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Timex Expedition Field Chronograph Review

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Jacky Chou

The Timex Expedition Field Chronograph offers a number of features that make it the perfect watch for any adventure. This article will dive into what makes this model stand out from other watches on the market, its unique design and more!

The "timex expedition field chronograph manual" is a watch that has been designed for outdoor use. It has a rugged design and features an alarm, stopwatch, timer and compass. The watch comes in different colors and the price ranges from $60 to $150.

Timex Men's Expedition Field Chronograph Watch
  • 30-minute chronograph measures to 1/20th second
  • Black dial with date window at 4 o'clock; Arabic numerals in...
  • Black 43 millimeter brass case with mineral glass crystal;...
  • Water-resistant to 100 meter (330 feet): In general, suitable for...

Is Using the Expedition Field for Cheap Outdoor Timekeeping a Good Idea?

One of the leading names in inexpensive watches is Timex. One of my favorite everyday wears is a Weekender Chronograph Timex that I have in my collection. Melissa, my wife, also like the brand and now has a Weekender Reversible.

Timex's Expedition line of timepieces have a more rough look and feel. With a diameter of 43mm, this watch is close to qualifying as a "large watch." The Expedition Field is available for purchase at its $80 MSRP, however you can often buy it on Amazon for far less than that.

I often wore this Expedition while bicycling, working, and doing other things. I believe the time has come to write this review.

Technical Information about the Expedition Field Chronograph by Timex

  • Identifier: T499059J
  • MSRP: $80
  • 43mm case diameter
  • Many other models exist, including variations of the Acadian, Grid, and Scout.
  • Quartz chronograph, movement
  • Chronograph, date display, and Indiglo nightlight are complications.
  • Estimated battery life of three years
  • 100m/330ft of water resistance
  • Mineral makes up the crystals.

Expedition Field Chronograph by Timex Aesthetics & Design

The Expedition Field appears appropriately militaristic mostly because of its black steel case and brown leather strap with camouflage-tan stitching and dial markings that match. The Timex still goes with a variety of outfits since it isn't garish.

The Expedition is a little bit larger and a lot more complicated than the Weekender forty. If the two were brothers, the Expedition would be trekking in the Himalayas while the Weekender would be going to college.

The Expedition "E" is etched on the caseback as well as the black steel buckle.

I don't consider it to be a bad thing, but the Expedition Field Chronograph seems like a step away from the design language I'm accustomed to seeing on a Timex. It has a distinct sense of style and has shown the ability to look excellent no matter what you're doing.

I took these pictures after roughly a year of usage and wear. I still think it looks fantastic.

Build Quality of the Expedition Field Chronograph by Timex

I reasoned that Timex wants you to think that this item is tough and resilient. So I've gone riding, hiking, and running with this device. I became used to them while mowing my yard, moving dirt, and throwing wood. I haven't intentionally been rude to it or anything. Just while I was doing things, I wore it.

Crystal, Case, & Dial

It is easily handled by the Expedition Field. The black steel shell is sturdy, and the little dings and dents I've made on it are the result of significant drops and scratches.

Although the crystal itself is unblemished, the rim surrounding the gem does show minor signs of wear. However, it does like being messy. The steel bezel has some little marks and scratches that I can make out, but they aren't obvious until you really search for them (the black does a good job blending them in to the rest of the case).

The dial may be partially obscured by glare in bright sunlight since the crystal lacks an anti-reflective coating.

Strap & Clasp

This Timex model (T499059J) comes with a soft brown leather strap. It has a smooth, malleable texture that is reminiscent of thick leather canvas. Initially, I was worried that it might deteriorate very quickly, but the reverse has really been true. It still looks nice even after quite extensive use—you can notice some wear, but not as much as its lifespan would have predicted.

Wearing it is comfy as well. The clasp features holes in the proper locations for a snug fit, and the strap easily conforms to the curvature of your wrist. Most folks will find it to be a good match.

Chronograph Mechanism

Inside the Expedition Field, Timex features its W-91 chronograph mechanism. The W-91 includes date display in addition to standard timekeeping and a 30-minute chronograph.

The W-91 movement is accurate to 1 second each day, according to, which is good. Since is somewhat accurate but by no means exact, I'm certain that the true accuracy is a little bit greater than that.

Setting Up the Field for an Expedition

  • Pull the crown to position 3, then rotate it clockwise to set the time. The movement contains a quick-set function that allows you to set the time in one hour increments by pulling the crown to position 2 (middle).
  • Pull the crown to position 2, then move it in either way to set the date. To change the time by 24 hours, the hour hand must make two full rotations.
  • Read this handbook to learn how to reset the chronograph. They will do a better job of explaining it than I will.

What Are My Overall Thoughts on the Timex Expedition Field?

Although there are a few things that irritate me, it is still a decent watch.

The Indiglo nightlight, for starters, is there but isn't quite as powerful as I've seen it on other Timex watches. It shines brightly enough to plainly light the full face of the Weekender. Only in complete darkness on the Expedition Field is it so brilliant.

Second, the chronograph hands on their dials may be moved farther from the 12 o'clock position. This is a bit annoying since I kept doing it unintentionally, and putting them back in the upright position is a hassle. This may be infuriating if you're a particular person like I am.

There are just those two things to be unhappy about. The Expedition Field is quite comfortable to wear, and I like the way it looks. The watch is decent, particularly considering the cost.

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Jacky Chou

Jacky Chou is the co-founder of Uberwrists and has gotten into watches from his father from a young age. His first watch was a black G Shock that was comedically large for his wrist. He appreciates watches from Seiko to a Patek Philippe.

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