We dress like students, we dress like housewives....

We dress like students, we dress like housewives....

Alan N.
Alan N.

May 20th, 2001, 4:07 am #1




Here's a great Timex ad from March 1953, showing how Timex is the perfect watch for just about anyone. But why does the doctor pay $9.95 for his watch, and the mechanic pays $11.95, doesen't seem fair! I guess doc's watch isn't waterproof or dustproof. Didn't doctors wash their hands in 1953?

Below, is a closeup of the famous non-jeweled V-Conic escapement, the component which made these watches tough, reliable and cheap.

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RB
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May 20th, 2001, 10:31 pm #2

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Alan N.
Alan N.

May 21st, 2001, 4:21 am #3

If you really want this one, I think you'll just have to search and search, like I had to for Marlin. As you know, nowhere on the watch is written "Mercury." No search of the web, ebay or elswhere, will turn up "Mercury," except maybe in an advertisement. Of course, these watches are out there, under generic Timex auctions, etc. Wish I could pinpoint it better!
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May 21st, 2001, 11:48 pm #4

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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

May 22nd, 2001, 2:07 am #5

.. though these are 1962 and beyond. Curious, what got you interested in Mercury?
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RB
RB

May 22nd, 2001, 2:53 pm #6

I see the Mercury listing now (manual out and dusted off). 2 models. 1961 through 1965. Either the 24 or 22 movement. One with sweep second hand, the other sans.

I will look for a chrome plated sweep model # 1037 or 1044. It has indice marks at 1/3/5/7/9/11 and arabics remaining.

Neat resource - glad you sent it. I forgot to ask you - do you want the Anker sent back? I could send it with some of these other units that I got if you like them (70+ to sort through). I have not even looked at them yet (been busy). Hey maybe there is a mercury here somewhere!
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