Ironman Classic 50-Lap Full-Size Watch - Black/BlueThe undisputed favorite in sport watches crosses nearly every finish line in the world. Built to be lightweight and sealed for water resistance, the iconic five-button design gives you direct access to run timers, interval workout modes, workout memory, alarmsand of course our INDIGLO night-light.Features:Iconic Performance DesignStopwatch with 50 Lap MemoryInterval Countdown Timer and Alarm100 Meter Water ResistanceIndiglo Night-LightAttachment Buckle/Clasp Type: BuckleAttachment Color: BlackAttachment Material: ResinAttachment Type: StrapBattery Type: CR2025Case Color: Silver-ToneCase Finish: MatteCase Height: 13 mmCase Lug Width: 18 mmCase Material: ResinCase Shape: RoundCase Size: Full-SizeCase Width: 42mmCrystal/Lens: AcrylicDial Color: GrayDial Markings: DigitalWarranty: 1 Year LimitedWatch Movement: Digital Distance NONE Cartography Type NONE Calories Burned NONE Heart Rate NONE
The "Timex" Story
Timex Group B.V. is one of the best-known American watch companies. Timexs U.S. headquarters are located in Middlebury Connecticut and it has substantial operations in China, the Philippines and India and full scale sales companies in Canada, the UK, France and Mexico.
The company began in 1854 as Waterbury Clock in Connecticuts Naugatuck Valley, known during the nineteenth century as the "Switzerland of America." Sister company Waterbury Watch manufactured the first inexpensive mechanical pocket watch in 1880. During World War I, Waterbury began making wristwatches, which had only just become popular, and in 1933 it made history by creating the first Mickey Mouse clock under license from Walt Disney, with Mickeys hands pointing the time.
During World War II, Waterbury renamed itself U.S. Time Company. In 1950 the company introduced a wristwatch called the Timex. Over the next three decades, Timex was sold through a series of advertisements which emphasized its durability by putting the watch through "torture tests," such as falling over the Grand Coulee Dam or being strapped to the propeller of an outboard motor, with the slogan "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking." With the help of former Olympic broadcaster, spokesman John Cameron Swayze, sales took off. The company later became Timex Corporation, then Timex Group and, to date, has sold over one billion watches.
The company has remained very competitive and the Timex brand continues its dominance through present day. Its primary market remains the United States and Canada, although the Timex brand is sold worldwide due to its ability to capitalize on its strong brand image and reputation for quality.
One of the most successful and important features available on many Timex watches is the 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 the Ironman watch line. They were an immediate success. The Indiglo lamp uniformly lights the surface of the Timex’s watch dials in a manner that makes the dial read very easily in many different light settings. In some newer watches the Indiglo backlight only lights up the numbers, rather than the entire LCD display, which is achieved by means of a specialized film that inverts the LCD transmissivity.
Product DiMens 男士手錶ions: 2.5 x 3 x 3.5 inches ; 1.6 ounces
Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
Item model number: TW5K860009J