Timex Originals 1970s Reissue

Timex Originals 1970s Reissue

Postby mrneddles » October 5th 2012, 2:35pm

There is a recent thread here regarding a beautiful vintage Timex Electric. As happens, seeing a nice watch will spark an interest, usually leading to a purchase. I found the Timex Originals 70s Reissue on Amazon for $89 and figured I would give it a try.

A few initial thoughts:
It really does "keep on ticking", quite loudly actually. The indiglo feature is cool but I couldn't figure out how to photograph it. Decent lume. The case feels pretty solid, with nice brushed and high polished surfaces. The expansion bracelet feels like it is made of folded tin, and will be replaced as soon as I can get a 18mm strap ordered. 40mm East to West including crown. Wish the dial didn't say "Water Resistant".

Thanks for looking!
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Re: Timex Originals 1970s Reissue

Postby Rusty » October 5th 2012, 2:58pm

Just like old times...
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Re: Timex Originals 1970s Reissue

Postby Horse Feathers » October 5th 2012, 3:00pm

Very cool Mreddles

Shame about the bracelet as that adds allot to the vintage look

Had my eye on a 50's variant
http://timexstylewatch.com/originals/1950s.html
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Re: Timex Originals 1970s Reissue

Postby foghorn » October 5th 2012, 3:06pm

I love that goddamn watch!!!And even though the bracelet sucks,it's true to the period when that was how it was. Here is my Timex original 70's watch. (I prefer yours) These are great nostalgic Timexes for us oldsters and WIS.





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Re: Timex Originals 1970s Reissue

Postby abduksion » October 6th 2012, 7:33am

I had no idea Timex even made these. I just wish when they made watches back in the 50's 60's etc they used better movements. Looks great and at least you don't have to worry about it breaking in a few days.
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