Lorus Mickey Mouse Watches

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2015-06-26 10:37:50

Lorus Mickey Mouse Watches are watches featuring the Disney character Mickey Mouse, produced by the manufacturer Lorus.

Brief history and description

Lorus Mickey Mouse watches are considered to be one of the most highly collectible brands of all Mickey Mouse watches, (other manufacturers of the Mickey Mouse watch include Seiko, Bradley, Fossil and Chopard, to name a few).

The Mickey Mouse wristwatch first appeared on the market in 1933 (which was five years after the release of the popular Steamboat Willie wristwatch), and was originally created by Ingersoll-Waterbury.

Lorus (a division of Seiko) was established in 1982, and first started to manufacture the Mickey Mouse watches from 1986 until the late 1990s after Seiko was awarded with the license to manufacture Disney Watches in 1986.

Guide for collectors

Lorus Mickey Mouse watches that are sold as a complete matching set are considered to be the most rare and valuable. Lorus Mickey Mouse pocket watches are also considered to be rare.

Restoration of a Lorus Mickey Mouse watch is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring a Lorus Mickey Mouse watch may decrease its value.

For more information regarding Lorus Mickey Mouse watches, visit Lorus Watches.

Value

Lorus Mickey Mouse watches

Lorus quartz Mickey Mouse watches are worth around $25.

A Lorus unisex Mickey mouse watch is worth around $70.

Tom Harris Auctions in Marshalltown, Iowa sold:

  • A set of ten Mickey Mouse watches including six Lorus quartz watches, two Japan quartz watches and one Lorus quartz Minnie Mouse watch for $100 in October of 2006.
  • A set of 23 character wrist watches (the majority of which are made by Lorus) including ten Mickey and Minnie Mouse wrist watches, a Barbie watch, a Donald Duck watch, a Tweety Bird and Bugs Bunny watch, and many others for $150 in October of 2010.
  • A Lorus quartz-type Mickey Mouse wristwatch with Japanese-made movement as well as a Bradley Mickey Mouse pocket watch for $20 in April of 2010.

Lorus Mickey Mouse pocket watches

Hong Kong Auctions Ltd in Hong Kong sold a Lorus Mickey Mouse pocket watch for $25 USD in March of 2007.

Harrison Auctions Inc in Cape Coral, Florida sold a Lorus Mickey Mouse pocket watch for $60 in October of 2008.

(All values based on auction results from Liveauctioneers.com)

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