The Timex Marlin first came into production in 2017. Since that first time-only dial with a manually wound movement, the Marlin has seen different models throughout the years. All of them sported the round case form factor and three-handed movement the Merlin has been known for.
The new Timex Marlin Automatic Sub-Dial breaks that mold with a cushion-shaped case, a 24-hour sub-dial, and color accents. The new stainless steel cushion-shaped case measures 39mm in diameter by 9mm thick and features a brushed and polished finish, a mineral glass crystal, a ‘MARLIN’ signed crown at 3 o’clock, a screw-on marlin-engraved caseback with a small circular display window, and offers 50-meter water resistance.
The Timex Marlin Automatic Sub-Dial comes in three different variants and two silver-dial models, paired with either a brown or blue quick-release leather strap. It sports a subtle vertical brushing pattern, black printing, and blue central hands, while a third variant comes with a black dial and leather strap, with white text and central hands. All the variants feature printed Arabic numeral indices, a railroad-style minute track, a date window at 3 o’clock, and the sub-dial with a bright red 24-hour hand at 9 o’clock.
The new Timex Marlin Automatic Sub-Dial is powered by the Miyota 8217 automatic movement, which is a slight variation of the popular Cal. 8xxx series. It runs at a frequency of 21,600 vph and has a 42-hour power reserve.
The Timex Marlin Automatic Sub-Dial is now available on the Timex website for $269.