Back to the Future:
The New "Old" Mickey Mouse Watches
at Walt Disney World Main Street Watches
We returned this weekend from our trip to Walt Disney World. I have about 1500 photographs and two dozen videos to index, sort and prepare for use in stories for the "A World View" blog. But one set of pictures are of a new Disney Parks product line recently introduced at D23 and which arrived at Walt Disney World for display and sale just on the day we arrived. They are a reproduction of the original Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Watches.
They are not cheap (this is Disney of course), with prices between $250 and $300. But if you don't have four figures to purchase an original, this may just be the next best thing. I was very tempted and may just dig deep on one of the classic reproductions on my next visit. I took these photos at the Main Street Watch store.
According to Tracie Alt, Product Developer for Timepieces in the Disney Parks Blog: “We are excited to introduce these classic Mickey Mouse timepieces to Disney Parks in the United States,” explained Tracie. “There is a lot of history that comes with these watches and they are a great tribute to the heritage of the Walt Disney Company. While the watches look like the originals, they were made with modern materials.”
They also had a preview of several other classic Disney watches by Ingersoll at the D23 Expo which featured classic Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck, paired with fashionable designs and planned for a fall release. The picture below is from the Disney Parks Blog.