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Old 03-05-2010, 12:02 PM   #29
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I have a variety of Timex watches. One is an Ironman USB Datalink, that will transfer contacts, appointments, and contact info from my Windows computer's Outlook via a USB connection. I also have a couple of chronometers, a pocket watch, and a perpetual calendar gold wristwatch.

I work about 5 miles from the Timex factory outlet/repair center. If a Timex needs a battery or band, I take it to the factory repair center. Much cheaper than doing it myself. That's why I have a collection, though. I look through the choices for $20 and less.
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:07 PM   #30
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Does anybody really know what time it is
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YouTube - chicago does anybody really know...
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:09 PM   #31
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I've been humming that ever since I started reading this thread.
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:14 PM   #32
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I've never judged a man on what watch he might be wearing, Nor what brand of trailer he owns, I have always been most impressed with his thread count. or should I say Post count.
I used to wish I had a TAG Heuer but then it dawned on me...for what? I never met a guy who actually got paid...or laid...based on which watch he wore. But I did know a guy who got waylayed (and nearly died) for his Rolex.

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Now here is a thread for me. I work for Citizen watch Company and of course I wear a Citizen Eco Drive. Light (solar) powered and never needs a battery! ~~~~ Thanks for the thread.
Not quite, ..maybe no battery but every couple of years they need a new CAPACITOR = $45.00 + New gasket set = $18.00. I am told the capacitor is an after-market (that Citizen does not make their own any longer). That's why my handsome Citizen Eco Drive lives in the drawer (probably forever more).

Gone back to an old Longines tanker wind-up for dress now.

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Once you get older, you'll have experienced the pleasure of having lost or destroyed a few expensive watches -- and thus turn to inexpensive Timex watches. Lynn
Dead solid right on well stated Lynn. Common sense statement and common sense choice. However.......
My favorite watch of all time is my old Timex analog-Indiglo. But alas NO one will work on it. They say Timex has NO follow up support with parts etc after a few years.
I have toted it to many many shops and no one has any answers. I used to spend way too much time trying to find a duplicate on ebay , never with any success.

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Old 03-05-2010, 12:15 PM   #33
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Timex Expedition Indiglo, in the meantime.
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:05 PM   #34
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Now here is a thread for me. I work for Citizen watch Company and of course I wear a Citizen Eco Drive. Light (solar) powered and never needs a battery! ~~~~ Thanks for the thread.
Not quite, ..maybe no battery but every couple of years they need a new CAPACITOR = $45.00 + New gasket set = $18.00. I am told the capacitor is an after-market (that Citizen does not make their own any longer). That's why my handsome Citizen Eco Drive lives in the drawer (probably forever more).

Gone back to an old Longines tanker wind-up for dress now.


Citizen uses a lithium cell that has a life span of 18-20 years. We also have a 5 year warrenty on the inside of the watch. I've been with Citizen for 10 years and my first Eco Drive is still ticking. If yours is under warranty send it to Citizen and you will not be charged. The cost is @ $40 if it's out of warranty or someone be sides Citizen opened it up. Also a lot of times the cell just needs a charge. Pull the crown out turn it @ for a 24 hr cycle and place it under constant light for 2-3 days.

Citizen is the #1 mid priced watch in the US because of Eco Drive. We bought Bulova, Accutron in 2007. If you need more help with your watch pm me.
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:12 PM   #35
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2005 Rolex Submariner, which needs to be fixed; the crown broke. Sherri gave it to me as a birthday present, before she died.

Timex Expedition Indiglo, in the meantime.
Another Rolex Submariner here, bought 22 years ago. Needs to be sent to Rolex for a CLA. Also a military style watch from Deluth.
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Ok, this is a LITTLE off topic but related.

Why are Rolex watches so expensive? Are they better built? Two posted here about broken Rolexes.

Do they keep any better time? It the time quality better?

What is the appeal over a Timex or Citizen or XYZ

Just curious.
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living in AZ the sky is usually clear most of the time and i can "guesstimate" the time [within 15 min.] pretty accurately w/o a watch;

also - it's usually 5 o'clock somewhere - 'nuff said.
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:29 PM   #42
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Ok, this is a LITTLE off topic but related.

Why are Rolex watches so expensive? Are they better built? Two posted here about broken Rolexes.

Do they keep any better time? It the time quality better?

What is the appeal over a Timex or Citizen or XYZ

Just curious.
Like asking why Mercedes or Range Rover, Mont Blanc, Martin Guitar, Leica cameras or a lot of other things are so expensive. You get what you pay for. My Submariner costs $1,700.00 when I bought it, I could easly sell it for twice that or more and it now costs well over $5,000.00. How much can you get for a 20 year old Timex? I bought a Rolex Daytona some years ago, decided that I really didn't need two Rolexes and sold it for a thousand more than I bought it for just four months later. That same watch is well over $10,000.00 today. Well made and it keeps good time and I'll pass it to my son some day. An orginal Martin D45 cost maybe a thousand dollars , they sell for 100-150 thousand dollars if you can find one. Some things hold or increase in value and then some things are worth half of what you paid for them the minute you walk out the door. And.... my Rolex isn't broken, I just wear it so hard that it's time for a good cleaning, polishing and lubricating.
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