Timex Weekender Review

Updated October 27, 2020

While it may look like a simple watch, the Weekender from Timex is an absolute special for people who like collecting budget watches. After all, the unique design and amazing performance are only overcome by the incredible price!

Of course, it also helps that the watch is supported by a powerful and long-lasting American brand, with a reputation for reliability and durability.

Now, it’s important to keep in mind that we’re talking about a budget watch, so don’t get your expectations too high. It doesn’t have any fancy features, but it brings incredible value for the money. In addition, the design is simple and elegant, so it looks good with any outfit and in any situation.

As such, if you’re interested in a watch that’s easy to read, durable, and visually appealing, this Timex Weekender review is for you!

Design & Colors

The unisex Timex Weekender watch is available in several sizes and features a simple and elegant aspect. It is also available in the chronograph dial version and the simple dial version (no chronograph and date complications), which allows buyers to choose the version that fits with their needs.

In addition, the series offers a wide range of straps in a variety of materials (leather, textile, rubber, NATO, and more). Also, due to the quick-release system, it’s quite simple to switch straps. It looks great on almost any strap that fits, so it’s easy to change its aspect (make it look like you just got a new watch).

The dial is white and very easy to read due to the contrast with the big, black numbers & markings. It’s also easy to read at night, due to the INDIGLO setting (it lights up the dial using a blue light). 

Both versions (chronograph and simple) support a three-hand movement, with beautifully done hands that extend all the way out to the chapter ring.

Furthermore, some versions of the Weekender have a thin Lume strip on the hour and minute hands, which slightly improves visibility. 

The case profile is slim & flat, with lugs that stick out a little bit (to leave room for thicker straps). Also, the case is made from polished brass and has a stainless steel back and a mineral crystal lens that’s scratch-resistant. 

Overall the design is clean and simple, with an air of elegance and class to it. It’s also versatile, which allows users to pair this watch with virtually any outfit. 


Fitted with an analog quartz movement, the Weekender is accurate and easy to set. According to the version you select, the movement can power a three-hands or a six-hands system (depending on the number of complications). 

Also, some versions come with a date window, at the four o’clock position.


Plated brass case, stainless steel case back, various strap materials
Different size versions are available
Three-hands movement, quartz-powered
Case Diameter:
Different versions, but the 38mm and 40mm ones are the most popular
Watch Strap:
20mm wide, with buckle closure, available in several models & materials
Battery Life:
About 10 years

Pros & Cons


  • Elegant & simple design
  • Easy to read and versatile
  • INDIGLO backlight for low-light conditions
  • Durable & reliable


  • It is a bit loud
  • Not a lot of water resistance (30m / 99ft)

Case Size

As a unisex watch, Timex Weekender is available in several case sizes. However, the most popular ones are the 38mm (for women) and the 40mm (for men). Furthermore, the case’s thickness varies from one version to another, but it is usually between 9mm and 10mm.

Lastly, the lens features a flat profile, so there is no doming of the glass. 

Timex Weekender Battery

Like with most Timex quartz watches, the Lithium battery is designed to last for about 10 years. However, its actual lifespan will be different from one user to another due to usage patterns. 


The watch face is very easy to read under any lighting conditions due to the white background and INDIGLO backlight. Furthermore, the analog dial is well-designed so there is no crowding of information. 

True, the dial is a bit simplistic (only 12h & 24h formats), but if you choose the chronograph version you’ll have access to several other functions. 


The Timex Weekender is protected by the brand’s international warrant for one year after the date of purchase. Still, the warranty is only afforded to the original buyer, so you will need proof of purchase (receipt, invoice, and more). 

Under this warranty, the producer covers any manufacturing defects to the watch’s mechanism and case (the strap and other accessories are not included). 

Customer Reviews

The Weekender is one of the most popular watches in the history of Timex, so it’s safe to say people love it! 

Besides the fact that it is a beautiful timepiece, that can become a collectible, it also brings a lot of value for the money. In addition, it comes in so many different design variations that anyone can find a model they like.   

Lastly, customers love its durability and reliability, as this is a watch that won’t leave you stranded even after years of use. Not to mention that, even after a long period of time, it will still look as good as new!

Our Verdict

The unisex Timex Weekender watch is a beautiful timepiece, with lots of potential for anyone interested in a classic design. It doesn’t have any fancy features or advanced technology, but it does feature a reliable and durable build. 

We also love the accurate quartz movement, the analog dial, and the polished & slim profile. Overall, the Weekender is a great purchase for anyone, regardless of their social status or age!