Wrist Watches For Kids

Written by Sierra Rein
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The most famous of all wrist watches for kids is the 1933 Mickey Mouse watch, which was manufactured by the Ingersoll-Waterbury Company in 1933. This watch was one of the first of its kind to feature a familiar cartoon character on the face, and was enjoyed by kids and adults alike. It cost $2.75 at that time and is considered a valued collectible item in today's market. Modern manufacturers of children's clocks and timepieces now make wrist watches with all kinds of decorative themes, from zoo animals to popular television cartoon characters like Dexter from "Dexter's Laboratory" or the Power Puff Girls.

Ironically, while some adults enjoy purchasing watches originally designed for children, some of the most advanced kinds of wrist watches for kids are designed to be miniature versions of popular adult models. These wrist watches feature alarm, calendar, and stopwatch functions as well as sophisticated, yet fun, designs and colors. These wrist watches are better suited for older children or teenagers, as they are more likely to be higher in price and more expensive to replace if damaged.

Other wrist watches for kids are educational in nature, and come as part of a larger package designed to teach children how to tell time. These are usually accompanied by associated teaching booklets filled with worksheets and activities to strengthen the student's knowledge of the clock and how to tell time. When purchasing these watches, make sure they are designed to teach the appropriate lessons for the appropriate learning level of the students or children you have in mind.

Employing Wrist Watches for Kids as Fundraising Tools

Since children's wrist watches are so popular, it is quite easy to utilize them in school, church, or camp-related fundraisers. Adults and children can purchase them at wholesale prices and sell them to anyone at retail price. Thus, if 25 watches are purchased at eight dollars each and are sold for 16 dollars each, $200 total can be raised. If every student in a class of 30 sells 25 watches, the class can bring in $6,000! This money can then be used for new books, computers, field trips and end-of-the-school-year parties.


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