The first Mickey Mouse watch was designed by August Shallak and manufactured by the Waterbury Clock Company under its Ingersoll brand for sale at the 1933 Progress World’s Fair in Chicago. There were two models – a children’s wristwatch which sold for $3.75 (later reduced to $2.95) and a pocket watch which sold for $1.50. The watches featured Mickey with gloved hands indicating the hours and minutes and a small dial with three tiny Mickeys indicating the seconds; the wristwatches had a leather band decorated with an image of Mickey. Although they were quite expensive for the time (the middle of the Depression), 900,000 watches were sold during the first year, saving Waterbury from bankruptcy.
Mickey Mouse watches have been made by a variety of manufacturers ever since 1933, although for a period during the 1960s only the words “Mickey Mouse” appeared on the dial.
Following the success of the Mickey Mouse watch, almost every other Disney character has appeared on watches – sometimes by themselves and sometimes with Mickey. One of the most collectable is a 1972 Goofy watch, manufactured by Helbros, which his the numbers in reverse order and Goofy’s hands moving backwards to show the time.
Since 1983, Disney Stores have given free watches with the purchase of animated classic videos.
Disney watches available now
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Limited Edition “Race To Witch Mountain” Wrist Watch- Brand New
on January 22, 2020 at 2:29 am
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AUTHENTIC ORIGINAL DISNEY THEME PARK MICKEY MOUSE WATCH NIB LEATHER BAND
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Disney Pixar Bug’s Life Printed Strap Green And Gold Watch NIB beautiful
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Disney Watch, in original box,new,never worn, will fit child / lady circa 2006
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Mickey Mouse Watch Ingersoll VINTAGE Runs back marked US Time
on January 21, 2020 at 1:26 am
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