From the return of Jackass and Bennifer with layered T-shirts and Nike Shox, the imprints of Y2K culture are slowly returning to the mainstream. Aughts may often be mocked as the era of luxury imitations and rhinestones running rampant, but it was also a period of exceptional creativity by designers like Raf Simons, Tom Ford and Helmut Lang. Classically designed menswear from the beginning of the decade has become a coveted item for collectors, often fetching attractive prices in the aftermarket. However, thanks to a newly discovered range of Nike Triax sports watches, you can own an iconic piece of the ’00s for as little as $149.
In the watch world, the years surrounding the new millennium were all about experimentation, with wild creations like the 1998 Oakley Time Bomb setting the stage for a new era of transcendental designs. boundary. Triax is part of a long line of bold ideas from Nike Timing, Swoosh’s now-closed watch division dedicated to creating cutting-edge digital activity trackers that help inspire the Apple Watch a decade later.
Among these is the Oregon line, which features an altimeter, compass, and a host of other adventure-ready features in a machined aluminum housing. There’s also a Lebron James version of the Nike Mettle, a cycling watch by Lance Armstrong, and even some oddly similar models. In the field, the Triax, a digital runner’s watch with 100 lap chronograph memory and the ability to compare lap times with preset target times — a useful feature for runners during exercise. However, Triax’s pebble-shaped box is more than just an aesthetic flourish. The strap is positioned to allow for a more ergonomic grip of the chronograph on the start/stop button, making it easier to ensure accurate lap times, one of the many ways Nike designers are trying Try to move the needle.
We may never know where this collection of Triaxes has gathered dust over the past 20 years (or how they work at Urban Outfitters, of all places) but it’s hard to imagine a good opportunity to get your hands on a pair of classic Nike sports watches in near-new condition — or a better way to retrofit your other watches.
https://www.gq.com/story/nike-triax-watch Nike Triax Watch: The Swoosh’s Perfectly Off-Kilter Timepiece Is an Affordable Y2K-Era Flex