Jillian Robredo, the daughter of late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, is now using her father's watch, which the well-loved public servant was wearing during his fatal crash of the small Piper Seneca into the sea in Aug 2012.
Despite the impact of the crash and being submerged in 55 meters of saltwater for nearly three days, the watch -- a Philippine-made Timex -- is still working, according to Robredo's wife Atty. Leni Robredo.
Timex is known for its water-resistant watches. Although watch labeled as “water-resistant,” a watch is usually not designed for long-term use in water-depths. But one that has the mark “diver’s” may withstand the corrosive effects of salt water.
Most Timex watches are made in the company's factory in Cebu.
Timex has about half a thousand workers in the Timex Cebu, they have been using the most advance bonding equipment from ASM… A World No. 1 Semiconductor equipment supplier with headquarters base in Singapore Yishun.