Timex Computer Corporation

Waterbury, CT
Timex Corporation building in Middlebury, CT.

While the Timex Corporation is best known for its watches, it also produced a number of other products since its inception as a clock company in the mid-1800s. During World War II, the company produced fuse timers for defense products, continuing through the 1950s and the Korean war.

After the Korean war ended, Timex expanded its wristwatch operations. Traditionally the domain of jewelers, Timex opened new distribution channels in department stores, cigar stands, drug stores and other mass-market outlets. Demand for the company’s watches required increased production capacity and Timex built new plants in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Excess Production Capacity

Timex, as a result of its numerous plants across the world, had excess production capacity that opened a new market for the company as contract manufacturer. One of the company’s first clients was the Polaroid Corporation. Timex was the exclusive manufacturer for all Polaroid companies, worldwide, throughout the 1970s, eventually making more than 44 million cameras.

Timex also produced computer components for major manufacturers and the Nimslo three-dimensional 35mm camera.

Agreement with Sinclair

This excess capacity led Timex’s agreement with Sinclair to manufacture the ZX81 computer, at its Dundee, Scotland plant.

As part of the agreement, Timex had the option to market the ZX81 under its own name, once sales of the Sinclair ZX81 in the United States exceeded 500,000 units. The agreement extended to future Sinclair computers, resulting in the Timex Sinclair 2068.

The Timex Computer Corporation, a subsidiary of Timex Corporation, was formed to design and market Timex Sinclair products in the United States.

Timex/Sinclair 1000

Timex announced that it would manufacture and market the Timex Sinclair 1000, the first computer to break the $100 price barrier, on April 20, 1982. Sinclair had sold 500,000 ZX81 computers in the US prior to the announcement. Timex sold 600,000 of its computer in just the first three months, securing a staggering 25 percent of the total U.S. home computer market at the time.

Timex/Sinclair 2068

Launched in late 1983, the TS 2068 entered a crowded marketplace. Coupled with a less strenuous marketing effort than what accompanied the TS 1000 launch, the 2068 struggled to find a niche that extended well beyond the existing base of Timex/Sinclair owners.

Timex Exits Home Computer Market

Timex announced its exit from the home computer market in the U.S. on February 22, 1984. Mike Jacobi, vice-chairman of marketing and sales at Timex, said “We believe instability in the market will cause the value of inventories to decline, making it difficult to make a reasonable profit.”

Jacobi was alluding to video game crash of 1983, which affected the home computer market and led to Texas Instruments and Mattel, among others, to withdraw as well. Commodore’s price war with Texas Instruments affected all other manufacturers and had driven the price of the TS 1000 down from $99 to as low as $19.

Timex Portugal

Timex’s manufacturing facility in Portugal continued to refine and develop new products after Timex exited the home computer market in the United States. They produced the Timex Computer 2068 and 2048, as well as disk drive systems and other products.

Key Employees

The corporation started with six employees:

The key decision makers were Danny Ross, Kirk Pond and Rex Naden.

Eventually, others joined Timex as they needed more expertise to launch the 2068. They included:

