TIMEX INTELLIGENT QUARTZ FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH

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TIMEX INTELLIGENT QUARTZ FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH

Post by Artman » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:49 pm

Posted by Cameron Martel | Apr 16, 2018, watchesyoucanafford.com

I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M GOING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT A RETROGRADE COMPLICATION

Long-time readers know that Timex is one brand that I’ve been bullish about since I started WYCA. After all, both the Weekender 40 and its Chrono-Cousin are two of my favorite watches. Of all the pieces in my 44-watch collection, the Weekenders are among the most worn.

Why the Weekender? They’re inexpensive, made pretty well, and last a long time if you take decent care of them. It’s not just the Weekender, by the way- the same is true of the Expedition Field Chrono, and also of the mini-Weekender that Melissa rocks. Those qualities are great descriptors for anything made today to possess… and still, it is also true of the two vintage Timex Viscounts I own from the late-70s.

Clearly, I’m a fan of the brand.

Still, the Intelligent Quartz is boxed up, wrapped up, and ready to be shipped out. It hasn’t grabbed me the same way other Timex’s have, and so off it goes. It’s not for me, but it may be for you, so let’s check it out.

https://watchesyoucanafford.com/timex-i ... ronograph/
Mortuus Fakeuus

Re: TIMEX INTELLIGENT QUARTZ FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:51 am

I love Timex. My old ones are the pride of my vintage collection, and some of the newer ones tolerate everyday wear as much as any other 20-30 year-old watch in my main collection. What do I wish more than ANYTHING in the world of Timex Horology? That they'd start making inexpensive automatic three-handers again. There are very inexpensive Seiko "NH" movements out there that we see all the time that serve as the core of a full series of inexpensive watches, like the NH25 and NH26, used by Invicter, back in the day; these are the ones that are charged up ONLY with its bi-directional rotor (IOW, they cannot be wound by hand, for those of you in Fairfax, Virginny). There are even the no-name Chinese automatic movements being used by such "fashion" brands as Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole and Looshun Picard; why not make some watches with these, and thereby please your quartz-bigoted fans? Mein 2 pfennings... 8)
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