Timex Expedition Classic Digital Chrono Alarm Timer 41mm Watch


About this item

  • Imported
  • Adjustable green 18mm nlyon strap with black genuine leather trim fits up to 8-inch wrist circumference
  • 100-hour chronograph with lap & split times; 24-hour countdown timer; month, day & date calendar
  • 3 daily, weekday or weekend alarms with 5-minute backup; 24-hour military time mode; 2 time zones
  • Green & black 41mm resin case with acrylic lens; gray digital display; Indiglo light-up watch dial
  • Water-resistant to 100m (330 ft): In general, suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving


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With a Chronograph, Alarm and Timer, this casual digital outdoor watch is designed to withstand the rigors of everyday use.

Product details
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
  • Product Dimensions : 5.91 x 5.91 x 5.91 inches; 1.12 Ounces
  • Item model number : T49993
  • Department : Womens
  • Batteries : 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Date First Available : August 8, 2014
  • Manufacturer : Timex
  • ASIN : B00LW3RT4E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,951 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
    • #5367 in Women's Shops
    • #10 in Women's Wrist Watches
    • #926 in Sports & Fitness Clothing

I mainly use this watch for work where we rely on having accurate time. I have been wearing this watch now for 2 weeks. What I like about the watch:
1: Watch face is large enough to be able to clearly read the time,date and day of the week.
2. Watch face is not so big that it is uncomfortable (roughly 1 5/8 inch wide by 1 3/4 long)
3. The combination nylon/leather strap is thin and flexible (but durable). The thickness is about 3/4 of an inch making it very comfortable to wear.
4. Indiglo feature is bright in the dark and very easy to find the button as it is on the face of the watch as opposed the side of the watch.
5. Setting are easy to navigate and easy to set time and date
6. Includes chronograph, timer and you can assign 3 different alarms.
7. Has the hour chime ( which you can disable).
8. You can set it to a 24 hour clock.

What I did not like:
1. The watch did not come with instructions on how to set the watch up and to navigate it. But as i stated earlier it is super easy to figure out. (to set your time just press and hold the set button while you are in time mode,hit the mode button, hit start/split button to adjust time, hit set to set the time)
2. Sometimes i have a difficult time getting the watch on and off, but i think that will get easier as the watch band breaks in.

In conclusion I would not hesitate to buy this watch. Again, it is super comfortable, light weight, easy to read and has been very durable so for. And at this price point how could you go wrong?

UPDATE (Nov 30, 2019)
I just replaced the battery again, the watch is still working fine, including the indiglo button.

UPDATE (Oct 11, 2018)
Just a month after I wrote this review, I went on vacation with my family, I spent a lot of time in the pool with this watch on, I guess the water might have loosen the indiglo button because it started working again. I have upgraded this review to 4 stars, the only bad thing with this watch is the low quality wrist band.

ORIGINAL REVIEW (Dec 05, 2017)
I originally bought this watch on December 11, 2011, the case is still going strong, I had to replace the battery last year, the original strap lasted a couple of years only, then I got a  Timex Genuine Leather 18mm Brown Replacement Watchband , that again lasted only a couple of years. Finally I just got a couple of  Ritche 18mm Nato Straps , I hope they last longer than the original Timex ones. The indiglo button doesn't work anymore, everything else works fine.

- Sturdy watch case.

- Screen can be easily scratched.
- Original Timex watchbands don't last enough.
- Indiglo button fails after 2 years.

All in all, it is a good watch.

