The Watch that Made the Dollar Famous
In 1895 five pounds of candy cost 35 cents, and one dollar got you the Yankee pocket watch. By the turn of the century, over six million were sold. Even Mark Twain was a fan.
1914 - 1936
A Twist of the Wrist
It was a simple idea, but it changed everything. Move the stem from 12 o'clock to three and weld on loops to hold a strap. By 1914 most of the world no longer kept time in their pocket.
At the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, you could see bullet trains, airships, and Mickey Mouse tell time. Within three years, Mickey Mouse was the official timekeeper of two million children.
1984 - 1992
The Undisputed Favorite [or Bright Ideas]
In 1984, we took the clock off the finish line, and put it on your wrist to create the world's first sports watch. TIMEX® IRONMAN® became your coach, your motivation and a symbol of your dedication. Together, we've crossed nearly every finish line in the world.
In 1992, The INDIGLO® night-light changed the face of time. Our signature blue backlight revolutionized the way the world reads time in the dark.