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    Watch I now wear

    Again from my father-in-law's many scattered timepieces. A nice Timex Self-winding watch. ca 1971.

    Jon Nailor
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    Re: Watch I now wear

    Interesting! As I remember it, these Timex built automatics were marvels of construction and difficult to repair. Has this been your experience?
    "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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    I got lucky on this one. It was just sitting for so long I had to manually wind it up by spinning the automatic weight. It started running so I closed it up and started wearing. It has not loss time or stoped in 3 days now. I guess that it is a Timex, "Takes a licking and keeps on ticking".

    Jon Nailor

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    Re: Watch I now wear

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Nailor View Post
    I got lucky on this one. It was just sitting for so long I had to manually wind it up by spinning the automatic weight. It started running so I closed it up and started wearing. It has not loss time or stoped in 3 days now. I guess that it is a Timex, "Takes a licking and keeps on ticking".

    Jon Nailor
    Running it without a recent service is certainly giving it a licking!
    "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: Watch I now wear

    I will give it service once I finish servicing a clunker and have a little more experience. Watch for write ups and pics in the Articles section. This should be interesting view from a newbie in the field.

    Jon Nailor

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    Re: Watch I now wear

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Interesting! As I remember it, these Timex built automatics were marvels of construction and difficult to repair. Has this been your experience?
    My watchmaker has a very low opinion of Timex automatics, although he is a big fan of the hand-winding ones. He feels that the auto-winding module was not designed with anything like the same care as some of their base calibres.

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