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In the fall of 1933, Ingersoll made four major changes to the "Original" design of the Mickey Mouse Wristwatch. The first major change was to reduce the #5 & 7 and tuck them under Mickey's knees. The second was to put a pointer mark on the sub-dial. The third was to use the "Deluxe Mite" case, which used a spring-bar to attach the strap or bracelet. And the forth was to change the box design .
Now this may be confusing, but any combination of dials and casings would still be consider a 1933-34. After all the first "Mickey" was introduced in June of 1933 at the World's Fair and by the end of the year, over 9,000,000 watches had been sold. The first watches photo show the new "Deluxe Mite" case with the two styles of bands. The second was sold through the 1934 "Sears" catalog, these were purchase from Ingersoll in 1933. There is one more combination of dial and case configuration, that has the Deluxe Case, large #5 & 7 and pointer on the sub-dial. This combo could have the smooth or Art Deco Basil.
And the final photo is the box #2, known as the "Critter" box. It has Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Horace Horsecollar, Pluto and Clarabelle Cow as the artwork on this box.
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