Help Identifying 3 Vintage Timex and Best Way to Clean Them Up?
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    Help Identifying 3 Vintage Timex and Best Way to Clean Them Up?

    Picked these up locally as Iíve been on a Timex kick.

    I donít know much about them other than the Q since it came with original box and paper work.

    They are all original and the stretch bracelets are pretty filthy. What is the best way to clean up he bracelets, cases and acrylic?

    I really love the Q, and will be restoring that one for sure. My question is do you guys think the other 2 are worth cleaning and having a watch maker fix them up?









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    Re: Help Identifying 3 Vintage Timex and Best Way to Clean Them Up?

    The one on the right, does the crown have a screw in the middle?

    In case you haven't seen it, this is a favorite reference for the Timex movements.

    Timex - Electric Watches
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    Quote Originally Posted by odd_and_vintage_fan View Post
    The one on the right, does the crown have a screw in the middle?

    In case you haven't seen it, this is a favorite reference for the Timex movements.

    Timex - Electric Watches
    Thanks for the link. No exterior crown other than on the back. See picture.




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    Re: Help Identifying 3 Vintage Timex and Best Way to Clean Them Up?

    I also need to figure out which battery these need to fire back up.


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    Re: Help Identifying 3 Vintage Timex and Best Way to Clean Them Up?

    I sort of answered my own question. All took a 357 battery and worked perfectly with a fresh one.

    Iím having my local watch/clock guy polish and clean them. He did this one on the spot but the other two will be a bit more thorough.






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    Very cool! I love how they just fire right up after all the decades.
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    Re: Help Identifying 3 Vintage Timex and Best Way to Clean Them Up?

    Very nice. I asked because the version with the screw in the middle of the crown is their first version of the electric the M67 movement, based on a Laco design. Yours is the M84 movement, which is still pretty nice.

    The Q Quartz is a nice pick up. I've had mine for a year and it's been a lovely watch. If you haven't found the trick for the quickset date, I can post the picture from the manual how to do it. The day is not quickset, though.

    The last one on the left looks to be an M40 movement. They're nothing too fancy, but that's part of their charm. The Q Quartz has similar architecture and just adds the quartz crystal and chip.
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    Re: Help Identifying 3 Vintage Timex and Best Way to Clean Them Up?

    Quote Originally Posted by odd_and_vintage_fan View Post
    Very nice. I asked because the version with the screw in the middle of the crown is their first version of the electric the M67 movement, based on a Laco design. Yours is the M84 movement, which is still pretty nice.

    The Q Quartz is a nice pick up. I've had mine for a year and it's been a lovely watch. If you haven't found the trick for the quickset date, I can post the picture from the manual how to do it. The day is not quickset, though.

    The last one on the left looks to be an M40 movement. They're nothing too fancy, but that's part of their charm. The Q Quartz has similar architecture and just adds the quartz crystal and chip.
    Thanks for that. I believe the quickest you basically have to go from about 9 until when the date changes and then go back again and repeat correct?

    I figured to have them all cleaned up would be worth it since I picked them all up for a steal. They are fun little watches. Iím excited to pick up the Q on Sunday. I dig the Numerals on the left one, excited for it as well. Pretty cool how they fired up right away. The Q took a bit of oil and air cleaning but after about a minute of tinkering it had a strong heart beat.


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    Re: Help Identifying 3 Vintage Timex and Best Way to Clean Them Up?

    Glad they all fired up. Among the enthusiasts here on the forum, these seem to have a really good rate of working right out of storage.

    As for the date set, it's easier than that.

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