Timex can trace its roots back to 1854 when they were the Waterbury Clock Company of Connecticut. At the time, numerous clock makers were operating out of Connecticut. Timex is the only company from that region that is still in business. The company changed its name to Timex in 1941.
The company is known for hard working, long lasting watches. Their slogan “Takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin” was very popular in the 1960’s and 70’s. Timex has evolved and now also produces heart rate monitors, GPS watches, and other high tech devices. The company divided itself into several divisions, which all fall under the Timex Group USA name.
Timex employs approximately 2,000 persons and still has headquarters in Middlebury, Connecticut, where they have remained for more than 100 years.