It's just pitched up. And it looks just as good as I thought it would. BUT I do know exactly why I don't really like to buy quartz. Second hand just doesn't line up whatsoever. However I'm still very happy. Its pretty Marmite mind.
Timex Mk1 California by a_t_b321, on Flickr
It came in delivery packaging and a padded envelope inside. A white cardboard slip and then a grey Timex branded box which is understated and neat. Inside there is a warranty card, the watch (on a pillow) with a plastic dial protector and a hang tag.
For a 40mm wears very nicely on a small wrist
Good looking nato
30m water resistance is fine for the beach and around the pool. I would say perfect for the summer
£63 is a bargain
All the pictures show the crown as flush with the case but it stands off slightly to allow for a push which illuminates the dial.
If I'm being super picky, the coating protrudes into the lug space at the 12 o'clock position. Most wouldn't notice, but I do on close inspection
Returns sheet looks like its been through a photocopier a million times. How difficult is it to print one off on a laser printer?
Not sure how well the finish on the case is going to hold up, but I think it's a better to have the neutral coloured case than one of the very deeply coloured anodising when it ages. I do like the black/light blue colourway though. 20% sale is still on.