The Q Timex was one of the first affordable mainstream quartz watches upon its release in 1979, designed to combine accuracy and ability in a single functional package. That's one reason why a day-date display has remained a signature of the watch over the decades. On the Q Timex HODINKEE Limited Edition, we wanted to see how the watch would look without the additional calendar complication.The result is a more symmetrical dial layout without a "phantom" date position in the crown. The Q-topped Timex branding at 12 o'clock remains the same as always a proud indication of the quartz caliber inside and we've paired it with a small black HODINKEE signature at six o'clock, balancing the dial even further.
We've also removed the bicolor anodized coating on the steel 12-hour bezel, leaving the cool tone of bare metal behind; this is one of the first contemporary Q Timex watches to feature a steel, rather than aluminum, bezel. A concentric brushed surface finish has been applied to the friction-lock, bidirectional bezel, while the carved numerals and dashes are each colored in black. You can use the 12-hour bezel to track a second time-zone, or even to measure elapsed time. It is not a numbered edition, but quantities are limited. Timex has a lengthy history of bringing precision timekeeping to the masses, while always evolving its products to meet consumer demand.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, it was an advocate of American industrialism through its Yankee pocket watch that retailed for a single dollar. A few decades later, in 1950, Timex wristwatches were outfitted with the V-Conic movement, a hard-wearing, mass-produced caliber that helped the company reach more wrists than ever before. By the time the Quartz Revolution came about in the 1970s, it's no surprise that Timex immediately embraced the cutting-edge technology, releasing its first quartz watch in 1972 and following it with the Q Timex a few years later.
Quartz offered a world of watch wearers something that was more practical and precise than your conventional mechanical wristwatch, and it was quickly becoming more accessible, too. So when the affordable Q Timex was released in 1979, it exploded in popularity, becoming one of the most in-demand and recognizable watches anywhere. Timex was already world-famous for its everyman approach to watchmaking, so the mainstream introduction of the Q Timex signaled to many that quartz was here to stay. In May 2019, Timex re-issued its iconic quartz watch to immediate success.Straight away, we couldn't wait to work with them and create our own version. Over a year of collaboration between Timex and the HODINKEE Shop has resulted in the Q Timex HODINKEE Limited Edition.
Model: Q Timex HODINKEE Limited Edition. Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, bidirectional 12-hour bezel. Dimensions: 38mm diameter; 11.5mm thickness. Caseback: Stainless steel, with screw-off battery hatch. Lume: Yes, in hands and hour markers.Caliber: Miyota M230; SR626SW battery. Power reserve: Estimated three-year battery life.
Bracelet/strap: Woven stainless steel bracelet with self-adjusting clasp. Manufactured: Designed in New York City and Milan; manufactured in China. Born as the Waterbury Clock Company in Connecticuts Naugatuck River Valley in 1854, Timex is now regarded as an essential part of the American identity.
Once considered the largest mechanical watch producer in the world, the company is now home to one of the most diverse collections youll find from any brand, creating everything from glow-in-the-dark digital timekeepers to mechanical timepieces inspired by the company's rich history. Its the latter watches that are closest to our hearts at HODINKEE, timepieces we fondly remember seeing on the wrists of our parents and grandparents in our youth.Theyre also recognition of the fact that, for many of us, wearing a Timex early on in our lives helped give rise to our passion for watches as a whole. The item "Q Timex HODINKEE Limited Edition BRAND NEW UNOPENED UNTOUCHED" is in sale since Tuesday, November 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "maca7364" and is located in Dundee. This item can be shipped worldwide.