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The Timex Weekender Analog Watch has a classic style and a comfortable band for any casual wear. The face has Indiglo Night-Light and high contrasts for easy reading under any lighting conditions.
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.
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Timex|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case diameter||38 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||10 millimeters|
|Band width||20 millimeters|
|Item weight||16 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||99 Feet|
I love this watch and band. I get compliments on it as it is a little funky while still being preppy and practical. Read morePublished 1 month ago by nwse person
Great for casual wear. It looks great on. Love the idea that you can get lots of different straps to change up the look of this watch.Published 1 month ago by GarfieldFam
The normal leather watchband I have on my Seiko was needing replacement; so I decided to just buy another inexpensive watch with a colorful nylon band. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Yvette Y. Eastham
Clean, nice-looking face. Fits my 6" wrist on next-to-last hole. Love the classic simplicity of this watch. Easy to read without readers.Published 2 months ago by Heidi
I love Timex! Yes, I've got some expensive watches, but for just banging around and when I definitely do not intend to impress, I love this watch. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Get What We Give
A great watch for the price, my only reason for the 4 stars is that it ticks pretty loudly. I can not sleep with it, you can hear it from across the room. Read morePublished 3 months ago by eileeng
so, 5 months old and the winding stem has come off, as well as apparently needs a new battery. local jeweler will charge much more than watch value... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Greg Garvan