Black trousers and brown shoes? That’s a no-go. Black ion-plated watch on a tan strap? Aaaabsolutely.
For whatever reason, that combination works, and it works awfully well on this Timex Chronograph. It’s got a rugged thing going for it, the contrast is there, and that noticeable difference between band and case allows you to wear it with just about any other kind of leathers (belt/shoes)… as long as they’re casual. No need to get too “matchy-matchy” with the strap on this watch, or watches of similar style.
This chrono and it’s different color-scheme brothers are part of the “SL” line. As much as we all love the $35 weekenders you can get at Target, the SL series has beefed up construction, and extra functions. They’re not quite to the level as the defunct TX brand (TX is dead, right?) but you can see and feel the difference between these and a standard Timex Beater.
Equipped with the Timex Intelligent Quartz movement, this watch gives you a standard chronograph as well as a 24-hour/second time zone function between 9 and 12. It takes a little button pushing to get the 2nd time zone set up, but the chronograph is standard and intuitive. The leather band is surprisingly soft and flexible, and like many Timex watches, this one comes with Indiglo.
The 43mm diameter is the sweet spot for many guys who are average to larger in size, and the watch does wear a bit smaller than that diameter. Nice weight to this one too. One drawback is the audible “beep” that goes off when you pull out the crown. Yes, it’s powered by a battery, but no need to shout about it.
Enter here to win the Timex T2N700 Chronograph seen above. As always, winner will be drawn at random. One entry per person. Deadline for entry is 11:59 pm ET 8/8/13.
UPDATE: Congrats to Scott P. who won the Timex T2N700 Chronograph.