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Old 08-20-2019, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Timex just keeps on ticking!

New Waterbury Automatics ( https://www.timex.com/browse/collect...ury-automatic/ )










They are impressing me more and more all the time. I love that Timex is making such a come back!
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Old 08-20-2019, 01:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Whoa so cool Jeff !

Yeah, you are right. Timex has been on such a roll it's not even funny.
There have been so many great new models in recent years. But now
they are adding more, and more automatics into the fold it seems.
Really is cool, and check these out ! ..So nice ! Love the mesh, but
the version with the strap is beautiful too.

It's my first time ever seeing these. What a find sir !!!

Thanks a lot !
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Agreed. Timex has found their sweet spot. I do wish, however, they’d put a little more into the execution. Their designs though? Definitely among the best, bar none!
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These hand-wounds bring back memories of childhood.

https://www.timex.com/browse/collections/marlin/
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Moving forward in time for sure and remaining true to themselves with decent affordable products
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What movements are they using?
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What movements are they using?
As I understand, it’s their own movement from their old watches. They call it the marlin movement on the site.
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What movements are they using?
In some research I've done I've seen Miyota mostly. That's for the 21-jewel automatics. I believe, per Hodinkee anyway, the handwinder in the Marlin is from China. Possibly Seagull?


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https://www.reddit.com/r/Watches/com...ed_can_anyone/
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Chinese movements for the hand wound Marlin.
Miyota 821 series (non hacking) for the Marlin autos and Waterbury autos.
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A Chinese movement or a movement made in China? I believe this was discussed a while ago when these watches were first introduced. If it keeps the right time and proves reliable it doesn't really matter. 95% of the people who buy these watches don't know enough to care I guess. What I personally find a bit disturbing is the very cheap looking nylon spacer. Not visible from the outside and again, most of the buyers don't care but this is cutting corners the wrong way. Not the Timex way.
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A Chinese movement or a movement made in China? I believe this was discussed a while ago when these watches were first introduced. If it keeps the right time and proves reliable it doesn't really matter. 95% of the people who buy these watches don't know enough to care I guess. What I personally find a bit disturbing is the very cheap looking nylon spacer. Not visible from the outside and again, most of the buyers don't care but this is cutting corners the wrong way. Not the Timex way.
Very good points. They are going for maximum profit first. Still, I'm happy they seem to be growing in the right direction.

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Very good points. They are going for maximum profit first. Still, I'm happy they seem to be growing in the right direction.

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In my youth, Timex was quite the brand in my country. Just a cut above the usual department store offerings. The Marlin is tempting but you can find a vintage (oh, that word...) exemplar on eBay for much less. Being from that era they come with chrome plated cases and that makes it a bit less tempting.
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A Chinese movement or a movement made in China? I believe this was discussed a while ago when these watches were first introduced. If it keeps the right time and proves reliable it doesn't really matter. 95% of the people who buy these watches don't know enough to care I guess. What I personally find a bit disturbing is the very cheap looking nylon spacer. Not visible from the outside and again, most of the buyers don't care but this is cutting corners the wrong way. Not the Timex way.
I don't believe that the spacer is an issue, not for me anyway. It's quite rigid and gets the job done
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