When you get a well-known company pairing up with an equally well-known designer, the resulting collaboration is often way out of the price range for the average person. That’s not the case with the recent team-up of Nigel Cabourn and Timex. The British menswear designer collaborated with Timex on a stylish field watch that will make a great addition to your wardrobe without breaking the bank. In fact, you can start wearing the Nigel Cabourn x Timex collaboration watch for just under $200. Not bad at all.
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There’s a strong military theme to this watch thanks mainly to its simplicity and colour choice. The dial has a sand-like hue and features army green accents for the hour and minute indicators. It also has a 24 hour scale running along the inner diameter of the dial, while a red second hands keeps a running count as time passes. The watch is turned via a fixed lug, which is typical of military-style watches.
Better still, the Desert Watch is limited to pass-through straps, and Timex provides two with the watch. The first is a single color khaki and the second is a tricolor striped strap. The 36mm steel case and 10.5mm thickness give the watch healthy dimensions. It also comes with a field pouch. Desert not your style? There’s also a Sea Survival watch, which comes with a black strap and a yellow dial and pays “tribute to the bravery of flight crews that crash-landed in the frigid North Atlantic.”
The yellow of the watch is a nod to the survival suits that these crewmen would wear so that they could be more readily visible by rescue teams. Look a little bit more an you’ll come across the Naval Officers Watch, which was inspired by the watches worn by the Royal Navy Captains in the North Sea during World War II and comes with a specially finished case that was done to look like it had been exposed to corrosion in the salty sea air. In other words, there are plenty of options out there—you just need to decide which you like most. Or choose a couple. After all, the watch is more than reasonably priced at under $200. Why not get one for all occasions?
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