What happened to learning what time it was by looking at your watch instead of your phone? How many of you remember your very first watch? Do you remember what kind it was? Was there a character on it? My first watch… ironically was a Minnie Mouse watch, and I even remember the cool red band it had. I guess it was a sign of things to come. Other watches I remember having … well, there was definitely Swatch – you have to love watches that you can switch faces, bands and put accessories on that ultimately make you cooler, or so you think. Don’t get me started on the number of watches I bought when I started working at the Disneyland Resort. Needless to say, New Century Timepieces (currently Fortuosity Shop) was my home away from home and still is. So can I say that I love watches? Yes, I think I can. So, if you’re like me and your love of watches never faded, or if it’s time for you to kick it old-school and attempt to choose a watch to wear on your arm – yes, people still do that, here are a couple of selections I think you should consider.
Ingersoll – Inspired by the first Mickey Mouse watches that were created by the Ingersoll Waterbury Clock Company, these watches feature classic Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck, paired with fashionable designs. Available at the Fortuosity Shop at Disneyland park and Uptown Jewelers in Magic Kingdom Park.
Artisan Watches – These custom, handmade watches are, simply put, works of art. For January, expect to see Mickey rocking a little bit of a different tune as we feature Rock n’ Roll Mickey, while next month we’ll celebrate Mickey Mouse Through the Years, the last in the series celebrating twelve months of Mickey. The artisan watches mentioned above will only be available at the Fortuosity Shop at Disneyland park, but to my fellow East Coast Disney fans visiting Magic Kingdom Park, make sure that you visit Uptown Jewelers to see some of their most recent artisan watch releases they have on hand as well.
Alright gang, I’m just about out of time, so I better go. Before I do, let me know in the comments if you remember your very first Disney watch.