Timex Debuts More Fun, Value Oriented Watches that are Perfect for Summer

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It seems like you can always count on Timex to come up with inexpensive, fun, and stylish watches that are perfect for summer. Today, we’re looking at two value oriented new releases from the brand that don’t cost a lot but have a ton of personality. One is a throwback that children of the 80s will find hard to resist, and the other is Timex’s latest collaboration with Todd Snyder (they’ve been busy this year, dropping a new Q earlier this month, and the automatic Liquor Store Watch before that). Let’s jump in.


Timex T80 Pac Man

  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Dial: LCD
  • Dimensions: 34mm
  • Crystal: Acrylic      
  • Water Resistance: 30 meters
  • Crown: n/a                      
  • Movement: Quartz, multifunction 
  • Strap/bracelet: Stainless steel bracelet 
  • Price: $79 
  • Reference Number: TW2U32000, TW2U31900, TW2U32100
  • Expected Release: Available now

Todd Snyder x Timex Pride Watch

  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Dial: Multicolored 
  • Dimensions: 34mm
  • Crystal: Acrylic      
  • Water Resistance: 30 meters
  • Crown: Push/pull                       
  • Movement: Hand wound 
  • Strap/bracelet: Braided black fabric 
  • Price: $199
  • Reference Number: n/a
  • Expected Release: Available now 

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First up: the Timex T80 Pac Man. This watch actually saw a brief release last year, but sold out in a flash. It’s exactly what it sounds like, a tribute to the iconic arcade game, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. What’s the connection between Timex and Pac Man, you ask? Well, there isn’t one, necessarily. But the game came to prominence and became something of a cultural phenomenon right around the time that Timex was beginning to have success with digital watches. So there’s clearly some synergistic nostalgia happening here.

The T80 Pac Man is a full featured digital watch with all the functions you’d expect, including an alarm, stopwatch, and date display. It can also play the Pac Man melody from the original game, and features Pac Man imagery running along the outside of the LCD screen. The T80 Pac Man is available in gold plate, stainless steel, and a blacked out version, and retails for just $79, which seems like a small price to pay for the retro fun this watch has to offer. 

Striking a different tone altogether is the new Todd Snyder x Timex Pride Watch. This hand wound watch with a colorful dial has been released in June to celebrate Pride month, and was inspired by Gilbert Baker’s iconic rainbow flag, along with a watch from the Timex archives that featured multi-colored discs that move around the dial. That idea has been updated here by Snyder in a watch that’s meant to celebrate love and inclusiveness. 

The Todd Snyder x Timex Pride Watch features the aforementioned three rotating discs, which interact as the time changes throughout the day. The case is stainless steel and 34mm in diameter, making it suitable for either a man who prefers watches smaller than today’s norm, or a woman. Like other Snyder designed watches, the Pride Watch is shipped in special packaging that matches the colors and tones of the dial. 

Both the T80 Pac Man and Pride Watch are available now from Timex. Timex

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Zach is a native of New Hampshire, and he has been interested in watches since the age of 13, when he walked into Macy’s and bought a gaudy, quartz, two-tone Citizen chronograph with his hard earned Bar Mitzvah money. It was lost in a move years ago, but he continues to hunt for a similar piece on eBay. Zach loves a wide variety of watches, but leans toward classic designs and proportions that have stood the test of time. He is currently obsessed with Grand Seiko.
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