Timex is really continuing to embrace their past, bringing us a number of reissues from their back catalog, and bolstering the ranks of their Q lineup. The most recent one to come out is available as of today – the Q Timex 1972 Reissue.

While the original predates me by a few years, it definitely has the look that I’ve come to associate with watches of the era. Actually, that tonneau case style with it’s swoopy sides maybe hearkens a bit more to the 60s, but done up here in a gold tone (which is repeated on the hands and indices) screams that old-school vibe, particularly set against the warm red dial and black leather strap.

What’s interesting about the Q Timex 1972 Reissue, from a visual standpoint, is how the indices are mounted. The dial has printed ones, but the blocky applied indices? They’re actually floating up, which makes me think they’re actually mounted onto the acrylic crystal, which should make for some interesting shadows and light play.

Flip the Q Timex 1972 Reissue over, and you’ll see what we’ve come to expect as a signature from the brand in this line. By that, I mean the battery door that can be unscrewed with a coin from your pocket. In other words, battery changes every few years becomes a non-event. If you want to get one for yourself, take $169 and head over to timex.com.

Specs from Timex

  • Stainless-Steel Case
  • Quartz Movement
  • Date Feature
  • Domed Acrylic Crystal
  • Battery Hatch on Case Back
  • Natural Leather Strap
  • 50m Water Resistant
  • 43mm Case, 20mm Lug

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