Executives

Design

Engineering

Computer Systems Architecture

System Software

Test and Operations

Quality Control

Other employees

Products

Not released.
TS 2068
Find the greatest common denominator, solve the roots of a quadratic equation and linear equations in up to 10 unknowns. 2K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Performs functions on matrices. Finds the number of combinations or permutations of a set. 2K.
TS 1000
Maze/shoot ’em up for one player. Travel through the maze to find the exit, avoiding androids that try to kill you. Your laser holds seven shots and your shield can stand five hits. Both of these can be recharged by walking over special squares, blue patterned ones recharge the laser and red patterned ones recharge
Downloadable TS 2068
Maze/shoot ’em up for one player. Travel through the maze to find the exit, avoiding androids that try to kill you. Your laser holds seven shots and your shield can stand five hits. Both of these can be recharged by walking over special squares, blue patterned ones recharge the laser and red patterned ones recharge
Downloadable TS 2068
Unreleased Timex Computer Corporation version of the Sinclair Research tape of the same name.
TS 1000
Teaches recognition and sequence of the alphabet. Combines instruction, music and video games. 16K.
TS 1000
Keep your car in tip-top shape. Tracks all automotive maintenance and lets you know when next service is due. Diagnostic aids helps you pinpoint needed repairs.
Downloadable TS 2068
Keep your car in tip-top shape. Tracks all automotive maintenance and lets you know when next service is due. Diagnostic aids helps you pinpoint needed repairs. 16K.
TS 1000
Great for beginning players. If one player tries to perform an illegal move, the screen prints out an explanation of why it is illegal. Columns are marked with letters, beginning at A on the upper right. It has four levels and a doubling cube.
Downloadable TS 2068
Great for beginning players. If one player tries to perform an illegal move, the screen prints out an explanation of why it is illegal. Columns are marked with letters, beginning at A on the upper right. It has four levels and a doubling cube. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Catch the egg and put the bat in the cage. Then fight off the other bats trying to rescue the caged bat. 36 levels of play. 2K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Defend yourself against the giant birds. 10 levels of play. 16K.
TS 1000
Tron light-cycle-inspired game. Outer space action in which the object is to lead the opposition spaceships down a “blind alley” without getting your ship “boxed” into a corner. Progressive action increases the number of opponents from two to six, requiring “out-of-this-world” decisions and reflexive actions.
Downloadable TS 2068
Teaches and reinforces correct capitalization rules for study or review. Menu driven. 16K.
TS 1000
Reinforces capitalization skills and prepares for achievement tests like the SATs. Teaches the most common capitalization rules and tests on what learning. Timed self-tests help strengthen test-taking skills.
Downloadable TS 2068
TS 2068
High roller casino action games let you play 21, “craps” or the slots. An initial betting stake gives you the chance to “break the bank” or “lose your shirt.” Casino 1 was listed as an “Insta-load™ Cartridge” in the Winter 1983 catalog; all other TS 2068 cartridges are listed as “Command Cartridge™.”
Downloadable TS 2068
Balance your checkbook and gather data for tax purposes. Deposits are loaded by date, amount, and source. Checks are issued by date, amount, payee and classification. A balance is provided after each transaction. Printer and data files are fully supported. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Classic Chess match between you and the computer. All legal moves including castling and en passant. High resolution graphics and 10 levels of play are supported. Special feature lets you set-up the board to study chess strategy.
Downloadable TS 2068
All legal moves including castling and en passant. High resolution graphics and 6 levels of play are supported. Special feature lets you set-up the board to study chess strategy. 16K.
TS 1000 TS 1500
All legal moves including castling and en passant. High resolution graphics and 6 levels of play are supported. Special feature lets you set-up the board to study chess strategy. 16K.
TS 1000
Have fun and learn about computer components at the same time. Run the friendly bug through the circuit board maze in a race against the clock and at the same time, you’ll be able to examine the computer’s internal components.
Downloadable TS 2068
Plan ahead for your children’s education! Helps you calculate the cost of a college education and create a savings plan to meet those expenses. Effects of inflation and volatile interest rates can be projected. Covers all types of schools, student’s own savings, grants and scholarships, so you can tailor a savings plan to fit your
TS 1000
Teaches the fundamentals of a computer system, its hardware, software and peripherals. Self-instruction cassette allows you to learn at your own pace. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Teaches the basic useful words and phrases of the French language. Over 240 words and 50 phrases. 16K.
TS 1000
Teaches basic useful words and phrases of German. Over 240 words and 50 phrases available. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Teaches the basic useful words of Spanish. Over 240 words and 50 phrases. 16K.
TS 1000
Track of those coupons showing what they are for, where they are offered, and starting and ending dates. You can list them by store or type and bring the computer age into your household, saving time and effort. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
A RAM/ROM plug-in to extend the unit to support the CP/M operating system on the TS2068. An optional module can be plugged into the interface unit to extend the operation of the system to acommodate the CP/M Operating system. The CP/M module consists of a plug in card with 32k bytes of dynamic RAM and
TS 2068
You are in a maze in which you must get the eggs laid by the bugs, put them in a box, and exit the maze. Although you are faster than the bugs, they are intelligent and will trap you. The screens increase in difficulty. At the higher levels super bugs join the chase. Converted from
Downloadable TS 2068
You are in a maze in which you must get the eggs laid by the bugs, put them in a box, and exit the maze. Although you are faster than the bugs, they are intelligent and will trap you. The screens increase in difficulty. At the higher levels super bugs join the chase. Converted from
Downloadable TS 2068
Allows identification of critical activities in a project, and scheduling of events for efficiency and economy. Management applications include design and engineering projects, routine in emergency maintenance, product marketing, industrial design, or any project involving many phases. Personal uses include home construction tasks, scheduling activities, or developing long-range projects. Computer does a tabular analysis and
Downloadable TS 1000
High-scoring, fast-paced chase game demands that you whiz through the maze without getting caught. Increasing levels of difficulty and great sound effects provide hours of challenge and fun.
Downloadable TS 2068
Solve the cube on your computer. The cube can be displayed in three views: solid: two-dimensional (unfolded); and see-thru cube (3-D). You can start with the cube solved, set it up any way you like, or pick up from a previous session. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Graphics, music help pre-schoolers learn the numbers 1 to 10. 16K.
TS 1000
Speed your Dragmaster over the 1/4 mile drag strip in a race against the clock. Super graphics and intriguing automotive simulation lets you shift gears and monitor the speedometer and tachometer to achieve the best time.
Downloadable TS 2068
Aid for electronic engineers and students in the field of designing filters. Provides information on bandpass, low-pass, or high-pass filters using a menu-driven approach. Plots of all your design criteria are available. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Calculate the energy usage of appliances and electric devices. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
This device would have been used by Timex and third-parties in developing cartridge software. It’s likely that fewer than 100 were made. A plastic “sled” under the PCB aids insertion. Demonstrated by Dan Ross at the introduction of the TS 1500 and TS 2068, the “Chameleon” cartridge, with a Spectrum ROM, allowed the 2068 to
TS 2068
EPROM demonstrators intended for use in stores as selling tools. EPROM contains a BASIC demonstration program that starts on power up. It includes graphics and interactive examples of what the computer could do. A description of the kiosk retailers could purchase that used this demonstrator is in the Timex Price List 1983. The E. Arthur
Downloadable TS 1000
Full controls, instrumentation and a view of the horizon. Use the radio beams and radio compass to navigate. Avoid hazards near the landing field. Promotes an understanding of air flight. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Full controls, instrumentation and a view of the horizon. Enjoy the thrill of flying an airplane. See if you can take-off, land, bank, dive and climb without crashing. Cockpit controls, navigation map, instrument panel and instrument landing system guide you along the way.
Downloadable TS 2068
Full controls, instrumentation and a view of the horizon. Enjoy the thrill of flying an airplane. See if you can take-off, land, bank, dive and climb without crashing. Cockpit controls, navigation map, instrument panel and instrument landing system guide you along the way.
Downloadable TS 2068
Full controls, instrumentation and a view of the horizon. Use the radio beams and radio compass to navigate. Avoid hazards near the landing field. Promote an understanding of air flight. 16K.
TS 1000
You are commander of a fleet of spaceships. Your mission is to rid the galaxy of the dreaded alien, Zorlac. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Not released.
TS 2068
The official Frogger by SEGA. Plays like the arcade game, but without sound. You must avoid traffic, snakes, crocodiles, and treacherous diving turtles by “hopping” the frog. The frog must reach home before the time runs out. Developed by Cornsoft Group, Inc. 16K.
TS 1000
Released by Games to Learn By.
Downloadable TS 2068
Up to two golfers can enjoy a 9- or 18-hole trek around the green. You must hit the ball from tee to hole and avoid the bunkers, water treads, trees, and roughs to score low. Converted from Spectrum Golf by SoftSync.
Downloadable TS 2068
A progressive series of drill, practice and review sessions. Graded. 80% score promotes the student to the next level. Up to 8 levels. For grades 1 through 8. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Dogfight with a fleet of enemy ships. Destroy as many as you can in the limited time. Misprinted as “Atlantic Gunner” in Ramblings n4. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Not released.
TS 2068
Not released.
TS 2068
Find the area of a polygon. Solve the unknown given 3 parts of a triangle. Convert radians to degrees and back. 2K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Grimm’s Fairy Trails is a Pac-Man takeoff with six speed variations. By pressing the arrow keys, you control the movements of Prince Billy, who is being pursued by two dwellers, Murph and Drago. To finally defeat them, you must move about the maze collecting dots to get 250 B-Lers (life crystals) to make the maze
Downloadable TS 1000
Enemy ships have been spotted off your shore. Your mission is to blow them out of the water. Your ship – an Ohio-class heavy cruiser – is armed with both conventional and nuclear missiles. The enemy fleet is made up entirely of Liden-class droid frigates, “manned” by a 100% robotic crew and armed with deadly
Downloadable TS 2068
Covers the fundamentals of the guitar such as string and finger positions. Ideal for the beginner who wants to learn to play the guitar as well as the advanced student who needs additional practice to improve his or her techniques. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Not released. Covers the fundamentals of the guitar such as string and finger positions. This software is ideal for the beginner who wants to learn to play the guitar as well as the advanced student who needs additional practice to improve his or her techniques.
TS 2068
Not released. Calculates energy costs, lets you evaluate potential savings from adding insulation or completely changing your heating system (i.e., gas to oil).
TS 2068
