A ‘Timeless’ Timex Watch That Looks and Feels ‘Much More Expensive’ Is Under $40 for a Limited Time


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The best men’s watches are often attached to a long pedigree in watchmaking and, with it, a big price, but that’s not the case for Timex. Though its history dates back to 1854, the brand is known today for producing affordable, stylish quartz watches that “take a licking and keep on ticking,” as the old commercials suggest. Along with other great watches under $200 from brands like Bulova, Seiko, and Tissot, many of the best Timex watches can be found on Amazon, including the brand’s enduringly popular 40mm Weekender that’s less than $40 right now.

Timex’s 40mm Weekender typically costs $65, but right now, it’s on sale for as little as $38—a 41% discount. This watch has earned over 4,200 five-star ratings from shoppers who say it “goes well with every outfit.” It’s available at this sub $40 price with a dark blue face and a brown leather two-piece strap or a white face with a burgundy one-piece slip-through strap. 

Timex Weekender 40mm Watch in Tan/Blue, $38 (was $65) at Amazon

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The 40mm Weekender watch is well-suited for men’s wrists without being oversized. It features a simple three-hand design with bold Arabic numerals that are easy to read and a smaller dial that features 24-hour time as a subtle nod to field watches. It also has quick-release bars that make it easy to swap the strap. The watch is powered by a quartz movement, keeping it accurate and easy to maintain, and features Indiglo, arguably Timex’s most beloved feature, which lights the entire face for easy legibility.

Despite its weekend moniker, Timex’s watch works well during the week, too, thanks to its “classic and timeless” appearance, according to one shopper. “I’m somewhat driven to collect each and every watch in [Timex’s] Weekender 40mm, Weekender Chrono, and Fairfield lines. I admire the retro, minimalist flair that Timex has been pushing. It’s a great watch for the price, too,” they said.

In addition to its style, the value of this Timex was a key part of its appeal, with one shopper appreciating that it offered “a lot of bang for your buck,” adding that it “looks and feels like a much more expensive watch.” Similarly, another shopper wrote that it “far exceeds its price tag. They said, “I collect a variety of watches, everything from a G-Shock to a Submariner, and this watch holds its own with all of them. It looks timeless and wears perfectly on the wrist. The Indiglo works very well.”

This handsome and durable watch pulls design cues from field watches as well as dress watches, making it a versatile option for business casual offices and weekend hangs. It’s the kind of watch you’ll want to wear every day and, at its sub-$40 price, you won’t have to be too precious with it. 

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