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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 Ironman Alarm Chronograph Watch TW5M10500

Unisex Timex Marathon Alarm Chronograph Watch TW5M11300

Timex Highlights:

 2 year guarantee
 Prices around £60 (From £19 to £200)
 Ultra reliable and precise
 Known for longterm durability

Recently Reviewed Timex Watches

Mens Timex Ironman Alarm Chronograph Watch TW5M11600
Reviewed on 21st March 2017
Reviewed by John Ramsey
The watch looks good, works well and is simple to use. Good value for money. There were no printed operating instructions, so I went to the Timex website. There does not exist a listing for an Alarm chronograph but as a 30 lap model, which was a frustration.
Very good
(reviewed 1 time)
Mens Timex Expedition Chronograph Watch TW4B04400
Reviewed on 20th March 2017
Reviewed by Tomas
Shipping was fast. Product is amazing. I am very happy that I ordered what I did. Thanks.
(reviewed 1 time)
Unisex Timex Marathon Alarm Chronograph Watch TW5M06800
Reviewed on 16th March 2017
Reviewed by Martin H
Very pleased. More sturdy heavier and seems more durable than I expected. Prompt delivery, good tracking.
(reviewed 1 time)
Mens Timex The Waterbury Watch TW2P95700
Reviewed on 11th March 2017
Reviewed by Faye
A lovely watch. Slightly different from the norm with a green leather strap.
Very good
(reviewed 1 time)
Mens Timex Indiglo Ironman Alarm Chronograph Watch TW5M02700
Reviewed on 26th February 2017
Reviewed by Mel
Great looking watch with some useful features for someone attempting their first half iron man.
Very good
(reviewed 1 time)
Ladies Timex City Chronograph Watch TW2P93600
Reviewed on 19th February 2017
Reviewed by Sofia
Very nice watch and delivered really quickly. Very happy with my purchase.
(reviewed 1 time)
Mens Timex Metropolitan+ Activity Tracker Bluetooth Hybrid Smartwatch Watch TW2P92400
Reviewed on 7th February 2017
Reviewed by Ferhappy
I have the Timex Metropolitan + which is a magnificent watch that I am very happy with. I like the elegant design and the leather strap which is made with quality material. In the Timex Connected app, I can see the steps, the distance walked, the calories burnt and the sleep metrics, this option is the most important for me as I can see that it takes precise measurements. The sleep metrics calculates the time I fall asleep, my deep sleep, light sleep and restless minutes awake. For each option you can set a goal, track your efficiency, and receive an average of your activity. Synchronizing with my iPhone 6s is very easy. This watch can sleekly and stylishly replace any activity tracker.

(reviewed 1 time)
Mens Timex Metropolitan+ Activity Tracker Bluetooth Hybrid Smartwatch Watch TW2P92300
Reviewed on 5th February 2017
Reviewed by Alex
Watch is great looking and keeps good time, but the Timex Connected app was poor. It would not work with watch until after a lot of uninstalling and reinstalling.
Very good
(reviewed 1 time)
Mens Timex Easy Reader Watch TW2P75800
Reviewed on 1st February 2017
Reviewed by pink-brownie
This watch is exactly what I needed with a large clear face + date. It is not too posh for my work but still looks very smart.
(reviewed 2 times)
Mens Timex Originals Watch TW2P63400
Reviewed on 24th January 2017
Reviewed by Francis Igwe
Simple, stylish and comfortable
(reviewed 1 time)