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    1934 Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Ingersoll

    I've just won an early 1934 Ingersoll Mickey Mouse watch! At 77 years old, do you think the leather strap will still be wearable?

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    Re: 1934 Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Ingersoll

    real mouse leather, I hope!

    Great find...and with the box!

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    Re: 1934 Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Ingersoll

    Yes - terrific. Not too cheap I imagine.

    I'm sure that there are members who have some expertise re treating old leather - but not me. Some of the old straps I've had have been very dried out and brittle; others shed the top surface in little flakes. It looks like its had very little wrist time so far.

    Relevant links:

    http://www.mickey.mouse-watches.com/

    http://75yearsfortheinegersollmickey.blogspot.com/
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    Re: 1934 Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Ingersoll

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy the Squirrel View Post
    I've just won an early 1934 Ingersoll Mickey Mouse watch! At 77 years old, do you think the leather strap will still be wearable?
    sellers pics
    Great find. At 77 years the leather will likely be dried from sweat and age. Sadly there is no repair. Just keep the watch as is and don't use the strap.

    Here's some interesting information that you may already have.
    http://75yearsfortheinegersollmickey.blogspot.com/
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    Re: 1934 Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Ingersoll

    Thanks guys, i'm told that the mickeys are fairly easy to transfer to a new strap so it shouldn't be a problem

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    Re: 1934 Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Ingersoll

    I wonder if anyone is making reproduction straps that could be pressed into service for wear.

    The character watches seem like a lot of fun to watch and wear. I have a later Bradley pie-eyed that was a desk companion for some time and now needs a real service.

    I wanted to post in regard of leather care products and I have been very impressed with Pecard leather dressing.

    www.pecard.com/

    It may not be suiting to applications for some collectibles but the stuff does amazingly great work of rejuvenating dry leather. I was prompted by fellow arms collectors and I had fabulous results with a leather sword scabbard that is more than two centuries old. Similarly old grips and some less veteran have done nice things for me.

    I love the second wheel of the old Mickeys

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    Re: 1934 Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Ingersoll

    Do any of you know how to remove the stem from these Ingersoll hand wound pin lever caliber mechanisms? I've got a 1935 Mickey Mouse that looks to only need a total cleaning and oiling, but I don't see how to remove the stem to get the mechanism out of the case?

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    Re: 1934 Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Ingersoll

    Quote Originally Posted by jimtone View Post
    Do any of you know how to remove the stem from these Ingersoll hand wound pin lever caliber mechanisms? I've got a 1935 Mickey Mouse that looks to only need a total cleaning and oiling, but I don't see how to remove the stem to get the mechanism out of the case?
    Can you post a good pic of the movement?

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    Re: 1934 Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Ingersoll

    Quote Originally Posted by radger View Post
    Can you post a good pic of the movement?
    I can if OP can not
    I databased a few of these for NAWCC Museum and of course with pictures.
    Just go to the wristwatch database --> Mickey Mouse or Ingersoll.
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    @ Andy
    I believe you date the originality of these by the the bend of Mickeys knees over the 5 and 7.
    I forget the correct way (but can check)
    Nice piece and leave strap as it is.

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    Re: 1934 Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Ingersoll

    Here is the earliest Mickey watch advert I have found.
    Dates to June 10, 1933 just two weeks after the release at the World's Fair.

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