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This Timex Watch Looks Like a Million Bucks

The Timex Marlin hits all the right midcentury notes, and it costs a hell of a lot less than an Eames chair.
IMAGE Ben Goldstein
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If you’re worried it’ll take four (or even five) figures to get a legendary timepiece on your wrist, relief is at hand. Timex has reissued its iconic Marlin wristwatch, taking design cues from a few different versions of the style released back in the '60s.

From the Deco-inspired font to the serial numbers at the base of the dial, it’s a nuts-and-bolts copy of the pieces from that decade (save for the “circa 2017” on the back of the case). Timex also stuck to an era-appropriate 34mm size: tiny by modern standards, but right ahead of a rising trend toward smaller, tasteful watches of the old school.


One other small thing: the price. At just under $200, it’s well below the average for a mechanical watch of this caliber. (And if you’ve never owned a hand-wound mechanical watch, it’s high time you remedied that situation.) Who knew owning a piece of history could be so economical?

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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