The M79 is the bigger, beefier, mechanical cousin of the Q Timex. Based on the same ‘70s aesthetics as the Q, the M (for mechanical) ups the case to a bold 40mm, which helps show off the well-finished case surfaces and exotic shape. A barrel-case, the unique lines of the M79 are exciting from every angle, and look great on the wrist. Flipping the case over, you’ll find a display back showing off the automatic movement within, a rare sight for a Timex.
The unidirectional black and blue bezel is nice and wide, giving the M79 solid presence on the wrist. The black dial has a classic dive-inspired design with applied, lume-filled markers and a day/date window at three. Similarly, the handset features a classic sports watch design, with the hour cleverly incorporating the Timex “T” in its design. The overall design of the M79 is handsome and classic, but has a unique personality and cool style that sets it apart.
Making the M79 tick is a Miyota Automatic caliber. This Japanese-made movement features 21-jewels, hand-winding, 42-hour power reserve, quickset day/date, and a frequency of 21,600bph.
- Case: Brushed and Polished Stainless Steel
- Dial: Black
- Movement: Miyota Automatic
- Complications: Day/Date
- Lens: Domed Acrylic
- Strap: Metal Bracelet
- Water Res.: 50M
- Diameter: 40mm
- Length: 45mm
- Thickness: 14.5mm
- Lug Width: 18mm
Founded in 1854 as the Waterbury Clock Company, Timex has a rich and significant history in the world of watches. A pioneer of innovation and technology, they have produced everything from trench watches for soldiers in WWI to the best selling automatic of the ‘60s to the number one digital sports watch of the ‘80s. Their famous slogan “keeps a licking and keeps on ticking” is also not just a motto for the brand, but a philosophy as well. Timex watches are always designed with everyday people and everyday tasks in mind, whether it’s going to work, taking the dog out for a walk, or taking your bike out for a long ride. Fun, functional, durable and affordable, Timex is a brand that will get you into watches, and always have a place in your collection.