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  1. yes, this forum was some conditions placed on new comers. So at this stage I am not permitted to utilize the PM option. so you will have to reply for all to see!
  2. cool - the dial code indicates this one is from 1980. Or that is how I read it from the photo. The Timex Watch Forum on Network54 is no more. I was among the cast of characters who contributed to it for many years. Timex like Time marches on and so do their vintage watches. Timex entered the battery powered race in 1962 and had many different styles and movements. What is really cool about some of them ( the latter Taiwan made are less quality but great styling) is how easy it is to get them running again.
  3. best to not have them run and cause wear to parts. if stored for long periods of time the battery should be removed just in case of battery leakage. Some need a little shake to get the balance to swing on start up. This is very common with the model 67 and the 84. Even the Timex "electric", "dynabeat", and "electronic" here is my factory exhibition back set with clear plastic back - one of two known to exist! - Acquired from the estate of former Timex engineer that worked in the battery operated division back in the 1960's and 1970's.
  4. The would be a Timex Marlin with Date - 2124 is the model 25 is the movement and 70 is the date made. Looks like this - Can't actually wind it wrong. The movement oils have dried up and a service should do the trick. These also came with no date feature and without the luminous hands and dots around the dial.
  5. nice look, there a a few others of the same year you may want to be on the lookout for. The one with the Pepsi bezel is the perhaps the most difficult to find.
  6. I have a specialized tool use for this sort of movement. well okay it is not so special but it does the trick. The tool is no more than a strain if mainspring about 2 inches long attached to a small wooden stick. dab the metal with some lube and slip in into the train of the movement where you can see in the battery compartment. next to remove the stem you pull the crown out that with a pair of tweezers you slip them into the area that has two slots. this expands the retainer clip and allows you to remove the stem. grease the tip of the crown and install it back. there is a quiz so take notes! Ask any vintage Timex collector about how loud those electrics are and they will all same the same. "Oh yeah they are loud". the sotry goes that Timex actually engineered them that way so the ticking sound reminder owners of a mechanical. well good luck, you have gotten further than most already. oh and those clips Mel is referencing.... I have a few dozen of them. they do come in handy.
  7. a few more tips. - check the circuit board is not cracked. You can actually remove the board and run a jumper across the terminals. It will not run correctly but this tells you if all else is running. - insert the battery and apply light pressure to hold it in place. than give the balance a flick. does it attempt to sing at all?
  8. have a look at this link.- I outlined the base process to getting the movement working. https://www.watchrepairtalk.com/topic/6736-1975-timex-dynabeat-basic-restore/?tab=comments#comment-67168
  9. I found that the pallet forked had over banked. By backing out the end cap I was able to move it back into potion. The watch is all cleaned up and ready for the collection now.
  10. I'm sure you have all seen or heard of manual winder converted over to quartz. YUCK!But, have you ever thought about how to convert a quartz over to manual? I have, and so tonight I went ahead and came up with this one.
  11. The Black max is a definite 'Grail Watch' prized by vintage Timex collectors. I was fortunate this week in obtaining one that appears to be new old stock. Although grimy and not running, this will become a jewel in my collection. Following is the before picture and a link to the TV commerical that introduced the watch. Stay tuned as this project develops! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeHDQw1VTFg
  12. This one just came in today along with 59 of his friends! I little tweaking, some JerseyMo magic and it is ticking away just fine.
  13. Yes, a very 1970's dial and I'd say that crystal would buff out just fine. That is unless those are cracks and not scuffs.
  14. No, that is a name that is often used to describe the dial. The model itself comes from the "Electronic" series. Red Nebula just sounds more exotic!
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