Timex’s new MK1 Aluminum watches update classic military style

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Sam Diss

Throwing a little contemporary flair at a wrist icon, Timex's MK1 Aluminium brings a classic watch bang up to date. 

A lightweight piece available in four colours with a Grosgrain strap and, of course, an aluminium case (and face), it remains a timeless part of military chic, based on the 1982 Mil-W-46374B originally been worn by those ol' boys in the US Marines.

Timex’s reputation as a watchmaker of great quality churning out understated pieces at very nice prices (these are £69 a pop) is almost unparalleled, and if you throw a little heritage styling into the mix that you dad will love, you’ve got a hit on your hands… or, uh, wrist.

Available now in four colours at



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