Original Mickey Mouse pocket watch 1933
Everyone knows the Mickey Mouse watch. Probably quite a few people own one. The Mickey Mouse watch is ubiquitous because it is so charming, a little piece of Americana that you can wear on your wrist. The interesting aspect of the Mickey Mouse watch is how long it has been around. It was originally introduced at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1933.
Walt Disney and the Ingersoll Watch Company worked out a deal and came up with the idea of the Mickey Mouse watch. It resembled the watch that we all know today with Mickey on the dial using his arms to tell the time. It was a cute watch and quite popular. It was so popular that the venture between Walt Disney and Ingersoll lasted decades and also produced other Disney character watches.
Ingersoll's Mickey Mouse pocket watch 2014, in silver tone
Today Ingersoll is working with Disney once again and producing a Mickey Mouse pocket watch. These pocket watches have the same dial design from the original 1933 watch. An art deco style Mickey graces the dial and his arms still tell the time. A sub-dial located at the bottom of the watch has three little Mickeys running in a circle. How awesomely cute is that?
Even the back of the watch is cute, Ingersoll Mickey Mouse pocket watch
I’ve had the opportunity to see these pocket watches while visiting JCK. They have a solid stainless steel case and 17 jewel movement so you know you’re getting a quality product. Times have changed so the technology that goes into this pocket watch is a little better than the original 1933 model, but don't worry, the new Ingersoll pocket watches retain all the charms of the originals.
Mickey Mouse wrist watch from back in the day