The Q Timex Gets Dark With Blacked-Out Colorway

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Timex can be like the Rodney Dangerfield of watchmakers—they don't get enough respect from timepiece aficionados. 

Gold-toned Q Timex with blue dial

Gold-toned Q Timex with blue dial

But Timex makes durable, reliable watches, and in the last couple of years they've begun what feels like a low-key reinvention directed at how their product is seen by the watch-buying public. The Q Timex line has been a big part of that, and this spring Timex is doubling down on the popular style with sharp-looking new color combinations as well an entirely new, Q Timex-inspired model, the M79 Automatic. 

The M79

The M79

The M79 looks like the other Qs in photos but Timex says it was inspired by their rebooted line of 70s-era quartz watches.

M79s come with stainless steel bands and a case in a red-black colorway. They run off a 21-jewel Japanese mechanical movement instead of quartz. The watch is a little larger than Qs, with a 40 mm case, and has an "exhibition" case back—meaning you can see the movement at work. Otherwise, it has many of the same features found in the model that inspired its creation.  

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Along with the M79, Timex is revealing new looks in its Q Color Series, and they're some of the most striking yet. They include a black colorway with gray stainless steel band and case, a gold-toned band and case with a dark blue dial, and a truly cool blacked-out case with a black dial and band.

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The M79 and new Q Timex colorways all have day and date complications, luminous hands and indices, a domed acrylic crystal, and they're all water-resistant down to 50 meters.

The Q Color Series retails for prices ranging from $179 to $189 and the M79 is a bump up, with an MSRP of $279. The M79 dropped beginning March 16. The new Q colors dropped March 24th--get yours here soon: Timex.com. They sell out fast.

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