Timex 21J July 14 2012 at 4:13 PM No score for this post Ian from IP address 126.96.36.199
I recently aquired this 1966 21j.
It ran well but was pretty dirty, with a scratched crystal and a cheap stretchy band.
It also had hands which had corroded green. Something I've seen on a few from this period.
Cleaned up nicely and ditched the band for a nice brown leather strap.
I polished up the hands. In doing so, most of the original lume came out, so I've relumed them.
It could do with a new crown (I didn't have any that fitted) and there is some corrosion on the underside of the case but it doesn't show when it's being worn.
It came with the box though. Nice addtion.
Author Reply Seattle555 188.8.131.52
Timex 21J No score for this post July 14 2012, 4:19 PM
She is a beauty! The crystal looks pretty good.
Is that the original box?
Gary Ian 184.108.40.206
Re: Timex 21J No score for this post July 14 2012, 4:24 PM
I think it's the original box but who knows for sure.
I used different grades of wet and dry then polywatch on the crystal. Brings it up well. Any marks on it are dust.
Ian Michael Morrill 220.127.116.11
Nice job! I might have a crown, will look, and.. No score for this post July 14 2012, 4:24 PM
Has anyone here EVER actually come across the 1962( I believe) 21 jewel with the fancy dancy 21 with a wreath around it? I am beginning to thinks it is mythical!
Meanwhile, CCCP for today!
Cheers Mike No score for this post July 14 2012, 4:29 PM
Hey Mike, not heard from you for a while. This one is similar to the one you sent me. I don't think it had a crown though.
The movement from that now powers one of my divers, (David style).
Thanks Ian , i am winging my way to the UK No score for this post July 15 2012, 3:35 PM
Next weekend, can't wait, going to my oldest son's graduation from Southampton. Might try to catch some Olympic action whilst I am there!
Nice one No score for this post July 15 2012, 3:39 PM
Hope you have a great time.
The weather has been amazing here, and by amazing, I mean amazingly bad
Days and days of rain, flooding in many parts of the country.
Make sure you pack your wellies!
I will try to bring the sun with me! No score for this post July 15 2012, 10:32 PM
Not much rain here, sunny and hot this summer so far!
George S 18.104.22.168
1962 21J self wind No score for this post July 14 2012, 5:17 PM
The manual shows the 1962 21J self wind as having the wreath. This has been a topic of speculation for years but I do not think they actually were made. The actual '62 is shown below. There are other discrepancies in the manual. For instance, the tic tack toe Funtimer shows a #24 movement but actually has a #23 like the Super Thin it shares a case with. Also, the picture of the #50 movement in the Service Manual shows a day-date model whereas it does not actually have these features.
21j No score for this post July 14 2012, 6:12 PM
i love the sound these make. tim
Michael Morrill 22.214.171.124
I will keep searching for the mythical No score for this post July 15 2012, 3:32 PM
Wreathed 21, if it exists I will find one! I am relentless about things sometimes, even to the point of distraction!
Wreath No score for this post July 15 2012, 3:37 PM
Not sure what one you mean, do you have scan of the pic?
Can't say I've ever seen it though.
Only place seen so far is the catalog in the manual (nt) No score for this post July 15 2012, 10:43 PM
Crown Stem Available No score for this post July 15 2012, 8:14 PM
Ian: If you need the stem crown I have one. Contact me via email
Will do No score for this post July 16 2012, 9:39 AM
how did you attack the green tint? No score for this post July 16 2012, 1:57 AM
i've got a couple like that i've hesitated to clean (in light of my disastrous results), and it keeps me from wearing them. any suggestions? tim
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