Timex Group USA

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Timex Group USA, Inc. (formerly known as Timex Corporation) is an American manufacturing company founded in 1854 as the Waterbury Clock Company in Waterbury, Connecticut.wikipedia
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Waterbury, Connecticut

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Timex Group USA, Inc. (formerly known as Timex Corporation) is an American manufacturing company founded in 1854 as the Waterbury Clock Company in Waterbury, Connecticut.

Dollar watch

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In 1896, Ingersoll introduced the Ingersoll Yankee, a dollar pocket watch supplied by Waterbury Clock Company.
By 1880 the Waterbury Clock Company had lowered costs to the point where they could sell their so called long wind watch for $3.50.

Ingersoll Watch Company

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During the turn of the century, Waterbury Clock Company produced millions of pocket watches for the Robert H. Ingersoll & Bro. watch company, in which Robert partnered with his brother Charles.
In 1944 the Waterbury Clock Company was renamed United States Time Corporation (now Timex Group USA) and continued producing Ingersoll watches in the United States through the 1950s.

ZX81

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The company entered the home computer business in a joint venture with Sinclair Research Ltd., selling computers as the Timex Sinclair 1000 and succeeding machines, modeled on the ZX81 and ZX Spectrum.
The ZX81 is a home computer produced by Sinclair Research and manufactured in Dundee, Scotland, by Timex Corporation.

Timex Sinclair 1000

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The company entered the home computer business in a joint venture with Sinclair Research Ltd., selling computers as the Timex Sinclair 1000 and succeeding machines, modeled on the ZX81 and ZX Spectrum.
The Timex Sinclair 1000 (TS1000) was the first computer produced by Timex Sinclair, a joint venture between Timex Corporation and Sinclair Research.

Russ Alben

John Cameron Swayze was widely viewed as the most credible newsman in the United States, so Lehmkuhl decided to hire him as a company spokesman for live "torture tests" on television using Russ Alben's slogan "Timex – Takes a Licking and keeps on Ticking".
Alben is credited with writing the Good & Plenty's Choo Choo Charlie jingle and creating the Timex watch advertising slogan, "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking."

Timex Ironman

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Top athletes assisted in the design of sports watches for specific sports, which led to the introduction of the Ironman Triathlon in 1986 which was named for the Hawaiian triathlon that the company had sponsored since 1984, and it became the most successful Timex watch in the post-mechanical watch era.
The Timex Ironman (Ironman-Triathlon) is a digital wristwatch first produced by Timex in 1986 that continues to be made in various styles today.

Sinclair Research

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The company entered the home computer business in a joint venture with Sinclair Research Ltd., selling computers as the Timex Sinclair 1000 and succeeding machines, modeled on the ZX81 and ZX Spectrum.
In February 1982, Timex Corporation obtained a license to manufacture and market Sinclair's computers in the USA under the name Timex Sinclair.

DUROWE

They also purchased the DUROWE (Deutsche Uhrenrohwerke) brand.
However, due to a downturn in business, the DUROWE and Laco brands were sold to the Timex Corporation on 1 February 1959.

Mickey Mouse

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They reached a license agreement with Walt Disney in 1930 to produce the famous Mickey Mouse watches and clocks under the Ingersoll brand name.
Mickey Mouse watches have been sold by other companies and designers throughout the years, including Timex, Elgin, Helbros, Bradley, Lorus, and Gérald Genta The fictional character Robert Langdon from Dan Brown's novels was said to wear a Mickey Mouse watch as a reminder "to stay young at heart."

Timex Datalink

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In 1994, Timex acquired the Nautica Watches license and introduced Timex Data Link.
Timex Datalink or Timex Data Link is a line of early smartwatches manufactured by Timex and is considered a wristwatch computer.

John Cameron Swayze

John Swayze
John Cameron Swayze was widely viewed as the most credible newsman in the United States, so Lehmkuhl decided to hire him as a company spokesman for live "torture tests" on television using Russ Alben's slogan "Timex – Takes a Licking and keeps on Ticking".
By that time Swayze—despite a brief anchoring of an evening newscast for the American Broadcasting Company—was widely known for starring in a series of television commercials for Timex in which he recited the tagline "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking."

ZX Spectrum

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The company entered the home computer business in a joint venture with Sinclair Research Ltd., selling computers as the Timex Sinclair 1000 and succeeding machines, modeled on the ZX81 and ZX Spectrum.
Sinclair licensed the Spectrum design to Timex Corporation in the United States.

TX Watch Company

a line of high-end watches
Timex USA's international holding company the Timex Group launched the TX Watch Company in late 2006.
The TX Watch Company was launched in 2006 by the Timex Group, an international holding group and corporate parent of global watchmaking companies, including Timex Group USA, Inc., TMX Philippines, Inc., and Timex Group India Ltd.

Joakim Lehmkuhl

Thomas Olsen was the owner of Fred. Olsen Shipping Co., and he fled Norway in 1940 together with Joakim Lehmkuhl and their families because of the Nazi invasion.
He became co-owner of the company Timex Corporation, and served as CEO and chairman of the board until 1974.

Timex Group

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Timex USA's international holding company the Timex Group launched the TX Watch Company in late 2006.
It is the corporate parent of several global watchmaking companies including Timex Group USA, Inc., TMX Philippines, Inc., and Timex Group India Ltd.

Timexpo Museum

Timexpo: The Timex Museum
The Timexpo Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut was dedicated to the history of Timex Group and its predecessors, featuring exhibits going back to the founding of Waterbury Clock Company in 1854.

Indiglo

Indiglo is a product feature on watches marketed by Timex, incorporating an electroluminescent panel as a backlight for even illumination of the watch dial.

Time (magazine)

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Thomas Olsen purchased the Waterbury Clock Company in 1941 and renamed it Timex, a portmanteau of Time (referring to Time magazine) and Kleenex.

Kleenex

Thomas Olsen purchased the Waterbury Clock Company in 1941 and renamed it Timex, a portmanteau of Time (referring to Time magazine) and Kleenex.

American Brass Company

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Brass manufacturer Benedict & Burnham created Waterbury Clock Company in 1854 to manufacture clocks using brass wheels and gears.

Naugatuck River Valley

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The American clock industry was producing millions of clocks with scores of companies located in Connecticut's Naugatuck River Valley, earning the region the nickname "Switzerland of America".

Breitling SA

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Its successor today is Timex Group USA, Inc. which is the only remaining watch company in the region, although Breitling has offices in nearby Wilton.

Wilton, Connecticut

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Its successor today is Timex Group USA, Inc. which is the only remaining watch company in the region, although Breitling has offices in nearby Wilton.