TIMEX nurse watch, from US TIME, 1950*

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TIMEX nurse watch, from US TIME, 1950*

Post by koimaster » February 24th 2020, 10:03am

Nurses pendant type watch, on retractable chain.

" not the "very first TIMEX ever."

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This is NOT the "very first TIMEX ever made!" It is not the fabled "shipment of nurse watches bearing the TIMEX name in 1945." (I predict that watch will never be found, or conclusively identified as such, btw). Instead this is a very nice retail watch sold in the early 1950s, beginning in the year 1950. Click here for an archival drawing of this watch, from a March 1950 sales brochure sent out to merchants, one pic of many watches.

This is a nice watch. It is in very good shape. The case measures 27 mm across, chrome plate. The dial is clear and of high contrast. Outer minute chapter by 5 mins, in red. Black steel hands, and nice red seconds. "Made in USA" and "TIMEX."

The watch body is attached to a 10 inch fine chain. The chain pulls out from the "button" spool, which has a pin on the back for the nurse to attach to the uniform. So the watch hangs upside down, but properly oriented for the nurse to read the time, and frees the wrist from a wristwatch. The spool part is particularly lovely, with nearly perfect white enamel. The same treatment is on the back of the watch case (more.) Many more pictures below.

Note: since this page has been created, I've acquired another of these, and this page will show two different copies of this watch. This second watch has a bit more wear.


https://timex.homestead.com/nursetimex.html


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