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    Posted 6 years ago

    kerry10456
    (208 items)

    Hello Friends and Fellow Collectors. This was a novel idea, but just didn't seem to catch on when they came out.
    In 1971 Helbros designed and produced a "Goofy" wristwatch for Disney. They were designed to run backwards and turn counter clockwise. The Dial markers(numbers) placement was opposite of a normal watch and the hands rotated around the dial counter clockwise. Pretty neat concept for Goofy, as he was always doing thing the hard or wrong way...LOL.
    These Original "Backwards" Goofy watches were a mechanical, 17 Jewel movement, produced circa 1971-72. Even though they didn't seem to catch on back then, There has been a couple of companies produce remakes of these in a Quartz style movement. Pedre and Lorus produced both a gold tone and chrome style and they can be brought for a fare price for a daily wearable wristwatch. This doesn't hold so true with the Helbros. Beings originally these didn't sell as expected and the production numbers were smaller, in comparison to other watches of the era. So now days these are a "Serious" collectors watch. Mind you they're a quality watch with dependable 17 jewel movement that sold for $19.95 in 1971-72. But in todays market they have increased in value well over the inflationary rate, because not many are still around. And you can get a remake, cheaper to use as a "Everyday" wearable piece.
    There are a few "Disney" watches that are on most Character Watch Collector's "Have to Have" list and these are probably in the top 10 on that list. There are a couple excellent examples already posted here on CW, but wanted to share mine with you today.
    Thanks for looking and Wish each and everyone of you all a great day,
    Kerry
    BTW: just added a period correct "Red" original style box for this bad boy....today's been good day at the Horde

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    1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Here's link to geo26e posting of his, Check out George's while your looking, well worth the "TIME" to browse:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/59726-1971-helbros-backwards-goofy-watch?in=1502
    2. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
      That's would take some "TIME" getting use to!
      Thanks for for sharing & have a great day Kerry!
    3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Thanks David (walksoftly)....you bet, be going to lunch at 12 and going back at 1, but typical 1 o'clock position is at the11, so LOOOOOONG lunch, lol
    4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much nutsabotas6, always very appreciated!!

    5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Thanks Sean, ole buddy, very appreciated!!
    6. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      Somehow, I seem to relate to Goofy quite often.
      (!sdrawkcab sgniht od syawla ot meeS)
      Seem to always do things backwards!
      Dave
    7. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      LOL Dave, you didn't need to spell forwards, I read it just fine on the first line, so must have bassackwards syndrome too.
      Thank you :
      Mani,
      aghcollect,
      Trey
      &
      Dave for the chuckles and the support, very appreciated!!
    8. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Dang folks, I'm runningbehind sorry slow with responses,
      Thank you:
      VETRAIO50,
      Mickey,
      Mike
      &
      Karen
      for all the loves you've all shown, very appreciated!!
    9. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Good Morning FortApache, hope all is well, grab a cup of Java and have a seat, Thanks for stopping in, while you're here have that coffee and donut, they're on the house this morning :-)
    10. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Good day Pascale & Michael, Thanks for taking the "TIME" to look into the Horde and share the love, very appreciated!!
    11. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Thank you gargoylecollector & valentino97 for stopping by and showing all the support :-)
    12. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Thanks chawatch, Roy & Mani :-)
    13. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Thank You Lucas for bringing these older post to the top, very appreciated!!
    14. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
      Thanks Rod, always a pleasure to see you've been looking
    15. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Great Backwards story Kerry. Always liked Goofy:))
    16. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
      Thanks roddyq, These are one of those "Die-Hard" collectibles :-)

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