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Posted 5 years ago


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This watch was manufactured by Helbros Watch Company in 1971 with licence from Walt Disney Productions. It has a counter-clockwise mechanical movement, hence, the backwards numerals on the dial and the hands are also running backwards. Both Lorus and Pedre have copied this watch using a quartz movement as retrospective tributes. Thanks for looking.


  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    VERY NICE George, LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. geo26e geo26e, 5 years ago
    Thank you BELLIN68, AR8Jason, bobbee & Kerry for the Love and kind comments.
  3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    This is one of the most sought after Disney pieces, make no mistake, this is GREAT, with the box, tag and all the trimming. As they say on the movie ratings............. "Two Thumbs up". Thanks for sharing. Now I'll have to post mine, well you beat me to it, so I'll just look at yours. We don't need two of these posted. LOL
  4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    Sent you a email about a clock you might be interested in.
  5. geo26e geo26e, 5 years ago
    Kerry, we should have 'show & compare' on CW so that we can put ours side by side! LOL Cheers for the alarm clock link, will check it out.
  6. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    We'll have to suggest that to Hunter and the others on the Staff. Maybe that will be the "Next" big change. I guess we could put them side by side, under the new "Save to Collection" feature.
  7. geo26e geo26e, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the 'Love' Dave & officialfuel.
  8. KerryJoy, 5 years ago
    My dad has this exact same watch! It's my fav!! Does anyone know the current market value of this piece?
  9. KerryJoy, 5 years ago
    Thank you, in advance!!
  10. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    @ KerryJoy, I would hate to guess, in this condition(NIB) as Georges is, I've seen them sell for over $1500. I've never seen one sell for less that $500, and that's just a starting point for most of them. In a "used" model, you can look at least $125, and that might get you one, if nobody else see it. These are really sought after and not that easy .
  11. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    @ KerryJoy, I have an old "Buyers" chart from 1980, It's listed in it as selling for $19.95 in 1972 and eight years later it had skyrocketed to quote Good-$37, Very good-$111,Mint-$185 and Mint in box-$225. With that in mind, the mint and mint in box should be 10X after 40 years from the last production of these pieces.
  12. geo26e geo26e, 5 years ago
    Thank you thisoldwatch & blunderbuss2 for the Love!
  13. geo26e geo26e, 5 years ago
    Cheers packrat-place!
  14. douglasgailwilliams, 5 years ago
    hiyah GEO, I think this is the same Goofy that I wore and liked so much back in the sixties and seventies, looking at it now reminded me of how I got used to reading time backwards on Goofy, wonderful memories.
  15. geo26e geo26e, 5 years ago
    Thank you douglasgailwilliams for the 'Love'. It is great fun reading time backwards :-D
  16. watchman02, 5 years ago
    I have both a lorus that runs in reverse and a gold tone goofy head wristwatch both are in exceptional condition. The reverse could use a new band as it's deteriorating.
  17. geo26e geo26e, 5 years ago
    Thanks AR8jason for the Love click.
  18. steller steller, 5 years ago
    i want one :-)
  19. geo26e geo26e, 5 years ago
    steller, check this link Not sure how much it will go for. Thanks for the 'Love' click.
  20. steller steller, 5 years ago
    thanks geo26e will add that to my wish list
  21. geo26e geo26e, 4 years ago
    Thank you snoopy, ttomtucker, Sean & nutsabotas! Big cheers!
  22. geo26e geo26e, 4 years ago
    Thank you Aima for checking out my old posts! Very much appreciated!
  23. crazycharacter, 3 years ago
    Great watch! Thanks for sharing!

    Off topic, but have you seen a Malt Man watch or ad by Helbros? Similar to Bud Man.

  24. geo26e geo26e, 3 years ago
    Thanks Adam and Ken for stopping over and the appreciation. Much obliged!
  25. geo26e geo26e, 3 years ago
    Adam, I have seen plently of Bud Man but not a Malt Man! Helbros probably did an advertising watch for a whiskey company at some stage.
  26. crazycharacter, 3 years ago
    Thanks George. I bought one about ten years ago and I haven't seen another since. I'm sure there are more out there. I've been trying to find an ad for it.
  27. geo26e geo26e, 3 years ago
    Thank you shanmu :-)
  28. geo26e geo26e, 3 years ago
    @ SymonUK, this Goofy backwards watch is unusual because the movement is counter-clockwise 'mechanical' and was only available for 1 year in 1971.
  29. geo26e geo26e, 3 years ago
    Thanks agh!
  30. snowdrop68, 2 years ago
    I have one just like this new in the box, with tags, but it has a different band? were they sold with different bands??
  31. geo26e geo26e, 2 years ago
    Hello snowdrop68, the band on my watch is a aftermarket replacement. Your band is probably the original since is new in a box!
  32. snowdrop68, 2 years ago
    Woo Hoo! Ok.. Now.. What do I do with it? How much is the orginal worth?? Is anyone interested in buying Thanks <3

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