passed on an auto timex and got a timex100

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    passed on an auto timex and got a timex100

    i avoided buying timex's because i felt they had no character. over time i have proven myself wrong. on a run looking for vintage hot wheels with/for my son yesterday i ran across a seller of container of watches. as i looked i shook the container to see what was inside and a silver(tone) white dialed timex came to life. i have wanted one but could not live with her price.

    after a few more garage sales i started asking this one lady about watches and she brought me some late 50's ladies watches, an elgin and...i forgot. both wound tight. i probably could have gotten them for free but, why.?. i kept hounding her until she brought out a watch missing the bracelet..PERFECT! that is EXACTLY what i wanted...it was a timex 100. i am not into gold watches, but i loved it and we agreed on a to die for price.

    i wound it and it has kept almost perfect time since. the plate has worn to base metal at points but it is not distracting. i got home and put the only band that will fit me on it and wore it all day. good looking watch. but i can not find a date or code anywhere, the case and caseback are devoid of info and the movement seems just utiliarian.
    i am guessing 1958-1961..any idea?
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    Re: passed on an auto timex and got a timex100

    Take a loop and look at bottom of dial, you should see a serial in very small print there, almost invisible. last 2 digits are date mark. I could not find it on my watch till I used a loop, then I found a 8 digit number at bottom of dial.

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    Re: passed on an auto timex and got a timex100

    nothing visible through the crystal. it is not important enough to take apart. it is not a valuable piece that info would be useful for, it was
    a passing curiousity about another cool watch i picked up.
    by the way why does canada have such a richer watch selection than we do just under the border?
    all my cool stuff usually comes from canada and england....
    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasyvoyager View Post
    Take a loop and look at bottom of dial, you should see a serial in very small print there, almost invisible. last 2 digits are date mark. I could not find it on my watch till I used a loop, then I found a 8 digit number at bottom of dial.

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    Re: passed on an auto timex and got a timex100

    Also check the inside of the case back. In that late 50s they were stamped in ink.

    Based on the movement in yours, I'd guess an early 60s design
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    These days I've widened my gaze to include modern pieces (including quartz with analog or analog + digital displays) but with those I'm generally looking for models in solid steel cases.

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