Almost 100 years ago, the first collection of stories about Winnie the Pooh was being published. Since then, the cuddly yellow bear has become one of Disney's most beloved characters of all time, and the subject of many Disney watches and merchandise.
In this article, we're looking at some spectacular Winnie the Pooh vintage watches that have won our hearts. And we're trying to give you an overview of the price ranges and of the value of these watches, from affordable watch models to higher end, more expensive watches. Let's discover together the world of vintage Winnie the Pooh timepieces!
Vintage Winnie the Pooh watch value - Disney watches for adults
The story of Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh is a fictional anthropomorphic teddy bear created by English author A. A. Milne and English illustrator E. H. Shepard. The first collection of stories about Winnie the Pooh was published in 1926.
In 1961, Walt Disney Productions licensed certain film and other rights of Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories from the estate of A. A. Milne and the licensing agent Stephen Slesinger, Inc., and adapted the Pooh stories, using the unhyphenated name "Winnie the Pooh", into a series of features that would eventually become one of its most successful franchises.
Today, Winnie the Pooh is reportedly Disney’s second best-selling character after Mickey Mouse. The franchise has generated billions of dollars over the years, and despite the fact that newer Disney characters become more and more popular with the young public, Winnie is one of the oldest franchises that still goes strong.
Winnie the Pooh watches
Old and new, Winnie the Pooh watches feature some beautiful depictions of the yellow bear and its friends. Winnie the Pooh watches are not only prefered by kids, but they are quite popular with adults too. After all, Winnie has been around for so many years that it's part of everyone's childhood.
Our collection of vintage Winnie the Pooh watches is home to over 100 unique watch models: musical Disney Winnie the Pooh watches, watches with rotating bees, watches that feature other characters from the picture, and so on. Make sure to check it out, if you're on the hunt for a lovely vintage Winnie the Pooh watch.
Now let's discover some of the rarest Winnie the Pooh watch models out there, and how much they're worth!
Vintage Winnie the Pooh Watches & their value
Although Winnie the Pooh is one of Disney's most beloved characters, we were surprised to see that there are not many high end Winnie the Pooh watches out there. On the other hand, Mickey Mouse has scored some exciting collaborations with watch brands such as Rolex and Swatch. In both cases, the limited-edition watches became quite expensive over the years.
However, we have discovered some stunning Winnie the Pooh vintage watches produced by brands such as Lorus, Bradley, Seiko, and Timex. And we have featured some of the rarest models below:
1. The Vintage Flying Balloon Winnie the Pooh Watch
This vintage Timex Disney Winnie The Pooh watch is among the rarest Disney watches out there and one of the most beautiful we have ever come across. The watch pairs a rectangular-shaped dial that features Winnie the Pooh hanging on a flying balloon, and a brown leather strap.
The crown of the watch is at the top of the case this time, adding another unique element to the design of the watch.
A rare vintage Timex watch like this one is valued between $400-600. The factors that come into play are the condition of the watch, whether the watch is functional or not, and whether it comes with its original box.
The model we have featured above is part of our vintage collection, and you can check out all of the details about it on the product page.
2. RARE Lorus Winnie the Pooh Musical Watch
This vintage Winnie the Pooh musical watch by Lorus is extremely rare to find. We have managed to get our hands on one model, and it is probably one of our favorite Disney watches in our entire collection.
Not only does this watch come with an exquisite design that any Winnie the Pooh fan will absolutely adore, but it also has a musical function, a very rare feature in Winnie the Pooh watches. The watch will play a Disney song that will take you back to some magical moments of your childhood.
Given how rare this watch model is, it's really hard to put a price on it. It's the only one of its kind we have seen. But given its amazing condition, and the fact that the musical function is working, its valuation could be around the $300 mark.
3. Winnie the Pooh Jazz Musical Watch
Another vintage Winnie the Pooh watch that holds its value very well is this musical model, featuring a beautiful depiction of Winnie and Piglet on the dial. This watch model is not so rare as the previous ones, but it is a valuable watch, probably because of its exciting musical feature.
The prices for this watch are generally between $150-250, but you may find it cheaper on eBay. However, if you're interested in buying this vintage Winnie the Pooh watch model, make sure to check if the watch and its musical function are in working condition.
4. The Famous Sears Winnie the Pooh Watch
If you're a watch fan, you may have heard of A Man and His Watch: Iconic Watches and Stories from the Men Who Wore Them, a book by Matt Hranek (which we highly recommend, by the way). In the book, the author himself talks about his childhood obsession for Winnie the Pooh, and about this Sears watch that his grandmother gifted him. This vintage Winnie the Pooh watch model is the timepiece at the very root of his passion for watches, and it remains until today one of his favorite watches.
If you're a collector, or a vintage enthusiast, you know that a good story has a great impact on the value of a vintage watch. And this may be the story that will drive up the price for this vintage Sears Winnie the Pooh watch model.
