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Timex Men's 42681 Expedition Adventure Tech Digital Compass Rubber Strap Watch

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  • Quartz movement
  • Strong mineral crystal protects dial from scratches and scrapes
  • Case diameter measures 44 mm
  • Resin case; digital-gray dial; day-date-and-month functions
  • Water-resistant to 330 feet (100 M)
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Watch Information
Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Timex
Model Number T42681
Part Number T42681
Item Shape round
Dial window material type Mineral
Clasp Type Buckle
Case material Resin
Case diameter 50 millimeters
Case Thickness 13.5 millimeters
Band Material Rubber
Band length mens
Band width 22 millimeters
Band Color black
Dial color grey
Bezel function unidirectional
Calendar day-date-and-month
Special features luminous
Item weight 136 grams
Movement Quartz
Water resistant depth 100 meters
Warranty type manufacturer-and-seller-combination

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 13 cm ; 136 g
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: T42681
  • Date first available at May 10 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,210 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
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For 160 years, Timex has focused on quality, value and timeless style. Today, trusted favorites testify to our customer loyalty, redesigned classics make bold modern statements, and worldwide popularity proves wearing a Timex tells more than time. Through trends, technology, expeditions, marathons and generations, Timex keeps on ticking. Warranty: TIMEX Watches is warranted to the owner for a period of ONE YEAR from the date of purchase against defects in manufacture by Timex Corporation - not by the dealer from whom the watch was purchased. Items not covered under the warranty include: battery, crystal, crown, stem, case, band, or strap, and are subject to additional charges. A repair form may be accessed online: or you may contact our repairs department at 1-800-263-0981. For more information on Warranty, please visit:

Product Description

From the mountains to the sea, this Timex has no boundaries. Worn by extreme adventurists such as Conrad Anker, the Timex men's Expedition watch belongs to the great outdoors. The case is resin, and the digital gray dial face is prominently embellished with easy-to-read digital numerals. The bezel is adorned with directional coordinates to accompany the compass feature. The watch comes equipped with a reliable buckle clasp and an accompanying black rubber wristband. For extra time-telling convenience, the watch has a timer, and a time-zone tracker that recognizes up to three separate time zones. Additional components include the Indiglo night light. Powered by digital-quartz movement, this classy timepiece is a must-have for all fashion-savvy wilderness enthusiasts. This watch, which is also water resistant up to 100 meters (330 feet).

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Whitty on April 11 2011
It's a shame, really, I liked this watch, it's simple to use, you can program dates and reminders into it, and the digital compass is easy to use and works very well.

However, the strap is terrible. My first strap broke after only a few months. Only the specific strap made for this model of watch will fit it, as well, so you can't pick up a replacement at the store, you have to order it direct from Timex and pay $15 plus shipping. Stupid me, I actually bought two of them, "Just in case the replacement breaks too". Well, both replacement straps have broken as well. Three straps broken and I haven't even owned the watch for a year yet.