Calculates energy costs, lets you evaluate potential savings from adding insulation or completely changing your heating system (i.e., gas to oil). 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
You must get to the web and destroy the spiders before they can poison you. You are supplied with the antidote, but you must be quick before the serum runs out.
Downloadable TS 2068
Delightful animated graphics program gives hours of fun. But you also need skill to help Horace slalom down the slopes, between the flags — without hitting the trees. Even before he tackles the slopes, you must help Horace to cross the busy road without getting hit by oncoming traffic.
TS 2068
Hilarious adventure game in which you help Horace tease the park guards by stealing their lunch, eating flowers, and ringing the alarms — but don’t let the guards catch Horace or all is lost. Increasing levels of play provides a real challenge to the novice as well as the expert.
Downloadable TS 2068
Three part self-paced course in the basics of chemistry. First two programs include lessons, review of key terms, and self tests. The third program supplements the first two with adictionary and a review of 103 elements. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Track up to 150 items. Automatic overstock/understock detection, search for an item, delete, add a new item, input a new inventory list. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Like the real thing. Dice visible at all times, multiple bets possible. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Perform numerical computations, much like a hand calculator— but considerably more powerful and it’s easier to use. It can be used for statistical, scientific, engineering or financial calculations. 2K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Demonstration tape supplied with TS 2068.
Downloadable TS 2068
Not released.
TS 2068
For grades four through 12. Designed to help improve scores on standardized achievement tests. Records on work done, helps identify troublesome areas. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Improve scores on standardized achievement tests. Stores records on work done, helps identify troublesome areas.
Downloadable TS 2068
Comprehensive manufacturing system that lets you analyze labor and material costs for up to 150 products. Ideal for small businesses manufacturing a number of different lines. You can improve your planning and financial control by closely watching all stages of the job from order to shipment. Monitor cost factors, track work in progress, keeps a
Downloadable TS 1000
Teaches young children the processes involved in solving addition and subtraction problems. Moving displays lead the user through the step by step solution. Digits in answer entered from right to left. Converted from a ZX Spectrum title by SoftSync.
TS 2068
Teaches young children the processes involved in solving multiplication and division problems. Moving displays lead the user through the step by step solution. Digits in answer entered from right to left. Converted from a ZX Spectrum title by SoftSync.
TS 2068
You must be a skillful trader and pilot in order to succeed. 16K.
TS 1000
Offers three games: a bingo number generator, Robot Wars, and bowling. Robot Wars is a computerized adaptation of Mastermind, the board game classic. The object here is to guess a four-digit number within 10 tries, through the process of elimination. Fail, and your robot is demolished. In bowling, the player presses two keys to control
Downloadable TS 1000
Memory Magic, Concentration, Supermind. Memory Magic: Try your skill and improve your memory. Concentration: Remember the locations of characters the computer shows. Supermind: Decipher the sequence of graphical characters. Five-levels of play. 2K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Blitz, Rat’s Nest, Snake, Sketch Pad, Cross the Road. Bomb targets (Blitz), trap your opponent (Rat’s Nest) and more. 2K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Two programs: Savings, Loans. Savings: Analyze your savings plan, establish goals, and determine how best to attain them. Loans: Figure out loan repayments instantly, for both one-time and monthly repayment schedules. 2K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Three programs: depreciation, present worth, and rate of return calculations. Depreciation: A quick program for depreciation by three alternative methods: Straight Line, Sum-Of-The-Years-Digits, and Declining Balance. Present Worth Comparison helps you make buying decisions by comparing the present value of your alternatives. Rate of Return helps you make investment decisions by calculating the rate of
Downloadable TS 1000
Excellent starting point for learning the notes of the scale. Shows name and timing of notes with plenty of graphical output. A unique addition to formal training. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
You are about to be sent on a mission through treacherous enemy territory. As commander of the Penetrator, one of the most powerful and advanced ships yet developed, you will travel through torturous landscapes and tunnels on your hazardous expedition. To complete your trek and accomplish your mission, destroy the enemy neutron bomb installation or
Downloadable TS 2068
Never released. You are about to be sent on a mission through treacherous enemy territory. As commander of the Penetrator, one of the most powerful and advanced ships yet developed, you will travel through torturous landscapes and tunnels on your hazardous expedition. To complete your trek and accomplish your mission, destroy the enemy neutron bomb
Downloadable TS 2068
Perform calculations, finance a house, or a car, keep savings accounts, repay loans and calculate an amortization schedule which can be generated for any of the financial programs. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Great for weighing the relative merits of different types of investments. An investment module helps to forecast money growth at different interest rates. With the loan calculator, the cost of a loan can be computed from the beginning of loan payments to the retirement of the debt.
Downloadable TS 2068
Maintains an unlimited number of portfolio files of up to 75 stocks with 12 buy/ sell transactions per stock. Historical information and bar graphs provides a broad perspective of the profitability of your investments. Capital gains data expedites tax work at the end of the year.
Downloadable TS 2068
High-scoring, fast-paced pinball game includes shooting the ball, bumper action, nudge for those good bounces and flip-action flippers. Free ball is awarded at 10,000 points. High scores “light-up” the scoreboard. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
High-scoring, fast-paced pinball game includes shooting the ball, bumper action, nudge for those good bounces and flip-action flippers. Free ball is awarded at 10,000 points. High scores “light-up” the scoreboard.
Downloadable TS 2068
High-scoring, fast-paced pinball game includes shooting the ball, bumper action, nudge for those good bounces and flip-action flippers. Free ball is awarded at 10,000 points. High scores “light-up” the scoreboard.
Downloadable TS 2068
Program performs minimum risk and market sensitivity calculations for a portfolio composed from a set of stocks. A portfolio is found which gives the minimum amount of non-market risk for a given level of sensitivity. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Calculator, bar graph generator, banner and polynomial equation grapher. 2K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Memorize the Presidents of the United States. Two options of review are available: Presidents are presented and you must provide the term(s) or terms are presented and you must provide the president. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Not released.
TS 2068
Teaches the basic rules of punctuation using periods, question marks and commas. Practice exercises with a timed test. 16K.
TS 1000
Develop numerical charts and use that data to produce color graphics of bar graphs, pie graphs and line graphs. A single set of data can be displayed as four different charts.
Downloadable TS 2068
Ram other runners without running into an obstacle. 26 levels of play. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Provides the user with two different investment strategies. The first selection allows the user to choose between renting or buying the real estate. The second selection consists of a detailed analysis of the rental investment property.
Downloadable TS 1000
Not released.
TS 2068
Terminal program supplied with TS 2050 modem. Side A is for the TS1000/TS1500 and Side B is for the TS2068.
Downloadable TS 1000 TS 2068
Estimate the cost of a solar heating system verses the more conventional fueled heaters. Weigh the payback period against construction expenses before installing a new or existing dwelling. 16K.
TS 1000
Color Space Invaders clone.
Downloadable TS 2068
Not released.
TS 2068
Four spelling quiz programs for grades 1-12. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Lively spelling bee challenges the younger set. Computer lists all misspelled words to help your children learn from their mistakes. Two levels of difficulty accommodate both the beginner and advanced student.
TS 2068
Spelling bee for advanced students helps to improve skills or practice for tests. Quiz scores indicate whether more practice is needed. Two levels of difficulties introduce increasingly complex spelling words.
Downloadable TS 2068
Inventory up to 600 Scott numbers in a single session showing quantity on hand, by major classification. Program is completely menu-driven and was designed by a well-known stamp column writer. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Find out how well you know the states and capitals. Self-teaching tool. Draws map of the US, shows where each state is and locates capital cities. Names must be spelled correctly. The computer will ask you for the state, the capital or a combination.
Downloadable TS 2068
Find out how well you know the states and capitals of the United States. Self-teaching tool and map of United States challenge your abilities to name all 50 states and capitals. 16K.
TS 1000
Find out how well you know the states and capitals. Self-teaching tool. Draws map of the US, shows where each state is and locates capital cities. Names must be spelled correctly. The computer will ask you for the state, the capital or a combination.
Downloadable TS 2068
Find out how well you know the states and capitals of the United States. Self-teaching tool and map of United States challenge your abilities to name all 50 states and capitals. 16K.
TS 1000
Downloadable TS 1000
Not released.
TS 2068
Play the market, win if you accumulate $50,000. This realistic simulation lets you analyze information, buy and sell stocks, take out and pay off loans and win. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Make millions or wind-up in bankruptcy playing the stock market. Fascinating game uses graphics to plot prices. You decide to buy, sell or borrow. Up to 10 players can play simultaneously.
TS 2068
Ideal for stock technicians. Plots up and downside trends of stock price movement. The stock analysis and plotted graphs can be used to plot trends as a guide to your buy/sell transactions. Was Nooter Stock Program. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Evaluate stock options quickly. Output includes an unexercised ROI, annual ROI, and net worth. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Strategy football is an exciting challenge for all. Features safeties, QB sacks, interceptions, points, field goals, big plays and losses, and kickoff return. Five-offensive and four-defensive plays are offered. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Drills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with 5 levels of difficulty. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Not released. Helps children improve important math skills. Tests their knowledge of basic math — addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Scores all tests and provides right answers. Five levels helps them to progressively improve math skills.
TS 2068
Drills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with 5 levels of difficulty. 16K.
TS 1000
Drawing program with fast and slow “pen” to move the cursor. 16K.
TS 1000
Navigate your way through a 3D maze with trap doors, gold bars, marker stones and a compass. Ten separate mazes, with up to four options each. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Not released. Adaptation of the ZX Spectrum program.
TS 2068
Not released. Adaptation of the ZX Spectrum program.
Downloadable TS 2068
