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    Timex Electric

    I'm a happy bunny today. I finally got my Elerctric working and there is joy all around.

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    Never ever look inside a Timex!!!

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    Keep them eyes focused on the outside.


    I had problems getting this old girld going. She is afterall 41 years old but looks almost as new. I finally whispered some sweet loving words in her ear (Blowball, full blast...) and she was off and keeping perfect time.

    The only thing that's problematic is that it takes forever to change the date and the poor thing squeaks so the stem is in need of som lube. I need to fix this so I gave up on the correct date for now. :)

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    Re: Timex Electric

    cool
    NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT. FIRST THEY WILL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL. THEN, THEY WILL BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE.

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    It makes you wonder what people do with their watches.

    Joy and behold a new watch has been purchast, watch stopps after 1 year, watch goes into drawer, 40 years later watch gets sold to long haired bearded man, man jumps hoops to get watch going, watch starts working.

    Now what?

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    Re: Timex Electric

    great effort, well done.
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    Re: Timex Electric

    Timexes are rugged Contrary to common opinion, they are fixable. It is just it is not normally economical to do so.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Timex Electric

    Hi there,
    Quote Originally Posted by Shum View Post
    Never ever look inside a Timex!!!
    Quite the contrary: One look into a Timex makes you believe in miracles. It requires bulletproof faith to believe that such conglomerate of shreds will ever turn a hand, an even reasonably keep time.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Timex Electric

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Ranfft View Post
    Hi there,

    Quite the contrary: One look into a Timex makes you believe in miracles. It requires bulletproof faith to believe that such conglomerate of shreds will ever turn a hand, an even reasonably keep time.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft
    I have two Timex automatics that work perfect but they both sound like the rotors are loose inside and have not dared look inside yet. :)
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    Re: Timex Electric

    Only two people work on a watch (much less a Timex):
    A watchmaker and a fool.

    That being said, I just sent three late 50s Timex self-winds to a retired Timex repairer...all of which ran, one which kept fantastic time. The durability speaks for itself. But these watches have been serviced, fixed, and even upgraded...and all quite reasonably. No reason they won't be ticking for another 50 years.

    The cost of repair may not be worth it if you are simply trying to "flip" a watch. But there still is a guy, or two?, out there working on these things. Feel free to PM me if you want to contact him. I'll post my pictures on my Vintage thread when I get mine back in shortly.
    "Time flies when you're throwing watches."
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    Re: Timex Electric

    NOoo... I'm becoming a fool...At least I plan to but in small steps.

    Had the watch out in the city today and it really looks and feels right. It's a real ticker as well and it's like having a tick tock alarm klock on you wrist.
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    Re: Timex Electric

    Quote Originally Posted by JP71624 View Post
    Only two people work on a watch (much less a Timex):
    A watchmaker and a fool.
    That reminds me of the scene in The Addams Family, when Gomez decides to be his own lawyer:

    "It is said that a man who acts as his own lawyer has a fool for a client. AS GOD IS MY WITNESS, I AM THAT FOOL!"

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