Why the Timex Marlin is one of the Best Retro Reissue Watches to get!

If you take a close look at the two Timex Marlin watches pictured, it is hard to pick which one is vintage and which one came out just a few years ago. The Timex Marlin 34mm hand-winding reissue is truly faithful to the original Marlin from 1965.

If you want a retro reissue that is faithful to the original, the Timex Marlin 34mm hand wind is hard to beat. As an added bonus, it is truly affordable as well.

I take back all the mean things that I have said about Timex.

Aurelian

I take back all the mean things that I have said about Timex.

Hey, I will be the first to admit Timex has released watches I consider overpriced, or bland, or even hideous. 馃槀 I remain a fan despite that, and I think they have been doing really good work over the last few years. In fact, in my opinion Timex has once again become a great recommendation for new collectors, among the best entry level brands, and this is one of their best releases in recent years.

Which one is vintage and which one is new???

HotWatchChick69

Which one is vintage and which one is new???

See, it's hard to tell. The black Marlin is the reissue, while the gold is vintage from 1966. 馃槂

Wow. 聽Genuinely, I was 55/45 leaning that direction. 聽But, had no real confidence at all!

I love the look of the Marlin but it's just too small for me. How did they wear those things back then. Considering during WW1 men strapped pocket watches to their wrist, were those things tiny. I've never been into pocket watches, so maybe I've overestimated their size.聽

Back on track, 50's and 60's watches seem to be so small. I don't usually wear anything under 40mm. And everything vintages seems to be between 34 and 38mm.

Polishmadman

I love the look of the Marlin but it's just too small for me. How did they wear those things back then. Considering during WW1 men strapped pocket watches to their wrist, were those things tiny. I've never been into pocket watches, so maybe I've overestimated their size.聽

Back on track, 50's and 60's watches seem to be so small. I don't usually wear anything under 40mm. And everything vintages seems to be between 34 and 38mm.

Yeah, they are small, but they have grown on me. 馃槃

Polishmadman

I love the look of the Marlin but it's just too small for me. How did they wear those things back then. Considering during WW1 men strapped pocket watches to their wrist, were those things tiny. I've never been into pocket watches, so maybe I've overestimated their size.聽

Back on track, 50's and 60's watches seem to be so small. I don't usually wear anything under 40mm. And everything vintages seems to be between 34 and 38mm.

Wearing 31mm today. No issues.

Yeah, but does it play the theme tune and have a mind flayer in the back light?

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Aurelian

Wearing 31mm today. No issues.

Most of my beloved vintage digitals are 35mm and smaller.

Deeperblue

Yeah, but does it play the theme tune and have a mind flayer in the back light?

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Mine just says Stranger Things in the backlight, but it does play the tune. 馃ぃ

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Mine just says Stranger Things in the backlight, but it does play the tune. 馃ぃ

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Polishmadman

I love the look of the Marlin but it's just too small for me. How did they wear those things back then. Considering during WW1 men strapped pocket watches to their wrist, were those things tiny. I've never been into pocket watches, so maybe I've overestimated their size.聽

Back on track, 50's and 60's watches seem to be so small. I don't usually wear anything under 40mm. And everything vintages seems to be between 34 and 38mm.

It's just a matter of perspective and taste. Back in the late 80s-90s, the "Men's" Rolex DJ was 36mm or 34mm. 聽I had a 36 and, at the time, thought it was more than big enough. I thought my buddy's 34mm DJ (same 2 toned watch/ we were all lemmings) was too small but it wasn't the "woman's" model which was smaller still. 聽

Now, I think my 36mm DJ is way too small and won't wear anything less than 40mm either. With the apparent trend going back to smaller watches, in 5-10 years, maybe we'll think the bigger watches that are popular today look like boat anchors.

Deeperblue
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I think so!