Cat and Mouse

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My sister Kim gave me this mechanical Mickey Mouse watch for (I think) my 19th birthday. It was her birthday yesterday.

Yesterday I also picked it up from a servicing. I took a bunch of old character watches to place in Chinatown to get cleaned (my watch guy won’t fix these inexpensive one jewel movements). They got this one up and running but claimed they couldn’t fix the others. I suspect that the watchmaker felt that it just wasn’t worth the effort economically after doing the first one.

At any rate, I’m glad that this is the timepiece that’s still ticking. The original strap gave up the ghost ages ago and it’s replacement also fell apart, so I swapped the band with the Navajo-made sliver watch tips that I had on another watch.