I love all of these retro product comebacks! I definitely had an old school plastic Timex with the signature Indiglo backlit display that I got at a drugstore when I was in grade school. Now the original simple plastic Timex watch that was popular in the 1980’s has been released in new vibrant colors and updated designs as the Timex 80.
I first spotted the Timex 80 on high-end fashion online retailer Net-A-Porter’s website and found it quite amusing that this simple little watch was now being sold next to Christian Louboutins. But I also have to admit that I immediately wanted one! Now I have been spotting this retro watch at every high end department store. I love all the bright colors and whimsical feel of this timeless style.
The popularity of the Timex 80 has made some of the best colors slightly difficult to track down. This candy-colored style is my absolute favorite, but I couldn’t find it in any American department stores. It’s so fabulous!
This is the classic white stainless steel elastic strap design…definitely a close second. This is the perfect casual women’s watch.
This is the new Jumbo design from the Timex 80 Universe Collection. This is an oversized update to the original 1980’s version. It is also available in tons of fun colors like Blue Neptune, Pink Venus, and Green Earth.
At around $60 per watch and tons of color options, it is definitely tempting to buy one in every color. You can see all of the available color options for the Timex 80 Classic and Jumbo at the Timex 80 website.