This watch is NOT, as has previously been reported, the "first TIMEX watch ever."
It is from the early 1950s, a normal consumer production watch, not a prototype, not 1940s, nothing at all "first." Some confusion arose because it was reported that in 1945, there was a "shipment of nurse watches" made by US TIME that had TIMEX on the dial, the very first to have TIMEX on the dial. This is without any doubt NOT that watch. The page linked above will tell you why. It's a pretty cool watch, but it is not "that" shipment of nurse watches. And unless someone is holding on to one of those rare 1945 watches and not telling anybody, or maybe more likely thinks it's just some ordinary TIMEX, we will probably never see it. Click this link to get to the complete article on this, to learn more.