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Timex 'Electric' wristwatch, c 1960s.

Timex 'Electric' wristwatch, c 1960s.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm


This wristwatch is an example of the efforts made, prior to the development of quartz watch technology, to find a replacement for the wind-up mechanism. Made by Timex, it has an electrically-operated balance wheel mechanism.

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