Posted 3 years ago
I've got a relatively small collection of character watches and I mainly like early stuff (1930s through 1950s). Recently, I've been obsessed with early Mickey Mouse watches. I've been on eBay as a collector since December 1997, although my watch collecting has been more recent (I used to collect George Washington related memorabilia...). My approach has been to google things, and follow auctions and study the best I can using internet resources...
I was wondering if anyone could recommend any reference books on Mickey Mouse watches? I have the Hake book on Mickey Mouse Collectibles. I also have The Mickey Mouse Watch by Heide and Gilman and have been disappointed at the lack of detail. It doesn't even distinguish between early 1933 Mickey Mouse watches with wire lugs and later ones, or even mention some of the distinguishing characteristics of the earliest ones, like the size of the 5 and 7 or the second hand three Mickey's without the pointer, much less the wire lug case. I also have Character & Novelty Clocks & Watches by Jim & Merlyn Collings, which is useful, although the pricing in it seems a bit crazy.
Anyway, I'm hoping for something with more detailed information. Any suggestions would be appreciated...