What is Dia De Los Muertos?
The day of the dead is a Mexican holiday which is celebrated on November 2 usually and is a holiday for families to gather together and remember and pray for lost ones who have passed away. It usually consists of two days and some even have large parades where members dress up with face paint and Mariachi like costumes representing the colorful yet sad in my opinion day of remembrance.
The timex "Dia De Los Muertos" edition was a small release to celebrate the Mexican holiday "Day of the dead". The watch itself is quite simple with a solid steel polished case, pop on caseback , and pull/push crown with Indiglo function which lights up the Calavera Skill on the deep blue almost purplish dial. The case is fairly roundish and comes in at 40MM in diameter with a case thickness of 9.5MM thick and 48MM lug to lug. The overall dimensions are very wearable even on my 6.75" wrist. This is definitely one that can slip under the cuff when need it be. The american handmade leather band is actually of very good quality and I was quite surprised by that, it is a 20-18MM tapering American tanned leather band with a standard polished Timex buckle. Getting to the crystal, we do get that typical Mineral Crystal which most watch enthusiasts will not like, including myself - as we almost always hope for sapphire crystals on our watches. Please do keep in mind, I only paid $79 for this watch which I think is a very fair price for a special Limited Edition release model. This model is actually sold out and has been for some time. Your best bet would be to look on the used or grey market for one if you really want to add one to the collection. The INDIGLO is actually really useful and acts as lume to use on the go or whenever it is needed simply by pushing the crown inwards and holding down. ( Pictured Below ).
The dial is clean, crisp, and legible at all angles without much glare when in the sun which is always a good thing. The flatness of the crystal and pop of the colorful dial really play a big part in this. Overall, it is a fun watch and one to be worn - especially in Mexico! In mexico you can find handmade art and all types of goodies with this calavera style so you would fit right in with the culture there.
On my 6.75" wrist it fits just perfectly across with those almost wire like 20MM lugs which make strap changes very easy and as a bonus the stock band includes quick release pins for easy swapability.