The Timex Social Club was an American contemporary R&B group, formed in 1982 by students of Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California. The group is perhaps best known for its 1986 hit single, "Rumors" and for being major forerunners of the new jack swing movement.
Originally known as the Timex Crew, members included Marcus Thompson (founder), Gregory "Greg B" Thomas, Michael Marshall, Craig Samuel and Darrien Cleage. By 1986, Samuel, Cleage and Thomas had departed, and both Alex Hill and Kevin Moore were added to complete the group, and the name Timex Social Club was adopted. They specialized in both old school hip hop and the merger of urban R&B with hip hop rhythms, which were later known as new jack swing.