Timex Men's T2N496 Intelligent Quartz SL Series Fly-Back Chronograph Brown Leather Strap Watch

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  • Indiglo® Night-Light
  • IQ™ Fly-back Chronograph
  • Second time zone
  • Date feature
  • Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving

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Product description

The Timex SL Series™ is a signature combination of sophistication and sportiness. The addition of Intelligent Quartz™ technology takes the SL Series to a new level of functionality. The Timex SL Series™ Fly-Back Chronograph features a fly-back chronograph movement and second time zone.

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.

  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 3.5 x 3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • ASIN: B0053EXCR6
  • Item model number: T2N496
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 9, 2011
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    Product specifications

    Watch Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Timex
    Model number T2N496
    Part Number T2N496DH
    Item Shape Round
    Dial window material type Mineral
    Display Type Analog
    Clasp Buckle
    Case material Stainless steel
    Case diameter 42 millimeters
    Case Thickness 13 millimeters
    Band Material Calfskin
    Band length Men's Standard
    Band width 20 millimeters
    Band Color Brown
    Dial color White
    Bezel material Stainless steel
    Bezel function Stationary
    Calendar Date
    Special features Chronograph
    Movement Analog-Quartz
    Water resistant depth 330 Feet

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