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Timex Group B.V. is one of the best-known American watch companies. Timex's U.S. headquarters are located in Middlebury Connecticut and it has substantial operations in China, the Philippines and India and full scale sales companies in Canada, the UK, France and Mexico.
The company began in 1854 as Waterbury Clock in Connecticut's Naugatuck Valley, known during the nineteenth century as the "Switzerland of America." Sister company Waterbury Watch manufactured the first inexpensive mechanical pocket watch in 1880. During World War I, Waterbury began making wristwatches, which had only just become popular, and in 1933 it made history by creating the first Mickey Mouse clock under license from Walt Disney, with Mickey's hands pointing the time.
During World War II, Waterbury renamed itself U.S. Time Company. In 1950 the company introduced a wristwatch called the Timex. Over the next three decades, Timex was sold through a series of advertisements which emphasized its durability by putting the watch through "torture tests," such as falling over the Grand Coulee Dam or being strapped to the propeller of an outboard motor, with the slogan "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking." With the help of former Olympic broadcaster, spokesman John Cameron Swayze, sales took off. The company later became Timex Corporation, then Timex Group and, to date, has sold over one billion watches.
The company has remained very competitive and the Timex brand continues its dominance through present day. Its primary market remains the United States and Canada, although the Timex brand is sold worldwide due to its ability to capitalize on its strong brand image and reputation for quality.
One of the most successful and important features available on many Timex watches is the Indiglo backlight system. Indiglo is a brand name of Indiglo Corporation, solely owned by Timex for licensing purposes. Timex electroluminescent lamps, branded Indiglo, were introduced in 1992 in the Ironman watch line. They were an immediate success. The Indiglo lamp uniformly lights the surface of the Timex’s watch dials in a manner that makes the dial read very easily in many different light settings. In some newer watches the Indiglo backlight only lights up the numbers, rather than the entire LCD display, which is achieved by means of a specialized film that inverts the LCD transmissivity.
Today, Timex Group products are manufactured in the Far East and in Switzerland often based on technology that continues to be developed in the United States and in Germany. With a large and varied line of watches, Timex has the style for everyone. From the locker room to the board room, there is a great Timex style time-piece for you.
It's a watch band, and it keeps the watch on my daughter's wrist. It went on pretty easily once I figured out how I was supposed to put it on (because no one gives instructions for watch bands) and it's stayed on ever since. Pretty much all the things you want a watch band to do. If anyone is awarding citations to watch bands for excellent watch-holding, I would feel happy to nominate this one. And I never have any clue what to write on these reviews, so, yeah. Go watch band!
I bought this band to replace the original leather band which literally fell apart. (Can't complain though- it lasted for about 3 years of daily wear!). This two tone expansion band is attractive and versitile as it can pair with both silver and gold jewelry. It was easy to put on the watch although for my small wrists, is a bit big. Suggestion: include with expansion bands instructions for removing one or more links if needed for a better fit. Very happy with the purchase and highly recommend it.
This two toned band is versatile and looks great. Item arrived promptly. While I ended up using it for a different watch than was intended, I am very pleased with the result. The pins included did not work in my watch, so keep your original pins just in case.
It's hard to put it together for elderly, but once that was done & I had links taken out, it was perfect. Love it!
My mom prefers this style band so when looking for a replacement band first place I went was Amazon. I found this TIMEX band -- it's very nice looking, great TIMEX quality and oh so easy to install. Great price too
I used this band to replace the worn leather band that came on my Timex. Love it! It looks great with the watch. I have had several compliments on it.
This band fits perfectly. Very happy that I purchased this band. I like Timex watches since they can "take a licking and keep on ticking". The original band was too big and the customer service representative at the big store where I purchased the watch refused to take a few links out.
I was not able to use . It was way too small . Nothing wrong with band other than that . Nice band if could have used .