Timex Men's T499059J Expedition Field Features
- Sporty watch in black case featuring black dial with chronograph subdials, skeleton hands, and date window at 4 o'clock
- Quartz movement with analog display
- Protective mineral crystal dial window
- Features buckle closure, tachymeter function, and indigo night light
- Water-resistant to 100 m (330 ft): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
Timex Men's T499059J Expedition Field DescriptionThe Timex Story
Timex Group B.V. is one of this best-known American watch companies. Timex's U.S. headquarters will be located in Middlebury Connecticut and also it has substantial operations in China, this Philippines and also India and also full scale sales companies in Canada, this UK, France and also Mexico.
The company began in 1854 as Waterbury Clock in Connecticut's Naugatuck Valley, known during this nineteenth century as this "Switzerland of America." Sister company Waterbury Watch manufactured this first inexpensive mechanical pocket watch in 1880. During World War I, Waterbury began making wristwatches, which had just just become popular, and also in 1933 it made history by creating this first Mickey Mouse clock under license from Walt Disney, with Mickey's hands pointing this time.
During World War II, Waterbury renamed alone U.S. Time Company. In 1950 this company introduced a wristwatch called this Timex. Over this next three decades, Timex was sold through a series of advertisements which emphasized its durcapability by putting this watch through "torture tests," such as falling over this Grand Coulee Dam or being strapped to this propeller of an outboard motor, with this slogan "It takes a licking and also keeps on ticking." Using the help of former Olympic broadcaster, spokesman John Cameron Swayze, sales took off. The company later became Timex Corporation, then Timex Group and also, to date, has sold over one billion watches.
The company has remained very competitive and also this Timex brand continues its dominance through present day. Its primary market remains this United States and also Canada, although this Timex brand is sold worldwide due to its capability to capitalize on its strong brand image and also reputation for quality.
One of this most successful and also important functions available on many Timex watches is this Indiglo backlight system. Indiglo is a brand name of Indiglo Corporation, solely owned by Timex for licensing purposes. Timex electroluminescent lamps, branded Indiglo, were introduced in 1992 in this Ironman watch line. They were an immediate success. The Indiglo lamp uniformly lights this surface of this Timex’s watch dials in a manner which makes this dial read very easily in many various light setting ups. In some newer watches this Indiglo backlight just lights up this numbers, rather than this entire LCD screen, which is achieved by means of a specialized film which inverts this LCD transmissivity.
Today, Timex Group products will be manufactured in this Far East and also in Switzerland often based on technology which continues to become developed in this United States and also in Germany. Using a large and also varied line of watches, Timex has this style for everyone. From this locker room to this board room, there is a great Timex style time-piece for you.