While some may choose to sleep on the Timex models from the last few years, there have been some rather sharp-looking pieces. One of the ones that really caught our eye was the vintage-look Timex Marlin, and two new versions were recently released.

The big thing with these Timex Marlin models is, of course, the dial colors. Here, it’s a lovely blue (on a brown leather strap) and a vivid green, paired to a black leather strap (we’d venture the brown strap would work just as well, if not better). Colors aside, what I rather like is how the main indices are done. Here, you’ve got small badges at the compass points, that put me in mind of a graphic design approach to sign numbering, or perhaps an old-school “digital” flip clock.

Whichever one you go for, you’ve got a 40mm case that houses an automatic movement, and is topped by a domed acrylic crystal, completing the vintage look. You can check them out, and of course get your own, directly over at timex.com.

Tech Specs from Timex

  • Stainless-Steel Case: 40mm Case, 20mm Lug
  • Leather Strap with Quick-Release Spring Bars
  • Japanese Automatic Movement
  • 1960’s Retro Dial Design
  • Acrylic Crystal
  • Luminant Hands
  • 50 Meters WR
    • SRP: $249
    • Available on Timex.com September 2022

ByPatrick 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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