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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 didnít 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 ďIt takes a licking and keeps on tickingĒ 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 ďPre-IndigloĒ 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 didnít 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 manís and womenís 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 Ironmanís 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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Recently Reviewed Timex Watches

Mens Timex Main Street Watch TW2R29000
Reviewed on 21st February 2018
Reviewed by Tom Mitchell
Its a great watch, i love the feel of the strap and the watch face is exactly what i was looking for. Excellent product at a reasonable price.
Excellent
(reviewed 1 time)
Ladies Timex IQ+ Move Activity Tracker Bluetooth Hybrid Smartwatch Watch TWG013600
Reviewed on 20th February 2018
Reviewed by Mrs Marcos
This watch is gorgeous, whilst looking like a beautiful wristwatch so that individuality is retained - not the same as everyone else - this clever watch has all the brains of the competitors whilst remaining user friendly. I am not a tech expert, but can easily download the information such as steps / mileage / sleep etc as the watch actually is so very clever it can do most things with just a little human input!
Excellent
(reviewed 1 time)
Mens Timex Originals Watch TW2R22700
Reviewed on 30th January 2018
Reviewed by Mal
Wonderful birthday gift arrived intact and on time
Excellent
(reviewed 1 time)
Mens Timex Expedition Watch TW4B08100
Reviewed on 28th January 2018
Reviewed by Mat
Brilliant watch lovely design super fast delivery 👍🏼
Excellent
(reviewed 1 time)
Childrens Timex Marathon Watch TW5M06400
Reviewed on 26th January 2018
Reviewed by Bianca
My son was very pleased with his watch. The face is easy to read and good for children who are learning to tell the time as it is clear.
Excellent
(reviewed 1 time)
Ladies Timex Main Street Watch TW2R28100
Reviewed on 3rd January 2018
Reviewed by junieg
whilst this watch looks lovely it has to have one of the most difficult faces to read EVER! the swirly bit in the centre catches the light and detracts away from being able to see the time easily....
Average
(reviewed 1 time)
Unisex Timex Main Street Watch TW2R28800
Reviewed on 21st December 2017
Reviewed by Beth
Looks great for a gift not sure about functionality yet as hasnít been gifted
Excellent
(reviewed 1 time)
Mens Timex Originals Watch TW2R22800
Reviewed on 20th December 2017
Reviewed by Wurley
A good clear watch face - excellent for those who need to be accurate on time. Comfortable to wear.
Very good
(reviewed 2 times)
Childrens Timex Kids Watch TW7C13500
Reviewed on 17th December 2017
Reviewed by Denver
I spent a long time looking for a watch for my 3.5 year old son, who has suddenly become interested in clocks. I originally started by looking at very basic ones a step up from toy watches but as reviews were always mixed about realisability and strap size, I decided to spend a little bit extra and get a Ďproperí kids watch, from a well known brand. This watch was well reviewed but there werenít many options in blue his favourite colour. He loves the sharks though! The strap is stretchy and has a clasp, that will adjust. He has it on the smallest setting, so a child much older, could also wear it. The watch face, fits nicely on his wrist. It isnít particularly large-but the hour numerals are clear. The blue minutes past in 5s are less clear, as they are on a blue background and the words Ďhour and minuteí on the hands are very small too! MThe second hand has a shark on it, which he likes watching go around! We havenít had it long enough to check battery life, but it does come with a 2 year guarantee for general malfunction. I would recommended it.
Very good
(reviewed 1 time)
Mens Timex Weekender Fairfield Chronograph Watch TW2R26700
Reviewed on 17th December 2017
Reviewed by Matt
Very happy with the purchase. Id recommend to it
Excellent
(reviewed 1 time)