If you like some of the most emblematic models of the main watch brands on the market, then don’t be surprised if you find very similar pieces in the Timex collection.
Many will say that they are homage, but we prefer to say that they are pieces inspired by some iconic models that have marked history.
In any case, the similarities are clear and we have identified the most recent ones within the Timex universe that can be an alternative if you cannot or are not interested in paying the market price for these premium brands.
Let’s start with the Timex Harborside Coast whose similarities with the Tudor Black Bay are very evident, in some of the eight available variants. We are essentially talking about the layout of the dial and bezel, however, there are also some notable differences, starting with the 43mm case that can hardly go unnoticed, clearly, the Harborside Coast was not designed for small wrists, the inclusion of crown guards, on the dial the incorporation of a date window and cathedral hands and inside quartz movement, after all, we are talking about a watch that costs € 99 instead of the four digits of the Black Bay.
The Timex Standard, on the other hand, denotes similarities with the Omega Seamaster 300 heritage, although here they are limited to the dial, which does not lack the four Arabic markers 3-6-9-12, sword-hands with the hour hand with arrow-shaped tip, and lollipop seconds hand. Outside and inside everything is different, a 40mm steel case with a classic design with a smooth bezel and thin lugs with a polished finish, and quartz movement. The three initial variants in black, white/beige and green have recently been joined by three more variants with chronograph and date available in the same colours, with prices ranging from €89 to €119 for the standard and standard chronograph variants.
Also in the Timex Expedition North, we find symmetry with the Hamilton Khaki Field watches, and like the latter, Timex also offers a diverse range of variants, which vary in size, colour, case material and movement, with prices starting at €89. There are very interesting options to consider, namely the solar movement options (which are not even available on Hamilton models) with prices starting at €169, mechanical movement with prices starting at €229 and automatic titanium with a price of € 349.
The last Timex we’re talking about today is the Timex x Huckberry Navi XL Automatic Artic and Artic Night, a collaboration between Timex and Huckberry, the U.S. Gear brand. These two limited editions, which demonstrate parity with the design of the Rolex Explorer II, present a different nature, as they do not come with the dual time zone that is evident by the absence of an extra central hand and by the bezel that is presented here with a scale of diving minutes instead of 24-hour scale, everything else is very similar in terms of dial layout, including the two colour options, as well as the external configuration of the 41mm steel case. Of the four watches presented, this one should be the most difficult to find as it was a limited edition that is sold out.
However, there are many other interesting options to consider among the Timex novelties, which you can learn more about through the link.