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12 Stylish, Affordable Timex Watches You Can Buy Any Time

The brand's limited releases get a lot of attention, but its standby timepieces are just as great.
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We're not sure exactly when it happened, but we've got a pretty good idea. It probably started with those first collabs with J.Crew. Or, wait. Maybe it was the team-up with Todd Snyder. Or, more recently, the release of a throwback style that managed to sell out not once but twice, and both times in less than 24 hours. Whatever the genesis of the phenomenon, Timex, once a reliable (if not always exciting) option for everyday watches...well, it's selling out. No longer can you simply rely on your choice of timepiece being available whenever. As every guy who wanted a Q Timex this time around can attest: You've got to move on those limited editions. 

Honestly, that's not a bad thing—at least on the whole. It shows that Timex has a grip on what's good right now, and a mind for staying in the zeitgeist. Plus, all that excitement has a ripple effect. Now, the kind of thoughtfulness and the eye for detail that goes into reissues and collaborations is trickling down to the mainline. (This isn't new, but it's still worthy of mention.) So, did you miss out? Maybe had your eye on something and waited just a little too long to finally hit "buy?" There's a pretty huge silver lining: You can just buy something else! 

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But what? Timex has a huge assortment of styles, and you may feel a bit overwhelmed. Not to worry. We've picked out 12 of our favorites, available to purchase pretty much any time. Go ahead and take a minute to decide. But maybe don't wait too long to choose one for yourself. We're pretty sure these styles will stick around, but...well, better safe than sorry. 

Weekender 38mm Nylon Strap Watch 

Arguably the most elemental form of a Timex watch. (And it often goes on sale for a deep discount.) 

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Weekender 38mm Nylon Strap Watch 

If you want a little more color in the strap and a just-different-enough face color, it's still wildly affordable. 

Expedition Scout 40mm Fabric Slip-Thru Strap Watch 

A field watch that bridges the gap between classic and modern. 

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Modern Easy Reader 40mm Leather Strap Watch 

If you're feeling blue. (Sorry, sorry. But really, a blue dial a good move.)  

Standard 40mm Fabric Strap Watch 

The oversized crown is a nod to the brand's original wristwatch. Even without that mini history lesson, everyone should be able to appreciate the goes-with-everything aesthetic. 

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MK1 Aluminum 40mm Fabric Strap Watch 

An orange strap and an olive case make for a perhaps-unlikely—but definitely stylish—color combo.  

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Allied Coastline 43mm Silicone Strap Watch 

Deer vibes on lock.

Waterbury Classic 40mm Leather Strap Watch 

The Waterbury has become a hallmark of the Timex lineup, and for good reason. It's simple, sophisticated, and incredibly easy to wear. 

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Fairfield Chronograph 41mm Mesh Band Watch 

A mesh strap is a bit of a swerve. Ditto that for the chrono function. But, come on...doesn't it look great? 

Navi Harbor 38mm Fabric Strap Watch 

A genuinely useful diver for guys who aren't professionals—but have professional-level good taste. 

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Marlin Hand-Wound 34mm Leather Strap Watch 

For fans of mid-century architecture, old-school style, and timeless timepieces. 

Waterbury Traditional Automatic 42mm Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch 

If you're looking to make a little bit of an investment, an automatic watch on a metal strap—especially one that looks this classic—is a very solid choice. 

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

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