Recent Garage Find, Vintage Timex Automatic Watch

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iKokomo
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Recent Garage Find, Vintage Timex Automatic Watch

#1 Post by iKokomo » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:08 pm

We were cleaning the garage and inside an old suitcase we found a ton of neat things including this Timex automatic watch. When shaken, the watch still works.
I had a couple questions about this. What year is this watch / the history behind it? It was found in a suitcase with items from the 1940s-1960s.
My second question is, how to I measure the watch so I can purchase a new band for it so I can wear it?
Thanks a lot! Appreciate the help!

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Re: Recent Garage Find, Vintage Timex Automatic Watch

#2 Post by JerseyMo » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:30 pm

First guess is a Mercury from the mid 1970's and for sure not an automatic wind.
if so it has a #25 manual wind movement and 18mm lug span.
should be about 34mm across the case not including the crown.
can you add a photo of the movement?

if you look at the base of the dial there should be series of numbers. the last two are the year made.
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Re: Recent Garage Find, Vintage Timex Automatic Watch

#3 Post by iKokomo » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:46 am

Here is a photo of the back of the watch. I did not see a serial number on it.
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Re: Recent Garage Find, Vintage Timex Automatic Watch

#4 Post by JerseyMo » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:19 pm

well that second pic changes my first reply...

what you have there is a Ladies "Petite" from the 1970's. To view the dial print you would have to remove the movement from the case.

anyway, again not an automatic, lug size is 12mm. You maybe able to get the movement going with the basic Timex defined dunk and soak.

hope that helps.
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