Just released is the new Timex Navi XL Automatic, which is the first mechanical watch in this collection and the first mechanical “military-style” sport watch from Timex. With a green dial, that distinct hour hand, and overall thoughtful proportions and finishes, this is an impressive offering from Timex. Navi XL Automatic brings together design inspiration from the earliest diver-style watches and pairs it with a 21- jewel automatic movement… so your watch keeps ticking as long as you keep moving.
The stainless steel case with a rotating top ring, green dial provide a modern take on this vintage design.
The green dial looks fantastic in person, as it’s not bright or too in-your-face. The hands, dial, and applied indices are all about as nice as you could expect for this price point and even a little higher.
Timex Navi XL Automatic Product Details
- Case Material: Stainless Steel
- Buckle/Clasp: Buckle
- Case Colour: Stainless Steel
- Case Finish: Brushed/Polished
- Case Shape: Round
- Case Size: Full Size
- Crystal/Lens: Mineral Glass
- Dial Colour: Green
- Dial Markings: Markers (Full)
- Water Resistance: 100 meters
- Top Ring Color: Stainless Steel
- Top Ring Material: Stainless Steel
- Case Height: 13.5 mm
- Strap and Lug Width: 20 mm
The Navi XL Automatic is the product of a brand that’s been paying attention to the “non-negotiables” of buyers in this price range. This price range is packed with homage watches, but not much in the way of design with at least a semblance of originality and a personality that has roots/history that are the brand’s own and not appropriated or simply made up.
Definitely nothing that’s American. This is where Timex excels with the Navi XL Automatic.
The movement is what it is, and Timex has the word “Japan” engraved on the rotor right above its own logo. The Miyota movement has a 40-hour power reserve and isn’t finished with any extra frills or embellishments. It’s competent, and it doesn’t seem like Timex is trying to fool anyone.