Timex Marlin Automatic

Everyone’s Favorite Affordable Automatic Watch Is Available in Three New Colors

March 1, 2020 Watches By

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We love us some Timex here at Gear Patrol. And why the hell not? They’re affordable. They’re fun. They’re unpretentious. They’re colorful.

And that last part is what brings us back here today, folks: More colors. Also: a day-date complication! (Previous versions featured only the date.) Today, the new Marlin Automatic Day-Date 40 is available in black (like, all black: black case, black dial, black strap, everything); something Timex is calling every-so-descriptively “stainless steel/brown/cream” but which we would probably refer to as “two-tone” (steel case, silver dial with gold accents on the indices, hands and crown accompanied by a cream-colored strap); and green (green dial and matching green leather strap).

Each of these new SKUs is 40mm wide, features a 21-jewel automatic movement, leather strap, domed crystal, day-date window and 50m of water resistance and is available for $259. And even with all the microbrand offerings available today, we’d still be hard-pressed to think of a better value in automatic timepieces for this kind of money.

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Oren Hartov

Oren Hartov is Gear Patrol's watches editor. He knows what time it is, and one or two other things.

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