At this point, it’s fair to say that the Q Timex line has been one of the most resounding successes for the brand. There’s just a whole lot to love about these reissues from the outfit’s extensive back catalog of timepieces, from the classic looks and retro charm to the wallet-friendly prices. The Q Timex 1978 Reissue Day-Date is the latest model to get the modern-day resurrection treatment and it’s another one, we feel, a whole new generation of watch owners will cherish.
Just like other watches in the Q line, it’s a modern remake of a classic model. In this case, it’s an elegant dress watch that, the outfit claims, draws upon the era’s California vibe for inspiration, turning out a timepiece that’s equal parts refined yet approachable. Suffice to say, it’s a watch that you can pair with a dress shirt for work and with a polo shirt for a casual day out, adding another versatile option to the Q line’s growing list of absolute gems.
The Q Timex 1978 Reissue Day-Date’s main attraction is a slim stainless steel cushion case that measures 37mm in diameter, making it the perfect size for this moment when people are moving away from oversized watches. It has polished surfaces throughout, which serves to reinforce the refined vibe the case projects, along with a domed acrylic crystal covering the dial to match the kind of crystals they used during the period. Speaking of the dial, it sports a silver-tone color with a subtle linen pattern running vertically across the surface that really brings out that retro 70s aesthetic, with three hands, full markers, and a day-date window at the three o’clock rounding out the layout.
As with other Q line watches, it uses a reliable quartz movement that tells time dependably, with no need to use winders or make regular adjustments, making it very convenient for timekeeping, albeit with a day-date components, just in case you like to sleep for days at a time and need help finding out the day of the week. It also gets the same battery hatch out back that you can pop open using a coin, making it easy to replace the coin battery without having to make a trip to the local watch shop.
The Q Timex 1978 Reissue Day-Date is water-resistant up to 50 meters, by the way, so it wears just as conveniently as any modern timepiece, allowing you to get caught in the rain or forget to remove it in the shower with no issues whatsoever. Just don’t take it swimming, despite the whole 50-meter thing. It comes with a black 20mm buckled strap that’s cut in genuine leather to further boost its dress watch aesthetic, although we imagine this will also look good when paired with a stainless steel bracelet, if you prefer that kind of look.
Being part of the popular retro line, what really makes the Q Timex 1978 Reissue Day-Date all that much more desirable is its affordability, with the watch retailing for a budget-friendly $169.