Expedition® Digital Compass

With a Chronograph, Alarm and Timer, this classic digital outdoor watch is designed to withstand the rigors of everyday use.
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  • 24-Hour Countdown Timer
  • Three Daily, Weekday or Weekend Alarms with Five-Minute Backup
  • Three Time Zone Settings
  • 24-Hour Time
  • Month, Day and Date Display
  • Attachment Buckle/Clasp Type: Buckle
  • Attachment Color: Brown
  • Attachment Material: Leather
  • Attachment Type: Strap
  • Battery Type: CR1620
  • Case Color: Gray
  • Case Height: 14mm
  • Case Lug Width: 10 mm
  • Case Material: Resin
  • Case Shape: Round
  • Case Size: Full-Size
  • Case Width: 44 mm
  • Crystal/Lens: Acrylic
  • Dial Markings: Digital
  • Top Ring Color: Silver-Tone
  • Top Ring Material: Resin
  • Warranty: 1 Year Limited
  • Watch Movement: Digital
  • Water Resist: 100 meters

    Love the watch, hate the band

  • I love this watch! Here's the problem: after about 2 years, I need a new band. Stores who sell the bands don't have this one and no one seems to know where I can get it. Is there a replacement band? I'd love to keep using the watch, but the strap is broken.

    .Battery life, comfortable, Performance, reliable, Rugged, Worn all the time

    band is hard to replace

    I'd love to give it a higher rating, but loses it's appeal when I can't replace a worn out band/strap. It shouldn't be so difficult to find a strap. It would be helpful if straps were sold on your website AND if the replacement band number was listed somehow on the product information page.

  • d2aggies


    Where can I find a band?

  • I am very happy with this watch and very unhappy with the band which has disintegrated. Where can I find a new band???

    .Battery life, comfortable, easy to read, Performance, reliable, Worn all the time

    crummy band

    Cannot find a band for this product. Why would such a simple thing be so hard to do??

  • Wolf


    I agree with catman.

  • I agree this watch is very dependable, but the band



    the watch band is very flimsy and began deteriorating in a short time.

  • drdak1


    Great watch, bad band

  • I think this is a great watch. I love Timex and its products. They are reliable and efficient. Ive been in the Military since 1997, and Timex was my first watch. I still have it. I needed a watch with a digital compass since I didnt wnt to get lost in Iraq or Afg. Only Con is its Band. Im calling the comp to gt a replcmt.

    .Battery life, comfortable, easy to read, Performance, reliable, Rugged, stylish, Value, Worn all the time


    Great product. Other watches with same avilities are extreemly expensive and unreliable

  • catman


    Excellent Watch, Poor Band

  • The watch itself is perfect, never had a problem with it, its lasted me so far 3 years, maybe more, the ONLY thing i dont like about it, is the band, i had to replace the band twice, its not great with water, after time the band starts to fall apart. (Im a lifeguard, so im in the water constantly, if your not in the water that much, it might last u a bit longer) Other than that, i give the watch itself 5 stars,

    .Battery life, comfortable, easy to read, Performance, reliable, Rugged, stylish, Value, Worn all the time

    watch band

    Reason is the same as the review... My review... The watch itself is perfect, never had a problem with it, its lasted me so far 3 years, maybe more, the ONLY thing i dont like about it, is the band, i had to replace the band twice, its not great with water, after time the band starts to fall apart. (Im a lifeguard, so im in the water constantly, if your not in the water that much, it might last u a bit longer) Other than that, i give the watch itself 5 stars,

  • Richard


    Arrived defective

  • _x000D__x000D_the watch arrived defective. The stop button did not function. I had to return the watch. This is the first of many Timex watches that arrived defective

  • aZimmet


    Good working watch, band not so much

  • I purchased this watch back in 2006 and have worn it everywhere while doing everyday stuff: Work, while doing construction and while doing some intense gardening. The watch has been under water a number of times, but now the band is falling apart and like everyone else, I can't find a replacement band. I will call Timex customer service to see if I can buy one from Timex directly. Love the compass feature!

    .Battery life, comfortable, easy to read, Performance, stylish, Value, Worn all the time


    Good value for the price, just wish the band was as rugged as the watch itself.

  • macattack


    Good watch lousy band

  • The band doesn't last long, and no one carries it.



