A Watch for Florida Gators and NCAA Fans
2023 has been a tough football season for the Florida Gators. Even as the team has shown flashes of brilliance and improvement in many areas, they play in a tough league where rival Georgia is building a dynasty and the schools that the Gators "should beat" seem to improve every year. As of this writing, it looks like the team will have to dig deep and heroes will need to emerge just for the team to become bowl eligible. Fortunately, for Gator fans and alumni, the University of Florida will always be the champions in terms of swag and gear. In this watch review, we'll take a look at the Timex Tribute Men's Citation 42mm Quartz Watch with Stainless Steel strap. It's a great watch, just look at that face.
I love that Gator grin. But, if you are a fan of some other team, you'll likely find your school among the offerings. 44 major universities are represented. 42 are football powerhouses and 2 (Gonaza and Villanova) are known as basketball schools. I did notice that Notre Dame, Baylor, and the Air Force Academy are not represented. You'll want to check the list below or the link on Amazon.
Watch Style and Features
The basic style for all of these watch is Silver-on-Silver in a diver-style sport watch arrangement. The bracelet has alternating areas of shiny and flat finish for an attractive overall effect. The watch face has black hour markers and numbers for 12, 3, 6, and 9. There is a small date window just in board of the three o'clock position. The indices for the minutes and seconds are set in white against a dark greenish-gray for contrast. The Timex signature is set in the top half of watch face and the school logo is centered in the bottom half.
Like many sports watches, the bezel for this Timex does not rotate. However, this quartz watch offers helpful Indiglo illumination when you press on the crown. The watch battery should be easy to replace since it uses a standard CR2016 battery that is commonly available.
The standard bracelet is a expansion band. I was initially concerned that it might pinch or grab hold of arm hairs, but I had none of those issues. In fact, the bracelet was easy to put on and very comfortable to wear.
In everyday wear, this watch has proven to be comfortable and not too hot.
From a style perspective, the Timex Tribute series of watches have an understated look that is perfect at the Sports Bar or in the business casual workplace.
This watch has a silver-tone brass case, a stainless steel caseback, and a stainless steel bracelet. According to the watch dial and caseback, Timex has built this watch with 50 meters of water resistance which is just fine for a sport watch that isn't involved in diving.
Weighing in at just over 3 ounces, one of the nice things about this watch is that it isn't too heavy to wear all day.
This watch was made in the Phillipines so you don't have to worry about funding a likely adversary in some future world war when you buy this one.
This Timex has a 42mm diameter case that is 10mm thick. There's no problem fitting this watch under the cuff of a dress shirt.
The bracelet has a 20mm lug and is about 19 or 20mm wide all the way around your wrist. It a big enough watch to be masculine without being ridiculous.
I like this watch alot. For this college football season, it has become one of my favorite everyday wear watches. Over the years, I've reviewed or highlighted many team watches and this one offers the perfect balance of quality build, attractive appearance, and affordable price point.
College Team Watches Offered
I like this watch and I suspect that you will, too. If you are interested, you'll find great quality Timex Tribute watches in this style at Amazon (here) for the following teams:
Alabama Crimson Tide, Arizona State Sun Devils, Arizona Wildcats, Arkansas Razorbacks, Army Black Knights, Auburn Tigers, California Golden Bears, Clemson Tigers, Florida State Seminoles, Georgia Bulldogs, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Illinois Fighting Illini, Iowa Hawkeyes, Kansas Jayhawks, Kentucky Wildcats, LSU Tigers, Maryland Terrapins, Michigan State Spartans, Michigan Wolverines, Mississippi State Bulldogs, NC State Wolfpack, Navy Midshipmen, Nebraska Cornhuskers, North Carolina Tarheels, Ohio State Buckeyes, Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Ole Miss Rebels, Oregon State Beavers, Penn State Nittany Lions, Purdue Boiler Makers, South Carolina Gamecocks, Stanford Cardinal, Syracuse Orange, Tennessee Volunteers, Texas A&M Aggies, Texas Tech Red Raiders, Villanova Wildcats, Virginia Cavaliers, Virginia Tech Hokies, Washington State Cougars, and West Virginia Mountaineers.
If the Tribute style isn't right for you, you might want to check out the Timex store on Amazon.