This colourful Timex was bought in for a watch glass replacement.
Timex is a well-known American watch brand that has been in operation since the 1850s. The company was originally known as the Waterbury Clock Company, which was founded in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1854.
In 1895, the company introduced a pocket watch called the Yankee, which was the first inexpensive timepiece to feature a stem-winding mechanism. The Yankee was a great success and helped establish the Waterbury Clock Company as a major player in the watch industry.
In 1930, the company changed its name to Timex, and in 1950, it introduced the V-Conic, which was the first high-quality, mass-produced watch movement. This movement was used in the first Timex wristwatch, which was launched in 1952.
Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Timex became known for its innovative marketing campaigns, which included the famous slogan "Timex Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking." This slogan was used in a series of television commercials that featured various tests of Timex watches' durability, such as being strapped to the propeller of an outboard motor or dropped from a height of 20 feet.
In the 1970s, Timex began producing digital watches, which quickly became popular. The company also expanded into international markets and established manufacturing facilities in countries such as the Philippines and Taiwan.