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    Post Watchmaker Timex says itís time to close its museum

    Guess there just aren't enough WIS visiting.... maybe some of the stock will go up for sale

    Watchmaker plans to close Timex museum in Waterbury

    By The Associated Press

    Posted: 04/22/15, 10:00 AM EDT



    WATERBURY >> Watchmaker Timex says itís time to close its museum in Waterbury, Connecticut.

    The company says Timexpo, which opened in May, 2001, will close on Sept. 30, a result of poor attendance.

    Waterbury Mayor Neil OíLeary tells the Republican-American newspaper that Timex officials are working with the cityís Mattatuck Museum to preserve some of the museumís artifacts.

    Timexpo focused on the history of Timex and its beginnings as the Waterbury Clock Co.

    It also exhibits the work of Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl, who had connections to Timexís Norwegian owners.
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    DE GUSTIBUS NON DISPUTANDUM EST




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    Now sounds like the time for a good deal on an Expedition......
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    I didn't realize Thor had anything to do with Timex.

    Would have taken him for an Eterna man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chase View Post
    I didn't realize Thor had anything to do with Timex.
    Thor's connection to Timex is rather tenuous but can be understood from an in depth study of his personal journal and photos - on display at the museum. We can only hope that they are displayed somewhere else after the museum closes.

    Thor's Journal.jpg

    Single Islander.jpg

    Multi Islander.jpg

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