Welcome to @TimeTrope's vintage Timex watches.
My hope is that this website becomes the defacto source of all things vintage Timex.
I started collecting vintage Timex wristwatches in 2018. This was when the Marlin got reissued. Like many others, I started looking to horology as a hobby due to the beauty of mechanical complications. I finally settled on vintage Timex due to several factors:
- Cost - I wanted a watch collection i could grow rapidly with at least 1 new piece every month.
- Variety - I wanted my watch collection to scratch every possible itch as my interest in the hobby grew.
- Connection - I wanted to pick a brand that had some connection with the UK.
- Community - I wanted to join a community that supported new collectors.
Vintage Timex fit this criteria perfectly.
I created this website as a way of cataloging my vintage Timex watch collection. It helps me to find gaps in my collection, as my goal is to find at least one example of each design made. As a result i am an odd type of vintage watch collector who is less concerned with having pristinely restored pieces, in favour of having the most variety. This odd approach can also help other collectors by:
- Ensure eBay and other listings accurately depict a watch to avoid unwanted returns and refunds.
- Finding donor watches that share the same movement dial, hands, case, crown or crystal.
- Find information on dissasembling, cleaning and repairing vintage Timex watches.
- Identify batteries needed to get LCD and quartz watches working.
- Learn more about the Timex brand and its history.
I call this my archive, others have called it a Timex museum. To be honest i just want to build a resource thats useful and give something back to the community that has been so supportive of my journey.
If you spot any errors please contact me via @timetrope on instagram.