Possible Time Line for Timex Electric/Electronic Jeweled Movements
Posted Apr 21, 2010 11:28 AM
I'm trying to piece together the time line for the various Timex electric/electronic movements from the vintage Timex Parts & Service Manual. Bill D. is our resident historian and expert on these issues so hopefully he'll correct me if I'm wrong.
Time Timex backset #67 movement first appears in the literature in 1962, Made in Germany with multiple jewels. This was a non-date model.
I believe the Timex 84 movement, also non-date function, first appeared in 1965, had fewer jewels that the #67, and was used until around 1968-1969 when the non-jeweled #40 movement appeared.
The earliest models with date-function appeared in 1965 and utilized the #85 jeweled movement. These continued until at least 1971 and later.
The Electronic Calendar series was first produced and offered in 1969 utilizing the #87 jeweled movement. I think this was the first model to be called "Electronic" as opposed to the "Electric" model.
The standard date-function models utilized the non-jeweled #41 movement beginning in 1969 and continuing later than 1971.
Let me add one possibility to this time line. I think someone discovered a year or two ago that one jeweled appeared in many Timex mechanical watches. No publicity was given this jewel. I don't know if the so-called non-jeweled electric movements also contained unadvertised one jewel.
I hope this has been helpful and like all vintage Timex information, I'm open to corrections since even the manual seems to be incomplete and inaccurate at times.