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Timex Men's Expedition Digital Compass Watch #T77862
List Price: $59.95

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Product Description

Designed for active, outdoor lifestyles, the full-sized Timex T77862 Expedition digital watch also includes a highly accurate digital compass to help keep you on course when hiking the trails or urban spelunking. Compass features include bearings based on 16 cardinal points measured in degrees and a function that enables you to set declination angle based on geography. It has a large, round resin case in brown and a silver bezel marked with compass headings and an interior dial of degree markings. It also features a 100-hour chronograph, alarm, English or metric units, water resistance to 100 meters (330 feet), 4.5-year battery life, and a strap that mixes water resistant leather and teal polypropylene fabric.

The Indiglo night-light uniformly lights the surface of the watch dial using patented blue electroluminescent lighting technology. It uses less battery power than most other watch illumination systems, enabling your watch battery to last longer. The Night Mode feature allows you to illuminate the Indiglo night-light for 3 seconds with any button press, regardless of the mode or function.

  • Quartz movement
  • Strong mineral crystal protects dial from scratches and scrapes

Customer Reviews:

  • "Takes a licking and keeps on ticking..."
    In the 1960s, late John Cameron Swayze coined the famous catch-phrase "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking." Swayze had been a radio and network television news anchor, but is today best remembered for the commercials that he did for Timex that ended with that well-known catch-phrase.

    And this multifunctional Timex watch lives up to that phrase, for it's has proven to be more resilient for this owner than many other watches costing quite a bit more.

    It seems that Timex watches have always had a place in my life, beginning with a black-faced analog model that I received as a present from my parents while in grade school. Can still remember the luminous hands and numbers that seemed so fascinating at night. There were other models over the years, mixed in with various higher priced Swiss and Japanese timepieces.

    Does anyone remember the Timex Data Link 150 from the 1990s, the only watch to have a Microsoft logo? Phone numbers and data were transmitted from the monitor of a PC (running Windows 95 or 98) through a series of pulsating horizontal bars that were focused by a tiny lens on the watch... and it worked. Kept that one in service for a number of years, and it's stored away in a box now.

    A few years ago I was trying to get the battery replaces on a fairly costly Swiss watch, only to be told that the battery was supposedly "back-ordered" by two different local jewelers, each of whom wanted to sell me another upscale Swiss watch. I resisted, then went to a local Target and within five minutes was wearing a Timex Men's Outdoor Performance Digital Compass Expedition Watch #T77862 as you see on this page, or on this one.

    What I like about this is that it keeps time, and does it well. In place of the luminous hands and numbers that I revered as a kid, it's digital and has a highly-visible Indiglo night-light display with a night mode feature that illuminates the display for about four seconds with the press of a button. It has a daily alarm, and can be set for an hourly chime if you like. The LCD display also shows the day/month/date.

    There are a number of other features, some of which I don't use, but have found that the compass does work fairly well, once one makes it through the rather cryptic instructions. It has a dark brown resin case with a matte finish, and a handy with silver-toned bezel ring ring with compass points. This case also has a stainless steel back, and I find the combination excellent as my acid skin has corroded more than one expensive watch.

    Can only say that this watch is hard to beat. Have replaced the battery once (in minutes, and without back-orders), and replaced the fabric/brown water-resistant leather strap with a new one, identical to the original. And though this watch gets knocked around a bit as it's generally worn while doing yard work, cycling, etc., the crystal is relatively scratch free.

    Yes, "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking..." and that's worth five stars to me....more info
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    Nice watch for the money. I purchased mainly for the compass but I still need to calibrate it. It was probably set up for the west coast....more info
  • Takes a beatting?
    "This is John Cameron Swazey here in North Vietnam. We're just about to tie a Timex watch to Phan Lun Duc, a Vietnamese infiltrator whose just about to go down the Hue Trail. Good Luck Phan baby. Six months later..There's the dead body of Phan Lun. Notice though, the Timex is still working." The quality of this watch does not match up to its Timex reputation. The band is of poor quality and so is the crystal. It cracks very easily. You can't go near anything without having to calibrate the compass. Was not impressed with the overall quality at all. It would never last on the Appalachian Trail that for sure. Swazey's rolling in his grave right now. This is a child's playtime watch. ...more info
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    Just what he wanted. He had the exact one and it quit. Hard to Believe. I was able to find this exact one for my Husband's 49th Anniversary. It was better than diamonds for him!!!!!!!!...more info
  • Timex = timepiece
    Purchased as a gift for its features. My experience with Timex over the years made this timepiece the logical choice.The friend was totally satisfied!...more info
  • Dissapointing
    I've had this watch for a month or so now and was very excited to get it. I had 3 Timex Internet Messenger watches which slowly died over th 8 or so years I had them. This watch looks nice and does the basics well. I agree with other reviewers the directions are hard to understand and you have to fumble through some of the functions to figure them out. But the biggest problem is that the compass function never seems to work right. I have re-calibrated the watch numerous times and can never get it to reliably hold proper north orientation. I chose it for this feature but would never rely on it in the woods, that's for sure. Magnetic fields can confuse it, requiring re-calibration but if that is what is throwing it off it is overly sensitive and not worth the extra money spent. I should send it back to Timex , but I'm one of those people that hate all the hassle of calling, sending, waiting and for what?.. a $40.00 item that should have worked right in the first place. I will continue to wear it as it looks OK but it's doesn't live up to the Timex name and for the purpose for which it was sold....more info
  • Great value..
    Been using this wtch for a few years...great value. Just purchased this one for my grandson Derick....more info
  • Not bad!
    This has been a good watch for me. I ve owned it about a year and it has taken a good beating and survived.

    The features (timer, chronograph, compass, and alarm) are easy to use once you learn how.

    On the downside the strap has detached a couple of times and I have nearly lost my watch. The compass needs perdoic calibration (which is easy) but I would not think of hiking cross country with this compass....more info
  • Great man's watch
    My son really uses the functions of this watch. Easy to understand operation and accurate. He does a lot of driving in unfamiliar areas so uses the compass frequently. This is a fun watch for the outsider....more info
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    The watch is my 2nd or 3rd,I can't remember.All the others of this same name and specification were great,but eventually died a natural death,I guess. This one function fine except the alarm and "beep" on the hour is not loud enough.Other than that,I like the watch....more info
  • Timex Men's Expedition Compass
    Bought this watch yesterday and had some trouble setting the compass. The thing that made me take it back though was the alarm had no sound. Must be for deaf people. Will stick with Casio my last one gave up the time after 27yrs on the job. Wanted to try a Timex with a compass and not too expensive, bad choice. Will try Casio again....more info
  • Nice Watch, poor compass
    I liked the watch, but found that the compass only worked for the first day or two. After that it only seems to show an easterly direction. I nearly got lost in the woods, assuming that it was registering the proper direction.

    I'm sending it back for work. If it comes back repaired, I'll be happy to use it. Until then, I can't give it a good recommendation....more info