First Look: Timex Marlin Automatic

First Look: Timex Marlin Automatic

Postby Racer-X » October 3rd 2018, 10:05am

“Just out, the Timex Marlin Automatic continues the brand’s venture back into mechanical watches that started with the true-to-original Marlin released in the fall of 2017. Where last year’s 34-millimeter Marlin almost exactly imitated a back-catalog watch, the new 40-millimeter Marlin Automatic we have on hand is a whole new design that draws its inspiration from the same era.”

https://wornandwound.com/first-look-timex-marlin-automatic/
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Re: First Look: Timex Marlin Automatic

Postby foghorn » October 3rd 2018, 10:18am

Very tempting. Especially the burgundy, mainly due to the fact that its strap has ruddy stitching. This might be the first use of the word "ruddy" in a watch review. It is my favorie of the colorways. (colourways?)
Had I not already gotten the 34mm manual wind and strapped it on a manly ROMUNDA strap I'd be all over this nostalgic gem.
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Re: First Look: Timex Marlin Automatic

Postby JAS1125 » October 3rd 2018, 10:21am

Still think it's a bit steep for the 8215 movement.....$125-150, I'd jump

For comparison's sake

https://www.amazon.com/Orient-Bambino-J ... B07B49QG1H
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Re: First Look: Timex Marlin Automatic

Postby foghorn » October 3rd 2018, 10:50am

JAS1125 wrote:Still think it's a bit steep for the 8215 movement.....$125-150, I'd jump

For comparison's sake

https://www.amazon.com/Orient-Bambino-J ... B07B49QG1H




I'm a nut for nostalgia. So I like the Timex.
Plus I'm the only one in online watchdom that doesn't care for Orient. Fie on them!!!

That new Bulova is reported to have the same movement for 800 bucks!! I hope that's wrong.
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Re: First Look: Timex Marlin Automatic

Postby conjurer » October 3rd 2018, 10:03pm

Nope. Sorry. Two fifty for this? I don't think so.
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Re: First Look: Timex Marlin Automatic

Postby mrneddles » October 4th 2018, 10:19am

I may bite on one, or at least throw it out there to my wife and see if one ends up under the tree in December. I always liked the look of my Bambinos but the 21mm lugs drove me insane.
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Re: First Look: Timex Marlin Automatic

Postby koimaster » October 5th 2018, 10:15am

https://www.timex.com/marlin-40mm-autom ... rlinAutoA1

I do like the red dial though.

Nice to see you Mr.Neddles. How are things in Carolina with all of the bad weather?
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Re: First Look: Timex Marlin Automatic

Postby mrneddles » October 10th 2018, 9:45am

koimaster wrote:Nice to see you Mr.Neddles. How are things in Carolina with all of the bad weather?


Thanks for asking! Tragic property loss for those in North Carolina and the northern portions of South Carolina. Charleston dodged a bullet, but all the state of emergency closures, including tomorrow for Hurrican Mike, have causes an economic shit show.
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Re: First Look: Timex Marlin Automatic

Postby koimaster » October 10th 2018, 11:00am

mrneddles wrote:
koimaster wrote:Nice to see you Mr.Neddles. How are things in Carolina with all of the bad weather?


Thanks for asking! Tragic property loss for those in North Carolina and the northern portions of South Carolina. Charleston dodged a bullet, but all the state of emergency closures, including tomorrow for Hurrican Mike, have causes an economic shit show.



Never good to have this type of weather. It makes for tragic circumstances. A family member is in the path of Mike She lives just north of Tampa & is 87 so I have someone checking on her right now to make certain she is ok or to get her to a safe place.
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Re: First Look: Timex Marlin Automatic

Postby koimaster » October 12th 2018, 9:49am

Just read a review on the automatic version of this and complaints abound including why they bothered with a date window you cannot see without a microscope.


Just to update on the Timex situation. I REALLY wanted to like these watches. I ordered the 34mm manual wind and returned it within a day because it wouldn't run consistently. Just got the 40mm auto today. Not a bad looking watch, but a RIDICULOUSLY small date window. Running fine. Actually a pretty nice leather strap.
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Re: First Look: Timex Marlin Automatic

Postby foghorn » October 12th 2018, 10:37am

I wonder if they bitch about the date window on the Sinn 556 too? It's tiny too.





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Re: First Look: Timex Marlin Automatic

Postby conjurer » October 12th 2018, 10:40am

The hands are kind of short, too.
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Re: First Look: Timex Marlin Automatic

Postby foghorn » October 12th 2018, 10:45am

conjurer wrote:The hands are kind of short, too.




Yup-I said that at WUS and was promptly scolded.
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Re: First Look: Timex Marlin Automatic

Postby conjurer » October 12th 2018, 11:29am

foghorn wrote:
conjurer wrote:The hands are kind of short, too.




Yup-I said that at WUS and was promptly scolded.


Yup. WUSsies are good for that.
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