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    New Timex Expedition Sierra. Grunt.

    I've been thinking of buying simple and reliable affordable analog chronograph.
    Among usual suspects like Seiko, Orient and Casio, Timex is considered as well.
    Coincidentally, they just released new model Timex Expedition Sierra ( TW4B015009J),
    also available in khaki/green and black/black.



    It's 43mm wide, 14 mm high, 30 min chrono, WR 100m, shock resistant to ISO standards.
    I like everything about this model, except for the missing minute marks, which effectively turns this
    watch into just another "wanna be with three subdials", and this is a deal breaker for me.
    Of course Timex has another models like these:

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    but what is the logic behind it, why bother to release a new model, made it up to ISO standards and turn it into
    dress "something-ish" watch? And the price - dear Lord -it' more expensive than Seiko SND253 and
    Casio Edifice EF527D, which both are 12-hours chronos, and actually are some serious instruments.
    I'll probably buy it some 3 years down the road, when price will drop to $70-ish, as for now I fill confused and disappointed...
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    Totally agree with your assessment of the first Timex, great looking apart from that one crucial flaw. I also agree that their watches only feel like good value when their price (inevitably) drops a bit.
    When I posed a similar question to myself recently I ended up being a Seiko SND377P2 and I'm very happy with it

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    Consider Bertucci watches?

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    Oh, thank you, Jeff! I was looking for a cheap chronos, actually, but Bertucci's seem nice
    and entry level watches affordable and nicely designed!

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    well thought I had talked about the Timex in the o.p comment here must have been else where

    so a bit late this one caught my eye .



    a good while back but as wmw says at 69.99 hmm maybe not have been waiting for a sale I like it but not at that price

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