Waterbury Automatic

Timex Is Releasing New Affordable Automatic Watches


August 16, 2019 Watches By

We’ve written plenty about Timex’s Marlin hand-wound and automatic watches in their various iterations since the original’s release — so much, in fact, that you may be tired of hearing about them from us. But we have news for you — the brand is finally releasing a new batch of automatic watches, and they’re part of a completely different line.

These new automatics are from the Waterbury collection, and they’re available in several iterations — the 40mm “Classic” comes in a white dial on black leather ($249); a black dial on mesh ($259); a black dial on black leather ($249); or a rose gold-tone case on brown leather ($249). There’s also the 42mm Waterbury Traditional Automatic, available with either a black or white dial on a matching steel bracelet, for $269.

A thin handset, 1/5th-seconds track and Arabic numerals set against an open dial with plenty of negative space gives the Waterbury Classic Automatic a handsome, minimalist look similar to that of the Junghans Max Bill line of watches. The Waterbury Traditional Automatic uses sword hands and has a slightly different look to the typeset, with numerals 3, 6, 9 and 12 executed in a larger font, but maintains a similar overall aesthetic to the Classic.

Each Waterbury Automatic features a 21-jewel Japanese automatic movement, an exhibition case back, a stainless steel case, a date function, 50m of water resistance and a 20mm lug width, and they’re all available now on Timex’s website.

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