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)
Year of Production: 1977
Reference #: 2616002477
Gender: Men or Women
Case Material: Gold Plated
Case Diameter: 35mm, not counting crown
Crown: Winds and sets smoothly
Strap Material: Genuine leather
Strap Specifications: New aftermarket black genuine leather strap will fit a wrist up to 7.5"
Dial Color: White
Dial Condition: Original signed clean dial
Winding Mechanism: Original manual wind movement runs strong and accurate ~ service history unknown
Crystal: Clean acrylic crystal
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: minty condition ~ signed clean dial ~ movement runs strong and accurate ~ crown winds and sets smoothly ~ clean crystal ~ 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
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
Vintage Watch Outlet is not affiliated with any website that sells Fake or Replica items. All of our wristwatches are genuine and authentic
It is my hope that all of our items will go to people who will enjoy and appreciate them. We will gladly accept a return, or take care of a problem, if we make a gross error in the description. If we have made no gross errors, it is a final sale. This is merely due to the items being antiques, vintage, or pre-owned