Oct 10, 20175162 views
Here’s another Two-for-Tuesday - My Timex Retrograde Chronograph Premium Collection model T2M430

I bought a pair of Timex Retrograde Chronograph Premium Collection watches back when my son was young - like around 9yrs old. This was his very first watch, we were both proud. I had our names engraved on the case backs in hopes that he would always remember the moment.

The watch looked so big on his little wrist back then, now this 45mm case looks small on his near 20yrs old arm….ha! I remember paying about $100 each for these watches at Target, at the time there were the coolest looking Timex watches on the market with it’s fancy sub-dials and black, white and orange accents.

My son’s watch (the T2M428 model) had a layer of orange colored latex sandwiched in between the two layers of the black genuine leather strap. A year or two later he turned out to be allergic to latex so I had to swap-out the leather band for a nato style strap. My version (the T2M430 model) shipped with a stainless steel bracelet but I fell in love with the black & orange leather strap - so I hunted down and after market strap online, bought it and put the bracelet on the shelf. As he has gotten older he less allergic to latex so he’s now able to ware the original black & orange strap for short periods of time perhaps 1-2 day stretches.

Movement: Japanese Quartz Chronograph Movement
Complications: Day, Date, and 24hr GMT Sub-dials
Case: 45mm Polished Stainless Steel
Crystal: Scratch Resistant Mineral
Bezel: Fixed Coin-Edge External
Bezel: Tri-Color 60min Internal
Band: 22mm Stainless Steel Bracelet
WR: 100-meter




torymuller, GES11T, and 4 others

I like the way you think Randy.... Those are nice looking to boot!