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Graphics Up

#1 Post by GLADIATOR » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:04 am

Well after a great deal of effort, the permanent wristwatch display finally received its graphics.

I think its now looking GREAT!

1900s - First Wristwatches and 1914-1918 - WWI
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This is actually the first graphic you would see as you enter into the area.
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#2 Post by vintagehamiltons » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:30 am

Looks great. Good job.
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#3 Post by GLADIATOR » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:52 am

vintagehamiltons wrote:Looks great. Good job.
Thanks Tom
It is the first permanent wristwatch display at the National 'watcg' and clock Museum in America.

124 pieces, many American.

All Americans should be proud

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#4 Post by Findingtime » Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:13 pm

Nice to see Mickey making a cameo! :-)

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#5 Post by GLADIATOR » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:07 am

Findingtime wrote:Nice to see Mickey making a cameo! :-)
Absolutely. First character in novelty watches!
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#6 Post by retroworx » Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:12 am

Forgive (as always!) my ignorance, but where is this display?
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#7 Post by Findingtime » Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:55 am

There were some character watches before Mickey, but he struck the big time! Who knew a mouse could do so much for a company. :-)

I believe the display is at the NAWCC museum in Columbia, Pa.

I'll have to take a ride over this Summer and check it out!

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#8 Post by GLADIATOR » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:10 am

Findingtime wrote:There were some character watches before Mickey, but he struck the big time! Who knew a mouse could do so much for a company. :-)

I believe the display is at the NAWCC museum in Columbia, Pa.

I'll have to take a ride over this Summer and check it out!
Yes it is at The National watch and Clock Museum, Columbia, Pennsylvania. The wristwatch display is permanent with 126 wristwatches from 1900 to present.
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I do not believe there was any novelty character prior to Mickey Mouse, as he was started on a pocket watch (that is also on display), from memory 1936?
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#9 Post by Findingtime » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:26 am

Adam,

Mickey was introduced in 1933.

Many character/novelty watches were made before the Mickey Mouse watch.

A couple are Mary Had A Little Lamb & Ally Sloper.

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#10 Post by GLADIATOR » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:33 am

Findingtime wrote:Adam,

Mickey was introduced in 1933.

Many character/novelty watches were made before the Mickey Mouse watch.

A couple are Mary Had A Little Lamb & Ally Sloper.

Adam
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I did say from memory 1936, so thanks your correction.

I am no expert on Novelty, but that was my 'opinion'. I will check out my research.

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