The Timex Archive series mixes a love of vintage with an eye for modern design. The Archive series is designed and developed in Timex’s Italian HQ, and has a greater focus on detailing and color. Often military-inspired, the Archive series feature unique crystal colors, case finishing, and Italian-made fabric straps. Always affordable, they have style that goes way beyond their price point.
Based on Timex’s Vietnam-era military designs, the MKI is as close to a vintage field watch as you can currently get from the brand - or any brand, for that matter. 36mm and featuring a big box acrylic crystal, it feels just like a vintage watch on the wrist. That said, there are some minor and appealing updates to the design. 50M of water resistance should keep it dry inside, while an olive green dial adds some appealing style. However, the most important detail is inside - a hand-wound movement.
In a world of tech and ever increasing speeds, the humble hand-wound movement has an old-school charm that is undeniable. The MK1 Mechanical makes good use of this with the simple manual movement within. Wind it when you wake up, and watch it go.
- Case: Brushed Stainless Steel
- Dial: Matte Olive
- Movement: Chinese-Made Hand-Wound
- Lens: Domed Acrylic
- Strap: Nylon
- Water Res.: 50M
- Diameter: 36 mm
- Length: 43mm
- Thickness: 10.5mm
- 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.