What do you get if you mix Timex, the legendary watchmaker identified for rugged, trendy timepieces, and The James Brand, the Portland, OR-based purveyor of excellent on a regular basis carry gadgets? One very trendy, reliable watch: the Timex x The James Model Expedition North Titanium Watch, to be actual.
The limited-edition timepiece (simply 500 individually numbered models have been made) is a completely new design and the primary launch in Timex’s new Expedition North Assortment, which debuts this fall. The watch represents what each corporations do greatest: creating finely crafted, adventure-ready gadgets that mesh seamlessly into your on a regular basis wardrobe. Whereas some collaborations convey opposites collectively, this watch highlights two manufacturers which have related approaches to product design, and the ensuing watch is, unsurprisingly, a standout.
The Expedition North includes a 41mm case produced from titanium for distinctive energy, low weight, and a delicate gunmetal shade. It’s paired with a simple, extremely legible dial design (a Timex hallmark) with a 24-hour format and date window neatly embedded at three o’ clock. The fingers and indices are coated with Tremendous-LumiNova for straightforward studying in low gentle, and anti-reflective sapphire crystal fights glare from the solar as nicely. With its matching black nylon strap, it’s easy, understated, and extremely wearable—precisely what you need in an “on a regular basis” watch.
However that doesn’t imply the Expedition North is with out surprises. In the event you flip the watch over, an open case again supplies a view of the internal workings of the 21-jewel Japanese computerized motion—a pleasant contact on a watch that retails for slightly below $350. It’s additionally water-proof to 200 meters, so swims, splashes, and after-dinner dishwashing gained’t pose an issue for i both.
Sadly, all 500 watches have already bought out, however maintain an eye fixed out for resellers—with its rugged dependability and attractiveness, you gained’t remorse including this timepiece to your assortment.[$349; huckberry.com]
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