- - he's hooked guys, reel him in!
Off to FAQ's and Help and ID the movement from the dial codes! Then to Manuals and download the service stuff, and give the non-runner a good clean and lube, see how you go before you class it as terminal.
You can often get a feel for whether a Timex has been messed with just by looking at any scratches or whatever on the case and movement. Most Timex will never have been serviced at all, partly because they were so inexpensive folks just went and bought another, and partly because Watchmakers didn't (often still don't
) like working on them - they feature non-standard construction compared with traditional watches.
designed to use interchangeable parts to keep the parts counts down, and as a result/by product, tend to be tough as old boots! Unless you are really into self torture and masochism, don't try to take one apart as you might a conventional watch, getting them back together is very labour intensive, this work was done in the factory by machine at high speed, and less than 1% of production required any real fine tweaking by skilled watchmakers coming off the line.
I can see you're becoming a member of the the Timexicans very quickly!
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