  • dkahanu


    Good Watch

  • The watch is easy to read, comfortable to wear and has practical features.

    .comfortable, easy to read

    needs a serious read of the instructions

    Good value for the money spent

  • Walker


    not recommended

  • This is the third timex watch (different models)with a digital compass I've purchased. the first two went back nearly immediately as they were about as accurate as my best guess where north was. this model is slightly better than that but needs to be recalibrated quite often. The band started to come apart after about 1 month and now is almost unuseable. In fact I am writing this review due to the fact that it appears that a new band is not offered for it (how that is possible I have no idea). I would strongly recomend you look elsewhere for a watch of this type. I purchased this model because it's size is much more reasonable than the higher priced compass type watches (which I've also owned) but it now appears it is going in the trash. I think I'm giving up on a compass on my wrist.

    .Battery life, comfortable, easy to read, Value, Worn all the time, size

    Performance, Quality, cant buy a band

    cant buy a band to replace the one that wore out after 5 months. unbelievable

  • ruggggus


    Great Watch,Horrible Band Life

  • I love all the features of the watch, but the straps on the band broke and the rest of the band is coming apart. I want to keep the watch but nobody has a band to replace. Please help me!..Thank you.

    .Battery life, comfortable, easy to read, Worn all the time

    very poor band

  • pjdci


    good watch bad band

  • Is a real good watch but good luck finding a replacement band. mine broke after a couple of months. I cant find one anywhere.



    its a good watch love the compass but cant find a band to fit it. my band broke after a couple of months

  • robespi


    Like the watch, BUT

  • Beautiful band for a few weeks. I bought the watch because of the compass feature, which all still works, but my watch looks horable. a couple of months ago my compass bezel fell off and was lost. So I don't like wearing it because it does not look good anymore.

    .Battery life, easy to read

    Appearance, Performance, Quality, Value

    I've always worn Timex watches. Tried others in the same price range, but didn't like them.

  • Burnout


    best purchase ever

  • "Beautiful band for a few weeks. I bought the watch because of the compass feature, which all still works, but my watch looks horable. a couple of months ago my compass bezel fell off and was lost. So I don't like wearing it because it does not look good anymore." I couldn't find a band. Please send me one.

    .Battery life, comfortable, Performance

  • hasanakbulut13


    Good Watch, BAD Band!!!

  • I wore this watch everytime I'm out hunting. When the band broke -- I can't find a replacement anywhere locally.

    .easy to read, reliable, Rugged, Worn all the time

    watch band

    When the band breaks -- you'll be out of luck finding a replacement.

  • Peskadot


    nice watch terrible band

  • Trying to locate where I found the address to send the check and the old falling apart watch band to so that I can get my third replacement sometimes they last for a year before completely falling apart about a week before starting to fall apart this time I will remember to keep the return info in a safe place

  • Todd P


    me too, nice watch bad band

  • Just wanted to join the list, nice watch but the band went to pieces in about 6 months and a replacement would be nice since you cant find one in stores. And one other minor annoyance...when hitting the function button it tends to go more than one function per press.

    .comfortable, easy to read, reliable, Worn all the time


    I really liked my other timex watches but this one was the most expensive one i've purchased but was the one i was able to wear the least amount of time.

  • billvie


    rugged appearance, not performance

  • Unlike another reviewer, my "combat watch" didn't make it through basic training. A watch advertised and engraved with the claim of "water resistant to 100 meters" should be able to withstand a light handwashing. Mine didn't, and the display got all cloudy and unreadable. I love all the useful features of this watch, but what good are they if you can't read the display? How can I risk taking it to combat if it cannot stand up to the rigors of normal, everyday use? In addition, the rugged appearance did not amount to rugged performance. The Compass bezel quickly wore out; it wouldn't stay in place and became difficult to rotate. Considering all the complaints about the wristband (which I understand is being corrected), it is ironic that all my watch was good for was as a decorative wristband! Whatever you do, don't take one of these unreliable watches on an "Expedition" where you might really need it to live up to its name. I'm sending mine in for warranty service. Maybe I just got a bad one. Update to follow.

