In 2019 Timex reintroduced its iconic Q model from the 70s and 80s and since then has launched numerous variants of this model, currently available with quartz movement or automatic movement and in three different sizes, in 36 and 38mm (quartz) and in 40mm (automatic).
Now in 2022, Timex brings the new Q Timex GMT, one of the most sought after models on the market, and which maintains the main strengths of the brand, attractive design at an appealing price, when it is already known that in mid-June /July, the new Seiko SSK GMT, a strong competitor, should hit the market.
The new Q Timex GMT comes with a traditional stainless steel case of 38mm in diameter by 12.5mm thick (1mm thicker than the base model) with hiding lugs, domed acrylic crystal, and a bidirectional bezel with a two-tone aluminium insert and 24 hours scale. Of the three variants initially available, one comes with a “Pepsi” bezel in blue and red tones, another with a “Batman” bezel in blue and black tones and lastly the Gunmetal variant with a black and grey bezel.
On the matt black dial, a date window at three o’clock instead of the dual day/date window of the base model, applied hour indices and three central hands to which a GMT hand is now added, all filled with luminescent material.
The watches are offered with a steel bracelet that now comes with a new design for the “Pepsi” and “Batman” variants or with a black synthetic rubber strap for the Gunmetal variant. The prices range between €199 and €219 for the watches that come with a rubber strap and a steel bracelet respectively.
Timex has the skill and mastery of knowing how to produce attractive watches at an affordable price, it is clear that the purpose of the brand is not to compete with most Swiss watch brands, but rather to be an alternative for all those who want to have a beautiful watch that provides reliable time or for those who want to enter/be in the horology world without breaking the budget, and in this role, Timex knows very well how to position itself.
The new Q Timex GMT is without a doubt the perfect interpretation of the brand’s philosophy and is therefore probably one of the best options on the market for those looking for a GMT at a fair price. It is also unnecessary to say that initially, they should sell out and enthusiasts have to wait a few weeks for the market to stabilize.