This was the perfect watch. Large display, great functions, durable, inexpensive. All of the features on every T48042 I've owned worked great. They last me several years, until the watch band breaks, the face is more scratched than I like, or the control buttons become difficult to get to work. But I have always gotten a great life from them. I like them so much, I have bought nine of them over the past ten years. I have four in reserve right now, so I can continue to have this model after Timex decides to discontinue them.
So why the one star, don't buy again? Timex has changed the design - replacing the battery (available through Amazon for $0.61 each) is no longer simple. It used to be just a small jeweler's Phillips head and good eye sight. But the three I just bought does not have screws holding the batteries in place. I surfed the web for instructions, but found nothing. I emailed Timex and they said they do not provide instructions - take it to a jeweler or ship it to them to have the battery replaced (for $12 - $15). Hmm, $12 to $15, plus postage and two to four weeks to get the watch back (per Timex's email) or the gas and time to take it to a jeweler, vs. $0.61 for a battery delivered to my home? These watches are now one battery watches, disposables. This change is why I advise do not buy this watch, unless you want to throw it out when the battery runs out.

I've been wearing Timex watches for years. I think they are the best inexpensive watch you can buy. I've never had one fail other than the battery eventually die. I use the 3 alarms extensively but these do use the battery faster than just the time keeping and Indiglo back light. I used to replace bands and batteries but now I just buy a new one every couple of years. I keep the old one for gardening, swimming, etc. They will keep perfect time long after the battery is too low for the alarms and back light. I've spent hours swimming with these, never got water in them.

The size is perfect for me, I don't like clunky oversized watches. The band is probably the weakest link on these but I still prefer it to Velcro straps. Not the dressiest watch but I seldom get dressed up. I have a fancy gold watch the company gave me for that except it quit working several years ago. Old faithful Timex's just keep on working.

Several years ago they changed the operating system on these watches and the "new" system is great. Having the + and - buttons for setting timers, etc. is great. Much easier to use the second time zone too.

Have stuck with Timex Ironman watches over recent years but have been repeatedly frustrated and disappointed by the short life of the resin straps .Although you can get a replacement strap it can be very tricky to fit. I tried this and although the strap I received did match the watch product number,I found it impossible to fit it.
This particular model was a US import and has a leather and fibre strap which I hope will be easier to replace when the time comes and thus prolong the life of the watch.This strap does appear quite flimsy though so will have to see how it wears.
I am happy with the format of the watch and the indiglo light feature which I find particularly useful.

I quite like this watch. Numbers are a good size and its to read. Battery lasts well. The raised surround protects the glass well. The functions are easy to navigate and operate nearly as you'd expect. The big disappointment as is so often the case with a lot of watches these days is the rubbish strap. Sure looks fine as new but the different materials stretch at different rates so you get stress at the joins. ... and then it falls apart, after a year and a half. Quite tedious having to get new strap. I had a freebie watch from Runners World before this which got very harsh treatment (it was free after all) and the strap was still going strong after nearly a decade. Why can't Timex manage to do the same on a 20 - 30 pound watch?

I bought this watch on a great time-limited offer in the Amazon sale period last November 2014. The big attraction for me was an everyday watch that lights up and tells me the time when I wake up in the middle of the night. Yes, the Indiglo thing. Marvellous. Unfortunately, little people like pressing the button and, after 8 months of use, the Indiglo flashed and shorted out, never to work again. I've had the battery changed, just in case, but to no avail. All I know now is that, when I wake up in the middle of the night, it's still dark! Amazon site tells me that return is no longer possible, the last chance being 31 Jan 2015. Ah, well.

I'd have given this 3 stars had it worked for more than 5 days, however the back light failed within the week. Check other reviews before considering. It's a shame the quality can't be assured otherwise this would be a decent every day watch.

The only other niggle is that the buttons are very sensitive, so it's easy to change mode/make the back light go on just by touching a surface with it. Compass is a bit of a gimmick, but I actually found it quite useful.

Brilliant tough little watch. Can't fault it for £10. I bought it for timing legs on my cross-country flying navigation legs. The big display digits, easy-to-activate night light (which stays on a few seconds so you can press the button then hold the watch up to your eyes in turbulence without taking your hands off the yoke) and the little compass - whilst not massively accurate unless you can stand stock-still for ten seconds - is a nice little gadget.

Might buy a couple more to keep as spares!!