If you recall, last year mega watchmaker Timex released the vintage-inspired Marlin, a simple time-only, manually-wound, understated watch. The price tag? $199. It was a runaway hit and sold out almost immediately. Well, lucky for you, the Marlin is back with a Todd Snyder exclusive version with black dial, the aptly-named Marlin Blackout. The watch is almost identical to the original – same movement, same case, same sub-$200 price – just with a dressier black dial. What’s not to like?
I have always appreciated the Timex Marlin. Finally, a good-looking, modern watch that winds, all for under $200. As someone who steadily trends towards lusting after higher-value pieces, I find the Marlin both refreshing and a good buy. The black dial version (as opposed to the original silvered dial), is a great change as it lends itself to being more of a dress watch. Speaking of, have you looked for a manually-wound dress watch for under $200 lately? Yeah, the options are pretty limited if you ask me. This is by far your best bet, and you’d better hurry if you’re interested since supply is very limited. The only thing to note here is the movement: It’s marked as MOVT CHINA, and while Timex has not confirmed the origins of the movement a lot of people have speculated that it is a Seagull ST6.
Model: Marlin Blackout
Case Material: Stainless steel
Dial Color: Black
Indexes: Numerals and batons
Water Resistance: Up to 30m
Strap/Bracelet: Leather strap with lizard embossed pattern
Caliber: Manually-wound movement (MOVT CHINA)
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Pricing & Availability
Availability: Exclusively through Todd Snyder
Limited Edition: Yes
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