Remember your first Timex watch?
For many of us, it was the first watch we owned!
Back in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, Timex, became an iconic American product.
As they used to say: “It takes a licking and keeps on ticking”
Those robust movements and hard cases are still ticking away today!
Recently there has been a lot of Timex's being sold as a Marlin Model that are not a Marlin
To avoid confusion I listed some easy ways to tell if a Timex is a Marlin Model
1. No Marlins are "automatic" or "self wind." If it says "Automatic" or "Self Wind" it is "not" a Marlin, it is a different Timex model called "Viscount"
2. All Marlins say "waterproof" or "water resistant." If it does not say "waterproof" or "water resistant" it is "not" a Marlin, it is most likely a "Mercury" or "Sprite" model
3. All Marlin Models start with "2"....if the first number below the "6" or above the "12" starts with anything other than a "2" it is not a Marlin.
Below is a general breakdown of popular model names and numbers (Model numbers can be found below the "6" or above the "12"
(1XXX = Mercury/Sprite) (2XXX = Marlin) (25XX = Sportster) (3XXX = Fun Timer) (4XXX = Viscount) (5XXX = Super Thin) (6XXX = 17 Jewel) (9XXX = Electric)
I only sell genuine, authentic, watches in "Good" to "Pristine" condition
Vintage watch outlet is not a marketplace, we own every watch that we sell
Year of Production: 1978
Reference #: 2616102478
Case Material: Gold Plated
Case Diameter: 33mm, not counting crown
Crown: Winds and sets smoothly
Bracelet Material: Gold Plated
Bracelet Specifications: This watch comes with a 18mm aftermarket bracelet which you could easily replace if you prefer a leather strap or different style bracelet
Dial Color: Light Champagne
Dial Condition: Signed clean dial
Winding Mechanism: Manual wind movement runs strong ans accurate ~ service history unknown
Crystal: Acrylic crystal has very fine surface scratches, difficult to see with the naked eye, that can be buffed out
Bezel: Because the bezel does not cover much of the dial, and the dial is uncluttered with script, the watch plays larger on the wrist than 33mm
Box/Papers: No original box or papers
Overall Condition: excellent condition ~ signed clean dial ~ manual wind movement runs strong and accurate ~ crown winds and sets smoothly ~ acrylic crystal has very fine surface scratches that can be buffed out ~ no gold wearing off anywhere no damage ~ all of our watches have been tested and serviced if needed ~ stunning
This is a vintage used watch. It has lived a life before you, so you should not expect it to be new and flawless. If you want a flawless new watch, please do not buy this. If you want a piece of history in the form of a nice vintage piece, or possibly a dated inscription on the case back, then this may be right for you. Because most vintage watches being offered are between 30-70 years old, small imperfections, scratches, and wear are to be expected
Buying a pre-owned watch is like buying a pre-owned car....it is all about condition, condition, condition!
Water resistance is not guaranteed on vintage or pre-owned watches unless otherwise stated in the listing
A careful shopper who takes the time to study the photos, reads the entire description, and asks pertinent questions is our best customer
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**The movement, and the bracelet if applicable, has been security-marked to prevent fraud**
We are not an authorized dealer of any of the watch brands we carry. All brand names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are used for identification purposes only. This allows us to sell luxury items at discounted prices. We are not affiliated with any website that sells Fake or Replica items. All of our wristwatches are genuine and authentic.
Every product is unique, just like you. If you're looking for a product that fits the mold of your life, the Timex Marlin Manual Wind Light Champagne Dial Vintage 1978 Mens Watch....33mm is for you.
Inventory Last Updated: Nov 30, 2023