There’s a time and place for your Rolex GMT Master—elevated affairs where impressions count and you don’t plan on doing anything that could harm your $14k investment. The time and place for the Q Timex Reissue Watch is anywhere you darn well please. The model started life 40-plus years ago, when the company embraced the then-new quartz technology in an elegant, but bold line of watches.
Fast forward to 2019 when Timex decided to dig into their archives and reissue those watches. The release was a major success, selling out repeatedly as watch enthusiasts added to their collection without deducting too much from their coffers.
The lightweight woven stainless steel bracelet, reliable quartz movement, and retro 38mm case size are all the same as the original. Updates include a more robust stainless steel case and an LED bulb. You can snap it up in a variety of colorways—all of which get extra points for looking like a million bucks, but costing less than $200.