TIMEX Q 1979 Reissue

Collecting TIMEX watches for me was collecting mechanical watches and the electric mechanical ones. Apart from the simple robust TIMEX movements the look and feel of the 70's watches was the main attraction of these watches. The Q TIMEX Quartz range didn't appeal to me in that way. So no TIMEX quartz watches in the collection. Until the Q TIMEX Reissue appeared! A flashy colorful sporty vintage-like watch.

First released in 1979, the original diver-inspired Q TIMEX gave a new generation a modern TIMEX watch with quartz technology. A true reissue, TIMEX recreated every detail - including the true-to-the-era woven stainless steel bracelet, functional battery hatch, rotating top ring, luminescent paint and ticking inside is a modern quartz movement.

TIMEX Collezione 75

TIMEX Catalog 1977

Above my 1978 blue Q TIMEX Quartz Day-Date I recently picked up at a local clocks & watches fair. It has a mesmerizing blue dial and a sturdy stainless steel case. A typical product of the (late) seventies. It is powered by the TIMEX Model 73 (2 jewels) quartz controlled balance motor and the 357 battery.