So you’re buying someone a watch. It’s a thoughtful gift, and one likely to be used and appreciated every day for many years to come. But because it’s such a personal item — one that has to fit into an existing wardrobe and aesthetic — a gifted wristwatch has the potential to be wonderful or not-so-wonderful.
From the fitness-focused gymgoer to the punctual student, and from the weekday warrior to the whimsical dreamer, Timex offers wristwatches to suit a glorious variety of tastes, styles and wrists. Read on for our top picks, and feel free to shop our bestsellers and seasonal selections for more gift-giving inspiration.
FOR THE FITNESS FIEND: TIMEX IRONMAN R300
We know there’s no finish line. That’s why we built our TIMEX® IRONMAN® R300 GPS watch for constant improvement. This smartwatch is packed with a powerhouse battery, onboard GPS, continuous optical heart rate monitoring, guided workouts from elite athletes and coaches, and more, delivering a range of performance metrics to help you tune your workouts and reach your running goals. The crisp sunlight-readable display, simple user interface and robust mobile connectivity come together for a made-for-sports smartwatch that will have no trouble keeping up with you.
FOR THE CLEAN-AND-SIMPLE LOOK: ORIGINALS 38MM
A well-dressed update to our favorite case design, you can see for yourself why this classic analog shape has stood the test of time. The simple round watch, with a perfectly beveled edge, holds a rose gold-tone dial and polished hour markers that complement the rose gold-tone case. Quick-release spring bars attach a rose gold-tone stainless steel mesh bracelet to complete this everyday staple.
FOR THE ALWAYS-ON ACTIVITY TRACKER: TIMEX METROPOLITAN
Metropolitan S has all the functionality you need including up to 2 weeks of battery life. This sleek design boasts an impressive AMOLED display that you can customize with over 20+ dial designs. Plus, 24/7 activity and sleep tracking for your health and fitness goals, on-board GPS, optical heart rate sensor, notifications and much more. This is the perfect smartwatch to fit your busy lifestyle. The black silicone strap is complemented by a black metal case and scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass lens.
FOR THE SOPHISTICATED RISING STAR: CELESTIAL OPULENCE AUTOMATIC
Inspired by the movement of the night sky, our Celestial Opulence Automatic moves naturally to the rhythm of your life. Powered by your motion as you wear the watch, the movement can store a maximum 40 hours of energy. If motionless longer than 40 hours, wind the watch using the crown until you feel resistance, set it and place the watch back on your wrist where every motion will provide energy for the movement. The exhibition case back displays its 21-jewel automatic movement, while the blue textured strap and rose gold-tone stainless steel case are complemented by celestial details and Swarovski® crystal accents on the blue dial and a rotating disk for the floating hour-hand.
FOR THE THROWBACK NOSTALGIA FAN: TIMEX T80
Our T80 is a throwback to the decade that gave us big hair, big music and big dreams. It also pays homage to our first digital watches, some of the first to hit the market. To honor those early hits, we’re proudly reintroducing the T80 for a whole new generation – a watch that’s both a stylish accessory and a serious timekeeping device. The fun retro design packs a date display, a stopwatch and an alarm into something that looks great no matter where you’re going from here. Rock your T80 on an expansion band, a bracelet or even a strap of your choice – we don’t mind, as long as you rock it.
FOR WEEK-IN/WEEK-OUT VERSATILITY: Waterbury Traditional Automatic 35mm
This Waterbury automatic watch provides an update to a true classic. Beneath the stunning patterned dial with geometric engravings, layered with natural mother-of-pearl and Swarovski® crystal markers, you’ll find a 21-jewel automatic movement with a 40-hour power reserve. Powered by your motion as you wear the watch, the movement can store a maximum 40 hours of energy. If motionless longer than 40 hours, wind the watch using the crown until the seconds hand begins to sweep again, then set the time and place the watch back on your wrist where every motion will provide energy for the movement. Housed in a classic Waterbury traditional case and presented on an elegant two-tone stainless–steel bracelet, this watch is timeless with the perfect combination of style and functionality.
FOR THE FUNCTIONAL MINIMALIST: WOMEN’S FAIRFIELD CHRONOGRAPH
We challenged ourselves to create a chronograph watch with minimalist Bauhaus influences. We think you’ll love this tastefully simple watch with a black IP stainless steel mesh band and black dial.
FOR THE TASTEFULLY DELICATE: FAIRFIELD FLORAL 37MM
Minimalist does not have to mean simple. Rather, our Fairfield Floral collection provides just the right touch of understated elegance. Drawing inspiration from the delicate peony flower, this watch features a romantic foil-print patterned blush leather strap, rose gold-tone case and our INDIGLO® backlight reveals a hidden floral pattern on the ivory dial.