Perhaps it’s due to my age, or just how my tastes in watches have changed (I won’t say refined, as they’re just something that have shifted over time), but Timex really has been bringing the heat in their designs the last year or two. The one they just released today – the Timex Giorgio Galli S1 Automatic 38mm – continues on that same track.
On one hand, the Timex Giorgio Galli S1 Automatic 38mm has some visual similarities to the Galli designs that have preceded it. In our book, that’s a good thing, but to each their own. While it has a sort of classic look with the dial and handset, the case itself is pretty modern. It looks like it’s got a caged structure, and is built using an injection molding method (but still, steel, not plastic). It gives a rather unique look to the profile, though you’re going to want to find an ultrasonic cleaner to keep that one tidy over the long haul.
The ridges from the side of the case carry over to the caseback of the Timex Giorgio Galli S1 Automatic 38mm, making it look like you’re climbing up the steps of a museum. The view is through to the Miyota 9039 movement, along with what the brand is calling a custom-designed rotor (to us, it just look like a darker brushed finish, and it’s signed Timex).
Water resistance is just 50m for the Timex Giorgio Galli S1 Automatic 38mm, but this isn’t a watch meant for going for swims. No, this is your casual every day watch that will work at the office (if we ever go back to offices) just as well as it will with a pair of jeans.
The Timex Giorgio Galli S1 Automatic 38mm comes in three dial colors – green, blue, or grey, and each will run you $450 for the pleasure of strapping one of these on. It comes with a synthetic rubber strap, but these designs should lend themselves pretty well to many aftermarket straps if you’re so inclined. timex.com
Tech Specs from Timex
- Skeleton 38mm Metal Injected Molded (MIM)
- Stainless Steel 316 L
- Exhibition case back
- Water resistance: 50 Meters
- Double curved Sapphire Crystal
- Triple layer antiglare treatment
- Skeleton curved dial with applied indexes
- Applied synthetic Sapphire stone
- Hands: Super-LumiNova infill
- NBR, High durability synthetic rubber
- Quick-release custom made spring bar
- Rivet keeper (Registered design)
- Buckle: Solid SST 316 L
- Inverness Green
- Atlantic Blue
- Iceland Stone Grey
- Miyota 9039
- 11 1/2 ligne (25.4 mm)
- Twenty Four (24) Jewels
- Vibration frequency 4Hz or 28.8k vph Hacking seconds
- Accuracy: -10/+30 seconds per day
- Power reserve: 42 hours
- Full wind: 40 full turns of crown
- Rotor: Exclusive custom design
- MSRP: $450