Timex Chrono Compass (2013)

Properly called the Fly-back Chrono Compass, this handsome offering from Timex features an electronic compass with declination control integrated into the analogue movement: hit a button and the needle turns north, and you can set the bezel to correspond to the cardinal points. It also has a clever chronograph function and the ability to set a second time zone. The Timex Chrono Compass is a bulky watch, but the build quality is excellent and it comes with a decent water-resistant leather strap, which gives a nice retro contrast to the high-tech face. 

Price £140
Type analogue, battery
Weight 88g
Water resistance 100m

Review by Simon Ingram
First published in Trail magazine October 2013