Several years ago, five years if memory serves, I bought this watch because my previous Timex Expedition refused to turn loose of the stem when I tried to set in the new DST time. I forced it and the watch upchucked the entire stem.
I saw this one coming. The case is far advanced toward dissolving entirely. I never mess with the stem until time change because I like to get as many minutes and hours out of my watches as possible.
But Jeanne sent me an email yesterday telling me it’s time change time again. So around 3 am pre-time change I woke, stepped outdoors to pee, and glanced at my watch. Remembered I needed to change the time.
Yawn. Began fighting to pull the stem out just enough to set the watch. Stuck. Got my pocket knife, pried it out, just a little. Date window spun, hands of the watch thumb their noses at me.
Sheeze. Found a small pair of needle nose pliars. Carefully carefully carefully pull the stem. Spang! Whole damned stem-rod came out.
So it seems I’m going to be visiting the WalMart watch department. Find me a new damned Timex Expedition. They’re up to $28.95 on Amazon. Probably save a bit a week from now when they have their DST replacement sale.
I’ve worn a Japanese version of that watch for about a dozen or so years. Still keeps on tickin’.
Swabby: They made them to last back then. Jack
Seems most things these days have a ‘best before’ date. It’s a conspiracy.
Guy at the computer store tried to tell me I didn’t know how long I’d had my last computer. I told him eight years and he said they were made to only last six. Ha. Their records found me right, but still…
Hi Tess: If it’s not a conspiracy it needs to define itself better, explain how it would be different than it is now if it were a conspiracy. Jack
The concept of an “After DST Sale” made me smile.