After a mass of redundancies in the early/mid 80's, many of the departments in Timex factories around Dundee lay idle. To try and attract alternative use for the machinery available, Timex printed hundreds of brochures in various languages to see if they could entice other companies to make use of what the factories had to offer. However, despite the desperate effort, it was all too little too late and they eventually closed their doors for good with the factory contents having been auctioned off.
The above pictures are from these 80's brochures and show a variety of departments when they were still in full flow.
The 3 main Timex factories were at Camperdown, Milton of Craigie and Dunsinane, which in their heyday employed many thousands.
A local saying back then was "Everybody in Dundee knows someone who works in Timex".
So on that basis, there are bound to be some of you out there who will be familiar with the departments in the pictures, or maybe even recognise a friend or relative.
If you need a closer look, click onto the image to view the large versions.
There will be more tomorrow.
Big thanks to Ecky.