Iconic, Stylish, and Affordable Timex Watches – Now Available at the Windup Watch Shop

Iconic, Stylish, and Affordable Timex Watches – Now Available at the Windup Watch Shop

If you asked a complete stranger to name a watch brand, besides being a little taken aback, it’s quite likely that they’d say Timex. A true household name in the world of watches, Timex is known for their affordable, approachable, and always fun timepieces, and respected for their long and significant history. Rarely do you meet a watch fan who hasn’t owned at least one Timex (usually many more), and for many, Timex even kicked off their lifelong love for watches. As enthusiasts for the brand ourselves, it is with a great honor that today we add Timex to the Windup Watch Shop.

While Today we associate Timex with a catalog of stylish, casual timepieces, when the brand was founded in 1854, their focus was on pocket watches (Snoopy dials were a long way away). Then the Waterbury Clock Company, the Connecticut-based company was known for their $ 6 watch (in the neighborhood of $ 185 today), and their innovative approach to manufacturing. An eventual partnership with Ingersoll and the breakout of WWI led to the development of the brand’s first wristwatch for men (previously considered a women’s accessory), a pocket watch with soldered on lugs, creating the iconic “trench watch.” Another partnership, this time with Disney, kept the company afloat through the great depression, and in 1943 the brand officially changed its name to the United States Time Corporation.

If you asked a complete stranger to name a watch brand, besides being a little taken aback, it’s quite likely that they’d say Timex. A true household name in the world of watches, Timex is known for their affordable, approachable, and always fun timepieces, and respected for their long and significant history. Rarely do you meet a watch fan who hasn’t owned at least one Timex (usually many more), and for many, Timex even kicked off their lifelong love for watches. As enthusiasts for the brand ourselves, it is with a great honor that today we add Timex to the Windup Watch Shop.

While Today we associate Timex with a catalog of stylish, casual timepieces, when the brand was founded in 1854, their focus was on pocket watches (Snoopy dials were a long way away). Then the Waterbury Clock Company, the Connecticut-based company was known for their $ 6 watch (in the neighborhood of $ 185 today), and their innovative approach to manufacturing. An eventual partnership with Ingersoll and the breakout of WWI led to the development of the brand’s first wristwatch for men (previously considered a women’s accessory), a pocket watch with soldered on lugs, creating the iconic “trench watch.” Another partnership, this time with Disney, kept the company afloat through the great depression, and in 1943 the brand officially changed its name to the United States Time Corporation.

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