For more vintage Sears Winnie the Pooh character watches, you can check out this article.
5. Winnie the Pooh Dreaming Vintage Watch
How cool is this vintage Winnie the Pooh watch model? The little honey pots rotate as the time passes, acting as a second hand for the watch.
This is a rare vintage watch to come across, and the only models we found online are out of stock. So this little gem can sell for a good price if it's in good working condition.
6. RARE Winnie the Pooh Vintage Valdawa Watch Made for the Disney Store
This vintage Valdawa watch model beautifully depicts Winnie the Pooh and his honey jar on the center of the dial, surrounded by tiny bees. Designed for the Disney store, this vintage watch model features a lovely rotating bees function, which shows how the seconds pass on the dial of the watch.
It's one of the most impressive Winnie the Pooh watch designs we've seen, and it's a rare one to find. The value of this vintage watch can be anywhere between $150-250.
7. Vintage Winnie the Pooh Watch with Unique Case Shape
Not only does this vintage Winnie the Pooh watch model come with a unique case shape, but it also features an early depiction of Winnie the Pooh. Thus, the watch has a classic, timeless design, which adds to its value. It's a watch that will never go out of style, and a beautiful timepiece to offer as a gift to long-time Winnie the Pooh enthusiasts and collectors. Depending on how well the watch has been preserved, a functional one can be valued between $100-200.
8. Vintage Winnie the Pooh Bradley Watch
Functional vintage Bradley watches are always a good investment. In the 1960s and 1970s, Bradley have produced some amazing mechanical wristwatch models featuring Disney's most beloved characters. And above you can see a very rare Winnie the Pooh Bradley watch model. With a veritable vintage aesthetic and a Swiss-made mechanical movement, this watch can be sold for anywhere between $150-400.
9. Winnie the Pooh Eco-Drive Watch by Citizen
Because not all of us are interested in vintage watches, we also wanted to mention a new watch that can hold its value well throughout the years. For the many years we have sold vintage watches, we have been pleasantly impressed by pre-owned and vintage Citizen eco-drive watch models. These watches are durable, precise, and of such good quality for their affordable price range.
This Winnie the Pooh Eco-drive watch model by Citizen can be purchased for as low as $225. It's a watch that's made to last and it can be sold later as a pre-owned item for a good price. This particular model can be purchased from shopdisney.com here.
10. RARE Winnie & Honeypot Disney World Watch
And we've saved one of the best timepieces for the end: this rare vintage Winnie the Pooh & Honeypot watch. This model also comes with a rotating cloud at the top of the dial, indicating the passing of each second. This watch is powered by a Japan quartz movement, and it was made for the Disney store. It's a beautiful vintage timepiece to have on the wrist, with a special feature that you will love looking at whenever you check the time.
We have valued this watch at roughly $200, but keep in mind that there are many factors that influence the price of a vintage watch.
Now that we had a look at some rare vintage Winnie the Pooh watches and their estimate value, let us give you some tips on how to assess the value of your watch.
How much is my vintage Winnie the Pooh watch worth?
When determining the value or selling price for a vintage Winnie the Pooh watch, you need to look at the following factors:
1. age - the older the watch, the higher its value may be.
2.condition - is the watch in mint condition? does it come with its original strap and box? most importantly, is it in working condition? If you can guarantee that the watch is functional, then the price difference will be significant.
3. brand - brands are always important. They are seen by potential buyers as a guarantee of the watch's quality.
4. type of movement - watches can come with automatic, mechanical, or quartz movements. This is also a factor that can weigh in on the value of a vintage watch. You might notice that mechanical watches with Swiss movements are often more expensive than quartz watches. If you want to know more about watch movements, we invite you to check out our vintage watch guide for beginners.
5. uniqueness - if your watch model is very rare or unique, that can also be an important factor when establishing a selling price for it. But keep in mind that the watch also has to be something special to qualify as expensive.
6. story - story-telling is one of the most overlooked factors that can significantly increase the value of a watch. A vintage watch with a good story can become a tiny treasure. For example, watches that have been worn by a personality, or by someone who did something remarkable; watches that are limited-edition, or custom-made for someone; watch models that were featured in movies, TV-series or books. Does your vintage watch have a story?
7. seller - as a seller, you are the one who makes the final decision on the value of your vintage watch. But keep in mind that buyers will pay more for watches sold by someone that guarantees that the watches work, that they have been checked/serviced by a watchmaker and that they are not replicas. For very expensive watches, having the original box and papers is quite important for potential buyers.
When it comes to the value of vintage Winnie the Pooh watches, we have mostly found models that range from $10 to $500. All of the factors above are important when evaluating your watch. And if you don't have access to an expert to get a professional opinion, doing research online is always helpful, as well as reaching out to Facebook groups. There are many watch enthusiasts out there willing to help.
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