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Life's a beach when you’re rocking the Nixon Men's 42-20 Chrono Watch.

Nixon made the Men's 42-20 Chrono Watch for beach bums who actually keep track of time. This watch features Swiss movement and a 200 meter waterproof rating so you know how much time you have to work with weather you're reef diving in Belize or body surfing in Santa Cruz. Use the extending rotating bezel and countdown timer to make sure you don’t stay in the surf too long and miss your dinner date. The 42-20 Pu Chrono's large size means you can easily read the time from the sandbar to the tequila bar.

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Lookin Good

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

Love this watch! I bought the rose gold one for myself and I honestly wear it every single day. Have no complaints so far!

What are the measurements?


Case Height: 42 mm

Case Width: 42 mm

Case Depth: 13 mm

Band Width: 1 in

What kind of battery does this watch...

What kind of battery does this watch take?

So after a lot of digging I was actually unable to find any info on the battery type for this watch and I think its because they really want you to send it in to replace the battery. Sending it in to Nixon they will replace the battery and reseal it so that it holds its water-resistance. If you are going to put the initial investment into this watch its probably a good idea to put a couple extra bucks in to get the battery replaced correctly.

I have a question about the Black/tortoise...

I have a question about the Black/tortoise colour,

Does this have a male/female variant, cause when i did some research about it. I saw it in the girls and guy section. Is it the same colour or is the men's equvalent darker? As a guy i realy like it bud im afraid its to light and girly :( can anyone give me some more info? :)


The mens and womens tortoise version have the same look to them. If you are looking for something a little more masculine, the Nixon 51-30 comes in a tortoise with matte black face. A good alternative though it will be a little bigger on the wrist.

Do you have the black/ tort that's pictured?...

Do you have the black/ tort that's pictured?

Hi Alye,

Unfortunately we do not have that variant currently available, sorry about that!

hi do you have any 42 20 rose gold nixon...

hi do you have any 42 20 rose gold nixon watches left

Best Answer

Hi Deanne, thank you for your question.

We unfortunately do not have the All Rose Gold option available any longer. We do have the Rose Gold/White Granite available, at the outlet price of $249.97. Hope that helps!

do you have the 42-20 tide with the blue...

do you have the 42-20 tide with the blue dial


watch arrived with broken stem!

  • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it

broken screw down stem ,want screw down ! now its going to cost ME to send it back whats up with that ?

Any chance of getting the ros? gold back...

Any chance of getting the ros� gold back in stock?

Hey Ryan! Thanks for your question! Unfortunately doesn't have a back order for the All Rose Gold color. Sorry for the bad news.

Hi is the tortoise shell in the picture...

Hi is the tortoise shell in the picture above available? How do i select it?

Hi Paulina,

I think the color you are looking for is called All Black/Tortoise. It is currently 3rd from the bottom in the drop down above the Add To Cart button.

I have a 42-20 how do I get the second...

I have a 42-20 how do I get the second hand to work?

What do you mean get it to work? Do you mean the stop watch function or does your second hand not rotate?

Best Answer

KO, if you are talking about the "second hand" that is on the same plane as Hour-hand and the Minute-Hand. The longest, and skinnest of all the Hands. That technically isn't your second hand. Seconds are counted on the top dial , right below 12:00 on your watch backdrop. But all that aside, to answer your question directly about how to get this hand to move. Unscrew the bottom crown (the one next to the 8) itll stop once you unscrew it all the way. Now it will act as a button essentially. This is the button you use to start and stop the chronograph. Your top crown next to the 10, is how you reset the chronograph.

A basic run-down. That "second hand" that i think are talking about is a fancy stop-watch. once you start that hand, it will move around the watch like a normal hand. once it makes a full rotation from 12:00 back to 12:00. (60 seconds) the dial at the bottom right next to the 4. will tick to 1 minute. watch it for 5 minutes or so while your on the train or at work ;) and ull see what i mean.

If the longest and skinniest hand does not point straight to the 12 when its at rest or not being used or counting so to speak. To fix this, pull the main "knob" fully out and then use your bottom button (the one next to the 8) to readjust or realign this hand. Kind of a pain in the neck but whatever.

Lastly, something that maybe not everyone knows. The middle and largest knob gets screwed in to "waterproof" the watch. Its super ackward to do, but push the knob in all the way into the housing and twist teh knob towards yourself and itll catch teh threading and u can tighten it up. same go for the crowns on the smaller buttons. screw them in, so that water doesn't get into the watch. minimizes on these giant knobs sticking out and more focus on the face in my opinion.

I hope this helped for you, and i hope some others learned something they didnt no.

This goes for Nixon 42-20s and 51-30s Chronographs. (not sure on the magnacons, and their other chronos, im sure it similiar)

I have 2 51-30s, and spent a while working for Billabong who use to own Nixon. I use to sell this gnarly watches and probably know a little more than your average owner. But i hope you all learn more about them bc they are pretty cool!!! DogFunk has the best pricing by far on these bad boys!

Unanswered Question

I have a chrono 42-20. I can not figure...

I have a chrono 42-20. I can not figure out how to get the second hand to work...Help?


Great Watch..Great Service

    Dogfunk steped up BIG TIME when I had a issue with the first watch. Great watch and Great service.


    Best watch I've ever owned

    • Gender:Male
    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    This watch is straight up solid. I didn't get the 'cheap' feeling from it at all. That being said, this is not a dainty watch! It's heavy, solid, and can take a beating. I'd consider using this bad boy as a weapon if I ever got mugged.

    The chrono hands take a little getting used to. The big hand is the timer and the second hand is one of the smaller hands. Other than that, it's just your basic solid watch. Not too fancy, not too ghetto.

    Update: This watch did not survive burning man. I'll be sending it to Nixon to see what they say.

    Nixon 42-20 Chrono Watch Back

    Nixon 42-20 Chrono Watch Back

    Nixon 42-20 Chrono Watch Back

    Nixon 42-20 Chrono Watch Side

    Nixon 42-20 Chrono Watch Side

    Nixon 42-20 Chrono Watch Side

    If its chronograph then why does it Need...

    If its chronograph then why does it
    Need batteries?

    The chronograph is the stopwatch function of the watch. Batteries are needed as a power source for this.



      I got this watch because it looks really nice. In reality it seemed a little cheap. The band is made of very thin steel and the movement is Japanese. It feels more like a $25 watch than a $500 watch. In my opinion, the Rip Curl Tidemaster is a much better watch with swiss movement and it is cheaper.

      Is this watch available in yellow gold?...

      Is this watch available in yellow gold? or is it only available in rose gold?