Over the past few years, the Q collection from Timex has been a very, very pleasant surprise. The watches manage to give you that classic 70s look, while bringing forward popular looks that resonate with us today. Their latest release brings my very favorite complication to the fore – the Q Timex GMT.

I mean, really, what is there not to like about the Q Timex GMT? You’ve got a relatively slim 38mm case paired to an integrated bracelet (or a rubber strap, if you prefer), with a classic pips-and-bars set of indices, as well as the inverted triangle up at 12 o’clock. Legibility is paramount here, with the black dial sharply contrasting the white of the indices and handset. Curiously, that also includes the GMT hand. We’re more accustomed to that being some sort of a contrasting color, but here it follows the main handset. Just another way of Timex sort of carving their own way?

While the movement in the Q Timex GMT is still quartz (that’s the whole thing of the Q lineup), this one is labelled as Swiss-made. No word as to who made it (our guess is that it’s a Ronda 515.24h), but still, that Swiss label carries some assurance of reliability and accuracy. Then again, that’s the very nice thing about a quartz movement. Paired here with a GMT hand, you’ll always have the second time you need to track on hand. Or third time zone, if you want to get a bit spicy and offset things with the rotating bezel.

If you want to pick up your own Q Timex GMT, it’ll run you $199 on the strap or $219 on the bracelet. In terms of finishes, there’s a PVD-look one, or a steel one with the classic Pepsi bezel, or the more subtle (and the one that gets my nod) Batman bezel. Check it all out over at timex.com

Tech Specs from Timex

  • GMT Feature
  • Date Feature
  • Swiss Movement
  • Stainless-Steel Bracelet
  • Synthetic Rubber Strap
  • Domed Acrylic Crystal
  • Rotating Top Ring
  • Luminant Hands
  • Case back with Battery Hatch
  • 50m Water Resistant
  • 38mm Case, 18mm Lug
  • SRP: $199 (strap); $219 (bracelet)

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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