Do not buy this product.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Justin on March 15 2012
I bought this watch with my first military paycheck, it took three years of hard Infantry abuse and you know what finally killed this watch? The battery died.... You cannot go wrong with this watch, I paid over $100 for this watch when I bought it and it was a steal then and is a steal now. You simply can't get a better watch for durability, functionality and beautiful design. I would buy this watch again in a heartbeat, it has never let me down. We even used this watch to set a wake up alarm for our platoon on several occasions, that's how reliable it is.
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By Pen Name on April 9 2013
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Havnt gotten tha chance to put it through its paces using all features as yet but for the features I've tried works well. Tha only complain I have right now is that tha markings on a bezel starts to erase which is puzzling as I've not rub against objects except clothing.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
good watch, good price April 24 2008
By D. Gormley - Published on
I got this before I did several months of backpacking and it was exactly what I needed. It has 3 alarms, 3 time zones, timer, chronograph, and the compass works great. I have banged it around some and it has been in extreme heat and cold without any problems. I chose this because the band attaches directly to the face, without the fabric connection that other timexes had. I liked the look of this better, and it held up really well. It looks pretty nice and while it is obviously not a dress watch, it is great for what it is. Dependable, sturdy, and functional.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Better than advertised Feb. 10 2010
By K. Hatch - Published on
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-Bezel rotates CCW and is raised above the window.
-3 selectable time zones. Military time option.
-Customizable mode set (hide unwanted modes). Means that you can 'hide' compass or any other menu item from showing up when you move from one item to the next. Example: press mode it goes to Alarm 1 then back to current time, or for time 2, goes to compass then to alarm 2 then time.
-Hydration is really just a interval timer.
-Three alarms, all can be set for Weekdays, Weekends or Daily.
-Out of the box (northern Illinois) the compass was perfectly aligned. I had no problem holding the watch level with the bubble level and getting a roughly accurate direction. Don't expect this watch to be accurate enough to bet your life on! If you need a real compass, then get one. Compass turns off in 20 seconds for battery life but you can change that. You can also change the declination angle.
-100-hour Chronograph does splits.
-24-hour Countdown timer.
-15 settable occasion alarms. You can set each to sound a reminder up to 9 days before the date, or the day of at any time. You can look forward to see future set alarms. Set reminders as "anniv, appt, bday, bill, bill-mo, bill-yr, doctor, game, gift, holi, holi-yr, multi, other, show, trip". "ANNIV, BDAY, DILL-YR and HOLI-YR" repeat yearly and "BILL-MO" repeat monthly.
-The indiglo night light only lights up the digits and compass needle not the whole face.
-Band has a raised area at the end of the tongue and is captured by a strap.
-Buttons freely move with a small shelf under them so that your wrist won't press a button but they are still easy to press. One of my buttons is not easy to move, but nothing to complain about compared to the old metal buttons.

I took a risk ordering this watch as I could not find the manual online, but after a week I am still extremely happy with it. Rubber strap will not get stinky as the leather Timex bands have in the past.
Hope this helps your decision.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Well worth the time... Sept. 23 2008
By "APe"-in-the-wylde - Published on
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Searched around a lot before settling on this watch. Criteria included: ruggedness, set-and-forget functionality, everyday usage, performance for the price, aesthetics.

I was looking for a watch with alarm(s) and multiple time zones that could withstand a beating. Turns out this one satisfied those requirements and then some. Quite satisfied so far.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Long term review June 7 2010
By Nate - Published on
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I think this is my first review here lol.

I purchased this watch back in october 2008 prior to one of my deployments to Iraq. I purchased this mainly for the Compass and the rubber wrist band. This actually replaced a different Timex compass watch of which I had gone through 3.

Upos first recieving this watch I was very happy with the rubber wristband and the compass. I actually use the compass for land nav and in cities when I get turned around. the wrist band is outstanding and very durable. The different functions are very easy to use, I never really used the hydration timer... but the 3 different alarms were very handy.

I got back from my deployment and went on vaction with my wife in 2010. We went to a beach area with salt water, where the watch died after bing in salt water everyday, and no it wasnt beyond the rated 330 ft, it was about 10 ft max.

Even though these watches only have a usefull life of about 2 years, I have gone through 4 now, I will continue to buy them rather than buying one of those gigantic pathfinders or Suuntos. The rubber wristband on this particular expedition compass watch is very sturdy and is probably one of my favorites of the different watchs I have broken... I really like the way these watches work but I just wish they were more durable... I guess I am kinda rough on them!

Hopefully this helps anyone who is considering purchasing this watch, I am buying another one today!

TIMEX rep if you are reading this , make the watch's weather seal more robust and replace the cheap bezel with a thicker high impact rubber one, yes I am referring to the G-shock type bezels.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Excellent watch March 20 2009
By M. Bitel - Published on
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Great watch. Compass needs to be calibrated but actually works pretty well - I've actually been using it regularly (I had my doubts and was worried it might be another gadget that never sees any real world use).

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