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by Hamtramck Stan
Sun May 27, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: Quartz Conversion for a '58 Alice
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Quartz Conversion for a '58 Alice

Well, it appears US Time made both the 21 and 22 through 1959, but only the Petite and character watches had the 21. In 1960, the cases were revised (the case backs were made 0.5 mm smaller) and fitted with the 22. The date codes on both watches I worked on were from '58 and '59, both made in Little...
by Hamtramck Stan
Sat May 26, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: Quartz Conversion for a '58 Alice
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Quartz Conversion for a '58 Alice

After failed attempts to obtain decent amplitude on the original Model 21, I decided to do a quartz conversion. Though it meant the watches were not going to be 100% original, I wanted this and a similar '59 to be reliable and accurate for our 'grand' nieces. The movement choice was a Miyota 2026 so...
by Hamtramck Stan
Sat May 26, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: Timex Color Flick by Pakter \ Krauss
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Timex Color Flick by Pakter \ Krauss

Dittos, Dadistic!
by Hamtramck Stan
Tue May 15, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: 1953 & 1957 Timex Newspaper Articles
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: 1953 & 1957 Timex Newspaper Articles

Don't know how you found them, but thanks much for posting them... really interesting!!
by Hamtramck Stan
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: Timex Super Thin - AKA Wafer Thin
Replies: 16
Views: 1836

Re: Timex Super Thin - AKA Wafer Thin

The back of the case is in AMAZING condition. These are almost always pitted, corroded or very worn, but this appears like new. It is one of simple elegance, taking syltyling cues from Longines. Very nice!
by Hamtramck Stan
Wed May 10, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: Pass the Ketchup!
Replies: 7
Views: 1281

Re: Pass the Ketchup!

Very nice !!! These are trick and slick! One I've seen like it was a 1982 model 205521 with a 116 movement. Don't know what change was made to turn the 104 into the 116.
by Hamtramck Stan
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: 1951 Timex Marquette
Replies: 10
Views: 1715

Re: 1951 Timex Marquette

Based on the movement features and the date code, it appears to be a '52.

This is the date code.
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by Hamtramck Stan
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: 1951 Timex Marquette
Replies: 10
Views: 1715

Re: 1951 Timex Marquette

What makes it different is the dial. The case is definitely first generation Monroe (1949-1952), but the dial is fully numbered with italicized numerals, quite different from what is in two different ads, and different from actual models. Here is a '49 and a '52, and they both have basically the sam...
by Hamtramck Stan
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: 1951 Timex Marquette
Replies: 10
Views: 1715

Re: 1951 Timex Marquette

Thanks much! I was surprised, myself, on how the aesthetics turned out. BTW, Jersey Mo, you always have Timex's that I have never seen before! I recognize the Monroe on the left and the 53-ish Marquette, but where did you obtain the Monroe in the middle? Is it from the UK? Never have seen that one, ...
by Hamtramck Stan
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: 1951 Timex Marquette
Replies: 10
Views: 1715

1951 Timex Marquette

When the Timex line was introduced in 1949, there were 3 men's series of watches: the round-cased 'Coronet' (to be re-named the 'Mercury' in 1953), the cushion-shaped 'Monroe', and the rectangular, curved 'Marquette'. These three series of watches would not see any noticeable changes from 1949 throu...