Won this on Ebay

Won this on Ebay

Darrin
Darrin

June 22nd, 2005, 7:26 am #1

Item number: 5005099980, US Time Timex, http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5005099980. This seems to be a common style for the older 50's Timex. I'm hoping it runs as advertised.
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EdH
EdH

June 22nd, 2005, 12:16 pm #2

Hey Darrin,

NICE 50's Marlin. You got a beauty! Whoever put the leather strap on it did not know what they were doing. The strap does not fit, as you probably noticed...too small. Put a nice leather, alligator or lizard grain band on it and you've got a winner. Congratulations.

Cheers,

Ed
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Knut
Knut

June 22nd, 2005, 7:51 pm #3

Item number: 5005099980, US Time Timex, http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5005099980. This seems to be a common style for the older 50's Timex. I'm hoping it runs as advertised.
...indeed. Very classic Timex look and by judging from the picture it looks to be in very nice condition. Thanks for sharing - keep us updated once you get it.

Knut
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C.W.
C.W.

June 23rd, 2005, 10:57 am #4

Item number: 5005099980, US Time Timex, http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5005099980. This seems to be a common style for the older 50's Timex. I'm hoping it runs as advertised.
Ah ha! I bid on that one myself!
(-but I didn't check back until the auction ended.)

Enjoy! I think that watch looks great, but I agree, slap a new band on it.

--Charlie
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Darrin
Darrin

July 2nd, 2005, 3:25 am #5

Item number: 5005099980, US Time Timex, http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5005099980. This seems to be a common style for the older 50's Timex. I'm hoping it runs as advertised.
It's in really great condition, with very little brassing underneath next to the crown. The dial and hands are great, and it's keeping good time. I'm thinking that the crystal was replaced at some point, as it seems to be "high" or "domed" instead of like other older Timex watches. No big woop, but eventually I'd replace it with something more accurate to the watch. The band, though it seems too narrow, looks to be old leather (I doubt it would be original).
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