TIMEX Formula 1 Emerson Fittipaldi
Although TIMEX has produced several Skindiver and Sport watches in the seventies, the TIMEX Sports Emerson Fitipaldi is the only one they speciffically made for one sport and one champion, the true racing legend Emmerson Fittipaldi.
This limited edition, as we would call it nowadays, commemorates his consecutive championships in Formula One racing in 1972 and 1974.
The regular version of this TIMEX Sports Diver model with reference 27677 has been altered by adding a racing flag @ 12 o'clock and printing this remarkable performance @ 6 o'clock. Also the bezel was a tachymetre bezel in stead of the usual diver bezel.
TIMEX Electric and Quartz Emerson Fitipaldi
In the late 70's and early 80's TIMEX issued two other Emerson Fittipaldi models. A TIMEX Electric and a Q TIMEX Quartz model. By adding a race helmet and putting his name on the dial they tried to copy the succes of the earlier version.
I prefer the earlier one though with racing flag, the checquered banner and the 1972 and 1974 championships on the dial. This is the true TIMEX Formula One watch!
TIMEX (KELTON) Marlin Sport Calendar 1978
In 1978 TIMEX released a new Marlin Sports watch with a horizontal chequered flag printed on the dial. The reference number 27675 carrying the TIMEX M105 hand winding movement has become a popular watch amongst collectors.
The European versions have the 25 Metres depth rate printed on the dial where the US versions only mention that the watch is water resistant.