Timex Archive Collection Navi Ocean Hands-On




Timex Archive Collection Navi Ocean Hands-On Hands-On


Reviewing the Timex Archive Collection Navi Ocean got me thinking about the oddly compelling reason for this Timex product to exist. There is a lot of talk about military watches in the luxury timepiece industry. I hope that I’m not the only one who finds that rather ironic. Timepieces made to be worn by soldiers were never meant to be luxury items. They were tools that allowed soldiers to be reliably on-time, and were meant to survive being put through… well, a war. Military watches were as cheap as they could get away with being.

During the first and second world wars, most men received their first wristwatch when going to the military – where a watch was required. Even if it wasn’t their first watch, it was the watch they were wearing when they became men. These men would often continue wearing the watches they had while in some branch of the armed forces. Thus, the watches took on great emotional and sentimental appeal and influenced the design tastes of an entire generation of consumers. This Timex Navi Ocean does not necessarily resemble any one particular historic military watch – but like other Timex products is a wonderfully well-valued contemporary rendition of what a classic military watch should be.



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