This is a very special review from me because not only is this the first affordable watch review for the site, but this is also the first watch in my collection and what got me to fall in love with affordable watches. My wife had let me choose a watch for my birthday and I selected a Timex Weekender 40 gift box. Enclosed was a Timex Weekender 40 with a blue dial, a blue nylon NATO strap, and a brown leather NATO strap for under $40. Subsequently, this watch has been a major part of my collection and is still on my wrist every week.
On Thursday night, I had a little fun teasing my first unboxing on Instagram. What was in the box? It was the first dive watch that I am adding to my affordable watch collection: the Casio MDV106! Before I give an in-depth review, let’s open up the box and see what’s inside my Casio MDV106 unboxing!
Military watches have been the driving force behind many horological developments. Some historians attribute the idea for the wristwatch to Napoleon because of his irritation at having to constantly open his pocket watch, while others credit World War I for popularizing the wrist watch due to the need to coordinate movements in some battles by over a million troops by land, air, and sea. Today, there are many affordable options in different military watch styles.