Priced at a surprisingly sober $140 to $225, Timex’s Intelligent Quartz line offers a number of interesting features, including a perpetual calendar, flyback chrono, and compass, in an analog package. The watches are quite handsome – I saw some early models – and for the price they really can’t be beat.

The watches also support temperature sensors, altimeters, and world time readouts. As you well know, I’m not a big fan of quartz but I wouldn’t kick these out of bed for eating crackers.

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  1. Its derived from Timex’s sister German company, TX watches. Its a sort of trickling down of its technology to the masses.

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