Timex originally made the MK1 for short-term use among the U.S. Marines. The watch proved to be durable and functional beyond expectation. Recently, Timex teamed up with Brooklyn-based clothing company Adsum to revisit the simple yet utilitarian MK1. At first glance, the Adsum x Timex MK1 looks like the original. Looking closer, this watch features several tweaks that show Adsum’s influence. The term “Adsum” is Latin for “I am present,” and it’s engraved on the back of the watch as a constant reminder to savor the moment. The simple and easy-to-read watch face emphasizes that telling time doesn’t have to involve checking emails, checking text messages, or determining how many steps the user has taken. Adsum’s mark is also on the watch face and clasp.
The Adsum x Timex MK1 is a top-quality Timex watch at heart with a precise Quartz movement, mineral glass crystal lens, 36mm stainless steel case, and luminant hands. Buyers have a choice between a green fabric strap or a black Perlon. Perlon is a tightly woven nylon adding a level of strength that nods to the watch’s military background. The Adsum x Timex MK1 makes telling time simple again.
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