Full 78-card Tarot deck, graphic representation of the 22 major arcana cards. Computer reads and explains each card of your fortune. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Teacher’s class records. Alphabetize names, record exam, quiz and other scores. Statistical functions, curves. Teachers can enter makeup exams, assign grades for a performance factor, and monitor student performance throughout the year. You can make changes or modifications at any time. Computer will average test scores and provide a suggested report card grade. Output to
TS 1000
Tracks actual vs. budgeted expenditures and computes the difference. Up to 50 categories of expenses can be recorded for a full year’s budget. Bar graph shows how well you’re doing. Printer capability and geographical analysis make this program an asset to your household.
Downloadable TS 2068
Tracks actual vs. budgeted expenditures and computes the difference. Up to 18 categories of expenses can be recorded for a full year’s budget. Bar graph shows how well you’re doing. Printer capability and geographical analysis make this program an asset to your household. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Tracks actual vs. budgeted expenditures and computes the difference. Up to 50 categories of expenses can be recorded for a full year’s budget. Bar graph shows how well you’re doing. Printer capability and geographical analysis make this program an asset to your household. Command cartridge.
Downloadable TS 2068
Track of car usage by driver, destination, and date. Rider data can be input and time of departure logged. Checking is done to ensure drivers are not in conflict with themselves (going two places at once). 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
In Amazer, enter the maze from the top and work your way down to the bottom without being captured by one of the robots. 10 levels of player ability. In Tic-Tac-Toe, match your skill with the computer. Mislisted as “Challenger II” in the special order form in Ramblings n4. 2K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Balance your checkbook and gather data for tax purposes. Deposits are loaded by date, amount, and source. Checks are issued by date, amount, payee and classification. A balance is provided after each transaction. Printer and data files are fully supported.
Downloadable TS 2068
Combination blackjack and slot machine game. In blackjack, cards are dealt on a table. The hole card is concealed while the others are clearly displayed. Blackjack shuffles the cards at the beginning of the game, and again when there are only a few cards left. Your winnings, or losses, are displayed on the screen. In
Downloadable TS 1000
A home inventory program that can be invaluable in case of fire or theft. Records date of purchase, place of purchase, description, price, serial number and model number. Optionally yields total value of all assets. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Calculate the materials and cost of various home improvement projects at the touch of a few keys. Separate options let you plan the painting of a room or the entire outside of the house. Save the interior and exterior dimensions of your house on cassette and use them when you are faced with future home
Downloadable TS 2068
Calculate the materials and cost of various home improvement projects at the touch of a few keys. Separate options let you plan the painting of a room or the entire outside of the house. Save the interior and exterior dimensions of your house on cassette and use them when you are faced with future home
Downloadable TS 1000
Determine the net effect of your IRA planning. Periodic contributions, inflation adjustments, interest earned and a host of other variables are established and your retirement amount is calculated in both inflationary and current dollars. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Mailing List and Phone Book. Mailing List tracks personal or business mailing lists of up to 115 names by name, address and zip code. Phone Book tracks personal or business numbers for up to 180 names. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Compare the cost of loans from different banks. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Timex repackage of VU-FILE.
Downloadable TS 1000
Inversion takes a minimum of 250 moves to solve. Double Inversion is twice as difficult. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Life, Maths and Averages. 2K.
Downloadable TS 1000
A stimulating and intriguing adventure game. You’ll marvel at the many hidden dangers, concealed aids, and possible timely escapes. 16K. Zip file containing the program files and hints from George Green on how to solve the game.
Downloadable TS 1000
Assists in learning the components of time. Pre-teaching and random practice examples with positive reinforcement. Pre-school through 3rd grade. Published after Timex’s closure by Games to Learn By.
Downloadable TS 2068
Not released.
TS 2068
Launched in July 1982, the 1000 was virtually identical to the ZX81, with an additional 1 KB of memory, totaling 2 KB.
TS 1000
The 1500 was a redesigned 1000 with the case and keyboard of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
TS 1500
Announced on May 17, 1983, the Timex/Sinclair 2000 was going to be two models, one with 16K RAM, the other 48K RAM. The former would sell for $150, the latter for $200.
TS 2000
The Timex Sinclair 2068 (TS2068) was Timex Computer Corporation’s third and last home computer for the United States market.
TS 2068
Timex produced a few clear TS 2068 cases, including clear keyboard parts. Joe Williamson, of Foote Software, used one in his advertisements for his printer interface.
TS 2068
A few years after Timex left the computer business, Bill Skyrme, a former engineer from Timex, described the TS3068 at meeting of the Long Island Sinclair Timex (LIST) users group. Skyrme revealed that the Timex engineering unit, during the production of the TS1500 and TS2068, had been planning for the next stage of home computing.
Gives the surface area for any length. Gives weights for metal constructions. Encompasses the subject of triangulation. 16K.
TS 1000
A high speed arcade-type game in which you can test your reflexes and see how many bouncing balls you can catch in the trap. The more you catch the harder it is to catch more. Easy to learn but difficult to master. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Timex’s version of the Sinclair ZX81 16K RAM pack for the Timex/Sinclair 1000. This, and the Sinclair unit, were famous for “wobble,” a condition that resulted in resetting the computer and loss of memory contents. Users overcame this problem with a variety of solutions, including Velcro between the computer and RAM pack, oversized rubber bands,
TS 1000
Prototype RAM expansion module. Internal circuit board marked “TS-1032 REV A.” Has 16 AM9016EPC 16K x 1 bit RAM chips, total of 32K RAM. Date codes on all chips are 1982, the latest is the 50th week of 1982. Only one confirmed to exist. From Eric Johnson’s collection.
Carrying cases custom molded for TIMEX Corporation. They resemble small attache cases, approximately 13 1/2″ x 10″ x 3 1/2″, have a black leather-like texture, distinctive Timex/Sinclair logo, and feature small fold—away carrying handles. Each case has seven individual compartments for the following items: Only 2,000 were produced.
TS 1000 TS 1500
Cartridge adapter for the TS 1000 and TS 1500 computers. Includes reset switch. Loaded Timex Command Cartridges instantly on the TS 1500 and with a USR call on the TS 1000. Four cartridges were listed in the Timex 1983 Winter Catalog.
TS 1000 TS 1500
The 2020 cassette recorder was one of several peripherals matched the 2068 in design. A variation was also sold by Radio Shack as the Minisette-9.
The 2040 printed on 4.3″ wide thermal paper in 32 columns. All Timex computers could print individual lines (LPRINT), list programs (LLIST) or dump the screen (COPY) to the printer. The 2040 improved on the ZX Printer by adding two ferrite rings around the cable to reduce TV and radio interference and an interface IC,
TS 1000 TS 2068
One of the most eagerly awaited accessories was the TS 2050 Telecommunications Modem. Timex announced a modem, scheduled for release in November of 1983, that was compatible with the TS 1000/1500, ZX-81 and TS 2068. The modem is also known as the Westridge 2050. Unfortunately, Timex exited the computer market before they received the first
TS 1000 TS 2068
The TS2060 Interface Unit provides the electronics, connectors, and firmware to adapt the TS2068 Computer to control: Outputs will also included: Initially, the design of the interface unit was executed in LS-TTL to speed first production deliveries. A parallel effort was planned to provide a cost reduced version in gate array technology. The cabinetry and
TS 2068
The TS2065 Microdrive was to be Timex’s variant of the Sinclair ZX Microdrive. The Microdrive read and wrote to special tape cartridges, each holding 20 feet of tape in a continuous loop and storing about 85K bytes of data. The tape runs at 30 inches per second, so the entire loop passes in 8 seconds.
TS 2068
Product number for the microdrive cassette, a removable endless loop tape cartridge capable of storing at least 85k bytes of program, data, or memory images organized as files. The tape cartridge holds 200 inches of magnetic tape that moves at 30 inches per second when necessary to perform read/write/search functions. Data is recorded on the
TS 2068
The TS2080 was a full-size printer the provided 80 columns of dot matrix output, including all the characters in the TS2068. It would have plugged into a Centronics parallel printer port on the 2060 Bus Expansion Unit. According to one vendor, it was a Cal-Abco Legend 880 printer. E. Arthur Brown claimed it was a
TS 2068
The TS 2090 Commandstick had its origins in the Fairchild Channel F Jet-Stick Controller. The Fairchild Channel F was a second-generation video game console with a unique, hand-held controller that featured a triangular knob on top. Zircon bought the rights to the Channel F when Fairchild left the video game business and made minor changes
TS 2068
Sophisticated design and modeling program. VU-3D lets you create any object on the screen which you can then modify, expand, reduce, shade, color, zoom in or out, or rotate to view the object from other 3D-like perspectives. Examples In 2022, Adam Trionfo asked members of the TS2068 groups.io list if anyone had used VU-3D and
Downloadable TS 2068
Construct and generate, calculate large tables for budget sheets, financial analysis, and projections. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
Spread-sheet approach to fiscal analysis, engineering calculations, statistical analysis and more. Formula approach locates and calculates complex tables of numbers and letters.
Downloadable TS 2068
Never released. Spread-sheet approach to fiscal analysis, engineering calculations, statistical analysis and more. Formula approach locates and calculates complex tables of numbers and letters.
Downloadable TS 2068
High-speed storage and retrieval program. Access personal or business files almost instantly. Design or format files to suit specific needs and update/query them. Never released.
Downloadable TS 2068
Use electronic filing to store your lists. Create your own file and record layout, store data and retrieve information when needed. Computer search facility makes it easy to find a single record.
Downloadable TS 2068
High-speed storage and retrieval program. Access personal or business files almost instantly. Design or format files to suit specific needs and update/query them. Also published as The Organizer by Timex. 16K.
Downloadable TS 1000
If you enjoy the challenge of crossword puzzles, you’ll enjoy wordcross. To become an expert, you must insert words into a grid, crossing the words with each other and making no more than five mistakes. Converted from a ZX Spectrum title by SoftSync.
Downloadable TS 2068
Hangman asks you to guess the word before the computer “hangs” the man. Anagrams challenges you to decipher a word the computer has scrambled. Use our words or create your own lists. Converted from a ZX Spectrum title by SoftSync.
Downloadable TS 2068
Hangman asks you to guess the word before the computer “hangs” the man. Anagrams challenges you to decipher a word the computer has scrambled. TS Rabble is line scramble — find out how many words you can make and how high you can score. Converted from a ZX Spectrum title by SoftSync.
Downloadable TS 2068
Words are scrambled. Objective of the game is to guess (unscramble) the 5 words in the least amount of time. 99-word vocabulary. 16K.
TS 1000
Helps user plan for seeding, fertilizing, and caring for plants. Includes eight predefined categories of tasks and 10 others for customizing. Part of the program is a U.S. map displaying information on frost lines and climate conditions. User can key in the pH balance of the soil to find how much lime to buy, etc.
TS 2068

