My First Timex in Years. What Brand Don’t You Own That You Want to Start Collecting?

I like to wear a watch while sleeping. It’s easier to see the time in the dark at 2 a.m. at arm’s length than to have to turn on my side…while confusingly gawking at my clock. But, I only have a few watches ideal for this dark and drowsy purpose.

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May I Introduce my new Timex two-tone ‘Easy Reader’ (TW2P81400WF) with expansion bracelet!

I have not owned a Timex in years after my Ironman was lost hiking at Red Cliffs in Southern Utah. But I was thinking of this very model today after reading some posts by @TimexBadger. He’s got around 60 of them if my memory serves me right. So sir…I thought I’d try a little milk before meat as I ease into the start of a few Timex purchases!

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As I wear my new Easy Reader while sitting in my old man easy chair typing this post…I am excited to say my next Timex is probably gonna be an Expedition. But that’s after I wear this one for a while and give it a review. 

What brand don’t you own any of that you want to start collecting?

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Oddly, one of the reasons I bought my Marathon Navigator was for the tritium lume. I also wear my watch to bed, because I prefer the soft glow of lume/tritium to the harsh light of a clock or phone. 

If I'm being honest with myself, the only brand I'm really interested in, that I don't already own, is JLC. I am unlikely to ever own a JLC, but they are the one brand that attracts me based on design, and lack of "hype". 

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KristianG

Oddly, one of the reasons I bought my Marathon Navigator was for the tritium lume. I also wear my watch to bed, because I prefer the soft glow of lume/tritium to the harsh light of a clock or phone. 

If I'm being honest with myself, the only brand I'm really interested in, that I don't already own, is JLC. I am unlikely to ever own a JLC, but they are the one brand that attracts me based on design, and lack of "hype". 

When I was in the jewelry business, I worked with a customer who was wearing a JLC (don’t know the model). He demonstrated its little bell chime alarm and I remember standing there…mouth agape…with welling envy in my gutted belly. I can understand why you would desire such.

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DariusII

When I was in the jewelry business, I worked with a customer who was wearing a JLC (don’t know the model). He demonstrated its little bell chime alarm and I remember standing there…mouth agape…with welling envy in my gutted belly. I can understand why you would desire such.

There is just something special about them in my mind.

That said, I'm a Timex man through and through. I've been wearing them since I was a kid, and I'll always have one. 

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Timex are great value for money. My solar powered Field Post North cost less than $40 and I think it’s great. 
A brand I’m very interested in but don’t have yet would be Zelos. 

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Matt84

Timex are great value for money. My solar powered Field Post North cost less than $40 and I think it’s great. 
A brand I’m very interested in but don’t have yet would be Zelos. 

Very nice looking watches.

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Awesome Brother!  The Easy reader is a great watch to wear to bed or any other place it is dark.  There are several models that have Indiglo and the Expedition is one of them.  In the book A Man and his Watch there is one story about a famous Maitre d in a well known New York restaurant who was wearing his fancy watch at work when Bill Murray walked in who was a steady patron of the restaurant and a good friend after all the years.  He saw the Maitre d struggling to read his watch in the dimly lit restaurant and walked up to him and took the watch he was wearing off his wrist and said take this, it's a gift, you need this.  It was the Timex Easy Reader with Indiglo.  He has worn it to work ever since and the watch he talked about in A Man and his Watch.  Enjoy your Timex.  P.S.  The number is now up to 75 of them.  lol

Fun Fact:  George W. Bush wore a Timex Easy Reader his entire time in office and Bill Clinton wore an Iron Man and an Expedition.

As far as what watch I would like to own other than Timex, I have two. Bulova and Hamilton.  I live in New York and I found out six months ago there is a Bulova Museum in the Empire State Building.  Can't wait to go.

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Crazy to say but I don't have any sekio watches. Have a list of the wants but just haven't pulled the trigger.

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I own a few Easy Readers and I like how light they are. Nowadays I'm always finding the watch on my wife's wrist😏

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So many brands, so little cash.

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So many brands, so little cash.

  1. Omega
  2. Brew
  3. Straton
  4.  Seiko
  5. Glycine
  6.  Doxa
  7.  IWC
  8.  Hamilton
  9. Zenith
  10.  Zelos 
  11. Etc.
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MinnKonaMike

Crazy to say but I don't have any sekio watches. Have a list of the wants but just haven't pulled the trigger.

No Seiko?!

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I think I’d like to try some Zodiac and Doxa divers eventually. Both have a loyal following and make some compelling combinations. 

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MinnKonaMike

Crazy to say but I don't have any sekio watches. Have a list of the wants but just haven't pulled the trigger.

Pssst…you don’t have any Seiko's you say…

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I was going to buy a few Timex since they’re having 70% off…also thinking of expanding my collection to more Tudors another Cartier and for brandsI don’t have 

Timex

Rado

Hamilton

nomos

for now…😵‍💫😉

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valleykilmers

I think I’d like to try some Zodiac and Doxa divers eventually. Both have a loyal following and make some compelling combinations. 

I always wanted to try to get my hands on the super sea wolf esp this one..

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Bought this Grandrally but returned it I was turned off by the brand because of it…the chrono pushers didn’t work and customer service cant even help me so I said f@ck them they can’t even provide proper support on a quartz watch imagine the mechanical!! 

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Also after I dug some research as much as the grandrally looks cool it’s has issues so screw it..