In 1986, Timex introduced the Timex Ironman Triathlon, the first multi-function, performance sport watch. With a full complement of athletic timing features and a striking profile, it is now one of the best-selling sport timepiece in the world.
Our latest Timex Ironman range includes a wide variety of models suited to all budgets. Features include interval training timers, lap-recall functions, as well as speed & distance monitoring. Find your ultimate sports watch today!
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Great cheap watch
By Nicholas Roussos
I picked up a new watch yesterday, a Timex Ironman. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters. The instructions say that it should be fine to that depth as long as the face is intact and the buttons aren’t pushed. I plan to wear it diving although the instructions explicitly say it is not a dive watch. I take a dive computer for life support, but it would be nice to wear a watch for a general sense of time. If it does flood, at least it didn’t cost that much.
The watch has been great so far. It has a 30 lap Chrono, Timer, and an Alarm. You can set two different times. The instructions say that is for two time zones, but I just put military time on one of them. The alarm is really great. It can be set for daily, weekends, or weekdays. That’s ideal for me because I usually only wake up on weekdays. My one complaint would be that I would like the option to set a second alarm time. Oh, let’s not forget the indispensable Indiglo. I’ll just have to fight the temptation to push that Indiglo button when I’m 100ft under water.
All and all, the watch is really well made. It has a lot of functionality that you will actually use but lacks some of the fancy bells and whistles of a more expensive watch. It’s innovative and the rubber wristband is very comfortable. For a cheap watch, I definitely recommend this one.
For my purposes, still the best all-around digital watch out there
By David R. Munson
I’ve had various incarnations of the Timex Ironman watches over the years. They take a beating and have great functionality. To me, this model has about the best practical value overall, being rather feature-laden without being overcomplicated. One distinct value of this watch over the “sleek” and similar models, is that it does NOT have an integrated band. Sure, integrated bands look cool, but if you wear the watch daily the band will start to break down after about a year and then you have to send it back to Timex for a new band. Not so with this watch. New users will have to take a little time to figure out the various functions of the watch, but once you get the idea, operation is very logical. The stopwatch is great for training, having more laps at your disposal than you’re ever likely to need, multiple timers and alarms, and two time zones. These are also useful for training, but also just useful in general life (more than you’d think). In all, a solid choice for a digital sports watch, and an excellent value considering prices. Highly recommended.
Sleek and stylish watch
By J. Balderas
I have had several Timex watched over the past few years, and by far this is the best looking one I’ve seen in the market, however it’s missing some standard functionality in most Timex watches.
* You can use this as a dress watch, it’s very stylish.
* The quality of the band seems very good, at least it seems like this is really stainless.
* Comes with indiglo light, 2 alarms, 2-time mode and the standard ironman features: chronograph, timer, etc.
* I wish it had a 5-minute snooze backup alarm which I had on my prior Timexs.
* I used to have a 25th Anniversary Triathlon and I loved the weekday alarm, instead this watch comes with an alarm that you can set for a specific date, I don’t anticipate using this feature ever.
* It doesn’t have a night mode, usually if you hold the indiglo light it would switch to a mode which doesn’t require you to hold the indiglo button to keep the light on.
* The set button is the same as the Indiglo light button. I found this makes setting the alarm extremely difficult while in the dark.
Timex Men’s Watch T5E241 Blue Face Ironman Triathlon 100 Lap
By J. Bradley Alexander
When you search for a very long time to find a watch that actually is setup perfectly and then luck would have it you are video-shopping (window shoping on amazon) and see the perfect watch…
…then you order it knowing it just can not live up to your expectations.
I was wrong!!!
I have found absolutely nothing I do not like about this watch. It is easy to setup/encode/set/reset/learn. The face of the watch is quite large making it easy to read under stressful situations and when you just “have to know the time or date NOW.” The “FLIX” system I have not used much (because I can hit a button, ok) but it seems very easy to use (simply hold down the “indigo light” button: upper right hand button) until the watch beeps, FLIX is then “enabled.” You cut it off the same way. When it is “on” you simply turn your wrist with a fast “stopping action” (as if you were checking your watch fast) and the light will auto-on for a brief time.
