Year: 1958
Reference: 1237 2258
Model: Timex Southampton
Type: Chronostop (Marketed as a chronograph)
Movement: m22 variant
Complication: Manual wind movement.
Case: Chrome plated base metal

Advertised as a chronograph but in actual fact a Chronostop, the Timex Southampton replaces the sweeping seconds hand with a chronograph hand that can be started and stopped to measure time. In the center of the dial is a red spiral containing numerals. This is a variation on a tachometer and can provide calculations for up to 3 revolutions of the chronostop hand.

The case of the Timex Southampton men’s watch is chrome plated over base meta. A sliding pusher is located above a standard watch crown and gives you access to the 3 functions of the chronograph: Start, Stop and Reset. The dial is white with red printed tachometer markings and alternating lumed arabic and triangular markers. The hands are lumed and the chronograph hand is painted red.