Timex has long had a relationship with Todd Snyder, putting interesting finishes and dial designs on their lineup. They’ve done a MK1 before (which we reviewed here), and now they’re back with one that’s a bit more of a yin-and-yang treatment. Meet the Timex x Todd Snyder MK-1 “Black + White”.

The question that the Timex x Todd Snyder MK-1 “Black + White” looks to be answering is “how do you make a military-inspired watch interesting to a wider audience?” Sure, you’ve got the classic field watch look in terms of dial layout and high contrast of numerals against the dial, as well as a ballistic nylon strap between the lugs.

Rather than doing things up in a classic black dial (to keep glare down on a mission, originally) you’ve got a dial that’s half black and half white. It certainly makes a statement all on it’s own, without particularly screaming at you that it’s a military watch. What we find particularly intriguing is the Indiglo backlight. The white half of the dial should light up in that blue-green hue, but we’re unsure if the black side will just be dimmer, or if they printed it dark enough so that just the numerals light up on that side.

Either way, it should be plenty interesting, especially once you add in the luminous handset. Want to pick up one of these $138 watches? Don’t head to Timex – instead, they’re available only through toddsnyder.com

Tech Specs

  • Case Width: 40 mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Band Color: Black
  • Buckle/Clasp: Buckle
  • Case Color: Stainless Steel
  • Case Finish: Brushed/Polished
  • Case Shape: Round
  • Case Size: Full Size
  • Crystal/Lens: Acrylic Crystal
  • Dial Color: Black + White
  • Dial Markings: Markers (Full)
  • Luminant Hands
  • Watch Movement: Quartz Movement
  • Water Resistance: 50 meters
  • Case Height: 13.5 mm
  • Strap and Lug Width: 20 mm
  • Style Number TW2V49600J-BK01

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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