Watch Review: Vintage Timex Square Faced

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.

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3 Responses to Watch Review: Vintage Timex Square Faced

  1. verteidigung says:

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  2. raster says:

    Hello there,

    Do you have any idea how much this watch is worth as guestimate retail? I found one that is similar and was going to ask $100+ for it. I have never sold a watch before. Thanks.

  3. admin says:

    $100 seems a little high, it is just a pin lever movement, and not a stainless steel case, just the back is stainless. In good shape, $30 to 50. I think I paid $20 for it, resale shop. Timex made a lot of watches in the 70’s. I personally would not pay more than $40 for a watch like this. I do have a Grey Timex and Mickey Mouse Timex watch that would easily command $100, but they have a lot more style than this little number. A good daily wear watch, but not rare.

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