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Despite not really liking watches, after a lot of pestering from friends and family I've decided to buy a Timex Weekender, but I have some questions regarding the watch face and strap. For reference, the attire I would most likely be wearing with this watch would be your basic bastard /r/MFA uniform (ocbd, dark wash slim fit jeans, etc)
1) I can't remember if I read this here or just overheard it somewhere, but I seem to recall a lot of people recommending you replace the base strap on the Weekender and use something else? If so, can I get some recommendations here? The cheaper the better, I'm not looking to spend too much on this.
2) If we take a look at this Amazon listing for Weekenders, which watch face would be considered the most neutral or versatile. If you can, let me know if any of these watches work with their included straps, or if I'm better off replacing it as asked in question 1.
3) What's my best bet in terms of finding a good deal on these? Should I try walking into various stores (walmarts, etc) and see if they're on sale? Or should I just keep watching the Amazon listing and pray it goes on sale there? Budget is a little tight at the moment, and I do have an event coming up within the next couple of months that the watch would be useful for.
Thanks in advance!
I am looking to get a watch for nursing school, and have decided on this watch: [link]
It is showing to have a 20mm band width. I am looking to get a bunch of additional straps from cheapestNATOstraps and was wondering if I should get the 20mm straps or 18mm straps. I am concerned about the lug width. Thanks!!
I ended up getting a timex weekender. It's not fancy but I'm never really in too many fancy situations. And whenever I get bored I can always change out the band and have a new look.
any reason why this version isn't more popular than the one posted by OP?
I love my Timex Weekender. It's pretty inexpensive, has 24 hour time inlay for when my brain is slow and the wristband is cloth so I can chuck it in the wash.
Acquired myself a birth year (1984) 5513 sub. Absolute grail watch for me and I’m over the moon with it. Has a pretty wild spider dial that shows up in certain light. I know this is kind of the most basic watch you can own but they are classic for a reason. I’m excited to add all of my own scratches and dents to it as it puts a lot of hours on the wrist.
I was a bit worried that the spider dial would be really obnoxious but honestly you almost never see it and it just flashes for a split second under certain light conditions which is really interesting. Most people prefer the “tool” look of the matte maxi dials but I really love this transition into the glossy dial with the white gold indexes.
My other watch is an old Speedmaster MKII which feels like such a monster compared to this. Slowly getting used to not having to wind my watch every day as well, will need to find something else to fidget with when wearing this one.
Got this from the amazing folks at Craft & Tailored in LA. Amazing guys and amazing watches and service!
[link] <— video of dial.
Someone pointed out that the strap is from a timex weekender. That is correct. [link]
I'm a guy so I'm not sure about women's watches, but I've always thought something simple like the Timex Weekender or The Timex Chronograph would go decent in a DA type outfit. Something with a tan face and maybe a leather strap. Perhaps a skeleton or open heart watch Go for brands like Orient, Seiko, Timex, Citizen as they have relatively affordable options while still being of quality. Avoid Fossil.
First time seller, couple time buyer, here thinning my love for Timex to make some space.
Includes two watches with nylon straps, and extra/original leather strap MISSING its buckle. All are used and come without tags or boxes.
$40 for all via PayPal F&F or Venmo and I will cover USPS shipping to CONUS.
Each link to Amazon for specs:
Timex Weekender 38mm
bought in a bundle here on WE a few weeks ago.
Timex Expedition Scout 40mm,
ArtStyle Nylon Strap Khaki
both bought from Amazon.
Includes two watches with nylon straps, and extra leather strap MISSING its buckle. All are gently used and come without tags or boxes.
$40 via PayPal F&F or Venmo and I will cover USPS shipping to CONUS.
Timex Weekender 38mm
Timex Expedition Scout 40mm
ArtStyle Nylon Strap Khaki
I'm planning on buying my first watch, primarily for casual, everyday use. Since I don't want anything too fancy or expensive, I've landed on the Timex Weekender, but I'm still deciding on which color to choose.
I am relatively skinny with a dark-ish brown complexion (I'm Indian). Currently, I have the Olive and Blue/Gray Stripe on my mind, but I'm open to any suggestions. Which color should I choose? Let me know if you have any questions!
like that. But just one that doesn't apparently click so loud.
Why everybody, I am looking to buy a everyday watch for under $100. I’m really just looking for a watch that will go with everything and I can always wear. So far the ones I’m considering in no particular order
This is nice because it’s cheap, and I could swap straps. However a lot of people complained of how loud it ticks, and it’s not water resistant
Timex Weekender Chronograph
This was my initial choice, but I have since second guessed myself and now am leaning elsewhere. I feel like the case is too thick, and it’s not too water resistant.
Invicta Pro Diver
I’m iffy on the metal band. I do enjoy the actual look of this, just not sure if it’s too classy.
Seiko 5 Automatic
This is the watch that’s in first right now. I would definitely purchase a leather strap for it off top, but some people reported it didn’t keep time well.
That’s my list. Overall, I’m just really looking for advice. I’m not very watch savvy, and would appreciate help by some of you pros. Let me know why these watches are good or bad, and offer some insight. I appreciate it!
Timex Unisex T2N651 Weekender Olive Nylon Slip-Thru Strap Watch [link]
Timex TWG012800QM Analog Quartz Brass Brown & Blue Weekender Watch [link]
I have a weekender, weekender Chrono and expedition Chrono.
The weekender is nice, except for the audible ticking. I prefer my expedition Chrono. (Which I should do a post of soon.)
I really like the styling of yours, especially the black dial, and white numbers. I may trade out my weekender for your setup. I prefer darker dial watches for my field watches.
