The History of the REAL Timex Military Watch:

The History of the REAL Timex Military Watch:

Postby koimaster » April 23rd 2011, 7:51pm

Plastic, Disposable, And A Product Of The 1980s



Something about the J.Crew / Timex military watch never really jived with us. They claimed it was designed after a watch built to military specifications in the 1940s, but we could never actually find that watch. Even when we went into the vault at Timex, we saw watches from the 1940s, but they didn't look anything like the modern interpretation that we see so often on the wrists of the young menswear set. So, we went on a mission to discover where this design came from, and when, if ever, Timex had a military contract to make wristwatches. We found the watch that inspired the J.Crew piece, but we came to realize that it wasn't from the 1940s at all, but rather from the first half of 1982. And the story doesn't end there.

The J.Crew Connection

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/2011/4/20/the-history-of-the-real-timex-military-watch-plastic-disposa.html
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Re: The History of the REAL Timex Military Watch:

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Re: The History of the REAL Timex Military Watch:

Postby Beau nidle » September 1st 2016, 5:02am

Der lync ist Kaput.
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Re: The History of the REAL Timex Military Watch:

Postby biglove » September 1st 2016, 5:31am

Beau nidle wrote:Der lync ist Kaput.


Yah. Iz tru.
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