Off the Cuff: Q Timex Chronograph

The Q Timex Chronograph carries forward the torch of the original Q Timex styling which lends the timepiece a certain legitimacy. It has that same angular case shape, the telltale dome (albeit mineral crystal here), and of course, the coveted Timex pricepoint that has made the Q line a gateway drug for a whole new generation of watch lovers. In that respect, the brand's recent renaissance has coincided--if not driven symbiotically--an industry-wide revitalization.

Off the Cuff: Marathon Pilot Navigator

As a product of modern design, the Navigator has been rendered in a high impact composite fibre shell. It is 41mm in diameter and 48mm lug to lug--though its asymmetrical styling and small dial space mean that its wears much smaller than the specs suggest. It is just under 13mm in thickness, as well, but due to the material used in its construction, the watch is shockingly lightweight (40g!). Its lines are clean and crisp, and there is a fine pebbling to the case shell that provides a uniform matte finish.

On Spec: About Vintage 1982 GMT World Traveler

I first became aware of About Vintage through a social media post for their gorgeous 1926 At'Sea--a quartz diver with uncompromising style and build quality. Since then, they have released a series of small-batch timepieces that have been equally attractive, and sold equally quickly. Most recently, they upped the ante with their Haagen GMT Automatic--a …

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