Posted 4 years ago
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