Books

Programmer and hardware reference manual for the Timex/Sinclair 2068 computer, published in May 1984 by Timex. The initial run (several hundred copies) were photocopied; a full run of professionally printed and bound paperbacks followed.
TS 2068
Original user manual for Timex/Sinclair 1500.
TS 1500
Programmer’s software and hardware reference manual for the 2068. Reprint of the original edition, published by Timex Computer Corporation in 1984. In 1986, Time Designs Magazine obtained permission to edit and republish the manual.
TS 2068
Original user manual for Timex/Sinclair 1000.
TS 1000

Periodicals

The official newsletter of the Timex Computer Club.

Articles

  • 'Rithmetic
    Review of Supermath by Timex.
  • $99! Computer
    Review of the TS 1000 and overview of software and hardware available for the computer.
  • $99.95 Timex Sinclair 1000 microcomputer debuts
    Calling it a “mile-stone in the 125-year history of the Timex Corporation,” Timex introduced a $99.95 personal computer with 2k memory, which was developed by Sinclair Research and is essentially an upgrade of the Sinclair ZX81 micro. Further enhancements (to be available in the last quarter of this year) include a communications-interface devices and a
  • 10 REM
    A good source within Timex reports that “The Timex Computer Corp. is no longer.” The source explains that the TCC has essentially been dissolved and all its functions absorbed into the Timex parent corp. With the departure of VP Ross, the hierarchy seems to be Timex VP Kirk Pond, in charge of three more-or-less equal
  • 10 REM: Take the Money and Run
    Editorial on Timex and its role in the computer community.
  • 1500s On Their Way, 2068s Close Behind
    Our Timex source says a few TS1500s began their way to your local stores the first week of September. The FCC approved the TS2068 recently; expect it in stores by October.
  • 16K Sinclair/Timex Computer for $150
    Announcement of the T/S 1000. Will be available in computer stores, department stores, jewelry stores and drug stores, more than 100,000 outlets in all. 16K RAM, printer and modem promised for fall.
  • 16K Timex Sinclair 1500
    Product announcement for Timex Sinclair 1500, priced at $79.95.
  • 1983 Winter Consumer Electronics Show
    Mindware MW-100 printer, Data-assette announced add-ons and software packages and the Jupiter Ace was shown. A photo of the Timex Sinclair 2000 (in Spectrum case) also shown.
  • 1984 Winter Consumer Electronics Show
    1500, 2068 shown as well as TS 2050 modem, TS 2080 80-column dot matrix printer, TS 2040 printer. Softsync announced Personal Accountant for a variety of computers, incl Timex.
  • 2068 Circuit Diagram
  • 3 in 1: Mixed Game Bag 1
    Review of the game from Timex.
  • A $100 Home Computer
    Last week Timex Corp. announced that it will begin marketing a new compact, lightweight model – the Timex Sinclair 1000 – for just $99.95.
  • A 16K Computer for $79.95
    Product announcement for the Timex-Sinclair 1500.
  • A Brief Overview of the Chicago Consumer Electronics Show and National Computer Conference in Houston
    The Sinclair Spectrum was introduced in the US at the CES. TIMEX was actively promoting the $99.00 TIMEX/Sinclair computer.
  • A Computing Philippic
    Commentary on Timex, its computers and its relationship with consumers. Notes that the group grew to 120 members. When the TS 2068 was announced, at least 100 peripheral manufacturers requested documentation so they could develop software and hardware.
  • A Guide to Your Computer's Special Service Needs
    Where/how to get service.
  • A piece of cake in Dundee
    Lynd Church goes to Scotland to discover just how the ZX-81 is manufactured. In keeping with its philosophy of sub-contracting all manufacturing processes, Sinclair Research appointed Timex to produce the ZX-81 when it was introduced in March 1, 1981.  Since that time, production at the Timex plant at Dundee has increased from 10,000 to 60,000
  • A Watchful Look at the Timex 1000
    In the mid-60’s, four musical moplops, leading a legion of other musical moplops, descended on the U.S. mainland. They called ii the “British Invasion.” The ’80s has seen another British Invasion, and this time in the form of a little black plastic device with honest computing abilities and a price tag that can only be
  • A ZX/TS Celebration in Boston
    On October 22, 1983, the Boston Computer Society’s Sinclair-Timex User Group celebrated their Second Anniversary at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. And what a celebration it was, with exhibits, seminars, and new Timex/Sinclair product announcements! Group Director Sue Mahoney and her staff (Will Stackman, Jack Hodgson, Jeff Parker, Beth Elliott, Bob Masters) organized what must
  • Across the Pond
    Inaugural column about the American side of the Sinclair world. Gives a brief overview of Sinclair history in America, discusses marketing of the TS 1000, introduction of the TS 2000 and eventual launch of the TS 2068. The ZX printer could not pass the requirements of the Federal Communications Commission, so Timex contracted with Alphacom
  • Also from Timex: a new printer
  • Amusement for Brainy Types
    Reviews of The Nowotnik Puzzle, Mega Mind and The Cube Game.
  • Announcement
    Sue Mahoney has accepted the position of Technical Support Manager with the Timex Computer Corporation.
  • B-17 Reunion: The "Little Computer That Could" And A Data-Base Program Bring WWII Vets Together With New Ties
    Roberts uses Timex Organizer to keep records for his locksmith business and to track B-17 vets.
  • Behind the Screens: Timex Sinclair Support
    Timex will honor warrantees, dropping everything else.
  • Big ad campaign spurs sales of world's cheapest computer
    Spurred by a big national advertising campaign, sales of the Timex Sinclair 1000 personal computer have taken off. Although Timex will not say just how many of the little machines it has sold so far, a spokesman revealed that Timex manufacturing plants are producing one every ten seconds and production still has not caught up
  • Bits & Bytes
  • Bits & Bytes
  • Bits & Pieces
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  • Britain helps public schools buy micros
    If elementary schools can raise half the cost of a [computer], then the Dept of Industry will contribute the rest. … [The] government just added the new Sinclair ZX Spectrum to its list of supported products. The Spectrum was introduced in the United Kingdom in April and 30,000 units have sold since then.
  • Bytelines: News and Speculation about Personal Computing
    Under “Sinclair News”: estimated that more than 600,000 ZX81 and TS1000 units sold to date. Sinclair ceasing distribution in US; Timex taking over.
  • Bytelines: News and Speculation about Personal Computing
    Under “Market Share for the PC”: estimated that more than 750,000 TS1000 units shipped to date. Sinclair talking about microdrive for the Spectrum. Memotech working on 5 1/4″ disk drive for the 1000.
  • Can Timex maintain its image of clocklike efficiency?
    Editorial about issues Timex has had marketing its computers and touching on articles in the issue.
  • CES Show in Chicago
    Report from the Consumer Electronic Show in Chicago. Sinclair dropped price of ZX81 to $99; showed ZX Spectrum. Timex displayed the TS 1000.
  • Changes at the Top of Timex
    Sue Mahoney and Dan Ross laid off.
  • Checking Out Library Computer Lending
    Libraries in the U.S. and Canada are lending Timex/Sinclair computers and accessories to patrons.
  • Color TS2000, 16K TS1500, Modem This Summer
    Timex reports it will begin sales this August of TS2000s with 16K or 48K RAM, color/sound capabilities and bank-switching. The 16K version will sell for $149.95; the 48K for $199.95, says Timex. Both versions contain 24K ROM, including 8K ROM for cartridge capabilities and bank-switching. With bank-switching the computer can potentially use up to 256
  • Computer Lending Grows at Public Libraries
    When librarians at the Connetquot Public Library in Bohemia, L.I., announced in a recent newsletter that the library would soon have three personal computers that could be checked out and taken home, they were nearly overwhelmed by the response.
  • Computer Literacy is a Hit at Timex Sinclair Celebration
  • Computer market is on its way home
    At a seminar for venture capitalists, Fred Gibbons, president of Software Publishing in Mountain View, Ca., reported that 100,000 VIC 20s, Texas Instruments 99/4A and Timex Sinclairs were being snatched off store shelves each month.
  • Computer Workout: TS 2068
    Review of the Timex/Sinclair 2068.
  • Computer-Curious Clog Hotline
    Questions about the TS1000 backed up long-distance phone lines in Middlebury. When the Timex Computer Corporation began to sell the TS1000 in July and then set up a toll-free number in September to handle consumer questions about it, the company office in Middlebury did not anticipate receiving up to 50,000 calls a week.
  • Computerized Dee-Jay
    Explains how one user created a database for 3,500+ records in The Organizer and some techniques he used to compress data.
  • Computers and Confusion
    Two new computers from Timex! That’s good news. The 2000 series is described on page 12. We looked at the 1500 in our previous issue. We’re glad these new machines are with us. Rut having said that, let’s look at the way Timex brought them to us. No sooner had we all bought our T/S
  • Computers Dropped by Timex
    The Timex Corporation, after watching sales of its inexpensive home computers dwindle to virtually nothing over the last year, officially abandoned its efforts yesterday, saying it had determined it could not make a ”reasonable profit” on the machines.
  • Computers follow consumers home
    Drawing considerable retail traffic during the [1982 Summer Consumer Electronics Show] was Timex, which starts national deliveries late this month on its under-$100 TS 1000. Dan Ross, vice president, computer products, told Mart the unit will be on allocation at the beginning. “Having it on allocation allows us to bring some needed order and integrity
  • Connections: Help for Timex Owners
    Games to Learn By, in Williamsburg, MA and run by Marty Warner-Dubay, a former Timex software engineer, is continuing to support the Timex computers.
  • Consumer Electronics Show
    This is where the big stores make their commitments for the Fall and Christmas buying season, so Timex was present with information on the TS1500 and TS2000 computers. The TS1500 is a sleek, silver and gray 9″ x 5.5″ x 1.5″ computer with a Sinclair ROM but with built in 16K internally with the capability
  • Crazybugs and Cyberzone
    Reviews of Crazybugs (Timex) and Cyberzone (Softsync).
  • Dan Ross - Timex
    Mr. Daniel Ross, Vice President of Operations, Timex Computer Corporation, was the second speaker at our Anniversary meeting. He described the Timex company — its relationship with Sinclair Research, its announced computer products, and its plans for a national user group. Timex is the company largely responsible for popularizing the wrist watch. According to Dan,
  • Dear Editor
    Comments on Timex leaving market; question about 64 column mode; thermal paper for the 2040; questions about various programs.
  • Dear Editor
    Comments about Timex leaving market; request for documentation/manuals.
  • December Highlights
    Sue Mahoney presided over a discussion of the state of the Timex computer commuty and Timex Corp’s marketing strategy. Two vendors demonstrated their programs.
  • Disappearing Computers: A Progress Report
    Resources for orphaned computer users.
  • Editor Ramblings
    Gladstone selling Sinclair thermal printer. Gladstone replacement keyboard also mentioned. Memotech GP-100 printer. CAI/40 printer from CAI. Timex demo booths at K-Mart. Winky board. Mistakes in Sept 1982 issue. Run-It Software Club.
  • Editor Ramblings
    Magazine printed with daisy wheel printer. Spectrum micro drives not disk. Sinclair and Timex sales figures. Amateur radio users. Educational software from 2-Bit Software. Program of the month club. Winky Board 2.
  • Editor Ramblings
    Cassettes now come with a loader program. ZX-99 tape control system. T/S-1000 now being sold in U.S. Outside software support to be sold through stores. Kopak Touch-a-Matic, upcoming hardware.
  • Editor Ramblings
    Corrections to programs. Timex T/S-1000 computer sweeping the country. Keyboards from data-assette. Memotech RAM packs. Microdrive from SyncWare. Mindware printer delay. Computer judge assigments made by computer in Chicago. What is VU-CALC?
  • Editor Ramblings
    Mistakes in the January 1983 issue. Sidewinder, a new printer from Mindware. Synchro-Sette tapes bulk produced. CFASTDATA, CFASTDUET from Cosmonics. Printer interface from CRC Software. Timex Computer Club; Ramblings newsletter. New user group newsletters.
  • Editor Ramblings
    Forth for the ZX/TS. Modem in the works. Update on TS 1500 and TS 2000 pricing.
  • Editor Ramblings
    K Mart selling 1000 for 29.97. Price drop for Winky 2. TS 2000 as a business machine. Computech offers educational programs. New 64K RAM packs from Barlog and Gladstone.
  • Editor Ramblings
    TS-1500 news: Timex plans to manufacture a limited number to test market. Timex drops 16K model of TS 2000. Memotech announces MTX-512 computer. Radio Shack MC-10. Micro price war aftermath: Atari and Intellivision have experience mult-million dollar losses. Timex and Radio Shack have show disappointing sales figures.
  • Editor Ramblings
