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Watch Fobs141 of 2081914 FAM Motorcycle Tour Watch Fob. Sterling watch fob
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    Posted 6 years ago

    geo26e
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    In 1934, with the advent of the Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Watch popularised in the US, the British market was issued its own version of the now famous Mickey Mouse character by Ingersoll Ltd. of London. The 'Balloon Trousers Mickey Watch' the first of two versions depicted a straight legged running Mickey with long snout, red balloon trousers, five fingered hands, proportionately small orange shoes and a seconds disc with three walking Mickeys. The words 'Mickey Mouse Ingersoll' are printed on a glossy paper with 'Foreign printed below the Nº6 - Extract from mickeymousewatches.co.uk.

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    1. geo26e geo26e, 6 years ago
      Thank you Snoopy for the Love click. Very much appreciated.
    2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Got the correct fob also,very nice
    3. guyfrmatl guyfrmatl, 6 years ago
      LOVE this!
    4. geo26e geo26e, 6 years ago
      Thank you pops52, mustangtony, officialfuel, Dave & Manikin for the 'Love' click & thank you Kerry and guyrmatl for the 'Love' click and kind comments. Very much appreciated.
    5. steller steller, 6 years ago
      Bet these are rare
    6. geo26e geo26e, 6 years ago
      Thank you Manikin & Steller for the appreciation.
    7. geo26e geo26e, 6 years ago
      Thank you Phil for the appreciation.
    8. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
      George, Tid-bit trivia info. The words "Foreign" was a requirement for watches produced in Germany for Ingersoll LTD, these movements were made under contract in Germany, between the wars, by the UMF/Ruhla factory and because of this (as with all goods made between the wars in Germany) the dials had to be marked Foreign.
    9. geo26e geo26e, 5 years ago
      Kerry, the UMF/Ruhla is probably a better grade movement than the standard Ingersoll of the same era but a lot more difficult to get parts nowadays and to restore!
    10. Signaholic Signaholic, 5 years ago
      Very cool to see! I didn't even know the English had their own Mickey version.
    11. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
      Perry, I'll chime in, George has a couple different ones of the English versions, there is another 1936 version and matching wristwatches , strictly "English" marketed and distributed. I believe he has them all posted. BTW I just conversed with George and he is sending one of these to me, mailed out yesterday. So now I'm a PROUD owner of one of these also. :-)
    12. geo26e geo26e, 5 years ago
      Thanks Signaholic for the 'Love' and your kind comments! Very much appreciated!
    13. mickey133 mickey133, 3 years ago
      Did they make a reproduction of this watch?
    14. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
      Mickey 133, there is a reproduction of the USA variant, but neither of the early English variants.
      Best regards
      Kerry
    15. thegatherer thegatherer, 3 years ago
      So sweet, love it.

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