TX 400 Series Perpetual Weekly Calendar
July 31, 2009
TX Watch Company recently introduced a new dress watch within their lineup, the TX 400 Series Perpetual Weekly Calendar.
In recent months, TX, a three-year old brand, owned by the Timex Group, has introduced some very appealing timepieces. TX specializes in complicated, high-quality quartz watches.
The new perpetual calendar movement is no exception, its date function will remain accurate until 2100, like most perpetual calendars. Although, unlike most perpetual calendars, this one uses analog quartz technology, making it much more affordable option than an automatic perpetual movement.
All versions feature a 316L stainless steel case that is 46 mm in diameter. The case dimensions seem big on paper, but in reality the case dimension are pretty standard. The other models in the TX collection are actually much larger. This watch is clearly a dress watch. Its looks are reminiscent of a classic Rolex.
Water-resistance is 100 meters. Depending on the model, you get either a genuine leather strap or stainless steel bracelet.
As you can see, the attention to detail and finish are quite good. A nice mixture of polished and brushed finishes has been used on the case, bezel, bracelet, crown and pusher. Another detail generally found on watches costing thousands of dollars.
This watch is extremely easy to operate, everything is controlled via either the crown or a single pusher. The crown is non-locking, so to set the time and date, just pull it out and turn. And to view the month, just tap the pusher once. The date hand will reset after a few seconds.
Once you set the date, that is it. It is guaranteed accurate until 2100. It even accounts for short months and leap years
Retail prices are: $495 (stainless steel), $550 (rose gold plated stainless steel), $575 (shown). Click here to view the entire collection.
One feature that is often overlooked on models at this price point, is the glass. All TX watches use sapphire crystals. Synthetic sapphire glass is nearly impossible to scratch and unless you are going to the moon, in which case a shatter-proof acrylic crystal is necessary, a sapphire crystal is a must for any high quality watch.