I found a Timex retailer the other night and despite myself I was struck by a wave of nostalgia which prompted this post. I was shocked to see the new product range is full of enormous, silly watches, including a new, ludicrously big recreation of their classic, metal-banded original Indiglo digital. You know the one where you flip out the strap-catcher to adjust it? Almost tempted to get one of them for pure reminiscence' sake! I think most of us have a soft spot for Timex, and I have owned a couple in the past- I got rid of one very basic analog model due to it's inability to avoid looking drunken as it crazily stopped and started round the dial. I had an Ironman about 10 years ago and it seemed to be absolutely fine, but I gave it to a friend after a couple of days as he was smitten by it and I wasn't. But the new Ironmans seem to warrant at least further research. Please note, I am not expecting full-on G-Shock quality and durability. I'm just wondering whether the membership reckon Timex these days make a decent watch which won't fall apart after a couple of years. Or am I best to try another model (say the Expedition range, which would allow the aftermarket NATO option?) or just stay away from a brand which has had it's time and was never actually up to much in the first place.
Any input is appreciated.