Timex Q Quartz 39311 26375 [1975] Emerson Fittipaldi
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Timex Q Quartz 39311 26375 [1975] Emerson Fittipaldi

Todd Snyder The Art of Pride tw2t83100jr 1999
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Todd Snyder Pride Watch TW2T83100JR [2020]

Vintage Timex mil-w-46374b 1982 Military Issue
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Timex MIL-W-46374B [1982] Issued Military Watch

Vintage Timex Skindier 1257-2467 600 Foot 1967
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Timex Skindiver 1257 2467 [1967] 600 Feet

Vintage Timex Q 59719-06680 Olympic 1980
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Timex Q 59719 06680 [1980] Olympic Watch

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Timex Southampton 1237 2258 [1958]

Timex Southampton 1237-2259 1959
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Timex Southampton 1237 2259 [1959]

Vintage Timex Marlin 2014-2257 1957
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Timex Marlin 2014-2257 [1957] Demonstrator

Vintage Timex 100 2094-2260 Bayonet 1960
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Timex 100 Bayonet 2094 2260 [1960]

Vintage Timex Skindiver 2157-2570 1970
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Timex Skindiver Blue 2157 2570 [1970]

Vintage Timex Funtimer 3050-2468 1968
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Timex Pink Fun Timer 3050 2468 [1968]

Vintage Timex 400 6064-7060 Durowe542 1960
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Timex 400 6064 7060 [1960]

Vintage Timex Military / Sprite Prorotype Pre 1966
Favourite or Rare

Timex Prototype Watch [Pre 1966]

Timex Champion Spark Pugs 47970-10978 Viscount 1978
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Timex Viscount 47970 10978 [1978] Champion Spark Plugs Watch

Vintage Timex Q Olympic 96952-06476 1976
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Timex Q 96952-06476 [1976] Olympic Watch

Vintage Timex Q Olympic 98870-06477 1977
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Timex Q 98870 06477 [1977] Olympic Watch

Vintage Timex Emerson Fittipaldi Marlin 1975
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Timex Marlin 393091 02575 [1975] Emerson Fittipaldi

Vintage Timex Marlin Sample Watch W 1954
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Timex W [1954] Sample Watch

timex marlin wcsrm 1953 ben hogan
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Timex Marlin WCSRL [1953] Ben Hogan Watch

Timex Marlin 27629 10479 [1979]

Timex Marlin 27629 10479 [1979]

Timex Viscount 34220 10880 [1980]

Timex Viscount 34220 10880 [1980]

Timex Sprite 1124 2470 [1970]

Timex Sprite 1124 2470 [1970]

Marlin Calendar 27820 10580 1980

Marlin Calendar 27820 10580 1980

Timex Mercury Mod 3086 2469 [1969]

Timex Mercury Mod 3086 2469 [1969]

Timex Striker Smurf 39231 02478 [1978] Character

Timex Striker Smurf 39231 02478 [1978] Character

1957 Timex Sportster

Timex Sportster [1957]

Timex MR Smurf 39230 10078 [1978] Petite Character

Timex MR Smurf 39230 10078 [1978] Petite Character Watch

timex marlin 26266 2472 1972

Timex Marlin 26266 2472 [1972]

Timex Mercury 3016 2469 [1969]

Timex Mercury Mod 3016 2469 [1969]

Timex Mercury 2155 [1955]

Timex Mercury 2155 [1955]

Timex Razorback 46050 03176 1976 Viscount watch

Timex Razorback 46050 03176 [1976] Viscount

Timex X Space TW2T92200 1999 Weekender

Timex X Space Snoopy TW2T92200 [1999] Weekender

Timex Sprite 20934 10184 1984 watch

Timex Sprite 20934 10184 [1984]

Timex Super Thin 5180 2361 1961

Timex Super Thin 5180 2361 [1961]

Timex Sprite Scout Watch 1150 2465 1965

Timex Sprite 1150 2465 [1965] Scout Watch

Timex Model D 1949 watch

Timex Model D / DG / DGL / DGM [1949 / 1950]

Timex Electronic 77750 xx73 1973 watch

Timex Electronic 77750 xx73 [1973]

Timex Electric 77060 26078 1978 watch

Timex Electric 77060 26078 [1978]

Timex Electric 76661 4x72 1972 watch

Timex Electric 76661 4172 [1972]

Timex Electric 76651 xx72 1972 watch

Timex Electric 76651 4172 [1972]

Timex Viscount 46961 03374 1974 watch

Timex Viscount 46961 03374 [1974]

Timex Viscount 46260 03174 1974 watch

Timex Viscount 46260 03174 [1974]

Timex Viscount 46250 03174 1974 watch

Timex Viscount 46250 03174 [1974]

Timex Viscount 36517 20582 1982 watch

Timex Viscount 36517 20582 [1982]

Timex marlin 28560 02574 1974 watch

Timex Marlin 28560 02574 [1974]

Timex Mercury 25831 20482 1982 watch

Timex Mercury 25831 20482 [1982]

Timex Mercury 25821 10581 1981 watch

Timex Mercury 25821 10581 [1981]

Timex Sprite 23270 02475 1975 dive watch

Timex Sprite 23270 02475 [1975] Dive Watch

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.

FAQ’s

Is an old Timex worth anything?

At the time of answering this question, old Timex watches are available to “buy now” on eBay between $4 and $3000. As a collector I tend to spend between $25-$200 per watch depending on rarity and condition, and regularly buy lots of 20 watches for around $25 for spares or repair.

Are vintage Timex watches good?

If longevity and reliability are any measure of how good a Timex watch can be then I have un-serviced vintage Timex watches dating back to the late 1940's that run and keep time well. This is a testament to how well the watches were designed and manufactured. The designs encapsulate the fashion of their times and many remain as eye catching today as they did when originally sold.

How do I know if my Timex is vintage?

Vintage is a subjective term with many claiming watches dating to the 1990s as being worthy of this name. As a guide, Quartz and LCD watches were launched in the 1970s, electric watches from the 1960s-1070s and mechanical watches from 1946 – 1996. For watches dating between the mid-1960s – 1980s dial codes were printed on the edge of the dial with the last 2 digits being the year of manufacture.

Are Timex watches worth collecting

Timex watches have been in production since 1946. By 1958 1 in every 3 watches made was a Timex. Add to this that Timex models changed from region to region and you can only imagine the scale and scope of what can be collected. From solid gold watches to pocket watches, dive watches to dress watches, every day wears, military watches, chronographs and limited-edition pieces. There is something for every collector’s taste.

Why collectors don’t like Timex

The main challenge for collectors of other watch brands collecting Timex watches is mainly down to the type of movements used in vintage Timex watches. High end brands tend to use jeweled movements based around a common design such as ETA or Sellita. This allows repairs to be made from abundant parts that can be shared between repairs for different watch brands. Timex and other brands adopted a more utilitarian approach to movement production with their V-conic movement.

timesx v-conic movement

This has led to many watch makers claiming that Timex watches can not be repaired. This is despite Timex producing official documentation on how to repair even their earliest models. This misunderstanding is why many collectors do not like Timex watches.

If you spot any errors please contact me via @timetrope on instagram.