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    Posted 10 years ago

    annmaria
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    I bought this watch at a thrift store while they were just putting it out. It is a Timex Electronic watch with a gold rim and a stainless back. It wasn't working so I brought to a well known antique shop in my area where I live. I gave it to the watch repair man and tried to put a battery in the watch. He told me it's broken and that I would have to send it to Timex...I was discouraged. Well one day I took a chance and put in a battery that I bought from the dollar store.....and the blasted thing works! Why did the man at the antique store lied?... Anywho...all it matters that my watch works and I am happy. Even thought it's a mans watch..I wear it! By the way...I put a little scratch on the side of the face..you can't notice it only if you look closely. How do I get rid of the scratch?

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    1. annmaria, 10 years ago
      Why did the watch repair man lied to me..and how do I take out the tiny scratch that is on the side of the face?
    2. annmaria, 10 years ago
      I believe its glass.
    3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 years ago
      These type of Timex's are a mechinecal movement that uses a magnetic pulse to work the balance. It's possible the battery the repairman was trying had low current and wasn't strong enough to propel the watch, or possible than a small piece of lint or some other foreign object was the problem and it moved. These are tempemental at best . The were made for a few years and out-phased for a better design. Date of these are around 1968-74 time frame. Thanks for sharing yours, I have several of the same style movements but the have "Mickey Mouse" on the dial. These would date 1970-71. Welcome to the CW Forum, hope to see more treasures posted from you.
    4. JerseyMo JerseyMo, 10 years ago
      Most watchmakers have a negative reaction to Timex repair. I have come to belive it related to the techincal differences compared to a classic Swiss jeweled movement. Your watch which is typically called a "backset", features a #84 movement which has its origns to the "electric" movements first developed by the west german company named Laco. Timex purchased them in 1962 with the goal of enetering into the than emerging battery operated movement market.
      The unique feature of this movement is the dot above or below date. this is to show AM and PM.

      Intersting enough, it that Timex did not produce a Mickey Mouse watch with a battery operated movement until 1970. Those used a pure Timex #40 movement and is far simpler than the movement used in the bascksets.

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