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The rise and fall of Timex Dundee.


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Something worth a watch perhaps. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0009dnw

I arrived in Dundee about a month after Timex shut (Sept '93). I suppose the worst part was the fact that scab labour was brought in. As a student I had me own issues of not being beaten up by the loc

I had hundreds of those commando magazines. There was another one similar to Commando, air something or other. Matt Braddock VC in the victor was the Man. I've still got Beano, Dandy, V

3 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

 

Cracking film.

I remember inspectors being on about £5 more than direct skilled men (producers) and wore green smocks where I worked from '74-'90.

Most towns north of Watford had a big manufacturer in those days.

Didn't or does Dick McTaggart hail from Dundee ?

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3 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

I didn't know he'd been presented with a Rolex!?!?!?

I can remember my dad telling me about him as my dad liked boxers rather than punches and Dick was clever enough never to go pro where his hit and run tactics weren't suited.

I used to spar with a bloke who'd won bronze at the 1960 Olympics with him and he said when Dick was doing his roadwork he'd often stop for a smoke.Didnt stop him having 6 or 700 fights though.He's a legend in Amateur boxing.

 I've had a flat top like his for years and there was a big photo of him up in the boxing club I coached at and some of the kids thought that it was me hahahaha

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DC Thomson is the Dundee company that stands out for me, mainly because it produced comics of my childhood, the Beano, the Dandy, and those small `commando` war stories which i use to collect, among lots of other publicatons, i honestly didnt know Timex had a Dundee factory. 

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19 hours ago, sabailand said:

DC Thomson is the Dundee company that stands out for me, mainly because it produced comics of my childhood, the Beano, the Dandy, and those small `commando` war stories which i use to collect, among lots of other publicatons, i honestly didnt know Timex had a Dundee factory. 

Once upon a time many national big name companies had works in Dundee.

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19 hours ago, sabailand said:

DC Thomson is the Dundee company that stands out for me, mainly because it produced comics of my childhood, the Beano, the Dandy, and those small `commando` war stories which i use to collect, among lots of other publicatons, i honestly didnt know Timex had a Dundee factory. 

I had hundreds of those commando magazines.

There was another one similar to Commando, air something or other.

Matt Braddock VC in the victor was the Man.

I've still got Beano, Dandy, Victor, Oor Wullie and the Broons annuals in the attic.

 

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On 10/10/2019 at 20:44, Turpinr said:

I had hundreds of those commando magazines.

There was another one similar to Commando, air something or other.

Matt Braddock VC in the victor was the Man.

I've still got Beano, Dandy, Victor, Oor Wullie and the Broons annuals in the attic.

 

I think those that you say were similar to commando were called `Battle`, same concept etc, personally i prefered commando myself.You can still buy them today but they`re damned expensive at about £2.25, i remember when they were a few pence, i got most of mine 2nd hand from the book/magazine stall at our local market, my mum used to give me some small change i came back with loads of reading matter to get stuck into!:yes:

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58 minutes ago, sabailand said:

I think those that you say were similar to commando were called `Battle`, same concept etc, personally i prefered commando myself.You can still buy them today but they`re damned expensive at about £2.25, i remember when they were a few pence, i got most of mine 2nd hand from the book/magazine stall at our local market, my mum used to give me some small change i came back with loads of reading matter to get stuck into!:yes:

I got a lot of mine off a market stall too.Now you've mentioned it I can remember going to the stall with my dad and picking my way through.

Happy days eh:biggrin:

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34 minutes ago, Turpinr said:

I got a lot of mine off a market stall too.Now you've mentioned it I can remember going to the stall with my dad and picking my way through.

Happy days eh:biggrin:

I remember another `pile` of magazines on the stall too , and although i wanted to look i daren`t cos i might get told off.:laughing2dw:

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1 hour ago, sabailand said:

Until then i always thought `escort` was a car mag, and `rustler` was an American publication that focused on cattle and livestock, i was soon to learn otherwise.:naughty:

I can remember seeing Linda Lusardi for the first time which would have been about '78 and the garden definitely needed cutting.:laugh:

She's not aged too badly though eh :rolleyes:

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2 hours ago, Turpinr said:

I can remember seeing Linda Lusardi for the first time which would have been about '78 and the garden definitely needed cutting.:laugh:

She's not aged too badly though eh :rolleyes:

Not bad at all for 61, often i`ll see a celeb i haven`t seen for ages in a magazine or on telly, and i think blimey he/she looks old now but we forget that they age too,:tongue: some better than others, some older female celebs obviously look after themselves and are still attractive.

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Watched it this morning on iPlayer, was a bit disappointed. Mainly just covered the strike, not much of the rise and nothing but a brief mention of why it fell out of favour -- i.e. larger changes in the watch industry -- which would have been far more interesting than "workers dug their heels in, ignored the larger market forces, refused to give ground, went on strike, it didn't help, factory was closed."

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