COLLECTIBLE CHARACTER WATCHES MAKE FABULOUS GIFTS
Character watches are one of the most popular watch themes ever invented. I often use these entertaining and colorful watches as gift ideas and they're usually the one most treasured and talked about by the recipient. People love these watches! They're not only unique, memorable, and great conversation pieces, they're useful as well. Consider these the next time you're stumped for a gift idea.
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If you're looking for a gift for someone who loves Harry Potter, for example, there are some beautiful and unique watch models available for both men and women that would fit the bill. These are not just oversized kids watches, they're beautifully constructed elegant timepieces that anyone would love to wear. There are many stunning watches designed for men and women, as well as a host of children's models.
The most popular and enduring character watches, of course, are the Disney collectible watches. These range from the original and whimsical (Mickey Mouse with his arms turning to point to the time for you) to the outright stunning (Seiko kinetic watches that never need winding, with award-winning designs and features) and everything in between.
How about a stunning limited edition watch depicting Walt Disney himself with Mickey, encased in a beautiful wooden keepsake box? Or a stunningly elegant black and white designer style watch featuring Cruella de Vil on the dial? Goofy fans get a kick out of the backwards moving watches that will have you learning time all over again. If you have a special fireman in mind, check out our rare Disney cast watches with matching pins with Mickey dressed in full firefighting regalia! Nurses adore our Minnie Mouse nurse cast watches with matching limited edition pins. Collectors love the retired Disney watch sets featuring classic, beautiful timepieces set inside music boxes, on stands with matching figures, or ensconsed in a ceramic book-like collectible box paired with a rare limited edition pin.
Know a Looney Tunes fan? Surprise them with a musical Foghorn Leghorn musical watch, with hands shaped like a knife and fork and a dial depicting Foghorn being chased around the farm by little Henery Hawk! Bugs Bunny and Daffy in black tie and tux sing together on a classic collectible Looney Tunes Mel Blanc "voice watch". Marvin the Martian adorns a number of highly collectible and fast-selling rare watch models, while Tweety peeks out from a heart-shaped pendant musical watch looking for the determined but dim-witted Sylvester. Another great collectible character watch is the original denim Snoopy tennis watch, featuring everyone's favorite Beagle playing tennis on a dial that features a rotating tennis ball while Snoopy "swings" away with the tennis racket in his hand (er, paw).
Political watches are also great gifts that are also great conversation pieces. From vintage classics such as the original Spiro Agnew watches to the latest political satire timepieces, these are usually manufactured in limited quantities which make them more valuable. Many political watches are fabulous oversized models that really stand out when worn. The political commentary displayed on many of these make them interesting, and also portray windows of American history. From the "Uncle Sam" Ervin watch with the Constitution sticking out of his back pocket; to Lester Maddox with a baseball bat in one hand and a chicken wing in the other; to rarities featuring both George Herbert Walker and George Walker Bush; and the numerous "I'm not a crook!" Nixon collectors pieces, these are timepiece treasures that become more valuable through the years.
Advertising watches are also great pieces that can grow in value and register high on the fun factor. Have a friend who consumes Coca Cola by the gallon? Surprise them with a collectible Coke wristwatch or pocketwatch. For your pal who rides a Harley, (or at least drools over them), a stunning Harley Davidson mint limited edition pocketwatch is a gift they will never forget. Charlie the Tuna (Sorry Charlie!), Heinz Ketchup, Tropicana Orange Juice, and Morris the Cat are other classics found on these rare watches.
Character watches are particularly enjoyed by children, and are always well received. Receiving an analog watch after learning how to tell time is a thrill for the a child, who can now tell "grown-up" time and not having to rely on a digital watch. Vintage watches bring back nostalgia for those in their golden years, and beloved characters are enjoyed on a watch dial by anyone at any age. They bring a splash of color and animation compared to ordinary watches, and are great conversation pieces. Enjoy searching for the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones (including yourself!).
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