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Live Television Disaster - Timex Took a Licking and Ended Up Missing


John Cameron Swayze's Timex demonstration mishap on live television circa 1960. Note Mr. Swayze's face when looking at the blade.


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And a few more vintage spots below including a live dolphin licking/ticking test and hidden at the end of this reel (the spot after the Heinz pickles ad) is...well, I'll just say one very scary word. Mimes.





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Vintage 1970s Rotary LED & Seiko Memory Bank Commercials

I'm struggling to find some more interesting vintage watch commercials, here's a few new ones. You can see a collection of the rest at the links below...

1970's Rotary LED watch commercial-->Link



1978 Seiko Memory Bank Calendar Watch Commercial-->Link



Check out my $100-$100,000 holiday gift guide!-->LINK


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Laser Beam Wristwatch!



Where is the truth in advertising? Were we really that stupid in the eighties to fall for this sales pitch?


Plus all my other favorite vintage watch commercials and films linked below;

1970s Timex Commercials -->Link
"Black Max, Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking, and more"

1960s Timex Commercial-->Link
"Underwater Dating"

1978 Texas Instruments Commercial-->Link

A New Age in Quartz-->Link

1940's Jam Handy for Hamilton-->Link

1940's Conquer by the Clock-->Link


And a few more I've found recently;

The 80's Multichron Calculator Watch


More Vintage Timex Commercials


Chronoforms Robot Watch


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Licking and Ticking - More Vintage Timex Commercials


Why don't watch companies advertise on TV anymore? So many catchphrases, so little 
time.

Black Max! It takes a real man to wear it!-->Link
Of course, the break-up wristwatch??-->Link
"I got too close, Mongo grabbed my Timex" -->Link
"Bluejeans that tell the time!" -->Link
Secret Dummy Watch Party! -->Link
"I found my Timex in a very interesting place" -->Link

And previously featured - What watch to wear when you're drowning-->Link

Licking and Ticking - More Vintage Timex Commercials

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