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  1. little_sam at |

    Ummm … shouldn’t the Mickey Mouse watch be somewhere on this list somewhere? I think it should. Believe it or not, I still have an original Mickey Mouse watch from the 1950’s. I have heard that these things can be worth a good deal if they are in working condition and you still have the original box. Unfortunately mine does not work and the original box was discarded years ago. In any case, I think the Mickey Mouse watch should be on this list somewhere.

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    1. Dan Callis at |

      I did state the list is open to interpretation and was my personal selection! There’s no such thing as a definitive list if based on opinion!

      Do you mean the one with Mickey’s hands as the actual clock hands? My Dad had one, although I don’t think it was a 50’s one. If so I did debate adding it to this list, but it is more of a novelty design than a toy. I compare to to saying a novelty kids drinking cup is a toy; aimed at kids yes, but not something that you can have much fun with!

      Dan.

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      1. little_sam at |

        Yes the watch I was thinking of is the one where Mickey’s hands are the watch hands. At least I understand now why you left it off your list. In my opinion the Mickey Mouse watches of the 1950’s where some of most iconic watches designed for children. I can understand why you do not think they should considered as “toys”. I guess it all boils down to what one considers a “toy”. Thanks for your explanation in any case.

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  2. Jezzika at |

    I had a pokémon watch (and I’m a 90’s girl) but not that one. It was huge, yellow, played pokémon videos, did pokémon creature searches, and told the time! I loved it, but it made noise so I teacher took it from me and I’ve never seen it since =[ haha

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    1. Dan Callis at |

      Was it the C-Watch by any chance?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fCsd06l1Ws

      I did mention the franchise but didn’t use the Pokemon model as an example!

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  3. FMH at |

    Those remote control TV watches actually did work, I saw it several times at school. I guess you had to tune them to the TV first, but I don’t know since I never owned one.

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  4. John at |

    I still have my old Transformers watch.. The watch is better than that cheese-grater Megatron..

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  5. Moi at |

    Don’t retro and “of all time” contradict one another? :P Other than that, good list.

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    1. Dan Callis at |

      I’ll be honest, I just wanted the Kayne reference. It makes blogs sound 8 times more readable! Glad you like it.

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  6. Cras at |

    A friend of mine had one of those remote control watches and yes, it worked like a charm. This one even had a learning function, so you could point your remote to the watch and that way you could add more and more remotes. The best though; in an amusement park we used to go to a lot there was this shooting range, where you could shoot things that started moving (a pianoplayer, chickens, the lot). We figured that the guns might be working with infra-red, so we pointed the gun at his watch and lo and behold, it worked!! The beam that came from the watch was in a wide angle, so we could shoot 5 targets at the same time. We had a lot of fun with that thing, until the guy who ran the range sent us away. Ah, the good old days :)

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    1. Lee at |

      Haha, was just thinking the same. My friend had one and kept switching the tv off in class. The teacher almost had a break down! Good times.

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