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Incoming Vintage Timex

PostPosted: February 12th 2018, 9:24am
by JAS1125
Seller pics from the bay....
Same model as one that was my Dad's, except his was a gray dial (I still have it and it's working)

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Re: Incoming Vintage Timex

PostPosted: February 12th 2018, 9:37am
by conjurer
That's a cool looking Timex, John; I look forward to your pics and impressions. I believe that's the first Timex I've seen with a cyclops.

Re: Incoming Vintage Timex

PostPosted: February 12th 2018, 9:49am
by JAS1125
conjurer wrote:That's a cool looking Timex, John; I look forward to your pics and impressions. I believe that's the first Timex I've seen with a cyclops.


Come to think of it, I have to check my Dad's to see if his had one :???:

Re: Incoming Vintage Timex

PostPosted: February 12th 2018, 10:17am
by koimaster
Nice looking watch. I remember the timex commercials from back in the day. a popular every man's/woman's watch.

Re: Incoming Vintage Timex

PostPosted: February 12th 2018, 11:30am
by bobbee
That's a looker.
1976, right?

Re: Incoming Vintage Timex

PostPosted: February 12th 2018, 11:38am
by JAS1125
bobbee wrote:That's a looker.
1976, right?


Early to mid 70's is my guess but as to the exact year????
I defer to the forum's vintage experts :mrgreen:

EDIT:
Found this, and 1976 it is.....interestingly, this has no cyclops either, and until I confirm it tonight, pretty sure my Dad's didn't have one as well. Could have been a mod

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... -279044404

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Re: Incoming Vintage Timex

PostPosted: February 12th 2018, 12:08pm
by bobbee
Last two numbers on bottom right of dial give date. ;)
Cyclops on a day-date? Never seen one before.

Re: Incoming Vintage Timex

PostPosted: February 12th 2018, 12:51pm
by JAS1125
bobbee wrote:Last two numbers on bottom right of dial give date. ;)


:rrdq:

Re: Incoming Vintage Timex

PostPosted: February 13th 2018, 12:21am
by 3Flushes
Cool looking---

I wonder what the story behind the cyclops is- seller have any info???

Re: Incoming Vintage Timex

PostPosted: February 13th 2018, 12:28am
by gerdson
Awesome!
Cyclops-crystals were (and are) available as after-market replacements. E.g. I had one on a Tissot 516GL once. They do look stupid (even on a Rolex), but that is only my opinion.

Re: Incoming Vintage Timex

PostPosted: February 13th 2018, 5:57am
by JAS1125
3Flushes wrote:Cool looking---

I wonder what the story behind the cyclops is- seller have any info???


I missed this for some reason....probably too excited to find one!
Replacement crystal per the seller's info below

VINTAGE,.TIMEX,LARGE..GENTS,SIZE,AUTOMATIC WIND, WATCH.,..#47952..03376....THE WATCH DOES RUN,AND KEPT TIME OVER A 12 HOUR CHECK....FIRST TIME OUT OF STORAGE FOR MANY YEARS,...ORIGINAL , BLUE DIAL AND SILVER HANDS,IN EXCELLENTGOOD ,CONDITION.....SILVER TONED,.CASE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION,.BACK OF CASE " STAINLESS STEEL CASE",WATCH DOES HAVE A DATE FUNCTION,THAT DOES WORK..NEW CRYSTAL,AND ,NEW,18 MM,BLACK LEATHER WATCH BAND..

,...MEASUREMENTS,APPROXIMATELY,..38 MM ,ACROSS,WITHOUT CROWN,X,40 MM,LUG TO LUG,X, 7 MM THICK..NICE HEFT...,IN OVERALL,VERY GOOD CONDITION,WITH SLIGHT SIGNS OF NORMAL USE......THIS, IS A NICE LOOKING WATCH....

THIS IS A COLLECTORS WATCH..HAS BEEN IN STORAGE FOR AT LEAST PAST 10 YEARS..WATCH COLLECTORS KNOW,THAT WATCH LUBRICANTS CAN GET OLD AND GUMMY OVER THE YEARS,AND ADVERSELY AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF THE WATCH,AS IS THE CASE IN THIS WATCH.THIS IS A UNIQUE,AND COLLECTABLE WATCH,AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE IS RECOMMENDED FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE..ONLY WARRANT,THAT WATCH WORKS AS DESCRIBED,AS OF DATE OF SHIPPING ONLY

Re: Incoming Vintage Timex

PostPosted: February 17th 2018, 8:23am
by JAS1125
It arrived and I was very excited to see it. It looks almost brand new. Interesting when compared to my dad's Timex I believe the dial on his faded and the one I received now is the original color.

Unfortunately although it was running for two days it's stopped now. I'm trying to monkey around with it to see if I can get it going again. I was just getting ready to take some pics too.

If I can't get it running again I might need to rely on the vintage experts knowledge.

Re: Incoming Vintage Timex

PostPosted: February 17th 2018, 9:32am
by foghorn
Not to be a bearer of possibly bad news but....I think the Timex automatic movements from that era were designed to be affordable and thus not exactly made with TLC. I hear that, at best, they are a royal pain to attempt to service. Be prepared and good luck. I hope you get it back on track.

Re: Incoming Vintage Timex

PostPosted: February 17th 2018, 10:36am
by TemerityB
Too bad it's not running. That's a really interesting Timex, cyclops or no. Keep us posted by all means; new pics, even if it's not running, wouldn't be bad. We all could at least pretend. :wink:

Re: Incoming Vintage Timex

PostPosted: February 17th 2018, 11:14am
by JAS1125
I hear you guys. I remember many years ago trying to get my Timex serviced and no jeweler would touch it. I'm amazed at my dad's watch still running after all these years. Right now I got it started again so I'm going to see if I might have overwound it