favorite
favorite
hide
unhide
flag

Posted

print

Sharp-Looking Ladies Vintage Gold & Silver Tone Timex Acqua Indiglo Wa - $20 (Tucson)

Sharp-Looking Ladies Vintage Gold & Silver Tone Timex Acqua Indiglo Wa 1 thumbnailSharp-Looking Ladies Vintage Gold & Silver Tone Timex Acqua Indiglo Wa 2 thumbnailSharp-Looking Ladies Vintage Gold & Silver Tone Timex Acqua Indiglo Wa 3 thumbnailSharp-Looking Ladies Vintage Gold & Silver Tone Timex Acqua Indiglo Wa 4 thumbnailSharp-Looking Ladies Vintage Gold & Silver Tone Timex Acqua Indiglo Wa 5 thumbnailSharp-Looking Ladies Vintage Gold & Silver Tone Timex Acqua Indiglo Wa 6 thumbnailSharp-Looking Ladies Vintage Gold & Silver Tone Timex Acqua Indiglo Wa 7 thumbnailSharp-Looking Ladies Vintage Gold & Silver Tone Timex Acqua Indiglo Wa 8 thumbnailSharp-Looking Ladies Vintage Gold & Silver Tone Timex Acqua Indiglo Wa 9 thumbnail
condition: good
make / manufacturer: Timex
model name / number: Acqua
size / dimensions: 6.25" to 8.5"
Sharp-Looking Ladies Vintage Gold & Silver Tone Timex Acqua Indiglo Watch

HISTORY OF TIMEX: Brass manufacturer Benedict & Burnham created Waterbury Clock Company in 1854 to manufacture clocks using brass wheels and gears. The American clock industry was producing millions of clocks with scores of companies located in Connecticut’s Naugatuck River Valley, earning the region the nickname “Switzerland of American.”

World War I brought about new demands for timepiece design; artillery gunners, for example, needed an easy way to calculate and read time while still being able to work the guns. The Waterbury Clock Company met this need by modifying their small Ingersoll ladies' Midget pocket watch. They added lugs for a canvas strap, repositioned the crown to 3 o'clock, and made the hands and numbers luminescent for nighttime readability, thus producing one of the first wristwatches.

Following the armistice, the Waterbury Clock Company hit hard times. However, the company was able to regain its footing in the consumer market by reaching a license agreement with Walt Disney in 1930 to produce Mickey Mouse watches and clocks.

World War II saw an inc reased demand for precision timekeeping devices for the military and Waterbury Clock Company built a new plant in 1942 to produce vast quantities of precision timers under government contract and was renamed the United States Time Corporation in 1944.

Following the end of the Korean War, U.S. Time sales dropped again. However, using wartime research, the company introduced affordable, accurate and durable watches made from a proprietary material called Armalloy. This led to the debut of the Timex brand in 1950.

THE WRISTWATCH: This is a sharp-looking gold & silver tone ladies stainless steel Timex Acqua wristwatch with the famous Timex Indiglo feature. It has an hour, a minute and a second hand as well as a date window. The 25mm snap back case and the half-inch wide flexible/expandable bracelet (approximately 6.25” to 8.5”) were made in China while the movement was made in the Philippines. It uses a CR 2016 coin battery (replaced 6/7/2024) and is water resistant to 30 meters. The weight is 1.27 oz.

CONDITION: This was my mother’s watch. It is in very nice condition with both the time-keeping feature and the indiglo feature working perfectly.

CONTACT: Melanie Rineer in Sunrise Presidio Village

post id: 7754895109

posted:

best of [?]

loading
reading
writing
saving
searching