    TS sales below expectations: one source says fewer than 30,000 TS 2068s sold since introduction. TS 1500 cassette signal seems better than 1000. TS 1000 selling for as low as $9.95. Timex tight lipped about peripherals.
  • Editor's Comments
    Krampitz reports on situation with T/S Connections, whether it has or has not taken over service from the Timex repair service in Little Rock, Ark.
  • Educator's Newsletter
    The TEC News is a quarterly newsletter to be published by the Timex-Sinclair Educator’s User Group at Texas Wesleyan College in cooperation with the Timex Computer Corporation.
  • EF's 50 Best Games
    Round-up of the magazine’s top 50. Flight Simulator for the TS 2068 is number 45.
  • Enter
    Timex no lnger in the computer business.
  • Enter
    Queries about taking over the TS2068: Timex reports 20 parties have inquired about the prospect. Sync, TS User cease publication.
  • Events: January 30 - February 4
    A demonstration of the new Timex/Sinclair 2068 color computer and peripherals will be given by Billy Skyrme, director of product planning for Timex Computer, to the South Bay Timex/Sinclair Users Group.
  • Ever Hear of the T/S 3068? (And Other Matters)
    At a recent meeting of the LIST (Long Island Sinclair Timex) user group, the former head of Research and Development department of the Timex Computer Corporation, Billy Skyrme, attended a gave a talk. Mr. Skyrme is currently the president of Psion, Inc., the manufacturer of the Organizer pocket computer. While Mr. Skyrme admitted that he
  • Exclusive Review: Timex Printer
    Review of the TS 2040 printer.
  • Filing and Inventory Systems
    Review of database programs The Organizer (Timex), Home Inventory (Orbyte), Data Storage and Display System (ZX-Panding), Business Inventory Control (Mindware), Inver Inventory Accounting (D. Lipinski) and ZX Pro/File (Thomas B. Woods).
  • For Your Information: Tidbits About CP/M, TS/TC2068, TC2048, ZX81, TS1500 and QL
  • From the news desk: Born-again Timex
    “The Timex/Sinclair computer is about to be born again,” says David Higgenbach, who is trying to negotiate distribution rights to the Timex/Sinclair line of inexpensive home computers, which Timex no longer markets. Higgenbach says he would market the computers under the name Timestar through his company Trinity Magnum. Timex officials confirmed they are at least
  • Game Playing on the T/S 2068: Chess Review
    Review of Chess from Timex.
  • Gozzip
    Sinclair announces ZX-83, Timex the 2000. Timex plans a 3000 for 1984. Mindware printer back ordered for six months.
  • Grimm's Fairy Trails
    Review of Timex’s response to PACMAN. The maze-pursuit game has 6 levels of play, from crawl to very fast.
  • Guest Editorial
    Editor of Computer Shopper weighs in on departure of Timex Corp.
  • Hardware Review: What Hardware Should We Buy?
    Discusses trends and changes in hardware production. For example Sinclair/Timex has stopped mass marketing its computers while others (such as the IBM junior) has finally made its appearance. Strongly advises schools to re-evaluate their hardware purchasing programs in light of these and other changes. (JN)
  • Headlines -- February 24, 1984: Timex Leaves the Market
    Timex Computer Corporation drops out of the home computer market! You read it right. Timex is not continuing with its computer product line.
  • Higgenbottom Rumor #7832 ... Straight Poop from Timex
  • Highlights of the April Meeting
    Sue Mahoney demonstrated “Ator the ABC Gator”. Program synchronizes display of letters with song recorded on cassette tape. Al Spencer reviewed The Parrot by R.I.S.T. Mahoney distributed the first issue of Ramblings.
  • Highlights of the August Meeting
    Brint Jefferis gave a review of ToolKit, available from Gladstone. Burt Fisher reviewed VOTEM. Sue Mahoney demonstrated preproduction models of the TS 1500 and TS 2068.
  • Highlights of the January Meeting
    Introduction of the TS-2000, the Timex version of the Spectrum. Timex has made formal announcement of the TS-2000 at the Winter Consumer Electronics Show (1983) in Las Vegas.
  • History of Timex Corporation
  • Home Computer Crash of 1983-85
    Describes the impact of the video game and home computer crash, fueled in part by Sinclair and Timex’s computers.
  • How educational are the "educational" programs
    Brief overview of effective educational software and review of educational programs from International Publishing, Mindware, Reston, Softsync and Timex.
  • How to Buy a Timex Computer
    “We do not have a primary plan to sell computers by mail. The 800-24-TIMEX number provides referrals to stores,” said Timex VP Dan Ross.
  • I Break for Arcadians: Mazogs
    In this adventure game, your hero is a black shadow in the shape of a man. Keying guides you left, right, up or down in a maze as you search for treasure. The screen shows a tiny portion of the maze. If your figure takes three steps in any direction, a new small area (originally
  • In Focus: Home Is Where the Computer Is
    Overview of home computers; each described according to a standardized terminology. Timex Sinclair 1000 and 2000 listed.
  • Inside Story [Editorial]
    Timex’s withdrawal from the computer market caused publication to pull a review of the 2068 that was scheduled for the previous issue.
  • Is Timestar a Dark Star
  • K-Mart Committing to Computers
    K-Mart announced that 1100 stores will handle the Commodore VIC-20, up from 550 stores two months ago. In addition, a spokesman confirmed that the chain has committed an equal dollar amount (around $10 million) of TI 99/4A home computers. The chain also expects to handle the lower-priced ($100) Timex/Sinclair unit.
  • Key Support Operations Will Stay
    Announcements of support from SoftSync, Byte-Back, Microsync Services, Thomas B. Woods, Banta Software, Kopak. Timex will honor warranties.
  • Large Scale Fun for Small Scale Computers
    Reviews of Keystroke Management (2-Bit), TS Destroyer and Space Raid (SoftSync), Millepede (Axis Software), Meteorites (SoftSync) and Merchant of Venus (Timex/Crystal Computing).
  • Let this software help you run your home
    Reviews and compares four programs specifically designed to help manage money; one to set home files straight (birthdays, recipes, phone numbers, and so on) and one full 16K program just for all those bonus coupons that accumulate.
  • Letter from Timex
  • Lowest Price Yet
    The Timex Computer Corp., with headquarters in Middlebury, CT, has announced the first computer priced under $100. The Timex Sinclair 1000 is compact, lightweight, fully-assembled, and priced at $99.95. Timex supports their computer with optional 32-column printer, telephone modem and 16K memory expansion module. Software for business, education and personal use will be available, according
  • March Highlights
    Marty Warner-Dubay, formerly of Timex and now with Games to Learn By, reported on the condition of the Timex community. Estimated that 45-50,000 TS2068s had been sold by March 1984, 10-15,000 were in Timex’s warehouses and 90,000 were still at the factory in Korea. Dave Wood’s book was cancelled; thinking of self-publishing.
  • March News from The T/S Connection
    T/S Connection “received just about everything from Little Rock” [the Timex repair facility]. Calls to Timex computer department in Connecticut and Arkansas redirect caller to T/S Connection for repairs or service.
  • Mass-marketing computers means shedding the jargon
    The Timex Sinclair 1000 computer, which sells for $99 and hooks up to a television set, has also seen phenomenal sales growth since a giant ad campaign this fall. ”We were receiving 50,000 calls a week on our 800 (telephone) number after we ran our ads in September,” said Daniel Ross, vice-president of Timex Computer
  • Meet the man who clogged up Connecticut's phone system
    Interview with Dan Ross.
  • Mini-Reviews: Timex Sinclair User, Nightgunner, more
    Reviews of Timex Sinclair User magazine, Multi-Program tape from SyncWare, Nightgunner from Softsync, Key Stroke Management and Truth Tables from 2-Bit Software, Inventory Control and Manufacturing Control from Timex.
  • Mixed-Use 4-Pack is a Mixed Blessing
    Review of Powerpack 1 from Timex.
  • Money Talks; Timex Listens
    Timex withdrew from retail sales of home computers and will employ their resource in other product lines.
  • More Software: Educational Software
    Educational software from Softsync and Timex.
  • More Software: Timex Household Programs
    Reviews Home Asset Manager, Home Improvement Manager, Personal Finance Planner from Timex.
  • Mystery clouds Amstrad deal
    The credibility of Amstrad’s deal with Sinclair has been further eroded with news that, far from having “worldwide rights to the Spectrum” as claimed by Amstrad in its announcement to the Stock Exchange on April 7, Portugal and the eastern bloc countries are excluded from the deal. Rights to the Spectrum in these areas are
  • New Computer From Timex
    The Timex Corporation announced a successor to its highly popular Sinclair 1000 home computer, and said the new machine would have eight times more memory capacity than its predecessor.The new machine, called the Timex Sinclair 1500, will hold up to 16,000 characters in its memory and sell for about $80.
  • New From the Boston Blow-Out
    Report on the BCS Sinclair/Timex user group celebration. Notes that Timex showed microdrives, promised to deliver modem in 1984. Other products announced included an 80 column printer, the 1510 cartridge dock and 2020 tape recorder.
  • New Products and Services (Syntax v4 n5)
    New products from Timex, J.V. Kane, Silicon Valley North, ZX-Panding, Computer Engineering Services, M-Ware, W.D. Maples, Kaltek Calculator Technology, J.J. Castillos, Florida Creations, Stuart Software, Laserscan Electronics, International Publishing & Software, 2-Bit Software, LINC.
  • New Sinclair Computer
    Spectrum announcement. Sinclair has also come to an agreement recently with Timex to distribute the computers in North America; the two companies have been in close alliance for some time as the ZX81 and Spectrum are both manufactured in Timex’s Scottish plant.
  • New software announced for the Timex/Sinclair 1000
    Mindware Incorporated, the first company to market a printer for the Sinclair ZX81 and Timex/Sinclair 1000 computers in the United States, recently announced a series of 20 “quick-loading” software packages for the machine. According to Michael Levy, Mindware president, Timex expects to sell 350,000 Timex/Sinclair computers in the U.S. by the end of 1982.
  • New Timex Configuration
    OUT (ROSS): IN(X): NEW: GOTO start: seems to be the BASIC command line issued by Timex’ visionary chairman, T. Fred Olsen.
  • News Analysis
    Analysis of the entirety of Timex and impact of economic factors on all elements of its business.
  • News Flash
  • News From Timex
    Where are the TS2068 manuals? Timex originally produced 200 copies of the manual on a photocopier. As orders outstripped production, the manual was sent to a printer. During the week of July 30, 1000 copies were mailed at bulk rate.
  • News Item
    Timex said Sunday it had shut down its factory in Dundee, Scotland, following one of Britain’s most bitter industrial conflicts of recent years. [Dateline 8/30/93]
  • Newsletter of users of the Timex/Sinclair, no cost for educators
    The Timex/Sinclair Educators Group at Texas Wesleyan College, in cooperation with Timex, is going to publish a quarterly newsletter (The TEC News) dedicated to users of low-cost computers in educational settings.
  • No Faire for Timex
    Timex was not at 8th West Coast Computer Faire.
  • No News About No Deal
    No persons knowledgeable about the bulk sale of Timex inventory or any proposals from any potential buyers were available at Timex. Doug Smith verifies that all computer hardware inventory is sold, and a bulk buyer bought much of it.
  • Now in Canada
    TX Computers Canada (the official name of Timex Computers in Canada) will be launching the TS1000 in Canada this summer.
  • Of Things To Come
    1983 Summer Consumer Electronics Show included representatives from Timex.
  • Outline of the Sinclair and Timex Computers
    Table of the various models.
  • Penetrator
    Penetrator is a fast action arcade-type game written for the Timex-Sinclair 2068. The game is packaged in a neatly styled box with excellent instructions.
  • Perceptions
    The TS2000 series of computers claims an extensive group of features – both hardware and software. The machines feature 24K ROM. The TS2048 has 16K RAM at its disposal while the TS2068 wields a well-utilized 48K RAM.
  • Pinball
  • Plans for T/S 1000 Upgrade
    TIMEX is planning to introduce a new Sinclair/Timex machine to the American market in the near future. It will be an upgraded version of the T/S1000, of which Americans have been critical since it was introduced last year. The T/S1500 will be introduced on June 1. It will have a regular typewriter-style keyboard with movable
  • Portuguese Timex T-2068 Computer & Timex Disk Drive System: A Hands-On Evaluation
    Timex is still in the home computer market—in Europe! When Timex bowed out here in early 1984, their computer manufacturing facilities in Portugal continued their work, primarily, so everyone believed, manufacturing for Sinclair in England. Apparently, this was only partly true. Their research and development department was still at work, perfecting the products only hinted
  • Printer Prices Plummet
    Alphacom recently closed a deal with Timex, estimated to be worth $54 million, to supply printers for the Timex/Sinclair computer line on an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) basis.
