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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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Timex Highlights:

 2 year guarantee
 Prices around £50 (From £13 to £179)
 Ultra reliable and precise
 Known for longterm durability

Recently Reviewed Timex Watches

Unisex Timex Weekender Vintage Chronograph Watch TW2P85400
Reviewed on 18th October 2016
Reviewed by claire
nice looking watch, love the indiglo light
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Unisex Timex Style Weekender Slip-thru Watch TW2P66000
Reviewed on 17th October 2016
Reviewed by Vivien Ely
Have had a timex watch for quite some years, until my husband took it for his own, it was and still is the best timekeeper Ive ever had, so a big act to follow. I love the look of this watch and am so pleased with it. Perhaps the strap could have been and inch longer, but hey ho not a problem. The service I received from the Watch Shop was second to none with an easy to use website and uber quick delivery time. An extremely pleasant shopping experience. I would recommend both this watch and this website to anyone else
(reviewed 1 time)
Ladies Timex Weekender Watch TW2P90200
Reviewed on 15th October 2016
Reviewed by Scott harrington
Delivered quickly. Watch was well packaged. My daughter will love it.
(reviewed 1 time)
Unisex Timex Weekender Fairfield Watch TW2P90800
Reviewed on 13th October 2016
Reviewed by Ade
Looks nice when matched with a jacket and jeans or chinos. Nice comfortable fit
(reviewed 1 time)
Mens Timex Chesapeake Watch TW2P96800
Reviewed on 9th October 2016
Reviewed by Branislava
Perfect! Starting from fast delivery and easy shopping. Watch itself is light, not too big, not too small. Gorgeous blue dial and date. I bought it for my husbands birthday and he absolutely loves it. Thank you very much for pleasant experience and complete satisfaction! Recommend this watch to anyone who likes simple, but excellent quality and not too expensive watches or wants to buy as gift!
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Mens Timex Yacht Racer Chronograph Watch TW2P44300
Reviewed on 8th October 2016
Reviewed by Bob
I bought this timepiece so that I could use its yacht timer function as a visual analogue countdown is easier to interpret than a digital one. The 5 minute, 3 minute and 1 minute timers are a good feature, Annoyingly there is no sync feature that I could find so once a countdown is started it carries on unless you stop it. When sailing it is important to be able to sync to the minute signal and this needs a stop, reset to one minute and restart which is a bit hit and miss. Overall, however, the fit is good with a nice chunky strap and decent retainer. Centre button gets pushed accidentally when wearing a wetsuit but this is not a problem as it just shows the date. Generally pleased and the service from Watchshop was excellent.
Very good
(reviewed 1 time)
Mens Timex Easton Avenue Watch TW2P76400
Reviewed on 6th October 2016
Reviewed by Louise Cullum
Very nice.
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Mens Timex Scout Chronograph Watch TW4B04300
Reviewed on 6th October 2016
Reviewed by John Andrews
I love my new Timex Scout watch. Its very stylish and comfortable to wear. Nice size- not too cumbersome. So far, having only had it 2 weeks, I am extremely happy with it.
(reviewed 2 times)
Unisex Timex Marathon Alarm Chronograph Watch TW5K85000
Reviewed on 3rd October 2016
Reviewed by CJ
When I collected this watch I was worried that it may be too large as it was a gift for my daughter. However, when she tried it on it was very trendy looking and she thought it was perfect for her beach holiday in Greece where she would be doing a lot of sporting activities. The colour is vibrant and just right for a casual watch. The backlight is useful and time zone switch perfect as she does a lot of travelling. Great for when she is out running or swimming.
Very good
(reviewed 1 time)
Unisex Timex Weekender Watch T2P492
Reviewed on 2nd October 2016
Reviewed by bob
easey to to see time with black numbers on a white dial. good strong strap.overall a nice looking watch.
(reviewed 1 time)