Originally Posted by DC Office Hack
These Timex watches are silly fashion accessories. If you're going to bother buying a watch but don't want to/can't spend more than $100, buy a Seiko 5. There are a zillion versions out there in as many styles, including styles like those J. Crew Timex watches. Start at overstock and amazon, but then search out off-shore sellers on line. You can buy most of them for well under $100. Put it on any strap you want. It will look great AND work for as long as you own it. Plus you score points with serious watch snobs who will acknowledge that you have a "real" watch worthy of real respect. See this article, for example:
Sorry, but this is just silly. For $35 the Timex is a fine looking watch that will keep great time (much better than any Seiko 5 I've ever seen). If you are considering these watches then chances are you don't care one bit what some pretentious watch snob thinks about your timepiece.
If you are into watches a little and appreciate the mechanical movements and don't mind their quirks, then yes, the Seiko 5 is a great option. My roommate has one and loves it. But for most people these Timex models are probably a better choice. I'm just happy to see a nicely styled watch for the masses from Timex rather then the crappy looking stuff they have put out previously, or the overpriced but great looking J Crew version
oh....and this is all coming from one of those watch snobs. I've been down the nice watch road a few times (handful of Omega SMPs and Speedys, Panerai, a few Rolex, etc.). I currently wear a 5 year old Omega SMP (2254.50) that is in need of service in the near future and I'll probably pick up one of these Timex models to takes it's place during the few month absence I'm sure will be required for the service.