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  1. JasonMiller

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    I think I remember back in the early 80's the California Disneyland having a genuine Rolex Mickey mouse watch in the watch shop on main street. Last time I was there the store clerk told me that Disney licenses their name to high end watches for the shop however the shop was filled with a bunch of quartz mickey watches..

    Has anyone ever seen the Rolex Mickey mouse watch? I tried looking for pics online but couldn't find any....
     
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  3. GuyIncognito

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    I know someone who has one (he bought it in the time frame you mention, early-mid 80's). haven't seen him wear it in a while but I remember it was as tasteful as a Mickey Mouse Rolex could possibly be.
     
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    Yeah, I think that's it... I guess unlike the vintage mechanicals and new quartz mickey watches the hands weren't Mickeys arms..
     
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    Its my understanding that all real Mikey dials were presentation pieces by Disney. Be careful, lots of redials.

    -dsd
     
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    The original one I remember seeing had a tiny Mickey on the dial.
    Nothing like these large ones pictured.
    IIRC the mickey was about 2 times the size of the date and positioned between center of the dial and the date
     
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    I was just in Carmel (CA) this weekend and their local Rolex dealer (Fourtinaine?) has a pre-owned one (s/s & gold) for sale.
     
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    I saw a guy wearing one at Universal Studios. I gave him a hard time, and asked if he was spying.
     
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    Thats funny reading Rolex and Mickey Mouse in the same sentence.
     
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    well i think if rolex did make one, it sure would be worth something since its so hard to find..
     
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    To each his own I guess:)
     
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    Does this watch increase your chances of decoding the mysteries of the bloodline of Christ and the Freemasons? :D
     
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    Why would anyone make a Mickey Mouse watch and not use Mickey's arms as the hands of the watch.
     
  23. lil squid

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    Because it makes it Goofy!

    :D
     
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    LOL!!! hahaha..that's great.
     
  25. funkstar

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    Rolex never made a Mickey Mouse watch.

    Companies bought Rolex's and had them redialled with the Mickey Logo. You may be looking at a real Rolex but the dial is very much not Rolex.
     
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    Do you have any sources to support private redials vs Rolex doing custom work in the 60s?
     
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    idiotic thread.
     
  28. damian in nj

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    Not true. Rolex had a corporate department that would make special order watches with company logos-usually for service awards. Domino's Pizza dialed Rolexes are not that uncommon.

    Rolex hasn't done this since the late 70's though.
     

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