–>> Two watches given to Tokka in the 1990s by dear people in my life, a couple who are no longer here. Both of these have not worked in quite awhile.
Mike’s name is inscribed on the inside of the watch, Raphael’s watch does not have this. I’m unsure on the variations of this.
The Raphael watch i actually had working in early 2012, but like a fool .. i wore it on a “special occasion”, going onto the fast paced “TMNT – SHELL SHOCK” ride at the NICKELODEON UNIVERSE park in the Mall of America and some other rides.
Whatever happened, perhaps the moisture from some the water rides or maybe the stress on the Turtle of an adult wearing a kids watch – or whatever .. .. by the end of autumn i noticed the battery on Raph cut out again and that i had busted the original wristband that came with it.
The Mikey watch has not worked since i got it. My friend gave me the watch piece only and the backer card.
Replacement watch batteries were obtained at Radio Shack & two, inexpensive.. water-proof replacement wristbands were purchased at Walmart. All of the new items were put into place.
Each Turtle has a flip-top cover, there is a small clasp on the back side of the shell to hold the cover down over the watch while you wear it. Mike’s cover was nice and tight, but Raph’s ..as i noticed last year, while it would stay down sometimes.. it would flip up often and was fairly loose. A small amount of super-glue on the clasp and some fidgeting up & down with the cover created a tighter hold on the clasp. It seems to have worked, hopefully the hatch won’t pop up unexpectedly now while wearing it.
With the replacement parts, the watches are as good as new and fit me much better. Given the sentimental value of the pieces, i only will wear these on special occasions .. or maybe when i’m needing some cheering up & to remember the the love of the people that i’ve lost who gave them to me.
2 versions of each Teen were made into watches, a mold in the style of the counterpart vintage Toys, and a mold featuring “HAPPY” Teens. Apparently April, Shredder, and Splinter were made into watches as well. I cannot say i’ve seen anything but the SPLINTER watch. The molds for the watch covers also doubled for HOPE as they sold them in 2-pack sets of magnets. I only have the vintage Shredder / Mikey magnet set. I have no clue as to the entire variety in the line of the magnet sets. I presume the Shredder watch cover looks like the magnet sculpt. I have seen the Happy Mikey sculpt on a watch before.
Ironically, somewhere i came across a broken “Happy” Leonardo watch cover that i easily modified into a magnet for my fridge.