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Mickey Mouse Watches31 of 2641937/38 "Oddity" Ingersoll Mickey Mouse WristwatchThe Differences in the Blue Box Mickey Mouse Watches 1935-37
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    Posted 3 years ago

    kerry10456
    (206 items)

    Hello Fellow Collectors and Visitors. I was talking the other day about the differences in the early Mickey Mouse watches and thought I'd just show them to you. There are small changes in the 1933 Mickey watches and I'll try and explain.
    The first issue made it's debut in May of 1933 at the Chicago Worlds Fair and has a wider Mickey, larger #5 & 7, no pointer indicator on sub-dial and wire-lug(Mite) case design. Plus boxing was unique to those watches.
    The second issue was produced somewhere around August 1933 and everything was same as first issue except the dial....Mickey was thinner, #5 & 7 were made smaller, tucked under Mickey's knees and introduction of the pointer indicator on sub-dial. Note: this particular watch I have came from a very prominent Auction House owner, who made several trips to Disney Studios, back in the 1970's to pick up artwork to be auctioned off. He told me the watch was acquired from one of the original Disney artist staff, who had helped in the remake dial design and this was his personal watch.
    And finally the third variant was produced from Oct 1933-Oct 1934, These 3rd variants had a sturdier case(Deluxe Mite) with spring bars to attach the strap or bracelet, smaller # 5 & 7 and pointer indicator. Note the boxing was also change out to what is called the "Critter" box and has several of the early Disney characters placed all around the box.
    I hope I didn't leave out any details, but being a "Senior", I might have...LOL
    Thanks for looking
    Kerry

