The Grandad vs. the kid
In most scenarios where the competitors are similar, the edge always goes to the kid. They are usually faster, stronger, and a lot more flexible. However, the granddads have something the kids do not have on their side- experience and wisdom.
Both are very good watchmakers and know a thing or two about putting a top-quality watch together. Just keep reading to find out more about both companies and their products.
In comparing these two companies, the granddad probably has the edge over the young upstart. It may not hold that edge for long as Fossil is continuing to upgrade itself and its components.
But Timex has the experience and the watchmaking wisdom to thwart any move Fossil may try and make. The key here is that both companies do try to keep their watch lines affordable so that everyone can enjoy the styles, designs, and features they put into their watches.
You cannot go wrong with buying either brand but Timex may be the better one for now. But it depends on your sense of style and fashion which brand you buy.
Who makes both Timex and Fossil watches?
This time the competition is between two American companies. The only difference between them is one has had a rough road while the other has not had a lot of life experience yet.
Timex started out as the Waterbury Clock company but the Second World War took its toll on the company and it was bought out and turned into the Timex Corporation. In its almost 170 year history, it has had its share of ups and downs.
The Fossil company is owned by the Fossil Group which does not have the same type of track record. Yet it is learning from the mistakes made by its predecessors and avoiding the same mistakes they made.
Both companies do make good quality watches although they may also be targeting a different audience. Timex is more for the casual and business crowd while Fossil likes the fashion trend setters and celebrities. It has carved out a nice niche for itself over its short almost 40-year run
Timex and Fossil Durability
Both companies make top-quality products and that craftsmanship can be best seen in their chronograph watch lines. Their watches are very reliable and come with a precision that will make anyone proud.
The subdials on the Timex Intelligent Quartz Fly-Back are easy to operate, often only needing one button to be pushed in order to function as designed. It has a very casual look to it which means it is perfect to wear everywhere but the office and formal engagements.
Then the Fossil Grant Quartz Chronograph Watch also comes with the standard 3 sub-dials and often needs more than one button to operate. However, it comes in 15 different styles or looks while maintaining the same competitive price that the Timex competitor has.
The durability is all in the components and both watch styles have good quality construction materials that help them last for years, under normal use, of course.
Fossil vs. Timex Features and Technology
Both companies seem to leave the function and technology chasing to Casio. Their watches are more practical and functional with about the 3 sub-dials as the most advanced watch style they produce.
On a whole, neither company packs in the features in their watch lines. They are more focused on delivering a solid product that provides accurate time while looking good doing it.
Fossil also focuses on elegance and where the current fashion trends are going than they are being a great watch that only a computer nerd would want to wear. Timex does have some watches that do have some great features but again, not on the same level as Casio.
In this competition, neither watch company excels in this category. They seem to just feel that there are more important aspects of a watch than how many features or what modern technology is inside. Having the correct time is more important than all the bells and whistles that can be added to the watch.
Fossil vs. Timex Looks & Style
Timex style and designs for their watches are not going to bowl anyone over. While their timepieces look great, there are more attractive in a practical way. By that these watches will not catch someone’s eye like a Rolex will and have the observer rush across the room to look at the watch.
Timex watches blend in more than they stand out in a style and design look. On the other hand, Fossil, in comparison to Timex, is a bit flashier but an overstated flashy sense.
Their watches look good, come in great colors and have a clear look to them which makes their faces easy to read. In terms of style, they may be a level above Timex but the difference between them is slight.
Neither are gaudy in design and both companies seem to know where their niche audience resides and they make their styles to fit those tastes.
Timex vs. Fossil Costs
While both companies do have watch models that will cost you an arm and a leg, those models are actually few and far in between. The two companies know that their bread and butter customer does not have the big bucks as the Seiko or Rolex customer has.
With that in mind, you will find these watches in a very affordable range without sacrificing any quality or looks. The Timex Ironman may be the most outlandish and risque watch design but it too is very affordable.
Neither company is known for being a luxury brand in the traditional sense. Their watches are for the everyday workman who needs a good timepiece to make it to work on time. that includes those sales girls who work in many top fashion outlets.
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