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Timex Teams Up With an EDC Trendsetter on the Coolest Watch in Months

The James Brand x Timex Titanium GMT Watch blends the style of a booming EDC company with the renowned reliability of one of the world's largest watchmakers.
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If you follow EDC tools like knives, multitools, pens, or wallets, you know The James Brand. In the last decade, it’s grown from a new company to a leader in the EDC space.

And you almost certainly know of Timex. It’s been ticking strong since the 1800s.

Today, the two brands announced a collaboration with the Timex x James Brand Titanium GMT Watch. Envisioned by Italian watchmaker and Timex Chief Creative Director Giorgio Galli, and designed by the team at The James Brand, the co-branded GMT watch combines the analog soul of the classic field watch with the formal, sophisticated aesthetic of an heirloom timepiece.

The James Brand x Timex Titanium Watch
(Photo/The Jame Brand)

So, what makes this watch stand out?

Timex x The James Brand Titanium GMT Watch

First, this is a GMT watch. That alone makes it a nice, functional automatic watch for travelers. GMT watches allow users to track multiple time zones simultaneously, so they’re ideal for jumping across time zones or working with colleagues in other parts of the world.

The James Brand x Timex Titanium Watch
The James Brand x Timex Titanium Watch with extra band; (photo/The James Brand)

At its heart is a Miyota 9075 movement with 24 jewels and a 42-hour power reserve. It has a 41mm titanium case and weighs in at a modest 4.2 ounces. It ships with two 20mm bracelets, one titanium and one perforated resin.

An antireflective-coated sapphire crystal and case back, screw-down crown, and unidirectional rotating bezel round out a classy package. And the whole thing is water-resistant to 200 m.

The James Brand x Timex Titanium Watch
(Photo/The James Brand)

It’s a handsome EDC timepiece, and at $750, it’s a reasonable price for an automatic GMT watch with its specs.

Note that this is a limited edition, so once it’s gone, it’s gone. Like the look? Pick one up at The James Brand’s website.

It is also part of a three-piece box set with the Chapter 2 titanium knife and Burwell titanium pen (MSRP $1,299) offered exclusively here.

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