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Timex - One of the largest manufacturers of high quality watches in the world. A timex watch is known for its dependability and manufacturing quality. Timex watches are the pioneers of Indiglo technology, which lights the entire dial of the watch with the push of a button.

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Timex and Indiglo Technology - A Brief History

The Timex name has been around since the late 19th century. Waterbury Watch began using the name Timex in the UK in 1879, but the company didn’t use the name Timex in the US until 1950. The advertising and marketing campaign behind the Timex brand is a study in itself. During the early years, Timex watches were put through torture tests on TV and the slogan “It takes a licking and keeps on ticking” made the brand a household favourite. Timex has sold over a billion watches worldwide and continues to develop unique timepieces that provide a service for consumers everywhere.

In 1984 Timex introduced a new digital watch called the Triathlon. Timex was experiencing a companywide sales slow down, so they obtained the rights to use the name Ironman from Ironman Triathlon officials in 1986. The company began an extensive advertising program and promoted the watch as a 100 meter water resistant model instead of the 50 meters feature on the 1984 model. The Ironman was updated with a black, gray and orange coloured face and the 19mm ribbed wristband was branded with the Ironman name and logo design. The Ironman model became an instant success. Sales soared and easily beat Triathlon sales. The company continued to produce both models until 1991. Watch collectors call this period in Ironman watch history the “Pre-Indiglo” years.

The first major technological advancement in the Ironman came in 1992. Indiglo electroluminescence replaced the small white corner backlight. Indiglo technology is based on electrical and optical phenomenon. A thin film is passed through an electrical current and it emits light in response to the current. All the other internal features of the Ironman watch were the same as the 1986 model, but the face was painted black and silver and the watchband changed. The first Indiglo models were exclusively sold at K-Mart, before being released worldwide in 1993. The ladies version of the Ironman didn’t get the Indiglo technology until 1994.

In 1996 Timex developed an all day Indiglo which was reflective blue-green in colour. Timex added the Indiglo technology to other digital watches because of consumer popularity. Timex continued to make Indiglo Ironman watches in the man’s and women’s models until 2005. The market was filled with Indiglo watches by that time and Timex wanted to move on. The Ironman watch has been updated several times since 1996 and certain design features have changed along with the advancements in technology, The Timex Datalink Ironman is extremely popular and a notebook adapter is available for all Datalink models.

One of Ironman’s biggest fans is former President Bill Clinton. Early Presidential photos of Clinton show him wearing the black and blue coloured Ironman. Clinton donated one of his early Ironman models to the Smithsonian. Timex continues to produce products that are manufactured in Switzerland and the Far East based on technology that is developed in Germany and the United States. Timex is a privately held company with over 2600 employees in offices around the world.

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Mens Timex Weekender Chrono Oversized Chronograph Watch TW2P97500

Unisex Timex Ironman Rugged 30 Hollywood Alarm Chronograph Watch TW5M06200

Timex Highlights:

 2 year guarantee
 Prices around £50 (From £17 to £171)
 Ultra reliable and precise
 Known for longterm durability

Recently Reviewed Timex Watches

Unisex Timex Weekender Fairfield Watch TW2P91600
Reviewed on 5th December 2016
Reviewed by Meryl
Very nice watch. Delivery was very fast. Bought as a gift!
(reviewed 1 time)
Mens Timex Taft Street Watch T2P391
Reviewed on 24th November 2016
Reviewed by Daniel Szabo
Very nice watch High quality at low price
(reviewed 1 time)
Unisex Timex Originals Weekender Plaid Watch TW2P89500
Reviewed on 22nd November 2016
Reviewed by Connor
Beautiful watch- suits my style perfectly and is always an eye catcher. Love it!
(reviewed 2 times)
Mens Timex Chesapeake Watch TW2P97000
Reviewed on 22nd November 2016
Reviewed by Lily
I think this is a really classy watch, i bought it as an xmas present for my boyfriend but opened it to have a look first...it comes in a really nice grey Timex box and the watch is wrapped around a cute beige pillow, the face isnt over the top it has just the right amount of faces inside haha..its a mature watch but not in the sense that its for an older man..its definitely wearable for those in there 20s and up that want to look grown up and taken seriously also really nice for special occasions. :

(reviewed 2 times)
Mens Timex Rugged Gallatin Watch TW4B05300
Reviewed on 15th November 2016
Reviewed by DaveM
A good rugged watch with a large easy to read dial. No flashy extras, just time and date, with the added bonus of Indiglo for night use. I would have preferred a velcro style wrap round strap but thats a personal thing. Nothing negative to say really, I wanted a simple to use, reliable, reasonably priced watch from a decent manufacturer for use when out hill walking and thats exactly what Ive got, brilliant!
(reviewed 1 time)
Unisex Timex Weekender Fairfield Watch TW2P97800
Reviewed on 8th November 2016
Reviewed by Chatchawin
Good, decent product for the money. However, the movement is very lound! Far from its japanese competitors.
(reviewed 1 time)
Unisex Timex Weekender Fairfield Watch TW2P91100
Reviewed on 2nd November 2016
Reviewed by Brian
Good watch. Backlight is great Only issue would be how loud the second-hand ticks. Need to keep this watch in my drawer at night as its so loud
Very good
(reviewed 1 time)
Unisex Timex Weekender Fairfield Watch TW2P97900
Reviewed on 25th October 2016
Reviewed by Bruno
Very nice watch, minimalist and very good looking. Im super happy with it.
(reviewed 1 time)
Mens Timex Expedition Sierra Chronograph Watch TW4B01400
Reviewed on 22nd October 2016
Reviewed by Watchgirl
Great looking watch and very good quality for the price. Quick delivery from the watch shop too- would definitely recommend.
(reviewed 1 time)
Unisex Timex Weekender Vintage Chronograph Watch TW2P85400
Reviewed on 18th October 2016
Reviewed by claire
nice looking watch, love the indiglo light
(reviewed 1 time)