I don't know much about Timex watches but I found this one at a thrift store and bought it because I loved it. I would REALLY like to get an original replacement band for it, but even with the web, I'm having a difficult time finding anything. Can anyone recommend any sites? And if anyone has any information about this watch (type, era, etc.) I'd appreciate learning about it.
Getting an "original" band for a vintage Timex that is in good condition is very difficult. Most 30 to 40 year old bands are so deteriorated that they are either dried out and fragile, if they're leather, or, if metal, so tarnished or faded so as to only detract from the appearance of your timepiece.
My recommendation would be to visit a local discount chain store's jewelry counter and just buy a new leather band off a display rack for about $5 and use that. If you clean up your watch's case and put the new band on it, then it will very close to what it originally did. For a watch with a red dial, you might try either a white or red leather band or a silvertone Speidel "Twist-O-Flex" band although the latter are a pain to size down for smaller wrists.