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[Timex] Timex Marlin Automatic Snoopy watch $299

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Lgupta wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 10:43 am
Can someone please explain why are these so expensive?
Never mind the special edition. If you look at the specs it's an automatic watch. Automatic watches tend to be a bit more than your average quartz watch. In this case, I think this watch is priced well. It has a made in Japan Miyota movement which is very accurate. I actually like it over the workhorse Swiss ETA movements that are in many automatic watches. The made in china autos are decent as well but quality varies quite a bit. Even if Timex stripped away the Snoopy logo, I'd still pay the $300 they are asking for. Fossil watches uses the Miyota movement as well. I have a Fossil auto and it's great. Has not needed a service yet and keeps great time. Even better than my Hamilton Viewmatic automatic.

Nice find OP. Tempted to grab one but...too many watches.
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dptrain wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 12:42 pm
What's up with the big dome? :O
These are reissues of the original Marlin from way back when. If you look up the original Timex Marlins, you'll see the big dome.
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For $300 you can get a better watch like a Seiko Cocktail Time. THat's one heck of a price to pay for having Snoopy on the dial.
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BuyNowAndThinkLater wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 12:49 pm
These were like 270 last week at the Bay
I highly doubt The Bay had any stock last week.
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appleb wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 12:59 pm
I highly doubt The Bay had any stock last week.
Doubt all you want but I literally had it in my hand at the store for $270 but ended up buying a Rado captain cook instead.
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for this price, i was expecting a sapphire crystal. acrylic watch faces really puts me off
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najibs wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 12:58 pm
For $300 you can get a better watch like a Seiko Cocktail Time. THat's one heck of a price to pay for having Snoopy on the dial.
Collectors item so lots of people buying this to keep / resell.

I would agree that for the price, the actual watch is pretty meh. Timex is known for bland watches though. Personal preference thing.

I bought this for $87 at Amazon last week and I'm wearing it and loving it now.
https://www.amazon.ca/Citizen-AW1361-10 ... 00KCF7JL6/
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BuyNowAndThinkLater wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 1:05 pm
Doubt all you want but I literally had it in my hand at the store for $270 but ended up buying a Rado captain cook instead.
Well, if what you say is true then you must have been *extremely* lucky to find it, 8 months after they've been sold out. That would be like saying you found a Seiko Blue Alpinist at The Bay.
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appleb wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 1:47 pm
Well, if what you say is true then you must have been *extremely* lucky to find it, 8 months after they've been sold out. That would be like saying you found a Seiko Blue Alpinist at The Bay.
He may be from a smaller city or rural area where a watch like this wouldn't attract much interest, especially at this price.
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RadioDude wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 1:11 pm
for this price, i was expecting a sapphire crystal. acrylic watch faces really puts me off
It's not acrylic, it's a mineral crystal.
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appleb wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 12:59 pm
I highly doubt The Bay had any stock last week.
Sherway Bay had several 2 weeks ago...no one was buying them when I was there...might still be there.
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Kurtz7834 wrote:
Jun 18th, 2019 1:57 pm
It's not acrylic, it's a mineral crystal.
https://www.timex.ca/marlin-40mm-automa ... Watch.html#
it says on the spec page that it's acrylic. even if it's "Mineral crystal" which is a fancy term for regular glass, it's still not good enough. Sapphire is the only way to go when it comes to watches over $200 imo or expect it to be scratched up in no time

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