    .comfortable, Value, Worn all the time, compass, hydration timer, 3 time zones, 3 alarms w/ different chimes, chronograph, timer, military time

    Performance, not water resistant, "compass" bezel is flimsy

    I have had great experience with the Ironman series of watches, but the Expedition Compass watch let me down when I really needed it. I would expect more consistent quality throughout products within a similar price range.

  • jkb0014


    expedition compass

  • I love my expedition. I own two watches one a Rolex and the other an expedition. I ware the expedition 95% of the time. Wish I could buy a new watch band for it. John

    .Battery life, comfortable, easy to read, Performance, reliable, Rugged, stylish, Value, Worn all the time

    watch band, can't buy band

    Love it

  • Dean


    weak band

  • The leather band broke within 1st year. None of the local stores carry replacement bands.

    .Battery life, comfortable, easy to read, Worn all the time

    weak band

  • megsboy


    Combat watch

  • i have had three of these. I dont even look at other watches. I had my first one throught Basic training and my first deployment, the only reason i got a new one then is because the face had moister and my buddy fixed it and kept it so it would have lasted longer. I dont understand complaints this watch went through a tour and im infantry.

    .Battery life, comfortable, easy to read, reliable, Rugged, Worn all the time

    Durable and reliable

  • William


    On my 3rd band, ordered by phone, info here!

  • Great watch, I've replaced the battery several times over the years, which is to be expected. But the band DOES flake out, and I don't bother with the original plastic buckle version anymore; instead I've switched over to a Velcro version and am ordering my 3rd band now from customer service. Call the nice lady at 1-800-448-4639 and ask for part #42691. I kept my old order number and she found all the shipping info for me - awesome. For $10 including shipping I should have a nice new watchband in "10-14 working days". Seriously beats hassling with the dont-knows in the watch dept.

  • Steve H, Colorado


    Great Watch

  • I bought this watch three years ago.The battery is still going and still have the band it came with but wearing down. I would buy this watch again.

    .Battery life, comfortable, easy to read, Performance, reliable, Rugged, Value, Worn all the time, always know nsew

    watch band

    The Watch is great in every way. I only wish it came with an extra band.

  • Leverne


    great watch / new band available

  • I agree the watch is great but the cloth leather band does wear out quickly. I contacted Timex about a replacement. There were three options. I went with a black rubber band. Very inexpensive and shipped in 4 days.

    .comfortable, easy to read, Performance, Rugged, Value, Worn all the time


    The product is great. durability is great. The customer service I recieved was great.

  • Jamm


    Great watch-poor band

  • Dual time feature is great. Survives heavy gardening and outdoor work. Still looks good aside from the band. Had watch for almost a year and the band has finally bit the dust. The fabric has frayed and finally broke. Stores do not carry replacement bands for this watch.

    .Battery life, comfortable, easy to read, reliable, Rugged, Worn all the time


    usually stand behind product. products usually last a long time.

  • highmpgscoot


    Good watch, weak band

  • I have, at present, three Timex watches. In all cases, the band wears out WAY before the watch. I have two Expedition watches that I really like; they are feature-rich, durable, easy to understand and use. BUT the watch bands wear out and break and I can't find suitable replacements. The after-market bands that say they are for these watches are unsuitable and don't fit right. Please, Timex make replacement bands for these good watches; I'm currently wearing one that the band is barely holding together, while two others are just sitting on my dresser taking up space.

    .Rugged, Performance, comfortable, Worn all the time, Battery life, easy to read, reliable, Value

    band wears out

    Recommend the timepieces, can't say the same about bands.

  • rich59


    Got better as I used more features

  • The compass caught my eye. I like interesting features that other watches don't have. When I need a new watch, I always get something different. Style and beauty count too. This watch has a very good mixture. Setting the compass required a little work on my part, but once set it has worked flawlessly. The timer feature next became more and more useful, followed be the Alarms 1,2 & 3. I am one that reads manuals and tries out features. Several more to try, but even with what I've used, it was a good buy.

    .Battery life, comfortable, easy to read, Performance, reliable, stylish, Value, Worn all the time, useful/fun features

    band life

    Good value says it all.

  • Goeasy


    Great watch, but I need help finding a replacement band!

  • I'd give it a better recommendation, if it weren't for the watch band NOT being readily available as other bands are.

