Q TIMEX 1979 Reissue
Collecting TIMEX watches for me was collecting mechanical watches and the electric mechanical ones. Apart from the simple robust TIMEX movements the look and feel of the 70's watches was the main attraction of these watches. The Q TIMEX Quartz range didn't appeal to me in that way. So no TIMEX quartz watches in the collection. Until the Q TIMEX Reissue appeared! A flashy colorful sporty vintage-like watch.
First released in 1979, the original diver-inspired Q TIMEX gave a new generation a modern TIMEX watch with quartz technology. A true reissue, TIMEX recreated every detail - including the true-to-the-era woven stainless steel bracelet, functional battery hatch, rotating top ring, luminescent paint and ticking inside is a modern quartz movement.
TIMEX Collezione 75
TIMEX Catalog 1977
Q TIMEX 1978 Falcon Eye
Above my 1978 blue Q TIMEX Quartz Day-Date I recently picked up at a local clocks & watches fair. It has a mesmerizing blue dial and a sturdy stainless steel case. A typical product of the (late) seventies. It is powered by the TIMEX Model 73 (2 jewels) quartz controlled balance motor and the 357 battery.
Q TIMEX 1979 with Mercedes hour hand
My latest vintage TIMEX Q acquisition is this TIMEX Q Day-Date from 1979. Just like the original TIMEX Q Pepsi it has a Mercedes hour hand. This is rare because TIMEX never used these hands on their watches that were displayed in their catalogs.
It came full set from Germany in a TIMEX Logotime display box in NOS Condition and on the original TIMEX signed stainless steel tapered bracelet. More info click here.