Style Pick of the Week: Timex Archive Acadia Watch

A durable, classically designed watch from a timeless brand.

When you step out the door in the morning, what’s the one essential for which you always reach? For me, it’s a stylish casual watch — something slightly rugged yet versatile, with a dash of tough style thrown in the mix to boot. Something not unlike the Timex Archive Acadia Watch, a fantastic new offering from the lauded watch brand — and maybe one of the best men’s watches you can buy right now. The Timex Archive line calls back to the storied watch brand’s history, honoring the craftsmen who pioneered a ton of durable and well-crafted, American styles. If you follow me on Instagram, you’re aware that I positively love myself a stylish Timex watch (like the Archive Acadia Watch!). The brand’s timepieces simply exude wearability across a number of seaasons. And seeing as how we’re powering through August and looking toward September, a rugged, durable and versatile timepiece like the Timex Archive Acadia Watch is what you need on your wrist now.

Priced extremely reasonably at just $85, this rugged casual watch features the versatility to be worn with a white slub T-shirt and olive cotton shorts the rest of this month, and the Timex Archive Acadia Watch can also work quite handsomely with more fall-centric outfits (think a charcoal Oxford, dark blue denim and classic suede boots). See? That’s worth your consideration.

A tough NATO strap definitely helps get the job done when it comes to rugged, versatile style across the seasons.

It’s truly the tough construction and understated-yet-rugged good looks that make the Timex Archive Acadia Watch such a winner. The cotton NATO strap makes all the difference — a field-ready feature that fits in equally well with summer or fall ensembles. In short, a textured strap adds some nice visual interest when worn with heavier fall layers, from an indigo denim shirt, crisp blue jeans and a white henley to a grey crewneck sweater and tan chinos.

The 40mm case diameter is neither too large nor too small, sized just right for most guys out there. The Archive Acadia Watch also features practical touches, including an INDIGLO night light — this is the sort of watch you could wear all through an overnight camping trip (Editor’s note: Click this link for what to wear camping). So, to recap: The rugged, well-crafted Timex Archive Acadia Watch calls to mind classic style, tough durability and the utility to be worn with everything from a chambray shirt and dark denim this fall to a navy pocket tee and khaki shorts this summer. The Archive Acadia Watch is affordable, it’s going to get better with age & it looks just … great. If that’s not good enough to qualify as one of the  the best men’s watches to buy right now … well, I’m not sure what to tell ya!

Godspeed and happy shopping!

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