Timex has had a lot of new styles coming out, and we’ve been able to show you quite a few different styles. Today, we’ll be looking at another model from their Originals line, the Dive Style.
Timex has a lot of affordable and stylish watches available, and the model we were sent to review, the T2N663, fits rather well into this existing lineup. While the styling isn’t breaking any new ground, it is compact and useful.
Before we get too far into that, however, let’s take a quick look at the hard specs for the watch:
- 38mm stainless steel case with 18mm lugs
- Mineral crystal
- Quartz movement with date display
- INDIGLO Night-Light
- Silicone strap
- Count-down Timer Top Ring
- Water-Resistant to 50 meters
So far, no surprises, right? Take a closer look at the bullet second from the bottom. The moving bezel is actually labelled, and therefore counts, opposite of how we’re used to on most watches. Rather than setting the bezel to the current time, and then checking later to see how much time has elapsed, you set how long you want your count down.
Simply twist the bezel to align the desired countdown time to the minutes hand, and let the movement do the work for you. In the end, it’s an interesting twist on what we’d more commonly see, and I’m unsure of how useful it is or not. Of course, that could just be my own preference for the count-up method.
The bezel aside, this is a fairly standard watch. The lume on the hands is decent, though with the ever-present Indiglo backlight, that’s really not really much of a concern. Where I think this watch fits, in terms of purchase, is someone who wants the reliability of a Timex quartz, and likes a dive-inspired piece.
Unfortunately, if your heart is set on the specific sample we reviewed, it looks like that one is no longer available. The functionally similar T2N664, however, is – just in a blue color scheme, rather than black. For the price of $85 (or $73 after discount), it’s another great affordable option from the folks at Timex.