- - it's said that it was commonplace for Timex Sales guys to wander into jewellers, take out a sample watch and drop it deliberately onto a hard surface like the floor, then present it to the jeweller still running as a tribute to
Takes a Lickin' and Keeps on Tickin'
and that despite many challenges, none of the high end watchmakers would consider matching this demonstration of Timex ruggedness !
When I've done this myself (by accident I add
), almost invariably the Timex' have survived well, whilst higher end Swiss and other movements have not. Russians seem to do OK as well, must be the melted down tanks they useas raw materials
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