  • Ray M, California



  • I am disappointed in this watch. I thought it would be more rugged and stand up better. The band is a failure and he watch is useful but not user friedly. Look for something better in your search for an outdoor wrist piece.

    .Battery life

    Appearance, Performance, Quality, Size & weight, Uncomfortable, Value

    Timex has be fairly reliable over the years, but i believe thay have manufactured most of their products cheaply in 3rd world countries and this has cost them quality

  • Watchman


    No Support

  • Watch works OK. Never got compass really working. Can't get replacement band.

    No support for bands. This watch (a gift) and its predecessor keep 'blowing out' bands and replacing them is a pain--if possible.

  • Rob


    Worst Band Ever!!!

  • I purchased the watch prior to reading reviews (bad move). The band reminds me of stuff that engineers designed in the 70's/80's-it'll go bad only in a matter of short time and they'll have to buy a new one. Love the watch, want a new, improved band-period.

    .Worn all the time

    Quality, band has got to go




    Do Not Purchase this watch.

  • Once the original band wears out, about a year for me, you need to buy a new watch because you can't buy a new band. It's a good, well liked watch that has such a poor quality band it ruins the watch. I need a replacement band!

    .Battery life, comfortable, easy to read

    Performance, Quality, Value

    No because I can not replace the band. I would recommend this watch if it had a better band or a replacement band could be purchased.

  • malicoat


    Great watch + Weak/Unique Band = Junk

  • I love the watch, unique and rich set functions, reliable and looks good! However, the band (which looks great initially) starts to fray within a year and then breaks. I could deal with that but I find no reference to the rather uniquely fitted band for possible replacement even on this listing for the watch at the Timex site. Unfortunately, that makes this watch practically worthless after a year or so.

  • Bret A, California


    Cant buy band

  • I love the watch but the strap fell apart. No one carries new bands

    .easy to read, Performance, reliable

    Why dont they carry replacement bands?

  • T42761


    Great Watch horrible band

  • I love the watch but the band wore out way too fast and I can't find a replacement!

    .Battery life, comfortable, easy to read, Performance, reliable, Rugged

    band wear

    Band wore out way too fast and can't find a replacement

  • timexfanmichigan


    Compass Watch

  • I bought this watch four years ago in Havasu, Arizona. It has given great service - I prefer it to two expensive watches that were given to me later. Of special appeal are the clear and easy to read numbers. I have no difficulty reading informatioin in low to no light, with or without glasses. The original leather wristband wore out quickly due to hard wear but the plastic replacement is lasting well. Batteries give long life. I am completely happy with this product.

  • TedT


    Weak band

  • The watch is ok and overall performance is great. The band is weak and will tear appart in a few months. No way to get a replacement in the stores.

    .easy to read


    Second timex I've bought. First was ok. This one was bellow expectation because of the poor quality of band.

  • glalucas


    Band is not as durable as the watch.

  • The band did not last very long before it started tearing up. I have not been able to find a replacement in stores.

  • Brian M, Alabama


    Faulty band

  • "Like everyone else, This watch came with a very bad band (does not last a year) and no one carrys THE replacement band."

    .Battery life, easy to read, Performance, reliable, Rugged, Worn all the time


    I have had good luck over the years. I am very hard on watches so as the old commercial said take a licking and keeps on ticking. I choose to wear it over my Seiko. But the last couple that I have bought the bands stink.

  • jwreal


    Nice Watch

  • Timex has a great variety with numerous feature. This product in my experience is really good.

    .easy to read, Performance, reliable, stylish, Value

  • ajay


    Band Frays within Days

  • I love the watch and it's features, but the band is a huge dissapointment. If Timex would fix the band this watch would be a great success.

    .comfortable, easy to read, Performance, reliable, Worn all the time, multiple time zones and easy switching zones

    Quality, band frays within days, no alternative band available

    I love timex watches but the band on this one lets them down.

  • phxozzie


    Disappointing Product

  • I planned to have this watch for years as I love the design and features How come you don't plan to have strap replacement? External trap material is fine, but interior is falling apart

  • Francisco P, Texas


    great watch, lousy band

  • I took this watch to iraq for nine months the compass worked perfectly in the desert, however I have found it hard to find a replacement watch band. To this day I have not found a replacement band anywhere. I have shopped evrywhere timex recommended and still came out empty handed.

