【tdr0139】The originator of character watch “Mickey Mouse watch” flapped to space?

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Few years before the Mickey Mouse debut, the early 1930 World was in spirit of sanguinary towards World War II. At that time Walt Disney had desire of delivering the dream or message to the kids all around the world through Mickey Mouse so, he came up with an idea of creating Mickey Mouse watch.

So, Walt requested to “Ingersoll”, which is the world fist watch company that mass-produced watch by mold process to create low priced watch that kids can even buy. Then after 2 years of development period, finally Mickey Mouse watch was created.

Although, the watch wasn’t just simply had Mickey Mouse on it, Mickey Mouse’s arms was hour hand and second hand to tell the time and disk form second hand had three Mickey Mouse on it and it moves.

In 1933, it was introduced at Chicago international exhibition for the first time and it gathered huge attraction from public. The character moves on the arm is nothing like other watch, so it received great reputation from adults, not just with kids. It achieved brilliant feat of sold 2.5 million of the watch.

After this watch was called “Moving Mickey” and it made Disney and Ingersoll famous and category of “character watch” was established.

Since that it made improvements and “Mickey Mouse watch” has been loved from people for long time. “John Lennon” was one of people who loved this watch and crew of Apollo 7. Therefore, when the Apollo 7 went to the space “Mickey Mouse watch” went to the space together.

It is also the world first character watch that went to the space.

Walt’s desire of delivering the dream or message to the kids all around the world through Mickey Mouse is one of episodes that can clearly say that it involved adult not just kids.

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