Friday, June 1, 2012

Did You Know...Mickey Mouse Watch

June 1, 1933
The first Mickey Mouse watch wass sold by Ingersoll-Waterbury - a Connecticut clock maker on the verge of bankruptcy.  The sale of Mickey Mouse watches saved the company!

The first watch was sold at the Chicago Exposition 'Century of Progress.'    The original price of the watch was $3.25, but was lowered to $2.95.

There was also a pocket watch version which sold for $1.50.

Ingersoll made Mickey Mouse watches throughout the 30's, 40's and 50's. In the 60's Ingersoll became US Time which later became Timex.

You can still buy a replica of the original Mickey Mouse watch today for under $300.
I guess it's time for me to go...
Have a Magical Day!!
Donna Kay

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