    .reliable, Rugged, Worn all the time

    watch band

    timex is a realiable watch maker. however i have had a hard time finding a replacement for the worn out band.

  • wrican


    Band is fine, watch is great!

  • I went looking for this watch online because I have one and my wife wants a women's version of the same thing. I saw all the poor reviews and wondered what all the complaining was about. I love this watch - it has all the features I can think of plus the Timex reliability. The band has been fine for me, no problems whatsoever. I've had it for 8 months now, and it's worn in as much as you'd expect for an 8-month old leather/cloth band. I have no complaints whatsoever and would enthusiastically recommend it to friends - and my wife!

    .Battery life, comfortable, easy to read, Performance, reliable, Rugged, stylish, Value, Worn all the time

    I love it - it has everything I was looking for and at a good price.

  • OrangeFish


    Tough as Nails

  • Yes, the band is poorly designed. Like the other reviewers stated, the cloth frayed on it, and the loops to tuck the tail into broke. However, I have been wearing this watch day in and day out for two years now, and the watch itself is as tough as they come. I would love an altimeter, but for the price, you can't beat this watch for everyday use. Obviously, I'll wear a different watch for dress occasions due to the unsightly band on this one! And how can there not be a replacement band?! Come on, Timex, you're better than that!

    .Battery life, easy to read, Performance, reliable, Rugged, Value, Worn all the time


    Great watch, poor band construction.

  • ryanutz


    Great watch...HORRIBLE band

  • I got this watch as a gift and i loved it. I spend alot of time in the field studying birds and this watch comes in so handy. I would use the counter to count down 5 minutes when i do my point count surveys for birds. I would use the hydrate counter to remind me to drink water ever so often when i am working out at the gym. It was so handy....until the band broke. The cloth on the leather started fraying not long after i got it but i never minded too much because the watch itself was so useful...but then the band broke. I actually came to TIMEX.COM to see if i could get a replacement band because i searched everywhere else for it. It was while here at TIMEX i realised how many persons are saying the same thing about the band. Great Watch....HORRIBLE band....avoid this watch.

    .comfortable, easy to read, reliable, Rugged, stylish, Worn all the time

    band breaks quickly, band is not replaceable, poor band design

  • Ricardo


    Compass watch

  • Watch is great, but the watch band fails to the point you can not use it withing a couple of weeks and unable to replace so far.

    Watch band fails within a couple of week of wearing it.

  • john7420


    Proprietary watchband!?!

  • Love the watch, but the band...well, it started falling apart within a month. I trimmed off all the fraying fabric inlay and lived with just leather (or pleather?) for almost 2 years. Eventually, the band broke at the hole I need to secure it, so I removed it. The band is held in with two screws for each end, it does not use spring posts like 99.99% of the watches in the world, the band is proprietary. Once it fails, you cannot replace the band from the rack at any department or jewelery store. For this reason alone I would NOT recommend buying this watch. I think that because of the bubble level at 12-o'clock position, they could not use spring posts, so they came up with a unique band design that was attractive, inexpensive, and somewhat thoughtless. The only plus I can think of for this band is that it is much more secure than spring posts. Maybe it they included adaptors to use a standard replacement watchband, but they do not. In my perfect world, I would have tried to design it to accept standard bands by moving the attachment point away 1/4" or so, then replaced the springposts with a single long screw that goes through the watch, through the band, then into the opposite end of the watch.

    Too expensive for a watch that is useless after the proprietaty band fails. Other brands use standard size watchbands, availible for under $9 everywhere in countless styles and sizes.

  • GadgetDan


    So So

  • Like everyone else has been saying...this does not live up to anyone's expectations. I work as a canoe/kayak guide in MN and WI and my watch band disintegrated in less than a year. Right now it's permanently on my wrist held together by string and duct tape until I can order a replacement. The watch itself works well but why wouldn't they put a higher quality band on and one that isn't so hard to find a replacement for? NOT worth the $75 price tag.

  • Dillon M, North Dakota


    Great watch Horrible band

  • Band broke within a couple of months. I called the service center today and they said they would send me a new one. Hopefully it will last longer than last one. Great watch.

    .easy to read, reliable, Rugged, Worn all the time

    Quality, bad band

    bad watch band

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