrylicCrystal
  • Rotating TopRing
  • Luminant Hands
  • Case Back with Battery Hatch
  • Stainless-Steel Expansion Band with Perfect Fit
  • 50m Water Resistant
  • 36mm Case, 16mm Lug

Waterbury Legacy Boyfriend Malibu – $149

  • Day/Date Feature
  • Stainless-Steel Case and Bracelet with Colored Accent Links
  • Luminant Hands
  • INDIGLO®Backlight
  • 50m Water Resistant
  • 36mm case, 18mm lug

By Patrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

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