Yesterday, we started to take a look at one of the best look Timex models I’ve had the pleasure to review – the T Series Racing Chronograph. Â Today, we’ll finish up the review, and I’ll give you my final recommendation.
Rounding out the rest of the dial, we have the date display at 4 o’clock, and sub-seconds at 6 o’clock. Â With the sub-seconds, I am a little bit torn. Â Without it being encircled, it does help it blend into the dial a bit more, but it also seems to throw off the symmetry that the other sub-dials are establishing. Â Again, though, that’s a minor issue.
Of course, just like the other Timex models we’ve reviewed here, nighttime visibility is superbly enabled courtesy of the EL Indiglo backlight. Â It always throws me off a bit to not see any lume whatsoever on the hands or dials. Â That said, the backlighting is more than adequate, and ensures you can always tell the time, provided you remember to push the crown.
This is a bigger watch, coming in at 42mm by 12mm thick, but it only has 20mm lugs (I feel 22mm might feel a bit more proportionate). Â With the mineral crystal and screw-in caseback, you net 100m water resistance; the caseback should only need to opened every 4 or so years, as the battery is rated for 4.5 years.
I should also note that, while the strap is listed as canvas, it’s unlike any other canvas strap I’ve encountered. Â It has a textured, almost perforated, texture to it, and the finish seems more like leather. Â The underside is actually leather, and has a soft feel.
Back on the color combinations, should you not share my affinity for blue, you could opt for a black dial in a brushed or black case, or a white dial in brushed case on a brown strap. Â MSRP on this model is a very affordable $120 over onÂ AmazonÂ (seems that Timex itself is out of stock on the watch). Â At that price, this is one of the better quartz chronographs that I’m aware of, in terms of style and functionality.