DST time change toasts another Timex

After two years the band will need replacement.  Odor, not wear will motivate you.  At three years the steel-appearing case begins to dissolve.  Underneath is a rough synthetic material which, when exposed to shirt sleeves, wears them out.

After two years the band will need replacement. Odor, not wear will motivate you. At three years the steel-appearing case begins to dissolve. Underneath is a rough synthetic material which, when exposed to shirt sleeves, wears them out.

Hi readers.

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.

Old Jules

 

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6 responses to “DST time change toasts another Timex

  1. I’ve worn a Japanese version of that watch for about a dozen or so years. Still keeps on tickin’.

  2. 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…

  3. The concept of an “After DST Sale” made me smile.

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