Hear! Hear! Not Chinese (sorta)...My first Timex (sorta)

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Hear! Hear! Not Chinese (sorta)...My first Timex (sorta)

Post by AlbertaTime » March 1st 2023, 6:55pm

I had a Timex Acqua -- but I've never really considered it as a "real" Timex. It was the watch that bored me so much I started looking at watch forums--so it's the watch that changed my life (sorta). But not because it was wonderful.

Today, though, at Costco in scenic Grande Prairie, I bought this...

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...because 1) I wanted a Coke bezel watch and this looked fun enough. and 2) because today is the day I got my first hearing aids!!!

I need the aids because of a) too much (really, not enough) time around very loud amps and PA systems, and b) too much very full volume singing practice in my car. As a consequence, I have the affliction that should be colloquially known as Pete Townshend's Disease.

Love the hearing aids, and quite like the watch.

The Q isn't shy about being quartz but I love the case size, the classic bracelet, the classic 60's diver look, and now I have something I consider a "real" Timex in my collection.

I've always respected the brand for value and for putting out some very nice pieces over the years. I'm pretty sure the aluminum painted bezel isn't likely to last long looking pristine--but I can get something else if that bugs me.

It was a good day.
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Re: Hear! Hear! Not Chinese (sorta)...My first Timex (sorta)

Post by AlbertaTime » March 1st 2023, 8:58pm

First, hi y'all!! And thanks for the kindnesses.

At the store, they had all the fashion watches...Some Citizens, and Bulova...and this looked so small against the fashionable wrist clocks, but also against any other men's watch in the display.

It wasn't the best watch there, but it was the most charming.
conjurer wrote:
March 1st 2023, 7:55pm
Sorry to hear ( :roll: ) about the hearing aids. I'm probably just a year or so behind you.
John, I'm not sorry at all. How cool to live when they can do so much to improve it. I'm instantly impressed with these.

Listening to music tonight, and hearing things I haven't heard in years.
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Re: Hear! Hear! Not Chinese (sorta)...My first Timex (sorta)

Post by AlbertaTime » March 4th 2023, 5:40pm

jason_recliner wrote:
March 2nd 2023, 4:29pm
How does the lugless case wear? I've never found them confortable but I've only had vintage examples.
With the size of the watch, the lugless case wears, well, to me...pretty much like any other watch. I didn't even think about it.
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Re: Hear! Hear! Not Chinese (sorta)...My first Timex (sorta)

Post by AlbertaTime » March 4th 2023, 5:41pm

3Flushes wrote:
March 2nd 2023, 4:38pm
What?
Sorry, I must have mumbled.
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