The History of the REAL Timex Military Watch

The History of the REAL Timex Military Watch

Postby koimaster » March 15th 2018, 11:00am

In-Depth The History of the REAL Timex Military Watch: 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.



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