  • Production 1500s and 2068s Sold in US
    Early shipments of TS2068s are selling well — Sears reordered 4000 units according to Dan Ross, Timex VP. A few units available at the Boston Computer Society TS Celebration disappeared quickly. Buyers snapped up 1500’s as well. Early tests suggest 1500 compatibility with most peripherals.
  • Publisher's Remarks: Stay-at-Home Micros
    Clive Sinclair has been doing a first-rate job of getting his ZX-8 1 computers into the hands of people interested in learning about small computers. He’s been selling mostly via mail order so far. Starting in July, Timex will take over, selling the small computer through their chain of dealers.
  • Q&A: Dan Ross
    Timex has changed a lot since the days when it used to strap its watches to snowplows for TV commercials. Today Timex is one of the contenders for the brass ring of mass-marketing microcomputer sales. Following last year’s million-selling Timex/Sinclair 1000, Timex recently shipped its color computer, the T/S 2068, a $199 48K RAM computer
  • Q&A: Nigel Searle
    Nigel Searle, managing director of Sinclair Research, came to Boston in May from the company’s home in Cambridge, England, to show the QL Computer to the Boston Computer Society. The QL represents a dramatic leap forward from the old Timex/Sinclair series – which pundits called the “first disposable computers” – and from the Spectrum, Sinclair’s
  • Quote Without Comment
    Timex Computer order form.
  • Reader Input
    Letter about printing to Seikosha GP-100A printer; open letter to Timex Corp about TS2068 software.
  • Recent Happenings
  • REM
    Contact information for Timex and Sinclair.
  • Remarks from The Publisher ... Wayne Green
    The Timex people made some very serious marketing errors. Oh, they got the 1000 into tens of thousands of retailers and sold thousands by mail order. But selling a system to Middle America is a different ball game.
  • Repair Information
    Contact information and pricing for replacement parts.
  • Resources (Sync v4 n2)
    Listing of new user groups, books and other resources.
  • Retail Chains to Offer Home Computers for $100 to $300
  • Review of The Organizer from Timex
    Review of the data base program from timex.
  • Review: Penetrator
  • Review: The Timex Sinclair 1000
    Timex Corporation has joined the ranks of manufacturers offering personal computer by making a close relative of the Sinclair ZX81 under agreement with Sinclair Research.
  • Rumors & Gossip
    Price of the 2068 expected to drop to the $50-100 range since Timex exited the market. As many as 60,000 units were reported in dealer stocks.
  • Rumors Persist, But Still No Deal
    Despite many persistent rumors, Timex says no group has emerged to take over their computer business.
  • Rumour Not Rumour
    Update on Dave Higginbottom; secured $22m loan.
  • September News from The T/S Connection
    Stu Lotwin passed away. Update on David Higgenbottom’s talks with Timex.
  • Sinclair's Quantum Leap in the U.S.
    Sinclair announces QL, intended for availability in the fall. Formerly referred to as ZX-83. Editor predicts exit of Timex in light of advertising and product delays.
  • Softly, softly
    David Kelly talks to Sue Currier, President of the US software house, SoftSync. SoftSync is one of only several companies in America independently producing and marketing software for the Timex/Sinclair machines – material referred to in the US as third-party software. Like so many companies thriving in the home computer boom, SoftSync came into being
  • Software for Defunct Machines
    Companies profit by selling programs for discontinued micros. C. Michael Jacobi, vice-president of marketing and sales for consumer products at Timex, advises that software is available via their direct response ads in USA Today and major newspapers. They offer 25 “pieces of software” for the 2068. Sears and Best Products also carry machines and software.
  • Software Review
    The Home Asset Manager, The Coupon Manager, The Checkbook Manager, The Gambler, and Supermaze, all for the TS1000, reviewed.
  • Software Review: T/S 2068 Checkbook Manager
    Review of the program Timex Computer Corp program for the TS 2068.
  • Some micros may die
    It looks a little like the situation in the U.S., where the price war at the cheap end of the market has meant that both Texas Instruments and Atari computer operations are said to be running at a loss and sales of Times Sinclair machines have been sliding. The T/S problems led Sir Clive Sinclair
  • Some Names at Timex
    Two remaining contacts at Timex.
  • Some Names at Timex
    Contacts of individuals still working at Timex Computers.
  • Some Names at Timex
  • Special Report: 2068 Is Returning to US
    Reports on Bob Dyl’s efforts to bring the Portuguese 2068 to the United States. When Bob Dyl of the English Micro Connection contacted Timex of Portugal to see if he could obtain supplies of their new floppy disk system and 2068 “silver avenger” computer (as so nick-named by the British computer press), both of which
  • Spectrum launch in the States
    Timex, the company that manufactures the TS1000 are soon to launch the American equivalent to the ZX Spectrum. Designated the TS2000, it is basically an upgrade of the British machine, i.e. with some of the bugs ironed out!
  • Strategic Planning for Global Competition
    [Timex] developed with a single product line. In two decades, from 1950 to 1970, Timex expanded to a dominant position in the worldwide wristwatch industry with an inexpensive pin-lever watch engineered for mass production and assemble. Blocked from selling its watches through jewelry stores – the traditional distribution channel – Timex introduced its product in
  • Study forecasts split in personal-computer market
    What does Timex have in common with IBM? Within the next few years both companies may end up leading different ends of the burgeoning personal computer market. Timex has North American marketing rights to a new version of the inexpensive Sinclair ZX81 computer called the Timex/Sinclair 1000.
  • Sue Mahoney
    Article about Susan Mahoney, condensed from an article in The Waterbury Republican American, Oct. 18, 1983. Describes her commitment to the Timex/Sinclair computers, which led to her participation in the Boston Computer Society’s Timex/Sinclair group, organizing the celebration in 1983 and being fired from Timex.
  • Sync Notes
    Discussion of current issue, announcements of Timex Command Cartridge.
  • T-S News
    Eight page booklet appears in December issue of Discover and other magazines. Timex Sinclair Amateur Radio Users Group and QZX newsletter. Product and catalog announcements from Hawg Wild Software, E. Arthur Brown. Hotline and newsletter from Timex. Sinclair Research announces ZX Microdrive.
  • T/S Resources
  • T/S Resources
  • T/S Update
    Updates about product availability from Doug Dewey (Spectrum Emulator), Sunset Electronics, more. Timex sold all hardware, most of software to a liquidator in New York.
  • T/S Update
    Emulator news from Dewey; Pinball available from Sunset Electronics. Timex sold all hardware and software to New York liquidator.
  • Tell Timex Contest
  • Tell Timex Contest
  • The 2040: Efficient, Fast and Affordable
    Review of the printer.
  • The 2068 Super System, Still a Big Future
  • The Chicago Consumer Electronics Show
    TIMEX had a fantastic booth. A number of Muppet-type puppets appeared on a CRT and interacted with a running dialogue with the passers by. Needless to say, large crowds sporadically gathered. When questions were asked about TIMEX products, other CRTs would light up and commercial-type explanations were given. About 10 each of the new TS-1500s
  • The Complete Gamer's Guide for all Timex and IBM PC Users
    Short descriptions of games from Creative Software, HES, Melbourne House, Mindware, Orbyte Software, Reston Publishing, Softsync, Timeworks and Timex.
  • The Computer: A New Tool for the Garden
    Yard Improvement Planner, by Timex Computer Corp. for the 2068, is one of the programs mentioned.
  • The Crystal Ball
    American Express is now selling the Sinclair ZX81 computer, the world’s cheapest micro, through the mail, in a brochure inserted into bills sent to credit card customers. This could well become the most popular computer in history, primarily because of its low price ($150) and also because they have been selling extremely well in England.
  • The Demise of Timex Computer Corporation
    I was one of the first people to learn that Timex was getting out of the personal computer retail market. A friend of mine, who was working there, called me to tell me the news just minutes after she received the word herself. My first reaction was that it was hard to believe, although Timex
  • The Fall Computer Collection At The Summer Consumer Electronics Show
    Overview of computers shown at the 1983 Summer Consumer Electronics Show. Timex showed the 2048 (“48K RAM and 24K ROM”) and T/S 2024 (“24K RAM and 16K ROM”), this time in the Timex case, and the Timex/Sinclair 1500.
  • The Guy From Timex
    Timex planned to manufacture and sell a 3068 computer with 1 meg. of memory, 256 colors, and virtual memory for a target price of $199.95. This was just one of the bits of information that was revealed by Mr. Billy Skyrme, the President of Psion America, formerly of the Timex Computer Corp., during the Feb.
  • The Higgenbottom Rumor
    Timeline of events to date.
  • The New Arrivals
    Overview of the Timex Sinclair 2000 and 1500.
  • The New Wave of Home Computers
    Summer CES. Sinclair showed Spectrum. Timex debuted 1000. Data-Assette showed its keyboard and ZX-99.
  • The Rise and Fall of the Timex Computer Corporation, Part 1: What Happened?
    I don’t know exactly what came to your mind when you heard the news, but as for myself, I experienced the five classic reactions to a death. First denial, then anger, and so on. It crept suddenly up on us all like a trap catches a mouse. We should have seen it coming. We should
  • The Rise and Fall of the Timex Computer Corporation, Part 2: On the Drawing Board
    Throughout the month of January and even into the early part of February, before the bad news had hit, the product planning department at Timex was bustling. Led by director Billy Skyrme, a long time company employee, this division was creating a bit of excitement among TS user groups and in the computer press. Speculation
  • The Timex/Sinclair 2040 Personal Printer
    At $99.95, the 2040 is the cheapest printer on the market designed specifically for the TS1000 or ZX81. Although it is by no means comparable to an 80 column, 8 1/2 inch paper cruncher, its 4 inch, 32 character format is adequate for its intended purpose, to produce legible hard copy of displays and program
  • The writing on the wall
    It is a widely-held belief that whatever happens in the United States will, sooner or later, happen on this side of the Atlantic If that is so, we must view with some anxiety the sudden withdrawal of Timex from the home computer market in the U.S, a withdrawal announced with a somewhat ominous prediction from
  • Things to Come
    Jack Ewald, eastern regional manager for Timex, visted the club and spoke of plans for 1984, including delivery of the TS 2050 modem.
  • Three Software Reviews
    Reviews ZX PRO/FILE, Critical Path Analysis and The Fantastic Music Machine.
  • TIMEX
    This month Timex goes to the Consumer Electronics Show to announce a range of existing new products.
  • TIMEX
    Timex launches TS2040 printer. TS1500 will retail for $99.95. Timex developing more software.
  • TIMEX
    Speculation on TS 2000 features and availability.
  • TIMEX
    News about upcoming products from Timex including the 1500, 2000 and modem.
  • Timex 800 Number Still Active
    Timex says you can still buy 2068s and software from them via their 800 number.
  • Timex buys it up
    Sinclair Research have signed a deal with Timex in America to get the ZX81 sold through some 171,000 retail outlets in the States. Very shortly, lucky Americans will be able to buy ZX81s from the same shops which sell jewellery, perfume and Timex watches. Uncle Clive will get a royalty on all sales under the
  • Timex Developments
  • Timex disc drives arrive
    The latest in the growing number of disc systems for the Spectrum has been launched recently by Timex (Portugal) Ltd. It offers the use of up to four drives, each of which can access up to 140K; only uses two bytes of Spectrum memory — unused ones in the system variables; has a very versatile
  • Timex exec resigns amid company reorganization
    Daniel Ross resigns as vice-president of operations for Timex Computer Corporation.
  • Timex hits at Sinclair
    Timex is selling Spectrums independently due to monies owed by Sinclair.
  • Timex Hits at Sinclair
  • Timex Hits at Sinclair
    Reprinted from the Sunday Times of London.
  • Timex introduces the 1500
  • Timex is in computer field with under-$100 unit
    The computer is a Sinclair design; from 25 to 30 software packages will be offered at first. Next month marks Timex’s entry into the personal computer market with an under-$100 unit the company feels will “break the price barrier we feel has stood in the way of millions of American consumers entering the computer field,”
  • Timex leaves Sinclair without U.S. distributor
