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|Price:||$29.65 + $4.54 shipping|
|You Save:||$10.30 (26%)|
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Timex|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case diameter||38 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||10 millimeters|
|Band width||20 millimeters|
|Special features||Luminous, Light, measures-seconds|
|Item weight||16 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||99 Feet|
Timex Group B.V. is one of the best-known American watch companies. Timex's U.S. headquarters are located in Middlebury Connecticut and it has substantial operations in China, the Philippines and India and full scale sales companies in Canada, the UK, France and Mexico.
The company began in 1854 as Waterbury Clock in Connecticut's Naugatuck Valley, known during the nineteenth century as the "Switzerland of America." Sister company Waterbury Watch manufactured the first inexpensive mechanical pocket watch in 1880. During World War I, Waterbury began making wristwatches, which had only just become popular, and in 1933 it made history by creating the first Mickey Mouse clock under license from Walt Disney, with Mickey's hands pointing the time.
During World War II, Waterbury renamed itself U.S. Time Company. In 1950 the company introduced a wristwatch called the Timex. Over the next three decades, Timex was sold through a series of advertisements which emphasized its durability by putting the watch through "torture tests," such as falling over the Grand Coulee Dam or being strapped to the propeller of an outboard motor, with the slogan "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking." With the help of former Olympic broadcaster, spokesman John Cameron Swayze, sales took off. The company later became Timex Corporation, then Timex Group and, to date, has sold over one billion watches.
The company has remained very competitive and the Timex brand continues its dominance through present day. Its primary market remains the United States and Canada, although the Timex brand is sold worldwide due to its ability to capitalize on its strong brand image and reputation for quality.
One of the most successful and important features available on many Timex watches is the Indiglo backlight system. Indiglo is a brand name of Indiglo Corporation, solely owned by Timex for licensing purposes. Timex electroluminescent lamps, branded Indiglo, were introduced in 1992 in the Ironman watch line. They were an immediate success. The Indiglo lamp uniformly lights the surface of the Timex’s watch dials in a manner that makes the dial read very easily in many different light settings. In some newer watches the Indiglo backlight only lights up the numbers, rather than the entire LCD display, which is achieved by means of a specialized film that inverts the LCD transmissivity.
Today, Timex Group products are manufactured in the Far East and in Switzerland often based on technology that continues to be developed in the United States and in Germany. With a large and varied line of watches, Timex has the style for everyone. From the locker room to the board room, there is a great Timex style time-piece for you.
The Timex Men's Weekender Gray and Orange Slip Through Strap Watch offers casual, yet fashionable styling for the relaxed lifestyle. The gray slip through strap with orange stripe makes this an ideal accessory for any wardrobe. The 24-hour time and Indiglo® night-light make this timepiece truly unique. The dial is protected by a mineral crystal, which covers the luminous hands powered by analog quartz movement. A relaxed style featuring the Timex tradition of quality craftsmanship, this watch is the everyday timepiece you have been waiting for.
Like the looks of it, but even with a relatively small wrist the band was too short to be comfortable. I assume this is because it is Unisex, but it is getting shipped back.Published 5 days ago by J. Branham
I love this watch! The fabric band is super comfortable, and helps to make the watch very lightweight. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Chase
When I first received this watch, I thought that this was GREAT. Looks nice, easy to read AND uses indiglo function. Read morePublished 9 days ago by B. Balicki
I purchased this in October as a holiday gift--it stopped working after just a week, and replacing the battery at a watch store did not reactivate it. Read morePublished 11 days ago by wiwaxia
Nice, inexpensive, styleish watch. Love the band and color scheme. You can't go wrong with the Weekender.Published 21 days ago by Jordan Rice
Purchased three as gifts and they are loved and enjoyed. So much fun buying additional bands too!Published 28 days ago by mnt
Comfortable, durable, keeps time like watches that cost five times as much, and best of all, if you break it, you don't cry yourself to sleep - you just go buy another one!Published 29 days ago by willdrumforfood01
Love this watch, and get compliments on the style of it. It does tick loud, but I like the sound of a clock. Read morePublished 1 month ago by mtnbyker76