Timex Marlin

When I was a young boy in the mid-to-late 1960s, my Dad wore a wind-up Timex Marlin that looked nearly identical to the watch on the left in this photo. With Timex doing a few re-imagined vintage-style updates, I bought 2 versions. The green one (bought new; 30% off sale 馃槀) on the right, is an automatic update re-imagining. The white & gold one has many similar features as the watch he wore(black band, oyster-polished watch face & number style) I ended up getting it used as I missed out on getting a new version. My Dad is 82 now and is once again impressed with my recall from such a young age. It鈥檚 possible I recall the watch more than he does. 馃槉

It鈥檚 the Marlin reissue that got me into this whole thing. It鈥檚 perfect. Cool that you have that memory.

TickyBurden

It鈥檚 the Marlin reissue that got me into this whole thing. It鈥檚 perfect. Cool that you have that memory.

Honestly, me too. I鈥檝e always worn a watch of some kind or quality over the years, but it was the vintage Timex that re-ignited my interest in watches in general. Thanks for responding.聽

Great looking Marlins! I am another fan of Timex and have memories of their watches from my youth. My first watch was a quartz camping boys Timex I got for Christmas in 1971. I have one of the black dial reissue Marlin hand wind watches and a vintage 1966 Marlin in my own collection.

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DigitalDivider

Great looking Marlins! I am another fan of Timex and have memories of their watches from my youth. My first watch was a quartz camping boys Timex I got for Christmas in 1971. I have one of the black dial reissue Marlin hand wind watches and a vintage 1966 Marlin in my own collection.

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May I ask the mm case size of that black Marlin? And its model number? Very cool looking!聽

Both are 34mm. The black dial is #TW2R47900.

These also remind me of my father鈥檚 Timex from the 60s and 70s. 聽In fact, I inherited his Timex from the 60s.

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I'm of a similar age. My dad, who died in 1999 wore something similar but I don't think it was a timex? I love that style of watch, particularly the green face reissue.聽

I have a couple of Henry London quartz dress watches which very much follow those design queues.

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Guvnor64

I'm of a similar age. My dad, who died in 1999 wore something similar but I don't think it was a timex? I love that style of watch, particularly the green face reissue.聽

I have a couple of Henry London quartz dress watches which very much follow those design queues.

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Wow! Very nice looks! Especially the green one. Thanks for replying.聽

DigitalDivider

Both are 34mm. The black dial is #TW2R47900.

Thank you!

Guvnor64

I'm of a similar age. My dad, who died in 1999 wore something similar but I don't think it was a timex? I love that style of watch, particularly the green face reissue.聽

I have a couple of Henry London quartz dress watches which very much follow those design queues.

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Oh!!! 聽Hello.

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The Marlin is so cool! Great story and way to bond with your dad.

I picked up one of The Marlins as well. However, I had to change the strap as the OEM straps from Timex are pretty basic. I put it on a nice black alligator strap I picked up from a store on Etsy.

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Dang I might have to get a Timex now

Davemcc

Oh!!! 聽Hello.

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Snap!

I was gifted my 2 Henry's before I started properly collecting but I do wear them and like the retro styling. Probably prefer them to be 38mm though now I know a bit more about watches!

JohnnyWest

May I ask the mm case size of that black Marlin? And its model number? Very cool looking!聽

The case size is 34mm; it鈥檚 a bit small.

I鈥檒l have to look up the model number. I got it on eBay.

DigitalDivider

Both are 34mm. The black dial is #TW2R47900.

The green one is bigger. I believe it鈥檚 41mm while the black/gold one is 34mm