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- Quartz movement
- Blue chronograph dial; Date display
- Mineral crystal
- Stainless steel case and bracelet
- Water resistant to 660 feet (200 M): suitable for recreational scuba diving
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From the manufacturer
Designed For Outdoor Torture Tests Shock Resistant To I.S.O. Standards Chronograph Measures Up To 30 Minutes Stainless Steel Case & Bracelet 200 Meter Water Resistance & INDIGLO® Night-Light
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: 1.6 x 3.9 x 2.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
- ASIN: B002F9MMMS
- Item model number: T49799
- Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required.
- Date first listed on Amazon: September 16, 2010
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Timex|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Clasp||Box Safety Clasp|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||50 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||20 millimeters|
|Band Material||Stainless steel|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Special features||Water Resistant|
|Item weight||6.40 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||660 Feet|
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The primary (always running) second hand is the little window at the 6:00 position. The large second hand only moves when you've toggled the chronometer with the "upper" button. The large second hand tracks seconds, the 10:00 chrono window tracks minutes, and the 2:00 chrono window tracks, I think, 10ths of a second. The owner's manual says the 2:00 window tracks 20ths of a second, but I think that's unlikely. Toggle the upper button once to start and once to stop. Toggle the lower button once to reset.
The dial face is a deep, deep blue with a "wave" pattern etched into it. This pattern appears and disappears from view as you tilt the watch. I kinda like it. Pretty. Together with the three small dials it makes for a "busy" face, which is fun. The "cyclops" eye over the date window is inverted - bubble down, leaving the crystal flat on top. It doesn't do much for magnifying the date, but do you really rely on your wristwatch to know the date? The two photos show the face's wave pattern, and the deep blue surface.
As others have observed the faux hex-heads in the protrusions that protect the crown are strictly ornamental. The bumps do a good job of protecting the crown.
The watch, like any quartz watch, does a good job of keeping time. I've synched it to time.gov once, two weeks ago, and it's still just about spot on.
The "deployment clasp" is interesting. Rather than a flip-over latch to hold the primary latch closed the Timex clasp is two panels that squeeze in, releasing the clasp. It's simple, easy and effective.
The instruction manual suggests that there are two possible ways of removing links. In one there are pins that one pushes up from the inside of the band. In the other there are small screws attaching the links. Wrong. In this band there are pins that one pushes through the links, with the links appropriately supported over a hole, like between two cutting boards. Don't go looking for little screws. If you do, make sure you use a jeweler's loupe to determine that there are indeed screws and not simple pins. Thinking this band had screws I found a tiny screwdriver. No way. Then I used a loupe and learned that there are simple pins.
I bought this watch as an inexpensive alternative to another watch I received as a gift, and which I wear when I'm not at my workbench. I'm very happy with this Timex. The two additional photos show it being about 2" from edge to crown top, and about 5/8" deep. This is a honking big hunk of stainless steel. I like its looks. I appreciate its price and its time-keeping. "Takes a licking and keeps on ticking." (I think that was John Cameron Swazey for Timex.)
1) All stainless steel
2) The band is high quality and strong, solid steel links.
3) The case is thick and heavy, has a good weight to it and feels substantial.
4) The mineral glass is hardened and thick, no scratches to be found here.
5) The illumination last a long time and is quick to charge. You can sit in your office and the watch starts to glow.
6) Indiglo is great - not that you will need it since the natural lume is so bright.
7) Uni-rotational bezel with clear and illuminated markers.
8) Cyclops over the date window.
9) Perfectly functioning chronograph.
10)Extremely accurate, has been within +/- 1 second of the U.S. atomic clock consistently for several months, even without wear.
Aside from the Timex military chronograph, this is yet another example of a great quality watch sold for cheap. I have said it before, and I will say it again: Don't brush off the Timex brand simply because of the name. Timex makes some great products and this is a perfect example.
I've read that the watch is bulky and heavy while it is only 45.2mm, which I liked, a few days ago I bought this item but didn't dive or even swam with it yet.
Anyways it looks so sexy and at the same time tough, and for the weight, I can say it's nice, and for its functionality, it is really amazing and of course the price is cool.
here I'm comparing my Timex with my GPW1000 (G-Shock) size wise, to proof that it's not bulky.
just one more point I want to mention which is the packaging, it looks very cheap but I loved it because I'm going with anything eco-friendly :)
I gave 5/5, yeah but I must go and try it under water as usual as I do with any watch I buy.
This is my 3rd T49799.
My 1st was sent in for repair of a cracked crystal (my fault) and a faded crown. For my cost of $20, Timex didn't repair my watch, they replaced it. I paid over $150 for it when it was released a few years back. Recently, I chipped the crystal so, I sent it back to Timex for repair. They contacted me to let me know this watch is no longer available so they are going to replace it with a different (comparable) model. While I am happy they are doing that, I was heartbroken to hear they discontinued this model. I loved it.
Needless to say, when I saw it available on Amazon, I HAD TO HAVE IT ONE MORE TIME. Now, it will only be worn on special occasions so I can cherish it forever.
BUY ONE WHILE YOU STILL CAN!
If you're looking at buying a nice, inexpensive, quality chronometer style watch DO NOT HESITATE to grab one of these!! You won't be sorry!!
Most recent customer reviews
A rough and tough watch. Exceeds all Expectations.
Don't think anything before buying, just go for it.
You will never regret.