|Date/Report Number 031211.LD2 Item: 1969 TIMEX BULLS EYE WITH 16 MM BONKLIP|
|Description of item: Genuine ORIGINAL 1969
TIMEX BULLS EYE WITH 16 MM BONKLIP STYLE STEEL BRACELET FITS UP TO SIZE 10. THE
NON-FADED DIAL ORIGINAL STEEL LUME HOUR & MINUTE HAND AND ORIGINAL RED SECONDS HAND
WITH OUTER SECONDS WHITE & BLACK CHAPTER RING CENTER REDISH-ORANGE MILITARY 24
HOUR TIME RING INNER BLACK REGULAR 1-12 RING WITH STAINLESS STEEL 16 MM BONKCLIP STYLE
BRACELET. SIGNED WATER RESISTANT DUST RESISTANT STAINLESS STEEL BACK CHROME PLATED
BASE METAL BEZEL. THE CASE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH SOME CHROME LOSS THE ORIGINAL
CROWN IS IN GOOD CONDITION WITH GOOD CHROME PLATING. THE BONKLIP BRACELET CAN BE SIZED
"ON THE GO" THE BONKLIP WAS AN INTRODUCTION BY THE BRITISH IN WWII AND ALLOWS
FOR WEARING OVER FLIGHT SUITES COMBAT CLOTHING HEAVY COLD WEATHER MILITARY COATS.
CONDITION IS FINE.
Estimated Retail Replacement Value $499.00
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Salesmen of U.S. Time Corp. use a surprising trick to sell the company's watches. They take the watches off their wrists and calmly throw them on customers' floors to show how shock-resistant the watches are.
The toughness comes partly from bearings of Armalloy, an extremely hard alloy that U.S. Time uses in place of jewels.
Says President Joakim Lehmkuhl:
"A jeweled watch can be a piece of junk just as a non-jeweled watch can. With the modern metal alloys available, the role of jewels is much overemphasized.
Last week U.S. Time, the world's biggest producer of watches, announced a new line of self-winding, Armalloy-bearing watches that can be thrown not only on floors but also against Swiss competition
With its new line, U.S. Time, which grossed about $60 million for the year ended April 30, 1955, will swell production to well over 4,000,000 wrist watches this year, including Timex and Ingersoll brands, Davy Crockett and Mickey Mouse watches, all Sears, Roebuck's Tower brand and all Girl/Boy Scout watches. U.S. Time watches sell for $22.95 or under because, says Lehmkuhl, "since there are more Chevvies and Fords on the road than Cadillacs and Lincolns, the well-made, low-priced watch will be dominating the market for some years.*