Carrying a simple and inoffensive styling, these new automatics are 40mm wide, have a date function at three, a lovely domed mineral glass crystal, and a steadfast ’60s-derived design that leverages a common aesthetic that has never really been out of style.
For the asking price of $250, you cannot fault Timex for using the 8215. Long the defacto entry-level movement, while the 8215 is basic, it is also inexpensive, reliable, and simple to service. Available in four core versions, three in steel and one in gold-tone, the Marlin Automatic has that Grandpa charm that characterized so many watches from the 60s.
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