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    1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank You Michael, very appreciated!!
    2. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 3 years ago
      So am gonna have 2 post a piccy of mine and you can tell me what I own ha ha . Simply lovely Kerry thank you .
    3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank you Vonsboy and Caperkid for stopping by, always deeply appreciated!!
    4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Hello Wandlessfairy, Thank you and I can try and tell you something about yours. One thing for sure, I bet it's a great watch.....It's a Mickey :-)
    5. Nicefice, 3 years ago
      Nice watches...lots of good info....now...can you please repeat that? jk
      Thanks for posting!
    6. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      LOL Kurt.... it was hard enough the first time..... Thanks again for all the chuckles and support, very appreciated!!!
      BTW, it's Friday....are you ready for that Pop Quiz I mentioned earlier this week?
    7. Nicefice, 3 years ago
      Nope...too late...the recess bell already rang.
      Time for R&R :)
    8. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Okay Kurt, I'll let it slide....this time. Have a great weekend :-)
    9. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank you EJW-54, always deeply appreciated. Have a great and safe weekend!!
    10. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank you Lucas, and hope all is well!!!! Wishing you a great and safe weekend
    11. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank you usedcarlady for the support, very appreciated!!!
    12. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank you shawnicus and ttomtucker for stopping in and showing the support, deeply appreciated!!
    13. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Good Evening PhilDMorris, Thank you for the loves and support, deeply appreciated!!
    14. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank you FortApache, always very appreciated!!
    15. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank you Mickey, always great to see you've been looking!!
    16. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much farmlady for all the support, always appreciated!!
    17. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank you Mike(mikelv85) for stopping by and sharing the loves, very appreciated!!
    18. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank you Dave(Daddy_Nobucks) for all the loves, deeply appreciated!!
    19. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Hello Mani, thanks for all the loves, BIG hugs :-)
    20. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank you Thomas, great to see you've been looking :-)
    21. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank you melaniej for stopping in and sharing the loves, very appreciated!!
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      I love 'em all Kerry!! Awesome information as well!
    23. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thanks jscott0363, Wishing you and yours a great weekend :-)
    24. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank You mtg75 for stopping in and showing the loves, very appreciated!!
    25. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank You mikelv85, always deeply appreciated!!
    26. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank you Longings for stopping by and sharing the loves, very appreciated!!
    27. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank you chrissylovescats and Sean for all the loves and support, very appreciated!!
    28. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank You ttomtucker for sharing the loves, very appreciated!!
    29. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank You:
      crswerner,
      Beachbum58
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      vintagelamp
      for dropping in and sharing the loves!!!!
    30. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank You Pascale and beyemvey for stopping in and showing the loves, deeply appreciated!!
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      Thank you AntigueToys for all the loves and support, deeply appreciated!!
    32. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank You
      Peasejean55
      and
      egreeley1976 for stopping by and showing the loves, deeply appreciated!!
    33. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Thank you sugargirl for all the loves and support, very appreciated!!
    34. Kingpin61 Kingpin61, 2 years ago
      Thanks for providing this clarification!!! I just purchased a World's Fair Edition Mickey Mouse Watch. Mine has the deco case, wire lugs, and smaller 7 and 5. I was growing concerned that maybe the dial had been switched out; but from your explanation, I think that mine is likely just the 1933 later model. Question: I am about to have it serviced, it is running a bit slow. The face on the watch is in great condition, but it is slightly yellowed. It appears more or less yellow depending on the light. Should I leave it alone or have them work on it? The bracelet is also a bit dull. Is it ok to polish it to bring back some of the luster? Let me know your thoughts.
    35. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
      Kingpin61....first congrats on new Mickey. The yellowing of dial is okay...do not try to clean...the pantina is normal
    36. Kingpin61 Kingpin61, 2 years ago
      Ok, Thanks a lot!!!
    37. Kingpin61 Kingpin61, 2 years ago
      Kerry - Question: Where would you recommend I go to find the leather strap with metal clip band for this watch?
    38. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
      Kingpin61...good luck finding an original....they are getting very few and far in between. And don't know of anyone producing replica.. Sorry couldn't be any help
    39. Kingpin61 Kingpin61, 2 years ago
      No problem...I thought it would be difficult. You have an incredible collection and your posts are very informative!!!!
    40. Kingpin61 Kingpin61, 2 years ago
      Kerry-Question: I was thinking about servicing my 1933 Worlds Fair Watch. As mentioned before, I just purchased it and it is running a bit slow. I spoke to the seller and he told me he lubed the pivot points, etc. within the past year. He said he wouldn’t recommend doing anything to the watch at this point because it is all original and the watch wasn’t designed to be extremely accurate. He said if it stops running or starts losing 4 hours a day, then he would consider servicing it. But if is losing a few minutes an hour, he suggested just resetting it as needed and not worrying about it. What are your thoughts?
    41. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
      @Kingpin61...I would agree with the seller to some degree...these watch movements a not a jeweled piece but are fairly reliable... + or - a few minutes a day can be achieved. I would wear the newer reproduction jeweled piece for reliable eveyday wear and save the original as either an investment of collection. The original is 85 years old...sold new for $3 and now a pristine example is between 300 to 1000 depending on condition and extras. As a side note...I have seen the Worlds Fair Mickey in original box with all extras bring $4000 in an online auction...just saying
    42. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
      @Kingpin61...let me clarify last comment. Owning an original 2nd issue Mickey watch is like having a classic automobile in your garage. You want it to be pristine and reliable...but it's not your daily driver. Just because you really don't want the wear and tear that daily usage will involve. I have worn my out and about on those special occasions...but is more about having this piece of history than just a watch...to me anyway.. I have several thousand timepieces and find that my rotation of most worn is about 7 or 8 watches....my #1 most worn watch is a mid range Seiko from the 1970's. But again I will strap on any of the "Horde" on my wrist and wear from time to time
    43. Kingpin61 Kingpin61, 2 years ago
      Thanks a lot Kerry!!! I think I will hold off servicing it for now, see how it runs, and go from there. I don't have as many watches as you. I tend to wear one for a while, put it away, and wear another one. Lately, I had been wearing exclusively new watches of mine until I saw a co-worker with a beautiful vintage timepiece on. That gave me the fever to wind up several of my vintage ones and see how they were doing. I had a Mickey Mouse Pedre that I got when they first came out, went to have the battery replaced, and the jeweler said it wasn't working anymore (he said the old battery was probably left in too long). That's what got me looking for Mickey's again and here we are today...Thanks for all your time, patience and wisdom. I truly appreciate it!!!
    44. Kingpin61 Kingpin61, 2 years ago
      Kerry - I found out why my watch is loosing time. It intermittently stops ticking. If the watch is lying flat, it ticks and keeps pretty good time. If I wear it and hold it at an angle, like I am trying to read the time or have my hand on the side of my face for example, it stops ticking sometimes. If I shake the watch a bit or rest it flat again, then it will resume ticking. Given this revelation, I am thinking about having it serviced. I plan to wear it frequently enough to where I would like it to keep better time. With frequent movement while wearing it, it tends to loose about 10 to 15 minutes per hour. Please let me know your thoughts.
    45. Kingpin61 Kingpin61, 2 years ago
      Kerry, question for you: would you say the 2nd edition Mickey Mouse Ingersoll World's Fair watch originally came with a "low dome" crystal or a standard dome crystal?

      Thanks!

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