Timex Just Released the Q Falcon Eye, Another Throwback From Their Archives

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Earlier this year, Timex successfully broke the watch internet with the release of the Q. A genuine phenomenon among the enthusiast crowd, the Q was an immediate hit due to Timex’s ability to recreate a very specific late ’70s look, right down to the old-school battery hatch on the caseback. The Q has been sold out for much of the time since its release, and even as Timex replenishes stock, they’ve just today introduced a new model to the Q family, dubbed the Q Timex Falcon Eye. Based on a design from 1978, the Falcon Eye is an interesting companion piece to the original Q, with a similar feel but a personality all its own.


Timex Q Falcon Eye 

  • Case Material: Stainless steel 
  • Dial: Blue 
  • Dimensions: 38mm 
  • Crystal: Acrylic  
  • Water Resistance: 50 meters  
  • Crown: Push/pull     
  • Movement: Quartz with day/date 
  • Strap/bracelet: Stainless steel 
  • Price: $179
  • Reference Number: #TW2T80800ZV
  • Expected Release: Available now

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If the original Q was something of a pure sports watch, the Falcon Eye is perhaps a tad more on the luxury side of the spectrum, but in a very ’70s way. This watch is flashy, with a gold-tone bezel and crown, electric-blue dial, and raised hour markers. The bracelet is the same folded-link design we saw in the earlier Q, which is another smart vintage inspired touch.

The glossy dial of the Falcon Eye is quite a bit more opulent than the matte blue of the previous Q, and the case is more dynamic as well. It still has a ton of angles, but the top and bottom of the case, while seemingly housing a similar integrated lug design, extend further north and south, creating an elongated appearance that should change the way the Falcon Eye wears when compared to the original. This case design, to my eye, is far more interesting and adventurous than the Q, and more in line with the funky late’70s vibe Timex seems to be going for with this product line.

Two-tone watches seem to always be on the verge of a comeback, but never seem to be fully back. I can’t think of a new two-tone watch that has been a genuine hit in recent years, but the Falcon Eye has a chance to break through (without real gold, but still). The key here, I think, is that the two-tone element has been introduced in a watch with an unapologetically vintage aesthetic. It will remind younger consumers of the watches their parents and grandparents wore in a way that a watch from a modern collection with small hints of gold just can’t. 

The Q Timex Falcon Eye is available now on the Timex website at a price of $179. Timex

What are your thoughts on the Falcon Eye? Will you be collecting this and future Qs? Let us know in the comments.

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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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