The crono setting and lap settings are the easiest to navigate and figure out ever. The buttons actually have “labels” which show up next to them. It has never been easier to learn a fairly complex watch. For the runners among us this watch has 100 lap memory, can remember your best times, do a countdown to crono function, and it even tracks your “best lap” if you do it in series (like you simply start the crono, and hit the big black button on the front for each lap). Then at the “end” of the race you hit stop and can “save” your results and then know your best time.
I love it. It is a large watch but who cares as it is light. The strap is not cloth, something I really like as I would never wear a cloth strap and it has a nice TAB IN HOLE locking feature on the belt that I like as well (all rubber). I can not say enough about how pleased I am with this purchase.
Last but most important: Almost all watches I have seen put the date in the upper right hand corner. This makes most dates unreadable ESPECIALLY at night. Is that a 7 or a 1? Is it the 1st of the month or 7th? I am terrible with remembering the date and to put the DAY and DATE in the lower display location was utter and total genius. If you were the designer of this watch face I owe you a beer and will gladdly buy you one. The setup is perfect for those that have a hard time reading “normal” digital watch displays.
FIVE OUT OF FIVE EASY. I would give it higher if I could. Timex has a winner here folks and if you look someplace else you will either not get the cool FLIX system, not get the 100 lap memory, not get the easy to read day/date display or get some crappy cloth band. Take my word for it, if functionality, easy-to-use, and value are the things that get you to purchase something, this is the watch for you. (Oh, and it just so happens that blue is my fav color so win win for me.)
Thanks Timex for providing a quality product which was SO good I had to break my rule and actually do a review, my first one.
Great Watch at a Great Value
By L. Truthseeker
I’ve been looking for a watch like this for years. This watch is great. I used to have a Casio Forester. I could save up to 20 phone numbers in it. I quickly out grew it, always having to take numbers out to add new ones. Also, it didn’t look very professional all blinking, flashing and stuff. I always felt a little silly wearing it in the work setting.
To start off with, my Timex Data Link 5C291 looks great! Sporty yet professional enough with the metal band. To date, I’ve put over 100 phone numbers in it and haven’t even gotten near 50% of its memory storage. I also use it at work to download my MS Outlook schedule & contacts list. It is so simple and I have set it up to auto update whenever I connect the watch to the computer. All my co-workers schlep there PDAs around with them to do what this watch does. Of course, my timex can’t do everything their PDA does but most of them never use it beyond finding phone numbers and checking their schedule.
I also love the flexibility of setting up the menus. I’ve customized it so that I can get the info I want fast and don’t have to scroll through unwanted menus or functions. The software works well and is easy to learn and use.
I’m using Windows XP at work that is connected to an office network. This is the best designed digital product I’ve ever purchased. This watch is a steal for the price.
I do wish that there were a few additions. I’ve looked into the added 3rd party programs that can be downloaded to the watch and found them for the most part just toys. It would be nice if there were some more useful applications beyond just what Timex created. Also, the watch only works on one computer. That means either your work computer or your home computer. It can sometimes be a little of a hassle waiting to get to work to add a personal phone number. Another limiting function is when contacts are added to the watch from MS Outlook they are brought in last name first. I don’t always know the last name of my contacts and it can be difficult and time consuming to find them when this is the case. That’s it. Everything else is awesome.
In short, this is a great watch and well worth the money. Forget the PDA, too much of a hassle. Carry it all in your watch.
Nice Dual Purpose Watch
By W. Jon
I’ve owned 4 previous Timex Ironman watches. They really are tough watches. My first one, I wore out the face of it so bad that i couldn’t read the time anymore. My second one ended up at the bottom of a bay, but since that one was good for 200m, I sure it’s still working at the bottom. My third one pretty much gotten beaten up like my first one which looks like a pitbull used it as a chew toy.
