New Exhibit – Timex Through Time

From March through May 2024, the historical society is presenting a new exhibit, “Timex Through Time,” a look at the history of the Timex company in Middlebury, Connecticut. Visit us Mondays from 2 to 6 and Fridays from 11 to 6. Other times can be arranged by contacting president Bob Rafford at

Click here for a history of United States Time and Timex Corporation

Win your own copy of Timex: A Company and its Community 1854-1998, by Kathleen McDermott.

This book contains a beautiful color history of the Waterbury Clock Company, United States Time and Timex. To be eligible, visit the historical society’s exhibit between now and Memorial Day and enter your name and contact information into the raffle. Two winners will be notified after Memorial Day.

A new display features products of the Timex Corporation (formerly the Waterbury Clock Company, which is celebrating its 170th anniversary). The company is soon to leave Middlebury after over 80 years as a great neighbor. We are grateful to the Timex Corporation for loaning this display, and wish them well in their future adventures.

Waterbury Clock Company produced critical defense parts during World War II, including gyroscopes, turn-and-bank indicators, gunsight units, and most important, mechanically-timed artillery and anti-aircraft fuses.
Timex watches were some of the most popular watches ever made. There were subjected to some of the most rigorous live tests before TV audiences, but, as John Cameron Swayze is famous for saying, “They take a licking and keep on ticking”

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