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Nigel Cabourn's Team-Up with Timex References the Vietnam War in a Rugged Military Watch

The watch, called 'Nam', pays tribute to photojournalist Sean Flynn.
IMAGE Nigel Cabourn
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Don’t be so quick to underestimate American watch manufacturer Timex. Over the past few years, the brand has been pretty savvy with their collaborations, teaming up with big names like Todd Snyder, Engineered Garments, Red Wing, and J. Crew. One of their more recent collaborations is with Nigel Cabourn, a British designer label known for keen takes on vintage- and military-inspired menswear.

To commemorate Nigel Cabourn’s 50th anniversary this year, Timex has produced a 36mm stainless steel Camper-style watch, much like those worn by soldiers during the Vietnam War. It features a custom dial with the Nigel Cabourn arrowhead logo at the 12, a etched caseback, and an olive Ventile strap with leather lining.

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The watch also comes packaged in a neat army-style mending kit that makes a direct reference to Sean Flynn, a photojournalist known for his coverage of the Vietnam War. In 1970, Flynn and fellow photojournalist Dana Stone disappeared while on assignment in Cambodia and were never heard from again, believed to be captured by communist guerrillas. Nigel Cabourn’s SS18 collection, which includes this Timex collaboration, was inspired by Flynn.

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The watch will be available in Manila this weekend, at the Powerplant Mall branch of local menswear boutique Signet. Retail prices have yet to be announced, but for reference, its suggested retail price abroad is USD150.

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