Timex Originals 1970s Reissue T2N392

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Post by mrneddles on 2012-10-05, 19:34

There was a recent thread over at WL regarding a beautiful vintage Timex Electric. As happens, seeing a nice watch will spark an interest, usually leading to a purchase. I found the Timex Originals 70s Reissue on Amazon for $89 and figured I would give it a try.

A few initial thoughts:
It really does "keep on ticking", quite loudly actually. The indiglo feature is cool but I couldn't figure out how to photograph it. Decent lume. The case feels pretty solid, with nice brushed and high polished surfaces. The expansion bracelet feels like it is made of folded tin, and will be replaced as soon as I can get a 18mm strap ordered. 40mm East to West including crown. Wish the dial didn't say "Water Resistant".

Thanks for looking!







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Post by wottime on 2012-10-05, 22:41

Something nostalgic about a Timex. Little grin every time I see one. Love the looks of that.

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Post by Mortuus on 2012-10-07, 00:13

wottime wrote: Something nostalgic about a Timex. Little grin every time I see one. Love the looks of that.
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@DocNeedles: Sharp looking Timex, and it's too bad that the bracelet is uncomfortable, as its appearance really complements the watch. Nonetheless, I've had a few very nice looking watches that felt like a couple of steak knives strapped to my wrist, so they never got worn. Comfort always trumps appearance, IMHO.

What will you be replacing the bracelet with?

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Post by wottime on 2012-10-07, 00:35

Not that my opinion matters much, but that would look great on a nice mesh bracelet or a black leather with red stitching. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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Post by eddiea on 2012-10-07, 06:12

Nice Dave....the bracelet looks painful but that's an easy fix...is that a quartz? (I'm assuming it is).

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Post by mrneddles on 2012-10-07, 07:14

Thanks guys! I have two straps incoming, a black rally and a black Kevlar with red stitching. I can always get an appropriate mesh or a better quality expansion bracelet down the line. Spending more in strap than the watch is dodgey business.



And yes, Eddiea, it is quartz.

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Post by Mortuus on 2012-10-07, 16:38

Man, those both look perfect, though, as much as I personally love rally straps, that Kevlar strap looks like it was made for it... What a Face






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Post by wottime on 2012-10-07, 19:02

Mortuus wrote:Man, those both look perfect, though, as much as I personally love rally straps, that Kevlar strap looks like it was made for it... What a Face

Agreed. Both are excellent. That Kevlar with red stitching looks sweet. Good choices.

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