    Timex Corporation’s recent decision to stop marketing home computers has left Sinclair Research without a method for distributing computer products in the U.S. It appears that the British firm will not be able to distribute its 2068 home computer in the U.S. The English version of the machine, called the Spectrum, is that country’s most
  • Timex Meets Dave Higginbottom
    Update on Higgenbottom’s effort to take over the 2068.
  • Timex modifies ZX-81 for U.S.
    TIMEX is learning from its close association with Sinclair Research and introducing its own low-cost microcomputer in the States. Selling at $99.95, the Timex Sinclair 1000 is a 2K RAM version of the ZX-81 and is the first computer to sell for less than 100 dollars. The ZX-81 costs slightly less than 150 dollars.
  • Timex needs higher profile
    Magazine still seeking entries to programming contest. Timex absent from the West Coast Faire.
  • Timex News
    Sue Mahoney reports Timex printer is being shipped. Newsletter is being prepared; will be called Ramblings.
  • Timex News
  • Timex News Update
  • Timex of Portugal
  • Timex Plans Computer to Retail at About $100
    The Timex Computer Corporation, an affiliate of the company that introduced the world’s first inexpensive wristwatch, yesterday introduced the first personal computer to retail at around $100.
  • Timex Portugal Coming to American Market!
  • Timex Printer and Modem Info
    Timex’s 40-column thermal printer will be available in Dec.82 for $99.95, says Timex VP Danny Ross. Despite its 40-column format, it LLISTs in screen format (32-col). Ross also said Timex’s new 300-baud modem will be ready first quarter of ’83.
  • Timex Quits But We'll Go On
    Comments on Feb 22, 1984, announcement and user group plans.
  • Timex Quits But We'll Go On
  • Timex responds
  • Timex reveals upgrade plans
    TIMEX has revealed its plans for two new microcomputers, the 1500 and 2048, in the States. The specifications of the new computers were shown for the first time at a computer show in Chicago. The 1500 will be an upgraded version of the TS-1000, the U.S. version of the ZX-81, which has attracted some criticism
  • Timex says it's leaving the home-computer market
    Timex joined the list of home-computer drop-outs with last month’s announcement that it plans to cease production and sales of the Timex/Sinclair 1500 and 2068 color computer. The company plans to continue manufacturing computers and peripherals for other companies.
  • Timex Says No Deal
    Timex says no proposal has been received to take over retail sales of their computers. Judging from newspaper ads, they continue to sell off inventory via mail and phone.
  • Timex shows color computer with 48K for under $200
    Timex introduced its color computer, which has 48K RAM and sells for $199.95. It is the first color computer having at least 48K RAM to list at less than $200. The new computer is a modified version of Sinclair Research’s Spectrum computer, which Sinclair sells outside the U.S. and Canada. The U.S. version, the Timex/Sinclair
  • Timex Shows New Peripherals
    Timex displayed new products at the 1984 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
  • Timex Sinclair 1000
    The Timex Computer Corporation will enter the personal computer market with the Timex Sinclair 1000. Sales will begin in July through the more than 100,000 Timex retail outlets, including computer stores, department stores and chains, consumer electronics, jewelry, and drug stores. This step is the result of an agreement between Timex and Sinclair Research Ltd.
  • Timex Sinclair 1000 sales disappointing
    One blot on the rosy scene of the Sinclair Research financial year was the disappointing performance of the Timex Sinclair 1000 in the U.S. Two factors seem to have affected sales badly, the raging personal computer price war which brought the selling price of the TS 1000 crashing to a derisory $39 and what some
  • Timex Sinclair Celebration in Boston
    To commemorate their 2nd year, the Boston Computer Society’s 800-member Sinclair Timex User Group will bring together TS owners, user group reps from all over and hardware, software, publication and service vendors for a day-long show and workshops.
  • Timex Slashes Price
    Timex lowered their TS1000 price to $69.95 and extended the $15 rebate deadline to April 30. The TS2000 release date is slated for the second quarter but most observers agree this is optimistic.
  • Timex Speeds Up
    Timex has narrowed the TS2000 computers to one model, the TS2068, in an effort to speed up delivery.
  • Timex Stops Clock on Computer Operations
  • Timex Tech Manuals Shipped
    Timex shipped its initial stock of photocopied 2068 Tech Manuals and has orders for its scheduled print run.
  • Timex Technical Manual
  • Timex Tidbits
  • Timex to Market SR Products in North America
    Sinclair just announced a license with Timex to manufacture and retail Sinclair computers, peripherals and software via Timex outlets in N. America.
  • Timex to Offer TS2068 Technical Information
    Timex Technical Memos 1-9 and the 3rd Party Software Guide will be amended, correct and distributed.
  • Timex to Sell Replacement Parts for TS1000
    You will be able to get Timex replacement parts for your TS1000 sometime this spring. Timex repair facility will sell parts and schematics.
  • Timex Update
    Spoke with [David] Higgenbottom about his effort to acquire licensing rights to Timex computers.
  • Timex Update
  • Timex will market Sinclair computer
    At a press conference held in London last month, Sinclair president Clive Sinclair released details of an extensive marketing agreement with Timex Corporation. Sinclair has licensed Timex to use Sinclair technology to manufacture and market personal computers, peripherals and software throughout North America.
  • Timex Withdraws From Home Computer Market
    Timex announced they were abandoning their computer product line as of February 22, 1984.
  • Timex, Sinclair, and the Clones
    At the Winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, there was much fan-fare surrounding the official introduction of the Timex/Sinclair 2000. Dan Ross, Vice-President for Computer Products, and the entire Timex crew were there as well as Clive Sinclair and Nigel Searle from Sinclair Research in Britain. On a much lower key, a Sinclair clone
  • Timex: 16K TS2000 Scrapped; Software Deals
    Timex will produce only 48K RAM versions of the TS2000, called the TS2068, says Timex spokesman Carl Folta. The $199 TS2068 will experience further delays, with release now set for the middle of September.
  • Timex's Marketing Cited for Poor Sales
    Three decades ago, the Timex Corporation made its name by turning wristwatches into commodities, selling inexpensive, reliable timepieces in thousands of drugstores and discount outlets across the country.Yesterday, industry analysts said the same strategy effectively killed the company’s chances in the home computer market. And the company’s traditional secretiveness, they added, greatly slowed the efforts
  • Timex/Sinclair games offer excitement or ennui
    Here’s some more recreational software for you hard-working Timex/Sinclair 1000 (and ZX81) owners. Reviews of Mothership (Softsync), Gulper (HES), Bat-Cage (Timex).
  • Timex/Sinclair News and Tips
  • Timex/Sinclair Sales Drop
    Sales of the Timex 1000 (ne Sinclair ZX81), once the most popular home computer, have plunged. Orders for its new 1500 and 2000 models are far less than projected. Timex, which pioneered the super-cheap home computer and led in the pricing battles, sold 550,000 units in its first five months. Sinclair had sold 150,000 ZX81s
  • Timex/Sinclair Sales Drop
  • Timex/Sinclair success
    THE Timex/Sinclair 2068 has been selling well in the States, despite reports that Timex has had difficulty with the new computer. The machine, which includes a ROM cartridge port and an RS232 interface, has been described as an upgrade of the Spectrum and has a bigger and more manageable keyboard. Better graphics facilities include the
  • Timex/Sinclair TS1000 Software
    Product announcement for IRA Planner, Home Improvement Planner, Punctuation Master, Ator the ABC Gator, Geometry I, Algebra I, Algebra II from Timex.
  • Timexly Tips
  • Timexly Tips
  • Timexly Tips
  • Timexpectations: What Can You Expect?
    What to expect from the magazine and future Timex products.
  • Tips on How to Deal With a Death In the Computer Maker Family
  • To Buy or Not to Buy?
    Reviews of Frogger from Timex, Games Sampler and Mind vs Machine by 2-BIT Software.
  • To Buy or Not to Buy? Hardware
    Reviews of E-Z Keyboard from E-Z Key, Timex 2040 printer, Battery Backup from SyncWare.
  • To Buy or Not to Buy? Hardware
    Review of Timex/Sinclair 1500.
  • To Buy or Not to Buy? Software
    Reviews of the Programmers’ Toolkit and Graphics Toolkit from Softsync, CIOUTIL by Cosmonics, Flight Simulation from Timex.
  • TRS-80 MC-10 'battles' T/S 2000
    The mass-market personal computer battle continues to heat up. Timex and Radio Shack have announced new home computers. Radio Shack’s TRS-80 Model MC-10 Micro Color Computer, retailing for $119.95, is now available in all Radio Shack retail stores now. The MC-10 generates eight colors and is aimed at first-time computer buyers. The 4K capacity of
  • TS 2068 Review
    When I last wrote about the 2068 two months ago, I really didn’t have a chance to put the computer through its paces. I didn’t even have a color TV to work with! Well, now that they are out and I have one, I had better finish that article.
  • TS-2068 Gets Rave Reviews
  • TS1000 in Canada This June
    Timex Canada plans to market TS1000s sometime in June, with customer sales starting in late June or early July. The company projects an initial 100,000 unit release, says a Timex spokesperson.
  • TS1000 Repair Info from Timex
  • TS1000 Service Center and Computer Hotline
    Contact information for both.
  • TS1000 Test and Review
    Syntax purchased and tested the TS1000.
  • TS2000 News
    Along with the TS 2048 and TS 2068 computers, 35 software packages will be released, some on cartridge.
  • TS2050 Modem
  • TS2068 Update
    TS2068s may grace your mailboxes by the end of September. Timex says Reagan’s FCC cuts delayed approval.
  • Two More Drop Out of U.S. Home Computer Market
    Announcements that Timex is pulling out of the computer market after suffering almost $100m in losses. In the wake of that decision, Sinclair will market the QL.
  • Update: Sinclair to be sold by Timex
    Sinclair Research has licensed exclusive North American marketing rights to Timex Corp.
  • Using the Power of VU-CALC II
    More tutorial on using the program.
  • Vendor Report
    Timex will not produce the 2060 Interface, 2065 Microdrive or 2080 printer. Hawg Wild, Tom Woods, Simulsion and Quicksilva will continue support.
  • Vendor Report and Notes
    Updates from John Oliger, Timex.
  • VP Ross Released By Timex
    Dated December 5, 1983. Ross, a longtime veteran of the computer industry, was said to be surprised and shaken by the sudden action.
  • Vu-Calc
    Vu-Calc, developed for the Timex/Sinclair 1000 with 16K RAM, displays a table of 36 columns (numbered 01 through 36) and 26 rows (designated A through Z). Each of the 936 boxes can store up to eight characters, alpha or numeric. The screen displays 27 boxes at a time, three columns by nine rows. The “window”
  • Waiting for Santa: The micro industry looks to the Christmas market
    Timex dealers have even less to smile about. Ken Coach, marketing and sales director of Softsync, told InfoWorld, “The Timex-Sinclair 1000 has petered right out.” Coach hoped that the forthcoming TS 2068, the U.S. version of the Sinclair Spectrum color machine, might share the under-$200 market with Commodore, but saw no prospects for the black-and-white
  • We're On Our Own Now!
    List of user groups, magazines and newsletters.
  • What about Timestar?
    Update re David Higgenbottom’s attempt to purchase rights to TS 2068 from Timex.
  • What the TS 2068 Owner Won't Be Able to Get
    Peripherals planned but not launched.
  • What's Become of the Sinclair-Timex Retail Network
    The canary in the coal mine of Timex’s exit from the marketplace. Price wars and poor retailer experience resulted in less-than-full market penetration.
  • What's In Store: VU-3D
    Review of program.
  • Why a Computer Show?
    Personally, I was tired of hearing “What can you do with a personal computer?” not to mention, “What can you do with a Timex Sinclair?” I knew that through my work with the user group and my contacts across the country that there were a lot of exciting applications. To me it was obvious that
  • Will the marketplace ruin itself?
    Another forum tidbit was that Timex won’t have to pay royalties to Sinclair for the little computer after sales reach 900,000 per year. The firm expects to hit that figure easily.
  • Winter Consumer Electronics Show Report
    Timex’s TS2040 thermal printer will hit the stores this quarter. Timex will deliver TS2000S, the US version of the ZX Spectrum, during 2nd quarter 1983.
  • Wish I Were, Wish I Might
    Timex and Dave Higginbottom exchanged letters preliminary to deciding the terms on which they may want to talk. As of this writing, no negotiations or talks are taking place.
  • ZX-81 taking off in the States
    THE ZX-81 is beginning to take off in the States. An agreement between Sinclair Research and the American Express credit card company has resulted in a flood of orders for the machine. The credit card company sent a direct mail offer to its two million card-holders in the U.S. at the end of May. In

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