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Posted 2 years ago

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rkmontg342
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Thank you for posting information about this clock. It has been in our family for years and we wondered about its history. These are pics of ours.

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  1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    Hey if kerry10456 doesn't already have one of these, he can no doubt tell you something about it. I do note that Mickey's hands are smaller on this older clock...nice! :). Kerry, you out there or are you playing slotmania on FB again? :D
  2. rkmontg342 rkmontg342, 2 years ago
    Howdy Bruce99, Thanks for responding. Looking forward to hearing from kerry10456, too. Good to hear other's opinions and info.
  3. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    Okay rkmontg342, I'll take a stab at it.

    I think your clock is circa 1940?

    I found one listed online at: http://www.antiqueclockprices.com/wp-content/uploads/auto/2011/11/1144112e4.jpg

    One like yours in mint condition with the original box and papers recently sold at auction for $200:
    http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/6699658

    See Item number: 150717184024 on eBay. The same condition clock and box sold for about $160.

    Without the box, you're probably looking at 40-50% of that, but like I said Kerry's the penultimate Mickey collector.
  4. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    As a matter of fact, if I'm not mistaken a photo of this clock model is what kerry10456 uses for his profile picture! LOL! Yeah, he probably has several of them. Your lead photo is of the movement. Maybe he missed your listing at first glance. He'll probably get around to it. In the meantime, I hope I've helped you with some very general info.

    Take care
  5. rkmontg342 rkmontg342, 2 years ago
    Howdy Bruce99, Thanks for the heads-up. I rearranged the photos. thanks also for the research you did about how much it is selling for around cyber space. Box and inserts are missing, but it works and is clean inside. Do you know, are there many working ones "out there"?
  6. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    Hey rkmontg342.

    I really don't know how rare they are.

    From the little bit of research that I did yesterday, I was left with the impression that this manufacturer/model was very popular and that the same manufacturer had a big hit with the every popular Mickey watches. So my guess would be that there's probably a lot of them still out there. I had very little problem finding a couple of mint examples with original boxes.. etc...but as I said, I don't know, I'm not a collector and would defer to Kerry on that.

    Regards
  7. rkmontg342 rkmontg342, 2 years ago
    okay. thanks again.
  8. rkmontg342 rkmontg342, 2 years ago
    Thanks AR8Jason. I agree. Bruce did good. btw...one of my brothers is named Bruce. When I first saw "Bruce99", I wondered if my brother has a new handle!
  9. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    Thanks guys. I do what I can...until the police drive by!
  10. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Well Bruce has hit the value pretty close, If you had the box and in this condition, it would fetch $175-250. I would say in this condition, it would be worth $75-140, depends on the day. As the date goes, these were introduced in 1947, the first "post-war" Mickey clocks. They (Ingersoll) ran these for 2 years and in 1949 they introduced the "Bakelite" casing. Yours is a very clean collectable, thank you for sharing it.
  11. rkmontg342 rkmontg342, 2 years ago
    Howdy kerry10456, thanks for the info. Guess they have come down in value the past few years. Probably many out there. No problem. We might put it up for sale eventually since we are getting older. Meanwhile, we enjoy it. You have a great site here.
  12. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    Hi rkmontg342, there may be a lot of them out there but I'm sure there are still a lot of Mickey collectors out there too. The movement is pretty good quality for a novelty clock of this type. Brass plates, brass gears that are all accessible.

    I bought and serviced a "Big Bird" alarm clock, circa early 80's, for my adult daughter a couple of years ago (for sentimental "Seasame Street Live" reasons) and I tell you, that movement was not made to service. It was basically a cheap stamped low quality steel unit with some plastic parts thrown in. Plus it was very difficult just to get to the movement! I almost had to use a can opener! :) It works fine now. It ticks pretty loud so she displays but doesn't wind it. I'm glad, because I'd hate to have to go back in to fix something!

    Enjoy your Post War Mickey! (thanks Kerry).
  13. rkmontg342 rkmontg342, 2 years ago
    Good Morning Bruce, That Big Bird clock sounds like it gave you a run-for-your-money, so to speak. The fact you fixed it illuminates your skills. They just don't make things like they used to.
  14. Bruce99 Bruce99, 2 years ago
    Hi rkmontg342,
    Yeah, it might actually be worth something some day because they were made to throwaway. Your Mickey Clock, on the other hand, was obviously built to last.
  15. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    You had ask in comment #5 about how many "working" ones might be out in the world. I would be shooting at the moon, but to find one as clean and bright as yours, I would say less than a 1000.
  16. rkmontg342 rkmontg342, 2 years ago
    Howdy kerry, wow, that is a low number then. Maybe, Ralph and I need to chat about auctioning it. We will see. It is hard to let go of some items. thanks.

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