There are certain everyday carry essentials a guy has just got to have — and we make no bones about it. One of those must-have EDC essentials? A blacked-out field watch made to go the distance and withstand plenty of spring and summer adventures. Even better: An all-black field watch that costs well under $100.
The Timex Archive MK1 Watch checks all those boxes, and even comes complete with that sort of throwback vibe that’s tough to find in overly large, overly manufactured timepieces. That’s probably because it’s a re-release of a civilian version of the famed watches used by the U.S. Army.
It’s no collector’s item to worry about getting a bit dirty, that’s for sure. Simply put you won’t be running into any of those issues with the Timex Archive MK1 — the military-inspired patch and grosgrain strap see to that. The Timex Archive MK1 Watch is simply all business, and that’s good enough for us.