Posted 5 years ago
I'm trying to figure out the story on this watch. I bought it as a teen at a flea market in New Jersey over 30 years ago, and have just sort of had it ever since.
I started researching it recently and I have yet to see anything like this one, so I can't even decide if it's real or a (very old) fake. This is the info I can glean on it:
"Mickey Mouse Ingersoll (c)1933 w.e.d. prod" at the 3 o'clock position. "Ingersoll" in the classic font at the 6 o'clock. "made in U.S.A." very small below the 6. The arms are the classic hour/minute hand enameled style.
Here's where it gets weird. All the pocket watches I've seen have a second hand dial at the bottom, with 3 smaller mickeys in that space. Mine has nothing like that. Instead, Mickey is printed, large, on a clear plastic disc that sits in front of the hands, and this disc rotates as the second hand. The Mickey is the classic "balloon pants", with yellow shoes.
Smooth, indicating manufacture in Great Britain.
The movement says "Smiths" and "No Jewels" and "Unadjusted" in the upper right area, and "MADE IN GT (or GI?) BRITAIN) in the lower area. I don't see any sort of serial # anywhere.
And that's what I know. SO what's the deal with this thing? Some weird one off? A knock off? A rare item? Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks in advance for any help.