Vintage Timex Square Faced
Last, but not least, is a watch I picked up a few weeks ago, and I have finally gotten a chance to review. This is a squarish faced Timex, of unknown vintage. I am sure if I opened up the case, I would see a manufacture date, but if a watch is running well, I don’t mess with them.
The dial is a rounded square with simple, chrome plated stick markers. The case is base metal with a stainless steel back. The hands are also simple sticks, and there is no luminous material. The look is retro, yet modern.
The watch came on a truly horrible plastic strap, which I replaced with a metal band. The movement is a new one for me. It has a semi-quick set date, which I have not seen on a Timex yet. The automatic movement also can be hand wound, but does not hack. It looks like it has a Timex 32 movement, which puts it at the top end of the Timex pin lever movements.
Overall, I really like this watch. It is simple, elegant, and even has a quick set date. At $5, you really can’t go wrong.
Case: 34mm, chrome plated base metal, square, water reistant.
Back: Stainless Steel, snap on, claims water resistant.
Crystal: Acrylic, flat.
Movement: Timex 32 18,000 BPH movement, pin lever.
Complications: Date, with quick set.
Other: Stainless after market bracelet.