|Price:||$35.70 + $7.99 shipping|
- Indiglo night-light
- Light blue nylon slip thru strap
- 24-hour time
- Polished silver-tone mid-size case
- Water resistant to 99 feet (30 M): withstands rain and splashes of water, but not showering or submersion
Casual watch, Quartz movement, Glossy black hands, Glossy light blue sweep seconds, Black Arabic numbers, Smaller black Arabic numbers form inner 24-hour track, Black indices form surrounding minute track, Matte white dial with black logo below twelve o'clock position, Light blue nylon strap with brushed silver-tone brass buckle, Large polished silver-tone brass round case, Textured steel crown, Stainless steel caseback, Mineral crystal, 3 ATM (30 meters/100 feet water resistant)
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: 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00B2I133C
- Item model number: T2P0759J
- Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
- Date first available at Amazon.com: April 15, 2013
- 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.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Timex|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case diameter||31 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||8 millimeters|
|Band length||Women's Standard|
|Band width||16 millimeters|
|Special features||Weekender Series of Watches from TIMEX.|
|Water resistant depth||99 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
The dial is simple with twelve large easy-to-read numbers for the hours. It has an hour hand, a minute hand and a second hand. Pushing the stem illuminates the dial for night viewing. The watch keeps good time. It also comes with a nice light band, which breathes well. This is a simple but functional watch.
The clearly visible seconds hand is useful as a timer and for measuring pulse rate. In a quiet environment, one can actually hear it ticking from a distance.
The watch keeps relatively accurate time but should be routinely checked against official time to maintain precision. It is a simple run-of-the mill wristwatch for everyday use at a modest price; backed by the reputation of Timex, one of the most recognized watchmakers.
The glow works just fine, the batteries have not died and it keeps time perfectly, which was a concern as I read a review that said the watch kept loosing time... It arrived fast and in perfect condition. The mechanism IS a little loud so... for those that have a keen sense of hearing, you might not want to have it near your head when sleeping.. =)
The band is definitely long on this: total length including the buckle is 9", largest hole is 8.25", and smallest is 6".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the best watch, size wise and I love the washable band. My hands are in water a lot and it truly is water resistant, no fogging up of the face. Read morePublished 8 days ago by SAM
This was a gift for my mother, and she wears it all the time. What a great deal for a versatile, attractive watch! I only wish it was less expensive to buy extra bands.Published 6 months ago by Danielle Pavliv
Great watch. Large enough numbers to really see what time it is!Published 10 months ago by Catherine Underwood
The watch came in a timely manner and was everything I expected.Published 11 months ago by Mary Ann
I bought this for my niece and she LOVES it. I have it, too, and it has lasted really well and I love having the different bands for it. Great casual watch.Published 12 months ago by Vicki
love the watch, but unable to get additional bands for it. disappointed.Published 13 months ago by Sharyl Wagner