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Timex Navi XL

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Jonathan Tayag
Timex Navi XL

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With how frequently you see Timex watches in an EDC pocket dump in the modern day, it’s easy to forget how long Timex has been around, making quality timepieces for generations. Since the 1850s, Timex has been making clocks and watches, and their rich history allows them to reach back into their catalog to bring back unique timepieces. Take the original Timex dive watch, revived for 2020 in the Navi XL with a classic style that’s been updated with modern touches that make it well suited for everyday wear. With timeless looks and enduring performance, it’s time to take a look at this modern classic for EDC.

The classic styling of the 41mm stainless steel case and the 24 hour Arabic numeral legends hearken back to the early dive watches of the past, but its quartz analog movement and mineral glass case help ensure that the watch keeps on working through daily bumps and scratches. A full 100-meter water resistance rating means you can take this down with you for a swim, which also means it will definitely be able to handle a big downpour or even a vigorous washing of hands—ever more appropriate these days.

The lume on the watch is big and bright thanks to Timex's signature Indiglo illumination, with sizable coverage on the indices and hands that allow for easy legibility even in the dark. And the watch comes with a 20mm standard pull-through strap, but you can swap that for any NATO or Zulu-style strap you might prefer instead. With its good looks and customization, you can wear this watch with you to any occasion.

If you’re looking for a reliable new watch for everyday carry that has a hint of the classic watches of days past, the Timex Navi XL diver’s watch is a great place to start. It’s available in three colorways, and you can check it out for yourself and make it your own today at the link below.

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Jonathan Tayag

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About the Author
Jonathan Tayag is secretly an information technology and corporate security expert who prefers to moonlight as a creative event and commercial photographer whenever possible. His varied experience and substantial travels have led him to seek, without even thinking about it at first, the best gear for the best use at the best price available. Before the concept of EDC (everyday carry) firmly took hold, Jonathan already spent untold amounts of time optimizing for the best-in-slot pieces of gear, from cameras and lenses to pocket knives, pens, and bags and packs. In November 2015, Jonathan joined EverydayCarry.com and has since written numerous articles and guides to help impart his knowledge to the community as a whole.

Jonathan's photographic works have appeared on numerous online websites, print, video, and television outlets for over a decade. Jonathan's previous clients include Blizzard Entertainment, Red Bull, ESL, Razer, and several other endemic and non-endemic esports sponsors and brands. His work also features heavily in online competitive gaming communities, especially those of the StarCraft and Fighting Game genres. You've likely seen his work if you've spent time in a stream or in-game chat over the years.

Discussion (3 total)

John ·
It would be nice to have a date function for EDC.
How'd they make it bigger, but lose functionality? No date function?
If only they had a date window, I would definitely grab one. I've owned Timex watches since I was 5 years old, so for 35 years, and I still have one that is 30 years old and it STILL works. I've delegated most of my Timex watches to work watches, but ONLY because "they can take a licking and keep on ticking", and I need reliable watches when I'm working!!!

That said though, I still have a few nicer Timex quartz watches and I do still use them occasionally, even though most of my massive watch collection is priced WAY above your typical Timex watch! To me, that says a LOT about them, their OLD heritage, and their overall quality!

They might not be manufactured in Westbury anymore, but they're still a very reliable and quality timepiece, for a VERY fair price IMO 😎👍⌚⌚⌚⌚⌚⌚⌚