Timex Indiglo – since it began in 1854, American watchmaker Timex has been producing high-quality timepieces at an affordable price.
Along with that, the company has outstanding customer service, helping to make it one of the most well-known and loved watchmakers on earth.
What does Indiglo mean?
Indiglo is a feature of some Timex watches. It’s an electro-luminous panel that sits behind the face of the watch and lights it up when a button is pressed.
Let’s take a look at the Timex watches that have this special feature…
Easy Reader 35mm
$29.95 / £24
For under thirty bucks you’re not going to find much to complain about with an Easy Reader. It performs just as well as some of its leading rivals and looks just as sleek as more expensive minimalist watches.
It has a dainty 25mm brass case that’s only 6mm thick. The face is covered with mineral glass crystal. It offers a black leather strap that will blend in with formal or relaxed attire.
The watch is powered by a quartz movement and has the Indiglo feature, which you activate by pushing a button.
If you want something that looks more expensive than what it is (ie, if you have Champagne taste and beer money), then this is a great watch that will give you faithful service. It has a simple and timeless style, so you’ll only ever want to change it because you have to.
$55 / £45
Another traditional-looking watch for those on a tight budget.
The Weekender watch comes in a variety of styles, from stainless steel to more fun nylon options.
They all share a 38mm case which will go with any outfit. You can actually replace the stainless steel or nylon band for something waterproof, which you might want to as this watch offers you 30m water-resistance.
Again, inside is both a quartz movement and the Indiglo feature (which you’re now safe to assume all the watches on this list share).
$39 / £30
The Expedition range comes in a few different sizes and styles of wristband. The most popular is the 40mm case that comes in a brushed brass material. You can opt for a leather or nylon strap.
On the face you’ll find a cover made of mineral crystal glass. It has a date window at the 3 position ( where you’ll also find the crown) and 24 hour markings. Inside, the Expedition is powered by analogue quartz movements. Interestingly, the real value for money comes from the fact that this watch has a 50m water-resistance, meaning you’ll be OK if you forget to take it off in the shower or if you go for a swim.
Waterbury Traditional Chronograph
$96 / £74
If you’re a chronograph fan and you like a large, sporty watch that can double up as a more formal timepiece when paired with a white shirt and blazer, this is a great option for the money.
The Waterbury range does that great thing of blending modern style with a retro twist. Some hail this as the best-looking of all the Timex watches (others say it’s the Weekender).
It has a 42mm case and 22mm thickness. It’s certainly chunky compared to others in the Timex collection, big by comparison, but in the grand scheme of things it’s still not too big. It looks just right on a larger wrist.
It has a greenish-yellow face and matching indices which, though they look it, aren’t luminous. But thanks to Indiglo, they don’t need to be.
Overall, it feels like you’re getting more than you pay for. It’s certainly more durable than some budget offerings thanks to a stainless steel case and mineral crystal glass.
With water-resistance of up to 50m and a supple leather wristband, it’s another timeless classic from Timex.
$39 / £27
The Fairfield is worth a mention. It’s another budget watch but looks really great, especially considering the sub-$40 price tag.
Timex put effort into making this watch look fun and stylish at the same time. It comes in versions for men and women, too. Either way, you get quartz movement on the inside, a 50m water-resistance rating and, you’ve guessed it, Indiglo.
What alternatives are there?
If you like the look of what Timex is producing, but have a little more in your pocket to spend, you should read our review of the beautiful Skagen Falster 3.