3) Timex Watches, $20+
Established in 1854, Timex is today the Timex Group, which deals in jewelry and watches. The company is headquartered in Connecticut, USA, and handles the design and production of its watches.
The Timex Waterbury collection is a commemorative model released to mark the company’s completion of 160 years in watchmaking. The INDIGLO night-light – a signature feature of Timex watches – is found in some models.
INDIGLO technology lends luminosity to the watch display making the entire dial clearly readable at nights. Most models come with a leather strap of varying colors. The chronograph models feature two sub-dials, date display and an analog quartz movement.
The Timex Expedition is an outdoor watch range built to withstand rougher terrains. Digital and analog models are available. A sturdy case design and multiple features including chronograph, INDIGLO night-light, time zone, alarm, compass, and timers, are highlights of this series.
For more features, there is the Intelligent Quartz range, which, specific to model, has a tidal level indicator, depth trackers, and a fly-back chronograph (a feature that enables the watch to complete three activities with one press of the button, instead of the standard three button presses–stop existing timer, reinitialize it to zero, and restart the timer anew).
The Metropolitan+ comes with Bluetooth connectivity and can be linked virtually to your phone. The watch can operate without charging for more than a year.
Other prominent features include activity tracking capability, interchangeable leather straps of different colors, water resistance depth up to 50M, and INDIGLO night-light.
4) U.S. Polo Assn. Watches, $20+
U.S. Polo: Best sports watch brand. Primarily a sports apparel brand, U.S. Polo Assn., has in its portfolio a range of lifestyle accessories that includes watches. The company sells products sanctioned by United States Polo Association (USPA) – the official entity that has been regulating the Sport in USA since 1890.
The classic line of the brand has Quartz-powered models carrying mostly a polo pony symbol at 60 clock position. Depending on the model, rectangular or round faces; colored dials; digital or Arabic marker/ indices; leather straps or steel bracelets; luminous dial pointers; crown protector; stationary bezel; feature on the watches.
Distinctive dial designs make for an interesting classic collection; you can find simple and clean dials as well as dials sporting complicated designs such as basket-weave, sun-ray and linked-triangle patterns; other dial features include rectangular stick time-markers, and an outer seconds-indicating dial ring.
Models in the sports line come with an obvious rugged design, Quartz movement and some solid colors; you can find bold orange, tough blue and heavy white besides jet-black.
Collection is rendered diverse with different strap materials – bands of rubber, silicone and leather, and metal bracelets – and patterns –contrasting stitches, double textures, and silicone links, etc.
One of the top best watch brands, the U.S. Polo Assn. model-specific design features and complications in the sports range include chronograph, time display (dual time indicators can be seen on some models), luminous dial pointers, unidirectional rotating bezel, alarm, backlight, and digital sub-dials.