Thanks. It's a timex weekender. I'm using a custom leather strap instead of the nylon one that comes with.
Why not just get a Timex Weekender. They're inexpensive, and you can probably find one with that color Nato strap. [link]
So I grabbed this weekender years ago as a whatever happens happens watch [link]
and its been GREAT but I think now its time to upgrade. Id like to spend less than $400 and i'm staying away from movement charged automatics. I had a seiko 5 and was setting it all the time. Im leaning towards [link] but seeing as how this will be my new daily driver Im open to spending more for a much better watch (within reason). Thank you guys a million fold for any suggestions and for this sub in general. Its awesome
I feel like those are essentials, anything after that is a bonus. You could add extras in like a simple watch (eg. Timex Weekender; straps are customizable), a suit/business attire, jackets such as a bomber jacket, or whatever else you think you need. It all comes down to what styles you are into tho!
Good place to go for inspiration is r/malefashionadvice or r/frugalmalegashion if you have a strict budget. They have essentials guides for ya over there.
I wear an analogue watch, and have for about 15 years. I wore Fossil watches for the first 5 or so, and have worn the one I wear now for the last ~10 years. It's easier to tell about what time it is at a glance with an analogue watch. And really, that's how we think about and understand time, with approximations.
If you are like me, when you look at a digital watch and it says 7:43 pm, your brain will translate that to "about 7:45pm" before it uses the information. So, seeing 7:43pm vs 7:45pm doesn't make a difference in what it means to me. In either case, I know I have about 15 minutes until it's 8 o'clock.
For this reason, I find an analogue watch to be more intuitive/easier to use.
However, if they often need to know precise/exact times (i.e., they need to know that it's 7:43pm and knowing "about 7:45pm" isn't good enough), a digital watch might be a better option. I can't really come up with a scenario where this would be important (and one wouldn't have the time to just look more closely at an analogue watch), but I'm sure someone's job involves this sort of thing.
The thing that I like most about the watch that I've worn for the last decade is that it's low/no maintanence. It's one of the Citizen Eco-Drive watches that runs off of solar power. So in the ~10 years, the only service it has needed is replacing one of the spring pins (and it only needed that because I was a doofus and broke it while removing a link).
But really, you should just ask him. INTJs aren't all the same in their preferences for things. They're similar in that they come up with systems. A watch is a device that they'd be expected to wear all the time, i.e. it would become part of their system. In a bygone age, it would be a welcome part of any person's system (saving them the time of finding a public clock somewhere). But nowadays, everyone is carrying a phone around with them which they can use to tell time, and so they don't see the need to wear a watch, and may even consider it a burden.
TL;DR: INTJs come up with systems, but we don't all come up with the same systems. The only way to know what watch would best fit into your INTJs system (or if a watch would fit into their system at all) would be to talk to them about it.
EDIT: If you really want to get them a watch, maybe consider getting them something like a Timex Weekender or Timex Expedition Scout. They're no-frills, all practical options, and are low enough cost that they can be considered a safe "experiment" to see how he likes having a watch as part of his system. From there, you can find out what he likes and doesn't like, and us that knowledge to get him something more expensive for his birthday or something down the line.
Just in case you were asking seriously, the watch is a Timex Weekender T2N651 and the strap is this Kvarnsjö leather strap.
Selling my Timex Weekender watch along with a leather strap I bought for it and the original olive band. I never wore it and it is in 100% mint/like new condition.
Official Amazon listing here.
Picture of the watch and bands: [link]
$25 with free shipping to continental USA.
$20 with free shipping to continental USA.
I started reading this sub, and have kind of fallen in love with watches over the last few days (seems to happen a lot with reddit). I bought a Timex Weekender and Timex Expedition Field Chronograph (here's a photo of it on my wrist) I'm not sure if the latter is for me, and I'm considering returning them both and buying a Seiko 5, or some other automatic around a lower price range. I've heard really great things about Seiko here, and that it might last me a while longer. For someone who's just starting to get into watches, what do you think, should I hold onto these, or go for something a little nicer? What other inexpensive options do I have, if I end up craving more, as I most likely will?
Yep, the weekender - I got the unisex version. Got mine via Amazon, calculated it to be about 20% cheaper than in Sg.
decent deal on Timex watch
Timex Weekender - $31.96 - Simple, classy (ish), and comfortable.
Fenix E25 - $32.94 - AA powered, side clicky, three power settings, 187 lumens, good size and weight.
Craftsman folding box knife - $11.69 - I know it's not some fancy knife, but I really like this box knife. I can abuse the crap out of the blade and just replace it when it dulls. It is also really beefy, I often use mine as a hammer.
Total = $76.59
That leaves room for a small multitool like a Leatherman Style or Micra ($20 each). I like to have a small set of scissors on me, sometimes they work better than a knife.
They may not make it anymore, closest thing I could find was this, Timex Weekender
Timex Weekender is always a good choice. About fifty bucks, quartz, casual/sporty.
Seiko 5 is a good choice for mechanical movements. Some drawbacks, but a reliable workhorse.
the boots are definitely great!
you should look at getting a timex weekender or similar. 32 bucks or so. can't beat that. it'll go with a lot and you can change the NATO strap to match your outfit.
regarding the cardigan, it looks like the shoulder seems fall a little outside the shoulder. the only reason i think you could go down one size. doesn't look bad at all... just nitpicking, i suppose.
ninja edit: i'd also get your jeans one size longer on your next purchase... that'll allow you to roll the cuff (IMO, looks great on a longer jean) and you can always have them hemmed if you don't like the length.