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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 Expedition Ranger Watch TW4B10900

Ladies Timex Starlight Watch TW2R51100

Timex Highlights:

 2 year guarantee
 Prices around £60 (From £17 to £170)
 Ultra reliable and precise
 Known for longterm durability

Recently Reviewed Timex Watches

Mens Timex Weekender Timex x Peanuts Charlie Brown Watch TW2R41100
Reviewed on 24th September 2017
Reviewed by Aku
This is a super cute watch. As a huge Peanuts fan I was really glad to land this on Watch Shop as it was sold out on the Timex website--and it was a bit cheaper here too. The watch dial is fairly large but very nicely made, the strap is vibrant and eye-catching. Charlie Brown has a sweet little smile on his face and his two arms one as the longer minute hand, the other the shorter hour hand point to the time. Theres no second hand but if you put the watch to your ear you can hear it tick. By pressing the little knob in the one you adjust the time with you get a glow of light illuminating the face, so you can read it in the dark. The specification says the watch is waterproof but Ive not worn it swimming or in the shower as there doesnt seem to be replacement straps available to buy and I want it to last forever! Ive had lots of compliments on this watch, including from people whove just glimpsed it and thought it was a bright funky watch, without even clocking the Peanuts aspect. I have large wrists and it fits me no problem, so should not pose a size issue for most people. The fastening is secure and slighyly unusual without being intrusive or fiddly. All in all, Im very pleased with this purchase and highly recommend this watch for any Peanuts lover!

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Childrens Timex Kids Alarm Chronograph Watch TW7C13000
Reviewed on 20th April 2017
Reviewed by Emma
Lovely little watch
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Mens Timex Weekender Fairfield Chronograph Watch TW2R27200
Reviewed on 17th April 2017
Reviewed by Clive Mcclure
Great watch.
Very good
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Ladies Timex Easy Reader Watch TW2R23700
Reviewed on 15th April 2017
Reviewed by Alex
Looks fairly sophiasticsted, nice and slim Watch very very good looking to be honest. Very good looking and hopefully will long a last time.
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Unisex Timex Indiglo Weekender Fairfield Watch TW2P91300
Reviewed on 12th April 2017
Reviewed by Adam Clarke
Ive only had this watch for a week and Im already in love with this watch. Its got a picturesque and beautiful and clear silver bezel with a clean curvy design all around. I love the simplicity of the watch in effect, this gives a clean and simple look - which I find looks better in a watch. The leather could be of higher quality and feels quite cheap though. However, the watch overall feels durable and valuable. Id give it a 9/10 for the value for money, quality and looks overall and would definitely recommend this to someone else to give as a present or as a first-watch.
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Mens Timex The Waterbury Watch TW2P95600
Reviewed on 11th April 2017
Reviewed by Oliver
Art Deco retro style watch. Very cool. Has date function also.
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Unisex Timex Marathon Alarm Chronograph Watch TW5M11300
Reviewed on 7th April 2017
Reviewed by Nicky
Great service and fab value for money. Very pleased
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Childrens Timex Kids Watch TW7C12000
Reviewed on 31st March 2017
Reviewed by Mick Lloyd
Great watch for my grandsons birthday, very clear face with large numbers & lots of holes in the strap for growth. Hope it will last him for a few years or more.
Very good
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Mens Timex The Waterbury Watch TW2P64500
Reviewed on 31st March 2017
Reviewed by Jennie Hanlon
Excellent service very prompt. Happy with everything.
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Childrens Timex Kids Watch TW7C13700
Reviewed on 28th March 2017
Reviewed by Kelvin
Great experience. Very fast delivery from order. Watch arrived and my daughter loves it. Shes just learning the tell the time and this watch is exactly what she needs. Would use watchshop again.
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