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Old 12-24-2018, 09:12 PM   #21 (permalink)
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My office for 40 years was the cab of both GE and GM locomotives.
Wore RR grade Hammy mech pocket watches til the "Quartz Revolution"
The U S RR's approved quartz wristies. Bought a Bulova 214 Twin Fork
quartz. Wore it til I retired in 1988.

Sold my 2 Hammy pocketwatches in 2016. They were gettin little watch
pocket time. Sold the 2 Simmons watch chains. Package deal. Got paid
dozens of times what I paid for them. Who sez watches aren't a good
investment? All you gotta do is wait 40 years to flip em.

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I have access to a few of these Timex(BNIB) and wonder every now and then how much I can get for them. Not the easiest to find last time I checked. Hmmm...

Timex Monaco T22232





Best Timex in the entire collection IMHO. Hard to believe it's from Timex, so well made.
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I have access to a few of these Timex(BNIB) and wonder every now and then how much I can get for them. Not the easiest to find last time I checked. Hmmm...

Timex Monaco T22232





Best Timex in the entire collection IMHO. Hard to believe it's from Timex, so well made.
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Those are some really cool Timex watches. I have never seen a Timex like that. Are those made/sold in the US?
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Texas, I am on my way to Tyler right now to drop off a Cat 930 loader then probably back to NC to get another one most likely back to Texas or La. Then I get my time off in Shreveport.
I don't care much for Shreveport. There's too much crime up there.
My dad owned his own excavating company for 35 years. He had dozers, loaders, graders, track hoes, back hoes, etc. I learned to operate all of them, was his fuel man and hauler for awhile, and helped rebuild the hydraulics on them. But, my 39 year career was a pipefitter/welder/pipefitter teacher. And, 8 years in the US ARMY RESERVE as an 11B. I did one tour in IRAQ 1991-1992.
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Those are some really cool Timex watches. I have never seen a Timex like that. Are those made/sold in the US?
See why they may be worth something after 40 yrs according to Lou? Lol!
Bought them on Ebay but they don't come around often, especially the Monaco.

I've collected a handful of Timex over the years and still enjoy them.
Here is another cool Expedition...








Great on a solid SS bracelet with solid end links too...






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Old 12-26-2018, 02:55 PM   #25 (permalink)
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The Monaco is different, nice. Is it stainless? Canít tell on my phone, has a champagne hue.
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Old 12-26-2018, 04:31 PM   #26 (permalink)
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The Monaco is different, nice. Is it stainless? Canít tell on my phone, has a champagne hue.
Stainless steel, solid all around, bracelet and end links. Drilled lugs though I've read other say it's not the easiest to remove.
I don't see the reason to use another strap as the watch itself got heft to it.
The bracelet gives it balance IMHO.








and of course Indiglo...








Not the typical Timex IMHO...




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What kind of camera are you using to take your pics? It sure takes some nice pics.
I looked up that TIMEX on GOOGLE and saw one for sale on a watch website forum from 2015. He sold his for $100. I'm sure the price has gone up since 2015.
I was just posting a pic of my bottom feeder EXPEDITION. It looks like a small minnow in a pond full of sharks compared to your TIMEX.
My very first watch (age 7) was a TIMEX Mickey Mouse. In the ARMY I wore the IRONMAN TRIATHALON.
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What kind of camera are you using to take your pics? It sure takes some nice pics.
I looked up that TIMEX on GOOGLE and saw one for sale on a watch website forum from 2015. He sold his for $100. I'm sure the price has gone up since 2015.
I was just posting a pic of my bottom feeder EXPEDITION. It looks like a small minnow in a pond full of sharks compared to your TIMEX.
My very first watch (age 7) was a TIMEX Mickey Mouse. In the ARMY I wore the IRONMAN TRIATHALON.
Maybe a used one, maybe. The ones I'm talking about are all brand new in box. Camera is Olympus TG-3 Stylus Tough point and shoot, waterproof and shockproof. It makes inexpensive watches which is my entire collection look better.
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I was just posting a pic of my bottom feeder EXPEDITION. It looks like a small minnow in a pond full of sharks compared to your TIMEX.
My very first watch (age 7) was a TIMEX Mickey Mouse. In the ARMY I wore the IRONMAN TRIATHALON.
First and foremost, I want to thank you for your service. Second, don't ever put your "bottom feeder EXPEDITION" down, my brother.
I bet it keeps time just as well as any quartz and most certainly more accurate than autos.
We are talking Timex here and I bet you some will not even consider anything from Timex as a "real watch".
Pshhh, I say.

I like your Timex Expedition, it is an easy reader in my book and the older I get the more important that becomes. Here is a couple of sub $50 Timex.

You'd like these I'd imagine, I certainly do...










great looking affordable Timex IMHO.

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Miss em? Kinda/Sorta.
I'm older'n baseball and can recko/member when Timex did like Chazz says:
"Made only mechanicals". Also remember when Timex spokesman was John
Cameron Swayzie (recall him Chazz?)
John would put a Timex in a block of ice, a stewer of boiling water. Even strap
one to an outboard marine motor.They "kept on ticking".
Just like so many American companies Timex is GLOBAL. Being bought by a
Dutch Company. Which may either be bad or good.
Wondering about Glycene being bought by Invicta?

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Shakermt:
The RR industry trade paper used to take glee in calling Locomotive Engr's
"Glorified truck drivers" But hear this. I operated coal trains, using 4 engines.
Each coal car weighed 130 tons. Multipy 130 tons X 118 coal car trains.
Each engine weighing at least 292,000 pounds with 4,000 hp.

Think we were "Glorified Truckdrivers"? Imagine how many trucks would be
required to haul 18,000 tons of coal from Gillette, Wyo and San Antonio Coal
Fired Elec Plant?

How far could the average RR CEO run a coal train? 100 feet? We made the
RR company $100,000,000 a month with each coal train. Or about $10 Bill-
ion per year. That ain't hay WF's.

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Shakermt:
At the hotels we RRers rested in, were J B Hunt drivers making 88 cents per mile
And we made $1.39 per mile. Or about $750.00 per round trip. $750.00 X 10
to 12 round trips per month. Not incl Arbitraries.

We are Glorified Truckdrivers? Compare a 90,000 lb truck to a 130 ton coal car.

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Some vintage Timex adverts for your viewing pleasure. They certainly did take a licking and keep on ticking.


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Do I miss em? Doggone right.
I miss every buy n hold watch.
Some more'n others.I have a
few 2019 watches on my radar.

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I'm not much of a Catch n Release guy.
One watch I'll never buy. The SWATCH
System 51. I've heard theycan't be re-
paired. Buy a watch that is a throwaway?
Not the way I roll!!!

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I'm not much of a Catch n Release guy.
One watch I'll never buy. The SWATCH
System 51. I've heard theycan't be re-
paired. Buy a watch that is a throwaway?
Not the way I roll!!!

Lou Snutt
I am with you on that one Art, every watch I purchase has the potential to last a lifetime if looked after. I do flip a lot though always searching for that perfect rotation, it probably doesn't exist but it is not stopping me from trying. The thrill of the hunt, chase, catch and possibly keep or release is one of the best things about this hobby for me.

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Pshhh, I say.
i'll 2nd that
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