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Slightly "Vintage" Timex

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I'm the new guy on the block. I've been into vintage watches for about a year now. I've bought a few Elgins on ebay and have some pretty old pocket watches but I'm still pretty wet behind the ears. I've started wearing a 1990 Timex mechanical watch that was my fathers however I cant seem to find an exact match of it online anywhere. Can somebody please help me identify the model and other specifications about it. I know its a 1990 because of the 68 on the back of it but thats pretty much all I can find out about it. All the examples I've seen online either say Automatic under Timex or they dont have the waves above water resitant or they display the date. 

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well glad you found out about the number of the back.  Timex began to use than in 1983.  The model has all the marks of a Marlin but, somewhere around 1985 Timex just listed these as Men's Water Resistant along with a catalog number.  Yes, knida boring name....

so called it a Marlin and it sounds much better.

It has a #105 movement inside.  It looks like you have the original band which is very nice to see.   A good start to a Timex collection.

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Thanks JerseyMO. I still haven't found a picture of that exact watch online. I assumed that if I punched in 1990 Timex Mens Water Resistant, it would come up. I guess there was hundreds of variations of that watch. And no, i just replaced the band, the one in the picture is brand new. 

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52 minutes ago, 83rob83 said:

Thanks JerseyMO. I still haven't found a picture of that exact watch online. I assumed that if I punched in 1990 Timex Mens Water Resistant, it would come up. I guess there was hundreds of variations of that watch. And no, i just replaced the band, the one in the picture is brand new. 

well not hundreds but the style was made for a long time.  I have one in NOS parts in my to do projects pile. I've not gotten to it since I know it would not flip for much and those crystals are a pain to fit to the case!

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