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Timex Expedition Men's/Women's Watches Review: Chrono, Dive, Field, Classic

Updated on June 21, 2013

Expedition Classic

Timex Dive, Essential Digital, and Classic watches provide an analog alternative to the Expedition WS4 and E-Instruments. They contain such familiar functions and utilities as chronograph, enhanced water&shock resistance, and countdown timer – and their aesthetic too betrays a traditional, orthodox design.

In particular, Field watches show notable visual similarities to Seiko 5 Military, Hamilton Field, and some Swiss Army and Victorinox collections. If WS4 and E-Altimeter timepieces were breaking new ground, these classic designs cement what has been achieved, focus on traditional watchmaking, and uphold centuries-old principles.

Timex offer both men's and women's models, the latter being smaller in size and sleeker in appearance; ladies' Field watches substitute the busy grid of men's pieces for a clear, softly colored face.

Timex Expedition Dive Watch | Photo credit:  Timex
Timex Expedition Dive Watch | Photo credit: Timex

The majority of the selection, however, can be safely categorized as unisex, as the company keeps (with some exceptions) the testosterone in check.

Dive Watches

Timex Dive watches effectively draw from a generic pool of recognizable utilities: unidirectional rotating bezel, a bright dial that facilitates legibility under water, and luminescent hands and indexes.

Mineral glass and water resistance up to 100 meters conclude this quintessential package of functions. Chronographs, 200 meters water resistant, feature three subdials and a tachymeter scale on the face. Overall, reliability and durability take precedence over stylistic innovation.


Classic Expedition watches comprise a broad category that includes, among others, Field, Camper, and Trail series. These timers strive to strike the perfect balance between effortless legibility and complication (chrono, alarm), often with some surprising results. Combo analog digital watches emerge as the line that reaches that goal in the most straightforward way – but, some would argue, not without a detriment to the overall visual harmony.

Essential Digital

This Expedition collection gives a swift and simple reply to the elaborate WS4. A digital watch, it's outfitted with a digital compass and a chronograph – two primary functions that mark a back to basics approach on the one hand, and render the timepiece more affordable on the other.


Stainless steel, rubber and resin comprise the bulk of material Timex employ in these watch collections. Some models come in titanium (in particular the more complicated E-Instrument Expedition), and can be equipped with either leather straps, or matching metal bracelets.


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