While wristwatches should always serve the purpose of telling time, first and foremost, it’s still fun to relish in the horological side of mechanical timepieces as well — even ones we’ll never be able to afford. In fact, there’s a reason why a lot of enthusiasts fall into the “look but don’t touch” category: Watches can be expensive!
Known for its highly affordable yet stylish timepieces, Timex has always been an everyman’s watch brand, never more embodied by its ever-popular entry-level dress watch, the Marlin Automatic. A few years back, we saw the reissue of the Marlin — the brand’s first fully mechanical piece in over three decades — based on the ‘60s model of the same name. And now, the American watch giant has added a feature that’s typically reserved for more expensive watches: a sub-dial.
Offering a sportier look thanks in part to a full Arabic numeral dial, the new Marlin Automatic Sub-Dial doesn’t try to overdo it with its new features. After all, the Japanese movement only allows for a single sub-dial in the way of a 24-hour ticker at the 9 o’clock spot to go along with the preexisting date window. The 39mm stainless steel case surrounds either a silver or black dial, with three leather strap options.
Most impressively, the Marlin Automatic Sub-Dial is priced at a very affordable $269. Head over to Timex’s website to sign up for when it becomes available.