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    Help with information on vintage Timex

    Hello,
    I know nothing about vintage watches. I typically hang out on the dive watch forum and the affordable forum. A friend of mine brought me a vintage Timex that belonged to his Grandfather. He said his grandfather past away in 1967 and this watch had been locked away pretty much since then. Amazingly, the watch began to run after a quick wind. The only engraving on the case back is "US Time" along with a serial number of A-0325. Anyone familiar with this? Thanks for any assistance you guys can provide.
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    I can't say for certain but that may be a very early Timex military and it may have a very rare jewelled movement. If I'm correct on either point it's a very nice keeper. Find out if it's jeweled, a movement shot would be great to see.

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    Re: Help with information on vintage Timex

    Quote Originally Posted by Preston View Post
    I can't say for certain but that may be a very early Timex military and it may have a very rare jewelled movement. If I'm correct on either point it's a very nice keeper. Find out if it's jeweled, a movement shot would be great to see.

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    Thanks for the quick response. I'll remove the caseback tomorrow and post a shot. He wants to clean it up and replace the leather strap so his wife can wear it, however I am going to advise him to let it stay as is for now. Thanks again!

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    Re: Help with information on vintage Timex

    Okay, the caseback was easier to remove than I thought. Here are a couple shots of the movement.
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    Sorry, this photo did not go through on the last post.... Tapatalk issues:)
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    Re: Help with information on vintage Timex

    Timex was previously called US Time before changing its name. You can still see this on some of the older model case backs like yours. Sometimes there is an ink stamped date code inside the case back but being ink it sometimes gets cleaned off. See if yours has a stamp on the back cover.
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    Re: Help with information on vintage Timex

    Quote Originally Posted by Addictedtowatches View Post
    Timex was previously called US Time before changing its name. You can still see this on some of the older model case backs like yours. Sometimes there is an ink stamped date code inside the case back but being ink it sometimes gets cleaned off. See if yours has a stamp on the back cover.

    Nothing there. The only other markings I could find were "Made in USA" under the 6 o'clock position on the dial. Thanks for the tip though. It was worth looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott6739 View Post
    Nothing there. The only other markings I could find were "Made in USA" under the 6 o'clock position on the dial. Thanks for the tip though. It was worth looking.
    Yeah after many years they don't usually last. There are other forum members who know their Timexes quite well and could probably give you some hints as to model and date.
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    Re: Help with information on vintage Timex

    Quote Originally Posted by Addictedtowatches View Post
    Yeah after many years they don't usually last. There are other forum members who know their Timexes quite well and could probably give you some hints as to model and date.

    Thanks for your assistance. Have a good one!

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    Re: Help with information on vintage Timex

    Some additional info, your watch has a Timex model 21 movement. These were used in the 50s and we're replaced by the model 22 in 1960. This puts your watch in the 1950s.
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