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9. Vintage Men's Timex Watch


'C. 1960's'

A classic men's Timex wristwatch. Gold tone, circa 1960's. Working.

Vintage Timex watches have a good, solid history of being one of the most reliable and affordable timepieces, that still exists today. The memorable marketing slogan "Timex takes a licking and keeps on ticking" was unleashed in the 1950s and is still recognized today. It was first broadcast by John Cameron Swayze, famous NBC newscaster and official spokesperson for Timex. One well-known print ad pictured a Timex strapped to the bat of legendary baseball giant, Mickey Mantle, who repeatedly swung his bat, never missing a hit. That Timex took a beating, but there was no damage; it ran perfectly. Numerous ads published and broadcast put the Timex through rigorous feats, but it always endured.


Condition: Good. Signs of age & wear consisent with age. Could do with a good clean. Working.

Size: n/a

Provenance: Ex. Property of a Yorkshire estate, UK.

£48.00

Timex Watches

The word "Timex" is synonymous with the watch, and "Timex Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking" is the decades-old, well-known slogan for the brand. Although Timex is not a top brand among the rich and famous, it's a favorite for those who want a timepiece with a reputation for being reliable and affordable. Whether you're a serious collector or just someone who loves the brand, it helps to understand the history and value of antique and vintage Timex watches.

The Waterbury Clock Company in Waterbury, CT is where it all began in 1854, according to the Timex Group. The first wristwatch made in the 1920s was designed for soldiers of the Second World War. Waterbury flourished and sank during the Great Depression, and in 1930, a partnership with Walt Disney put them back on the map when the Mickey Mouse watch was born. The company experienced highs and lows but always managed to survive.

The memorable marketing slogan "Timex takes a licking and keeps on ticking" was unleashed in the 1950s and is still recognized today. It was first broadcast by John Cameron Swayze, famous NBC newscaster and official spokesperson for Timex. One well-known print ad pictured a Timex strapped to the bat of legendary baseball giant, Mickey Mantle, who repeatedly swung his bat, never missing a hit. That Timex took a beating, but there was no damage; it ran perfectly. Numerous ads published and broadcast put the Timex through rigorous feats, but it always endured.


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