NWA - 1971 Timex Electric Mickey Mouse!

It's not easy to find the perfect Mickey Mouse watch! Most are too small, too old, too crappy, too expensive - even Lorus have gone up in price! But when this one popped up on Ebay, I immediately clicked the "BUY" button. Not only does it have a decent 36mm grown-up size, not only does it have the iconic Mickey with moving arms, not only was it recently overhauled - the seller even posted pix of the disassembled movement - - it's also an ELECTRIC!! How cool is that! For those who don't know: a Timex Electric movement is basically a standard mechanical movement with cogs and all, but instead of a spring, it has a battery that powers a little magnet coil to swing the balance. No electronics, just a simple contact switch.

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Super happy with this one. Next thing to do is put the original plastic strap away safely, and put it on a bund strap. 

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I was so happy for you until I read those last few words.

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OscarKlosoff

I was so happy for you until I read those last few words.

A fuzzy green Oscar The Grouch strap, then? :D

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OscarKlosoff

I was so happy for you until I read those last few words.

Actually, a bund strap will help to preserve the base metal of this already vintage-watch case by acting as a buffer from the oils in his skin.  Practically, it's not a terrible idea (although I can't say the same from a fashion perspective).

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How cool is that!

Really cool! Had never heard of that. Thanks, except now that I looked up this genre on eBay and found a backset Timex Electric, I have another watch to add to the wish list! No crown? Where is it? I’ll never tell…

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JBird7986

Actually, a bund strap will help to preserve the base metal of this already vintage-watch case by acting as a buffer from the oils in his skin.  Practically, it's not a terrible idea (although I can't say the same from a fashion perspective).

That was the idea. The original is super flimsy and brittle with age too. Besides, what's wrong with a bund, fashion-wise? When that watch was built, they were all the rage.

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ElTomstro

That was the idea. The original is super flimsy and brittle with age too. Besides, what's wrong with a bund, fashion-wise? When that watch was built, they were all the rage.

Mickey on a Bund?  I dunno...

The only Mickey I have currently needs a full-on restoration:

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Given that it dates to 1939 though, I can't complain about the condition.

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That's a great find. I've been looking for something similar, but whenever I do, it seems like something gets in the way. I'll probably just need to have a few drinks and head to eBay 🍻

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erikswrist

That's a great find. I've been looking for something similar, but whenever I do, it seems like something gets in the way. I'll probably just need to have a few drinks and head to eBay 🍻

Welcome to a whole new rabbit hole! :)

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ElTomstro

Welcome to a whole new rabbit hole! :)

Yeah, thanks a lot 🥺

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erikswrist

Yeah, thanks a lot 🥺

At least it's not a costly one :)