The Q Timex, Timex’s 1970s-inspired quartz diver, is now available in several different colors and styles. But if you were searching for something a bit more monochromatic — or something with more of a definitive (non-Rolex inspired) vintage inspiration — you should check out the new Todd Snyder X Timex Q Bracelet Watch.
If you’ve ever done a deep dive into the depths of eBay late one night, looking at vintage watches, you’ve no doubt come across similar-looking Timex models: baton hands, red-tipped seconds hand, stick markers, folded-link steel bracelet, etc. All of those features are present here and more: you get a domed acrylic crystal, a rotating, dive-style bezel, a reliable quartz movement with day-date display, a handsome black dial, lumed hands and a battery hatch for easy swapping. The watch is also sized perfectly at 38mm and is water-resistant to 50m.
It’s strange to see the old folded-link style employed on a modern bracelet (in place of solid links), and we have to say, we love it — there’s something immensely satisfying about the jangle and feeling of one of these bracelets once they’ve been truly worn in. For $179, there’s little to argue with here. Vintage aesthetics, modern tech, a great look — it’s all present in this new version of the Q.