Timex Thrift Store Finds Question.

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Timex Thrift Store Finds Question.

#1 Post by iKokomo » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:17 pm

I was out at two thrift stores over the past couple of days and I found 2 neater than average Timex watches, (all under $5 for both) the first is a Timex Q quartz. And the second is a really neat fully functional denim style timex mechanical watch (I bought it, but only had time to take a photo of it at the store).
I was wondering if I could get more information / history / years on these neat watches, especially the mechanical denim one. While doing basic research, I saw that both of these seem to be rarer Timex watches.
Thanks a lot!

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Re: Timex Thrift Store Finds Question.

#2 Post by JerseyMo » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:23 am

iKokomo wrote:I was out at two thrift stores over the past couple of days and I found 2 neater than average Timex watches, (all under $5 for both) the first is a Timex Q quartz. And the second is a really neat fully functional denim style Timex mechanical watch (I bought it, but only had time to take a photo of it at the store).
I was wondering if I could get more information / history / years on these neat watches, especially the mechanical denim one. While doing basic research, I saw that both of these seem to be rarer Timex watches.
Thanks a lot!
Have a look at the bottom of the dial and you will see a series of numbers. The last two on the right are the production year. My guess is 1977 for both. The "Q" had some different movements inside. So I would need to see a picture. But if I had to guess it would be one of the hybrid electro mechanicals with a small regulator board. The demin dial is maybe a 24 movement. The numbers just before the production year are the movement (either 2 numbers or 3).

They are not rare and can be found in lots listed on EBay.

Have you determined if they run?
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