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So there is this timex automatic i found online from a reputable seller. I cant find much about it anywhere. Ive been looking for a timex automatic but already have a few watches that look like the marlin. This one is a little different and i like it. Any info would be greatly appreciated

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We might be able to provide more info if we could read the number at the bottom of the dial below the 6 o'clock marker.

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This would give you the design, mechanism and year.

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They did indeed assemble in Taiwan. I have a couple of late mechanicals that were made in Taiwan.

The dial should also have a model number, but this may be obscured by the case.

I suspect the watch you are looking at is probably an early eighties model.

 

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Here is a rather scruffy example of a Taiwan Timex from 1980 that is sitting awaiting my attention.

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The numbers at the bottom are 23429 02580  which you can decode from this site -> https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Budget_Watch_Collecting/Timex_date_codes

The last two digits being the year  (1980 in this case).

The watch you linked to above is a much nicer example, but the numbers on that one may be hidden behind the case edge.

Price is not something that tends to be discussed on this forum, but based purely on historic prices for similar aged Timex automatics watches sold on ebay,  you could expect to pay anything from under £5 in a non working condition to somewhere between £20 and £100 (perhaps more if in perfect unused condition), depending on whether it has been professionally serviced, and is running well, and how clean and damage free it is.  It does appear to be an attractive and fairly uncommon example.

If the price is right, then I would go for it. What is the right price however is something only you can decide.

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aside from what already has been posted, I can add the watch movement is a #109  day date. early to mid 1980's is my guess without seeing the dial code. ( it maybe hidden from view )  . Case appears to be stainless steel which is a good thing. the negaitves are the model 109 like other latter produc tion Timex movements are of less quality and prone to parts wearing much faster than those from the 1960's - and 1970's. 

the styling f the watch case is often called a TV dial due to well it looks like a TV of the period. The crystal is perhaps the most difficult of all the parts to source.  enjoy the watch and beware of Timex collecting I started with one and have now had thousands!

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yes, Timex began to use all stainless steel cases on the Automatics in the late 70's.  But, do you know which model was the very first to have an all stainless steel case and what year it was introduced?

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Doesnt seem to have a dial code. Which is disheartening. However it doesnt seem like it is in "fake condition" such as the case is slightly beat up. Why would you put that much effort into faking a watch that you are selling for 25 dollars

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5 minutes ago, Marc5555 said:

Doesnt seem to have a dial code. Which is disheartening. However it doesnt seem like it is in "fake condition" such as the case is slightly beat up. Why would you put that much effort into faking a watch that you are selling for 25 dollars

 

So you don't own the watch? But, rather are looking to buy it?

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Long story short. I own it. My work colleague is getting married liked the look of a watch similar. Another colleague got the watch for him said it felt weird and asked me to take a look at it

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yes, Timex began to use all stainless steel cases on the Automatics in the late 70's.  But, do you know which model was the very first to have an all stainless steel case and what year it was introduced?
I would say a 1967 Timex 600ft diver maybe.

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