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Oakley introduced their first watch in 1998 with the Time Bomb, a pair which would continue to this day to be a fan favorite. Over the last 20 years, the popularity of Oakley Watches as a cult favorite has exploded. This guide will dive through the most popular watches Oakley has release, how much they cost and where you can find them!

To start off, I'll say I've owned a number of Oakley watches over the years (Timebombs, Minute Machines, GMT), but know there are other members on here with many more so feel free to comment your info below and I'll add to this post!

1. Oakley Timebomb
First up on our list is where it all started the Oakley Timebomb, this ~41MM Analog timepiece originally retailed for ~$1300 back in 1998. The piece is classic Oakley 90's styling with the chunky spinal design looking like it could be in Blade Runner with a rounded glass face which adds to the turn of the century futuristic feel.

If you're looking to pick up an original Timebomb your best bet will be in the exchange areas, where a member even sold an entire collection or eBay as Oakley no longer sells them. If you do end up grabbing one, make sure to read through this useful guide on how to repair original timebombs.

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Source: Oakley Timebomb 1

2. Oakley GMT
The Oakley GMT hit the market in 2003, with an analog face and a steel backbone. This watched introduced the idea of a "World City hand", which allowed the owner to switch timezones automatically based on selecting the city they were in around the bezel. Oakley continued with the spinal design on the steel wrist band from the Timebomb, but gave it and updated look with the polish and sapphire glass. Compared to the timebomb however, the GMT was cheaper retailing for only $600. These can still be had on eBay, Craigslist or the forum marketplace for a couple hundred dollars and up depending on the condition.

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Source: Stealth GMT with White Face

3. Oakley Crankcase
The Oakley Crankcase hit the market in 2008, with an analog face and modern design. Not to be confused with the sunglasses of the same name. The crankcase has a chunky but more traditional wristband, similar to more traditional links. The watch originally retailed for just shy of $800, with some colorways going for $895. Additionally Oakley offered a "Three hand" and "Three hand small" edition of the Crankcase, all of which were submersible up to 100 meters (330 feet), though the latter offering leather straps vs. the steel bands on the standard model. The watch really embodies the HQ design elements of brushed aluminum/steel and the indestructible look. Once again although Oakley sells sunglasses with the same name, they no longer carry the Crankcase watch.
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Source: Crankcase Watch Stainless Steel/Black with Unobtanium
4. Oakley Minute Machine
The Oakley Minute Machine hit the market in 2007, with a distinct squared design, taking styling cues from the crankcase and 2000 era of Oakley design. The Minute Machine, often abbreviated "MM" has become a favorite amongst Oakley collectors. It features an analog 42MM face, and is submersible up to 330 feet. The highlight of this model is the Diamond Dial edition which offered a gem at each hour hand position.
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Source: Oakley Minute Machine Diamond Dial Edition

5. Oakley Hollowpoint
Introduced in 2011 alongside the Elite Full Metal Jacket (below), these two watches blew the doors off of prices for Oakley watches (outside of various limited editions previously introduced). The Hollowpoint was on the lower end of the two, retailing for approximately $2,000, with a 48MM face, submersible up to 350 feet (112 meters) and an analog face. Today, these are harder to find, usually trading above the $2K retail price - you'll need to keep an eye on the aftermarket for one of these or post a Want to Buy ad in the exchange areas.

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Source: Oakley Hollow Point Titanium w/White Dial


6. Oakley Elite Full Metal Jacket
Mentioned above, the Elite Full Metal Jacket was the high end watch released alongside the Hollowpoint. Retailing at $8,995 - it was amazing to see in person. I had the opportunity to gaze upon it at a launch part at the San Francisco Oakley store back in 2011 and it was epic. A thing of beauty an included chain that allows the owner to wear it as a pocket watch as well (a first for Oakley). It's not a surprise with such a massive price tag, it didn't jump off the shelves - trading in the same realm as many high end perpetual time pieces, it was a mild disappointment that it, like other Oakley watches, required a battery. As it introduced on the Elite line, there are a limited amount of these ever produced - only 100, you can still find some online - like this member selling there's shortly after the launch in 2012 for only $8,000! Over the years it has certainly gotten harder as most have fallen in the arms of the collectors so you better come with your checkbook!

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Source: Oakley Full Metal Jacket

7. Oakley Gearbox
Launched in 2010, the Gearbox brought a simple analog big faced 47mm watch to the circuit. With a leath strap, and oversize 3 and 9 on the face, the Gearbox was certainly a more modern take from Oakley. Submersible up to 330ft (100m), many models were comprised of titanium, making it durable but light. The standard models retailed in the range of $600 with the titanium models going for $1,000+.

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Source: Oakley Gearbox Brushed Titanium

8. Oakley Timebomb II
The successor to the start of it all, the Timebomb, Oakley launched this model in 2009 just over 10 years after the original release for approximately $2,700. Following the high end approach of the original model and a recognizably similar design with a modern facelift, the watch revitalized the Timebomb name. It gained additional notoriety with the launch of the Livestrong Limited Edition in 2011 (pictured below) for just over $3,000. With distinct yellow accents, the rarity of the model was only accentuated by the controversy which came to Lance Armstrong and by association the Livestrong foundation in 2013.

