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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.
A modern take on the classic dress watch, the Timex Women's T2P093 Dark Blue Croco Patterned Leather Strap Watch features a 35mm silver-tone brass case, a hardened mineral crystal, a silver-white dial with sunray finish, partial Arabic numerals, and a dark blue crocodile patterned genuine leather strap. This watch is water resistant to a depth of 99 feet (30 meters).
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Timex|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case diameter||35 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||9 millimeters|
|Band Material||leather calfskin|
|Band length||Women's Standard|
|Band width||16 millimeters|
|Water resistant depth||99 Feet|
Watch is pretty but only kept time for three weeks and won't set again. I will have to bring it to a jeweler's for diagnosisPublished 13 days ago by Donna Edgerley
Battery was dead when I received watch. Also, the band color is much darker than shown here.Published 21 days ago by Amy Bridge
Excellent. Beautiful watch and is exactly as pictured. I wear a lot of blue and this watch is a perfect complement.Published 2 months ago by Moon Pigeon
Nice looking watch - too bad it only worked for 4 hours. I'll be returning it.Published 3 months ago by SC88
Nice watch but it is hard to read. Thr silver hands and number markings are are not easily picked up, even in bright light. I am a tad disappointed with this watch. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Helen S.
The watch is very nice. I like the looks.
I'm average size and it looked bigger on than I expected.
Bottom line, the watch didn't work. Read more