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Are Timex getting "over priced" ?


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3 minutes ago, Jet Jetski said:

I love me my Timex ...



So do I. I have quite a few, some with great sentimental value. The reason I like them (and Pobedas/Zim) is because they were designed to be a cheap watch that was within easy reach of anyone who wanted a watch for the simple purpose of telling the time. It would appear that Timex is trying to create a market upwards of their original ethos, and good luck to them, and their new audience. Me ? I'll continue in my "old git" mode and rake the Bargain shelf at TKmaxx for the £15 military style Indiglow's. :yes: been quite lucky recently too. :thumbsup:


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1 hour ago, Speedy112 said:

Nope... and yes way over priced its a Timex

What would you rather ?



The Hamilton retails at £40 more and has an ETA 2824-2, and you get 15% off Hamilton if to haggle, and discount off the Timex if you sign up as a new account. I'd have to see that Timex, and learn a bit about their aftersales too, which to date does not fill me with confidence.

16 minutes ago, Jet Jetski said:

I nearly picked one of them up too - I think it was in a kind of display box - not sure why I didn't, I think it may have been the strap?  I ended up with my black IP 'Sector' chrono instead anyway


The two that I got came with a one piece pull through khaki strap, with a very decent quality buckle I may add. Can't fault them, both a wrapped up in paper for sending out for Christmas now.

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1 hour ago, Paul H. said:

I feel $650 CDN for a Timex quartz is a little steep for me.......Cheers p :(

Having been to Vancouver recently and having had the best value hot dog on the planet down at the kiosk on English bay I can A. Confirm that Canada is a land of value  and that B. The Times quartz does not hold truck with their norms of value .... 

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