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Source: Oakley Livestrong Timebomb II

9. Oakley Jury
In 2005, Oakley launched the Jury, a 34mm watch, which led some to classify it as a women's watch or unisex, given the departure from Oakley's traditional large face designs. Additionally several pastel colorways including pink were offered. The Jury follows a similar design to the Crankcase, with a spinal-esq stainless steel band. The watch originally retailed for $500+, a similar range to the Crankcase.

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Source: Oakley Jury Gunmetal

Looking forward to everyone's comments and what watches should be added here! Happy to keep maintaining this post, reviving my past life as a journalist with this post and forgot how much I missed writing!
 

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Oakley introduced their first watch in 1998 with the Time Bomb, a pair which would continue to this day to be a fan favorite. Over the last 20 years, the popularity of Oakley Watches as a cult favorite has exploded. This guide will dive through the most popular watches Oakley has release, how much they cost and where you can find them!

To start off, I'll say I've owned a number of Oakley watches over the years (Timebombs, Minute Machines, GMT), but know there are other members on here with many more so feel free to comment your info below and I'll add to this post!

1. Oakley Timebomb
First up on our list is where it all started the Oakley Timebomb, this ~41MM Analog timepiece originally retailed for ~$1300 back in 1998. The piece is classic Oakley 90's styling with the chunky spinal design looking like it could be in Blade Runner with a rounded glass face which adds to the turn of the century futuristic feel.

If you're looking to pick up an original Timebomb your best bet will be in the exchange areas, where a member even sold an entire collection or eBay as Oakley no longer sells them. If you do end up grabbing one, make sure to read through this useful guide on how to repair original timebombs.


Source: Oakley Timebomb 1

2. Oakley GMT
The Oakley GMT hit the market in 2003, with an analog face and a steel backbone. This watched introduced the idea of a "World City hand", which allowed the owner to switch timezones automatically based on selecting the city they were in around the bezel. Oakley continued with the spinal design on the steel wrist band from the Timebomb, but gave it and updated look with the polish and sapphire glass. Compared to the timebomb however, the GMT was cheaper retailing for only $600. These can still be had on eBay, Craigslist or the forum marketplace for a couple hundred dollars and up depending on the condition.


Source: Stealth GMT with White Face

3. Oakley Crankcase
The Oakley Crankcase hit the market in 2008, with an analog face and modern design. Not to be confused with the sunglasses of the same name. The crankcase has a chunky but more traditional wristband, similar to more traditional links. The watch originally retailed for just shy of $800, with some colorways going for $895. Additionally Oakley offered a "Three hand" and "Three hand small" edition of the Crankcase, all of which were submersible up to 100 meters (330 feet), though the latter offering leather straps vs. the steel bands on the standard model. The watch really embodies the HQ design elements of brushed aluminum/steel and the indestructible look. Once again although Oakley sells sunglasses with the same name, they no longer carry the Crankcase watch.

Source: Crankcase Watch Stainless Steel/Black with Unobtanium
4. Oakley Minute Machine
The Oakley Crankcase hit the market in 2007, with a distinct squared design, taking styling cues from the crankcase and 2000 era of Oakley design. The Minute Machine, often abbreviated "MM" has become a favorite amongst Oakley collectors. It features an analog 42MM face, and is submersible up to 330 feet. The highlight of this model is the Diamond Dial edition which offered a gem at each hour hand position.

Source: Oakley Minute Machine Diamond Dial Edition

5. Oakley Hollowpoint
Introduced in 2011 alongside the Elite Full Metal Jacket (below), these two watches blew the doors off of prices for Oakley watches (outside of various limited editions previously introduced). The Hollowpoint was on the lower end of the two, retailing for approximately $2,000, with a 48MM face, submersible up to 350 feet (112 meters) and an analog face. Today, these are harder to find, usually trading above the $2K retail price - you'll need to keep an eye on the aftermarket for one of these or post a Want to Buy ad in the exchange areas.


Source: Oakley Hollow Point Titanium w/White Dial


6. Oakley Elite Full Metal Jacket
Mentioned above, the Elite Full Metal Jacket was the high end watch released alongside the Hollowpoint. Retailing at $8,995 - it was amazing to see in person. I had the opportunity to gaze upon it at a launch part at the San Francisco Oakley store back in 2011 and it was epic. A thing of beauty an included chain that allows the owner to wear it as a pocket watch as well (a first for Oakley). It's not a surprise with such a massive price tag, it didn't jump off the shelves - trading in the same realm as many high end perpetual time pieces, it was a mild disappointment that it, like other Oakley watches, required a battery. As it introduced on the Elite line, there are a limited amount of these ever produced - only 100, you can still find some online - like this member selling there's shortly after the launch in 2012 for only $8,000! Over the years it has certainly gotten harder as most have fallen in the arms of the collectors so you better come with your checkbook!


Source: Oakley Full Metal Jacket


Looking forward to everyone's comments and what watches should be added here! Happy to keep maintaining this post, reviving my past life as a journalist with this post and forgot how much I missed writing!
Great article sir. Enjoyed reading it. Which all do you own?
 

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D2? The digital one... and my fave the 12 gauge. There is one with a rubber strap that was older, can’t remember... white strap blue face, HOLESHOT!

Blade, Blade2? Bottlecap, fusebox, which one had the HQ bezel that came out?
 

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