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Timex T2H281 Review: Easy Reader Date Leather Strap Watch

The Timex T2H281 is a favorite pick for collectors as well as people who want reliability, good timekeeping, and longevity.

The watch, which has been in the market for some time, is still a top choice and both men and women wear it.

However, is it as good as so many people claim? In the Timex T2H281 review, we will dig deeper into the matter.

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Timex T2H281 Easy Reader 35mm Black Leather Strap Watch
  • Adjustable black 18 millimeter genuine leather strap fits up to 8-inch wrist circumference
  • White easy-to-read dial with date window at 3 o'clock; Full Arabic numerals
  • Silver-tone 35 millimeter brass case with mineral glass crystal

Precise Quartz movement

Boasting of a quartz movement, the watch does run smoothly and very silently.

In fact, you won’t be able you hear any sound even when held close to the ear. The smooth operation and consistency ensure that it stays within specs and will hardly lose more than 3 seconds in a day.

Moreover, the movement contributes to the watch’s thin profile and is more resistant to magnetism.

Classic all-metal case

Timex T2H281 dial

The T2H281 has an all-metal case, which brings out a timeless appeal.

It is thin and has minimal frills. And with a diameter of just 38mm and a thickness of only 8mm, the watch fits nicely on the wrist. It doesn’t feel or look bulky and has a polished finish that won’t scratch or leave marks on the skin.

It maintains its beautiful appearance for a long time and doesn’t rust, fade, tarnish, corrode and is also more resistant to chipping, dents, knocks, and stains.

In fact, some consumers say they have owned this piece for many years and it keeps going on and on.

Easy-to-read white dial

Like many people, we agree that reading time is easy and convenient with this watch.

Firstly, it has a simple dial, which only constitutes the hour markers, 3 hands (hour/minute/second) and a date window.

You also find the Timex insignia below the 12-clock marker and the WR30M (water resistance mark) and Indiglo inscription above the 6 o’clock point.

The Arabic numerals are fairly large for easy viewing and the time indicators except the white/ silver colored second’s hand come in black.

You will be a bit disappointed if you are looking for a piece that displays in 24-hour mode or is digital.

Classy expensive looking leather band

Timex T2H281 on wrist

To complete the classic look, the watch comes with a black leather strap.

It’s 18mm wide and matches the shiny silver case. The high-quality leather may be thinner and lighter than most alternative sin its class.

However, it does handle everyday use, the elements, and mistreatment well.

You, however, may need it to give it extra attention if you need it to still look as elegant and chic after many years of use and exposure to sweat, dirt, moisture abrasion, and the elements.

It secures onto the wrist via an adjustable metal buckle clasp and doesn’t stretch or shrink over time. Moreover, the inner surface is ultra smooth for extra comfort.

Is it worth buying?

The Timex T2H281 is worth buying for a number of reasons.

One, it is very simple and has a user-friendly, easy-to-read dial which isn’t too cluttered with unnecessary detail. Two, the metal case and leather strap are strong and longlasting. Three, the Arabic numerals are large and black in color and together with the black hour hands are easier to see in the white background.

Finally, the watch is high quality, accurate, reliable but still very affordable.