Mickey Mouse, the beloved Disney icon, first appeared on a wristwatch in 1933, five years after his debut in Steamboat Willie. The watch, created by Ingersoll-Waterbury, was such a hit that it saved the Connecticut clock company from bankruptcy—more than 11,000 were sold at Macy’s in New York the first day it was released. It retailed for just under $3.

The watch featured Mickey Mouse in the center, his outstretched, gloved hands rotating around as the hands of the clock. Below, a small circle depicting three mini-Mickeys ticked off the seconds.

Around the same time, Ingersoll also produced a Mickey Mouse pocket watch, which retailed for $1.50, and Mickey Mouse clocks. It has been said that a Mickey Mouse watch was buried in the time capsule during the New York World’s Fair in 1939—a tribute to its influence on culture and style.

Many different styles of Mickey Mouse watches have been developed over the years, from cheap plastic novelty watches to diamond-encrusted, high-end variations. Some feature close-ups of the cartoon character’s face, while others simply state his name in text. Mickey is usually depicted alone, although some watches include his girlfriend Minnie Mouse.

Ingersoll became Timex in the 1960s and produced Mickey Mouse (and Minnie Mouse) Mod Watches with simple straps.

Some of the other notable manufacturers of Mickey Mouse watches include Seiko, Lorus, Chopard, Gérald Genta (which is now owned by Bulgari), Bradley, and Fossil.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

National Watch and Clock Museum

National Watch and Clock Museum

This virtual museum, created by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, lets you stroll through tim… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Discussion Forums

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Antique Ingersoll Us Time Co. Mickey Mouse Mechanical Stem Wind/set Watch Wrist Lot Of Men's & Ladies Wrist Watches- Pulsar-benrus-mickey Mouse-elgin (vt 61) Rolex 6694 Oysterdate Precision Mickey Mouse Men's Watch!Early Usa Made Mickey Mouse Ingersoll Men's Wrist Watch (cab2)Early Usa Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Men's Wrist Watch (cab1)Vintage Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Character Wristwatch Watch DisneyMickey Mouse Quartz Watch Lot.untested,for Battery Or Repairs.2 Working29-pc Lot Of Disney Mickey & Minnie Mouse Jewelry & Watches!Vintage Disney Mickey Mouse Seiko Sports 50 Gold Tone 7n43-9a00 (a4) 9a08 5-barNew In Box Walt Disney Silver Screen Tiffany & Co. Mickey Mouse WatchAntique Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Watch C.1939-1942 Gf12 Kt Child Bracelet Non RunVintage Women's Disney Mickey Mouse Rhinestone Crystal Goldtone Quartz WatchVintage 1930's Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Mens Size Watch Parts/repair Original Ban33mm - Voumard Mickey Mouse 17j Men's Wrist Watch Wdp - Sonceboz SaAntique Us Time Co. Mickey Mouse Mechanical Stem Wind Stem Set Watch Wrist Vintage.1934 Mickey Mouse Ingersoll Character Wristwatch With Original BandSeiko Nifty Ninties Mickey Mouse Disney Limited Edition Watch Box/papersVintage Walt Disney Production Mickey Mouse WristwatchLadies Black Ceramic Collectible Disney Watch Mickey Mouse Mck914 RareStunning One And Only Original Mickey Mouse Adult Stainless Steel WatchVintage Seiko Quartz Mickey Mouse Watch Walt Disney Stainless Steel Mickey Mouse By Lorus Watch Vintage Disney Mickey Mouse Seiko Sports 7n43-8d58 *free Shipping*1930s Vintage Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Pocket Watch Fob Original Nickel PlatedVintage Divers Bradley Mickey Mouse WatchLorus Quartz Disney Mickey Mouse Men's Watch. The Eye Moves Up And Down. Fun!Watches, Etc,14 Swiss Mickey Mouse, Timex Demonstrator, Dr. Scholl, Walkmeter,Vintage Disney Mickey Mouse Special Artist Style Quartz Men WatchVintage Lot Of Mickey Mouse Watches Lorus Disney Estate FindsMickey Mouse Cartoon Watch DisneyMickey Mouse #1 Ingersoll Wrist Watch With Figural Metal Band, 1933Disney Mickey Mouse Diamante Ingersoll WatchBradley Mickey Mouse Swiss Nodder Bobbing Head Childs WatchDisney Mens Mickey Mouse Luminous Accented Stainless Steel Strap Watch Mck-985Ladies Mickey Mouse Watch (dark Grey)Disney Unisex Brown And Gold Mickey Mouse WatchMickey Mouse Pocket WatchDisney Ladies Seiko Mickey Mouse Wrist Watch Very Nice Condititon W/new Batt.Vintage Timex Mickey Mouse Watch For Parts Or RepairMickey Mouse Women's Self Winding Wrist Watch With White Leather BandVintage Swiss Made Walt Disney Productions Mechanical Mickey Mouse Watch-runsDisney Mens Mickey Mouse Luminous Accented Stainless Steel Strap Watch Mck-984Lorus Quartz Walt Disney Wrist Watch Mickey Mouse Black Leather BandLadies Mickey Mouse Watch (gun Metal Grey)Disney Quartz Lorus Get Air Mickey Mouse Watch Playing Basketball (need Battery)Disney Skagen Mickey Mouse Watch Two Time Zones Watch Brand NewNew Lorus/seiko Disney Mickey Mouse Month / Date Gold Plated Watch Roman Numeral1947 Us Time Mickey Mouse Character WatchVintage Disney Lorus/seiko Mens Mickey Mouse Head Shaped Watch Works GreatVintage 1980s Man/ladies Lorus Quartz Disney Mickey Mouse Gold Tone WristwatchDisney Mck961 Women's Mickey Mouse Analog Clear Plastic Rainbow Silicone WatchVintage-musical-lorus-disney World Flags Gold Mickey Mouse Watch-workingDisney Mck861 Women's Mickey Mouse Analog Black Silicone Wrist Band WatchLadies Mickey Mouse Watch (white)Mickey Mouse Happy Birthday Watch /plays Happy Birthday MusicVintage Us Time/ingersoll Mickey Mouse Watch Mens Seiko/lorus Mickey Mouse Quartz Watch.accurate Time. Crystal Is LoosePretty Fashion Design Black Mickey Mouse Quartz Watch Wristwatch-leather WatchVintage Mickey Mouse Electric Watch Mickey Mouse Watch With Rhinestones