Posted 4 years ago
Hello Fellow Collectors and Visitors. A few days ago I posted the #1 issue Mickey Pocket watch and told about the differences between it and the rest to follow.
This is the wristwatch variant from the Chicago World Fair where the Mickey Mouse watch made it's debut. The bezel has an Art-Deco design, the casing is a wire-lug style, the #'s 5 & 7 are linear in size to the others on dial, no pointer indicator between the smaller Mickeys on the sub-dial and finally the boxing is unique to the first issue. These watches were produced from May 1933 until the Disney Company decided to revamp the dial, casings and boxing to be more children friendly. The new case was more sturdy, the # 5 & 7 were relocated under Mickey's knees to make placement correct and an indicator on the sub-dial to read the seconds scale. The boxing was changed to what is now called the "Critter" box, which included several of the main Disney characters of the day. These changes took affect for the "Fall" issue in Retail sale of 1933(Approx. Sept-Oct).
The pocket watch and Wristwatches with this design style are truly the "First" issue Mickey Mouse watches..... that started all the craze.
Thanks for looking and hope you enjoyed hearing the story and the watches from my "Horde"