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?
oh, when taking the caseback ring off, it was not the typical grime and dead skin, it was a fine silt, like i used to come up with when i gold panned in northern california. i love imagining the stories the watches could tell.