|04-22-2010, 08:09 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bay City/Caro, MI
In praise of the lowly Timex Expedition...
I wear a Timex Indiglo Expedition wristwatch that my father passed on when the first band wore out and the battery died. I tracked down a correct replacement band at T-mart (it was still Target back then), had the battery replaced, and have worn it for at least five years since.
I donít know exactly how much these retail for new, but Iíll bet itís in the $25 to $40 range, and theyíre more than worth it. I remove my watch and loop it through my wedding ring when Iím working on cars or the house, but otherwise this thing is on my wrist pretty much every waking hour. Iíve even left it on for the occasional shower or swim. Itís been banged into things, dropped, and submerged. Nothing has killed it yet.
Oh, and I didnít even get into style. The tan face, dark sheen, combination leather/woven strap, size and simplicity of this watch all appeal to me. The styling is classic and, as one would expect from a line called ďExpeditionĒ brings to mind canoeing in the north woods, trekking through the Amazon, or flying P40s in Burma.
Size-wise, I think the 1.5-inch bezel is about perfect: The typical menís watch of the 1940s is so small as to seem almost feminine these days, and the huge-and-complicated ďdiveĒ watches that were popular with fraternity guys five years ago almost have an air of insecurity about them.
Iím very impressed.
Searching for things with quality and style.