Timex has recently released a new watch that is sure to excite watch enthusiasts and collectors alike. The Timex World Time 1972 Reissue Watch is a throwback to the original model that was released nearly 50 years ago. This quartz watch features a bezel that allows you to ostensibly see world time and set your current timezone by moving the city you’re in to the noon position.

The watch costs a delightful $179 and comes with a quartz movement.

The original watch, called the Model 41, was an electric watch that used a similar bezel back in 1972. This bezel has appeared on multiple watches over the years including a series of divers including Seiko and, interestingly, this Raketa.

The Timex also features some nicely lumed hands and comes on a leather strap. Overall, Timex is doing an amazing job of bringing out these very niche, very sexy designs (see also the Timex Q) at a price point that isn’t awful. Perhaps it’s time to stop calling Timex the purveyor of the drug store watch?

ByJohn Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.