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February 13, 2024

Timex’s Ironman Watch Is Winning Over G-Shock and Casio Loyalists, and It’s as Little as $29 Right Now

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The dorky-chic look of Ironman watches might come with a dose of 80s and 90s nostalgia, but Timex’s rugged models are still getting plenty of use today. No watch better embodies Timex’s slogan “they still take a licking and keep on ticking” than the Ironman line, designed as part of Timex’s sponsorship of the Ironman triathlon in Hawaii. The grueling event combines swimming, cycling, and running, and the namesake watch is appropriately tough.

The Timex Ironman Classic 30 is on sale at Amazon for a price that’s reminiscent of the 90s, too. Typically available for around $60, Amazon has a limited-time deal on several colors of these watches, dropping the price to under $30. It’s backed by nearly 40 years of history and over 13,000 five-star ratings on Amazon. Since it’s a limited-time deal, you’ll want to act fast. Fortunately, with quick delivery, you don’t have to run (or cycle, or swim) to get it. 

Timex Ironman Classic, $29 (was $58) at Amazon

Courtesy of Amazon


This watch features five buttons for easy control of the wide range of features, including the Start/Split button on the front of the face. Swimmer-friendly features include a stopwatch with 30-lap memory and 100-meter water resistance. It’s suited to swimming and surfing, though it’s not designed for scuba diving. There’s also a countdown timer and up to three alarms, and the face displays the day, date, and month. Globe-trotters will appreciate that up to three time zones can be added.

One of the best features is Indiglo, found on the brand’s digital and analog watches. While many watches only light from the corner, Indiglo lights the entire face, making it easy to read in any condition. The design is chunky but, unlike many sports watches, it’s not bulky. The 38mm design works with different wrist sizes, while the adjustable resin strap is comfortable during sweaty workouts.

The watch packs in plenty of features useful to athletes without the extraneous features of a smartwatch. One shopper wrote that the “durable watch” had “all the functions a runner ever needs without distractions.”

The Ironman has also been compared favorably to Casio and G-Shock, with one shopper writing, “I bought the Ironman Classic 30 and a Casio F91W. Both have their uses and I’d recommend either, but I think the Ironman is hands down a better watch.” Another shopper wrote, “Owning a number of Casio digital watches, I was pleasantly surprised by the comfort and ease of use of this Timex Ironman.”

Since this watch is likely to be used on-the-go, quick access to the features is an important requirement and one that shoppers felt the watch met. One wrote, “Easy to operate, small enough so that it doesn’t feel weighty on your wrist, and a very reasonable price.” Another said, “I use most of the functions in the course of a day,” citing the timer and stopwatch as helpful in the kitchen and the hourly chime to mark the passing of time.

If you’re looking for a functional watch for workouts and everyday wear, consider picking up Timex’s Ironman while it’s half-off. You’ll need to act fast because the limited-time deal won’t last long.


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