Icons of vintage innovation
More than 165 years ago, we revolutionized the timekeeping industry by using brass gearing and modern assembly techniques, making well-built home clocks accessible to more than just the wealthy. When we helped move the pocket watch to the wrist early in the 20th century, it was our focus on joining traditional craftsmanship with leading technology — and making solid, durable watches available to all.
We introduced Marlin to the world in the 1960s, named after a fish to denote its extreme durability underwater. This watch became one of the most famous examples of how we can “take a licking and keep on ticking” in a series of live TV spots, the Marlin was subjected to brutal “torture tests” to prove just how invincible it was.
Then came the quartz crisis of the early 1970s. With the advent of accurate and affordable quartz watch production, the mechanical watch industry found itself in jeopardy. Traditional watchmakers like us had to adapt, or risk fading into the history books. And that's where the story of Q really begins. Quartz watchmaking proved to be more than just away forward— it fulfilled our promise to deliver accurate, reliable and affordable wristwatches while staying true to our century-and-a-half of heritage. The 1970s brought our first range of quartz watches with one iconic design after another, aptly called the Q Timex collection
Marlin Hand-Wound 1966
The Gentleman’s standard – then and now. This reissue of a 1960s timepiece pairs the purity and pleasure of a hand-wound mechanical movement with the timeless sophistication of a sleek design. Wind the crown until you feel a slight resistance. This is best done at the same time each day to keep the watch continually running.
Q Timex 1972
The early 1970's brought our first range of quartz watches with one iconic design after another during a time of crisis for the watch production industry. Quartz watchmaking proved to be more than just a way forward for us - it fulfilled our promise to deliver accurate, reliable, and affordable wristwatches while staying true to our heritage.
World Time 1972
The Timex World Time 1972 Reissue brings a unique 1970s design from the Timex archive back to life for 2023. Originally created for stylish travelers in the golden era of jet-setting, its rotating bezel is marked with names of 24 cities around the globe, making it easy to read the time in any time zone at a glance.
Q Timex 1979
First released in 1979, our original diver-inspired Q Timex gave a new generation a modern Timex watch with quartz technology. A true reissue, we recreated every detail - including the true-to-the era woven stainless-steel bracelet, functional battery hatch, rotating top ring, luminescent paint and ticking inside is a modern quartz movement.