Expedition watches have easy-to-read digital displays and come stocked with functional details such as alarms, date displays, and backlights
Timex Expedition Men’s Digital Watches
- Movement type: Japanese quartz
- Case, bezel, and band material: resin
- Band dimensions: 9” (L) x 22mm (W)
- Adjustable band
- Clasp type: buckle
- Indiglo nightlight
- Daily alarm
- Day and date display
- 12- or 24-hour formats
White Band/Clear and Orange Band/Clear
- Case dimensions: 45mm (diameter) x 12mm (thickness)
- Water resistant up to 50 meters
- Full dimensions: 9” (L) x 45mm (W)
- Case dimensions: 50mm (diameter) x 17mm (thickness)
- Water resistant up to 200 meters
- Vibration alarm
- Shock resistant
- Full dimensions: 9” (L) x 50mm (W)
“It takes a licking and keeps on ticking,” ads for the new Timex watch proclaimed. The mechanical wristwatch starred in every commercial. It was frozen in an ice-cube tray and suspended in the chamber of a vacuum cleaner. It cliff-jumped in Acapulco. It attended a batting practice strapped to Mickey Mantle’s bat. An Air Force sergeant volunteered to crash a plane while wearing the watch. By the end of the 1950s, one in three watches sold in the United States was a Timex.
Today, the 150-year-old brand continues to sell high-performance sports and everyday watches around the world. Innovations abound, such as the interchangeable strap—which turns a single watch face into a wardrobe’s worth of accessories—as well as the Indiglo light-up feature. The timepieces appear in the press more regularly than gossip about the queen’s fallen soufflé—with multiple plaudits in GQ, InStyle, and Elle just this year.
From quartz movement to luminous hands, we break down what makes a watch tick—and why you should get one.