TIMEX Fun Timer watches

In the late sixties TIMEX introduced their Fun Timer watches. A series of non-water resistant manual wound mechanical watches. In the seventies they became plastic water resistant watches. Strangely enough these watches are only to be found in the European sales catalogs. Perhaps these watches were that different from their conventional portfolio that TIMEX USA were cautious not to offend their regular dealers and sales points. However, these Fun Timers definitely are FUN! 

My absolute favourite of the early FUN TIMERS is this reference 3060 from 1968. This black & white square watch has an amazing dial design that invites you to find out how many squares you can find. The case has a diameter of 26.5 mm but the black and white strap really stands out. It takes you back to the early seventies where Austin Powers and Twiggy were the talk of the day. 

The 70's Fun Timer collection

These Fun Timers all had a monocoque (movement has to be removed from the front of the watch) plastic case with metal bezel ring, came in bright colors and some came in matching strap as you can see. Sort of an integrated bracelet.  

Was this Fun Timer a ladies watch?

When looking at these 1974 and 1975 ads, it seems that these kind of Fun Timers were aimed at a female target audience. A series of plastic round and square cased watches in bright colours on plastic straps. So far the only reference I have found regarding these fashionable and high distinctive watches. Well, what's in a name. These watches definitely are FUN watches and clearly represent the roaring 70's.

Fun Timer Time Capsule (1975)

Very excited to aquire a full set of a Kelton Fun Timer from 1975. Look at that box. Nothing less than a true time capsule. The dust on the strap is proof that this it is in a true NOS condition compleet with price tag and guarantee card. Reference 58113.

How many Fun Timer models are there?

Well, there are a lot of fun timers as you can see. In several case forms and sizes. And I recently found out that the red/white model comes in two versions. Have to explore if this also is applicable on the blue/white model. To find a fun timer on the original strap is very hard. So far I managed to obtain 4 of them is the photo above shows. The white/blue, the white/red, the orange cased one and the blue/white striped one. Hunting for more!