Of all the forums I have joined, I figure short of an actual wristwatch forum, someone here can identify my watch and supply a model number. The issue is not the brand; it is what model it is.
I have searched ebay and google for Timex chronos of different vintages and not found a watch like it.
This is my favorite watch, and I bought it purely for the way it looks, feels and fits on my wrist. All the right reasons. It s not an expensive watch, and I think I bought it in the late 90’s. The box is long gone.
The issue with it is that the band has broken and I cannot find replacement parts. The black links on the band are rubber, they have dried up and cracked where the pins go through to join the links.
The watch has no numbers on it other than the obvious, and the battery size. There is no serial number, no model name, yet I know it was part of a special line created by Timex that were more upscale and “designed”.
The photos are poor, but maybe someone involved in its design is in this forum.
Any help is appreciated!
Even if you find the model number, how are you going to find NOS parts.
Grab your calipers and model the rubber parts. Send it to your favorite model shop or eMachine shop to be cut.
Better yet, have them cut a mold and cast up a whole bunch. Even trick it out, if you like.
I remember that watch as I was doing some work for them during that product cycle when I was at Evo. Nice and clean. Even if you find the model number, I doubt that attachment (what they call the band) is not going to still be in production. Milling up a new set is going to cost more than a new Timex, I’d bet that watch was between $85-$125 new.
Yo - you sure this isn’t a Shenzhen station watch
Well, I opened it up and took a look, no model number or serial number, arrows to the screws to remove it, a “no Jewels” statement, “stainless steel case”, and the actual movement maker name and place of manufacture. I made a spanner to open it out of a pair of c-clip ring nose pliers.
Lew is right about it being in the Diver range, it does say water resistant to 50M
I could model them up and make them on the Eden 3d we have here, in black even, I was hoping to find that the band had been used on a line for years and still was available, but after searching stores I have not found one that will work.
The trick it out idea is fun, but if I have to go that far I will buy a new watch and this will stay in he drawer of old broken watches. (Why do I keep these? Perhaps I think a miracle will happen and all the parts will appear at a police auction?)
The background info is great to know; someday I will figure it out.
Thanks all for your help.
I just found a watch, that will be for sale as Christmas item beginning next week, December 15th.
It sports a band of very simular design. It seems to be made of all metal. You might think about
interchanging the band or using that new watch. It is 60 Euro, though and not a brand item:
You’ve got to scroll down to the watches, to find it, as it is a flash site.