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Old 07-15-2017, 03:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My first Timex since the '70s

Really just a beater watch to go on hiking/camping/family expeditions this Summer.

Actually I wanted to try a paracord strap for my Casio Pro-trek and maybe one of my divers. This strap was for sale and included this BNIB Timex "Field Chronograph" $70 USD shipped.

Kind of a busy chrono dial, and I wish the hands were solid but for the money, this is nice piece with good attention to detail, (and all chrono functions work ).






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Looks great
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Old 07-15-2017, 05:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Congrats. That one should meet your requirements
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That Timex looks pretty good!

Agreed, the hands would be better if solid. But, with the outline hands it resembles an aircraft dial.
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It's only endured a wading pool splash fight with my kids and a car washing but I've already gained some respect for it. Also decent lume without using Idiglo and all in all a fine a fine chrono/field watch on the dirt-cheap... about 50 USD if you buy one like a normal person and not with a strap bundle like I did.

BTW it is a PVD coated steel case, not resin or some kind of plastic.







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Great looking watch. Timex may be the hands down best bang for the buck!
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Perhaps I will get my hand slapped for this. I presume you have more expensive watches, in which case why the hell would you ever consider going camping ???
Hmmm. I think I do it for the campfires.
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That Timex looks pretty good!

Agreed, the hands would be better if solid. But, with the outline hands it resembles an aircraft dial.
Yes it's never long to let the companies know of our suggestions so that they could work on it in future
I have published such suggestions on my site too, please take a look :
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Nice piece.


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Enricosonic:
Today's Timex is a far cry from the 60's Timex watches I used to buy.
Apply any perception you'd like to that remark!
My employer (the U S Army Reserve) had a Center across the road
from Timex in 1961. I could cross the road and buy any iteration in
the Timex inventory for the outrageous (then) price of $5.00 TT&L.
Abilene, Texas was their center for manufacture.

Guess I musta bought 6 or 7 of em.

Timex has been absorbed by a group in the Netherlands. But Glycene
has been bought by Victer Watch Group. Time moves on.

Lou Snutt
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