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1959 Timex Marlin - Can't beat that 50's chrome


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The overall condition of this watch is remarkable considering it was assembled in 1959.  The metal shows no sign of corrosion of wear but the time keeping was off. So I gave it some long overdue attention. Here it is all cleaned, polished, oiled and now under test.

 

 

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Since I'm also working on one of the bedroom I decide to wear the Marlin while sanding the floors.  What better way to test the takes a licking slogan!  It did not miss a beat!  Since my home as built in 1955 I'd bet many of the workers were wearing Timex watches 🙂.   maybe even the guy that last sanded the floor back than.

 

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Nice floor Mo  are you going to polish it?  I remember the advert on the TV with one strapped to a prop and dunked in a tank of water and still cane out running. How many watches would stand that or even the days worth  of the sander.  I have had them in after a days golf with the balance spring tangled. 

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The best feature of the movement design is the oversized vconic balance. I'll keep testing this one for a few more days to see if it as any issue while wrist angel changes .  As for the floor it will get a good varnish top coat as the rest of the floors in the house.  No stain just a nice honey tone.  

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13 minutes ago, JerseyMo said:

As for the floor it will get a good varnish top coat as the rest of the floors in the house.  No stain just a nice honey tone.  

Oh my goodness. Just thinking of the amount of kneeling and bending over makes my back hurt.

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