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
Year of Production: 1978
Reference #: 2616102478
Gender: Men or Women
Case Material: Gold Plated
Case Diameter: 35mm
Crown: Winds and sets the time smoothly
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Specifications: Used aftermarket expansion band will fit a wrist up to 7.5"
Dial Color: Light Champagne
Dial Condition: Original signed clean dial
Winding Mechanism: Original manual wind movement runs strong and accurate ~ service history unknown
Crystal: Acrylic crystal has surface scratches, difficult to see when wearing watch
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 35mm
Box/Papers: No original box or papers
Overall Condition: good condition ~ signed clean light champagne dial ~ manual wind movement runs strong and accurate ~ crown winds and sets the time smoothly ~ acrylic crystal has surface scratches, difficult to see when wearing watch ~ case, bezel, and expansion band have surface scratches from normal use ~ no damage ~ all of our watches have been tested and serviced if needed
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
Water resistance is not guaranteed on vintage or pre-owned watches unless otherwise stated in the listing
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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. Because most vintage watches being offered are between 30-70 years old, small imperfections, scratches, and wear are to be expected
The Timex Marlin Super-Thin Gold Plated Manual Wind Vintage 1978 Mens Watch....35mm is the yin, to your yang. You've found what you're looking for.
Inventory Last Updated: Dec 07, 2022