This watch has a nice dual purpose usage where it’s for the active people that uses lap and countdown timer. Only down point I found with this watch is that the countdown timer is a bit trickier to use since it uses what they call ‘Loop’, Loop 1 is Count Up, Loop 2 is Count Down, Loop 3 is countdown repeat. I preferred their other countdown version where it just says CR, CU, CD, a bit more intuative than remembering what Loop 1,2,3 does.
The watch is a bit heavier than I though it would be, but it does feel solid and the Stainless steel band has a nice lock to it, though I already have scratches on it.
The Indiglo DOES have a night feature, you just have to hold the Indiglo button til it says Hold to activate it.
Another nice feature is that you can turn off the digital face and just have the Analog time for the classy look, though the only way I found that I can do this was to use the “recall’ function, but it leaves you 4 dashes in the lower background.
My only real problem with this Timex is the Alarm/Chime is very low compare to my previous Ironman watches, so it’s a problem when your using say the countdown repeat in the gym or in a city setting.
I’ll see how long this one will last me, yes I’m very rough on my watches, you should see the abuse my wrist and hands get and I’m not even in construction.
The Timex Watch Company
Timex Group B.V. is one of the best-known American watch companies. Timex’s U.S. headquarters are located in Middlebury Connecticut and it has substantial operations in China, the Philippines and India and full scale sales companies in Canada, the UK, France and Mexico.
The company began in 1854 as Waterbury Clock in Connecticut’s Naugatuck Valley, known during the nineteenth century as the “Switzerland of America.” Sister company Waterbury Watch manufactured the first inexpensive mechanical pocket watch in 1880. During World War I, Waterbury began making wristwatches, which had only just become popular, and in 1933 it made history by creating the first Mickey Mouse clock under license from Walt Disney, with Mickey’s hands pointing the time.
During World War II, Waterbury renamed itself U.S. Time Company. In 1950 the company introduced a wristwatch called the Timex. Over the next three decades, Timex was sold through a series of advertisements which emphasized its durability by putting the watch through “torture tests,” such as falling over the Grand Coulee Dam or being strapped to the propeller of an outboard motor, with the slogan “It takes a licking and keeps on ticking.” With the help of former Olympic broadcaster, spokesman John Cameron Swayze, sales took off. The company later became Timex Corporation, then Timex Group and, to date, has sold over one billion watches.
The company has remained very competitive and the Timex brand continues its dominance through present day. Its primary market remains the United States and Canada, although the Timex brand is sold worldwide due to its ability to capitalize on its strong brand image and reputation for quality.
One of the most successful and important features available on many Timex watches is the Indiglo backlight system. Indiglo is a brand name of Indiglo Corporation, solely owned by Timex for licensing purposes. Timex electroluminescent lamps, branded Indiglo, were introduced in 1992 in the Ironman watch line. They were an immediate success. The Indiglo® lamp uniformly lights the surface of the Timex’s watch dials in a manner that makes the dial read very easily in many different light settings. In some newer watches the Indiglo backlight only lights up the numbers, rather than the entire LCD display, which is achieved by means of a specialized film that inverts the LCD transmissivity.
Today, Timex Group products are manufactured in the Far East and in Switzerland often based on technology that continues to be developed in the United States and in Germany. With a large and varied line of watches, Timex has the style for everyone. From the locker room to the board room, there is a great Timex style time-piece for you.
Timex Warranty Information
The Basic Coverage:
This TIMEX Watch (but not any battery, crystal, band, or strap) is warranted to the owner for a period of ONE YEAR from the date of purchase against defects in manufacture by Timex Corporation – not by the dealer from whom the watch was purchased.
What Timex Will Do:
If this watch develops such a defect within the one year period, it will be repaired (i.e. a new or thoroughly reconditioned and inspected module will be installed or replaced and a watch of equal value and similar appearance will be supplied) at our option, provided it is returned with a $7.00 check or money order to cover costs of postage, handling, and service, and you provide proof of purchase and date of purchase.
Care of Your Watch:
# Avoid exposing your watch to water, steam, or other forms of moisture, if it is non-water-resistant.
# If the lens becomes damaged, have it replaced at once to avoid damage to the module.
# When your battery is depleted, have it replaced promptly. The particular type of battery is indicated on your caseback.