While many watch folks tend to dismiss Timex, we definitely think they have a place in the watch world. For one, they’re one of the biggest watch brands out there, and have been for quite some time. And as of late, their mechanical watch designs have been doing some interesting things, such as their Timex Marlin Automatic Sub-dial.

Now, we’ve written about – and reviewed – a number of Timex Marlin models. With the Timex Marlin Automatic Sub-dial, they’ve branched into a new complication / design feature: the running seconds sub-dial. This makes the design stand out from prior iterations a bit more, and brings the watch line – as Timex sees it – firmly into the retro-mod future of the 1960s.

For us, we rather like seeing how the Marlin line has been iterating and evolving with each release. They’re keeping things mechanical (and affordable), which makes for a great entry point. Then, with the different design eras, we’re getting more of a mix of looks that should have something to appeal to different tastes. Frankly, it’s hard to argue with a 39mm automatic for under $300, and Timex is really firing on all cylinders when it comes to new designs in the line. We can’t wait to see what funkiness the 70s version brings! timex.com

Tech Specs from Timex

  • Japanese Automatic Movement
  • Sub-Dial with 24 Hour Format
  • Date Feature
  • Stainless-Steel Case
  • Leather Strap with Quick Release Spring Bars
  • 50M Water Resistant
  • 39mm Case, 20mm Lug
  • $269

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