We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
My first watch, at age 7, was a Timex. I've been fond of watches ever since. My business for the last 20 years had me calling on Timex and I've been to their museum in Waterbury CT several times (TIMEXPO).
They are a funny company, as in peculiar, that is owned by a Dutch firm which in turn is owned by a Norwegian shipping company. Their headquarters building is an eccentric structure atop a hill in Middlebury CT. The grounds feature a sundial structure made of what look like utility poles. The building was green - energy efficient - before green was a big thing for buildings.
I now own six watches, two of which are Timex. The other four are a tad more elegant and expensive. What, if anything, does that signal?
I have a Timex quartz reissue based on one of their 1950s-1960s vintage "Marlin" models. What's interesting is that it uses the old name "Ingersoll" on the dial, although the back of the watch is still marked Timex.
Bought a Timex 25 years ago. It worked for about 2 weeks. Threw it out the window as I drove down the road, never again. Back in the day the were good, but by 1990, the weren't. Don't care what they are today as 1. Casio I bought after worked for a couple decades and these days, I have my phone so don't need a single use device on me.
I love watches. Unfortunately---watches don't love me. I'm a stone-cold watch-killer. I've stopped them all, just by wearing them. Presently, I'm wearing a Citizen Eco-Drive (powered by light) but I only wear it when I leave the house, which is maybe 2 or 3 times a week for a few hours. It's lasted longer than all the others---going on four years---though I wore a Benrus for about three years before I stopped it. I've always wanted a luxury watch---believing the better works could withstand my body's quirky emanation---but it's an investment I can't afford.