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I have this watch its old still works and nothing is broken what is it worth. it has blue plastic straps with clear plastic front with kids on a teeter totter going up and down
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Jennifer - February 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I had one that had red plastic straps with white stars on it. I wish I still had it! I'm looking all over for one or at least a photo of it. No one believes me that it actually existed.
Antonette - March 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I too had one w/ the same description as yours. Unfortunately, I didn't get to grab all my belongings when I left my younger two childrens father after 14 years. He has quite a bit of my stuff and won't return it. I would love to have it back. Probably worth something by now since it seems so hard to find.
Gena - May 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Believe it or not -- my 87 year old grandmother just moved to North Carolina and left her things with me. In her drawer yesterday I found my "working" Teeter Totter watch from the 70's!! I'm going to post a picture today.
Caprise - August 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a teeter totter watch i would like to describe it, just to make sure were on the same page. Red Strap w/ White Stars, (inside face) girl & boy on see saw red gut wheel with the dial hand located on it, to the right is a connecting blue wheel and just to the left of the red main operating wheel is a yellow wing looking gut. I have in my possesesion as of 8/5/08 (2) one with band and one withought. (THE ONE WITH THE BAND IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION FOR (38(YRS. KEEPS REAL TIME THE ONE WITHOUGHT THE BAND NEEDS TO BE OPENED UP AND DIAL RE-ADJUSTED BUT YOU CAN HEAR THE MOTOR AS IT IS BEING WOUNDED UP. (selling to the highest bidder will be gone by 8/21/08 I'm sure. (610) 9094176
Caprise - August 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I would love to hear from anyone about this watch wheter you would like to purchase it or not. Please contact me at
Steve - September 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a teeter totter watch when I was in Kindergarten! I want it back! :) Amazed I can't find a picture of one the internet! Who's selling one? email me at!
Kim - November 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I was given one for Christmas from my mother and father when I was in first grade. I loved that watch. I found one on e-bay with a broken strap a year ago. I'm about to post a picture of it. Hope it brings back warm memories to you!
Mike - November 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have my teeter totter watch (I'm 35) and plan on giving it to my son (3 months). Curious, what are these worth now? I cannot find a value on the web, ebay, etc...?
GUEST - January 05, 2009 - Report this comment
teetertotterwatch - July 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a pink watch,where the see saw is gold and there's a boy on one end and a girl on the other. It still works. Merry Manufacturing Co in Cin,Ohio made it. My neighbor gave it to my little girl and I had never seen such a thing before. Her grandmother used to work for that company years ago so she brought my neighbor one home as a b-day gift years ago. I can't find any info on it anywhere.
c shaffer - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
i had one of those watches, it was red white & blue strap with 2 kids on seesaw , i loved that thing does anyone have one?
pje - October 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I also have a pink one - I got it when I was very young, maybe 3 or 4 yrs old from my great-uncle. My mom felt I was too young to wear it and kept it in her bedroom drawer, allowing me to take a look at it on occasion. I eventually got it back and have moved it throughout the years in my "keepsake" box. Unfortunately, it doesn't work anymore - too much moving, I'm sure. Am curious of it value - although I don't think I could ever part with it. It seems the pink color is even rarer than the red w/ stars and red/white/blue. Anyone know the value yet?
RonY - November 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I still have mine and it works! It has a blue strap and it is in pristine condition. My mom saved it for me. is so cute. What is it worth?
Sandi Singer - November 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I am desperately looking for a tetter totter watch for my 37 year old daughter. I bought her one in the 70's and during one of our many moves it was lost. Every year at Christmas time, when asked what she wants, that watch is the first thing on her list. Any help would be appreciated.
Bob - January 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a teeter totter watch up now on Ebay. If your still looking.
Ivan DeVillegas - January 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a teeter totter watch and it is in perfect condition and still works! red white and blue strap and gold colored boy and girl on see saw, can anyone give me an idea what its worth?
T. Jones - October 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I just purchased the watch brand new in the package and wondering what is it actually worth? The packaging is kind of worn, but the watch has not been taken out of the package. It has the date stamped on the back of the package of 1975. If you would like to purchase or be able to assist with authenticating this watch, please send me an email at Thanks in advance!!!
lena - November 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I have just the face of the watch (no straps)and would like more info on it. I found mine a few years ago and thought it was unique. I just brought it out and tried looking up the name on the back--Leisure Dynamics Inc--but is is a patent co. My watch needs some cleaning but works and doesn't have any breaks.
scott - November 22, 2010 - Report this comment
aval one teeter toter watch works well red strap with white stars very good condition for age stored for years in moms safe box forgotten for years very little wear make good offer contact me at
Amanda - March 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a watch the is white on the band with blue stars. The actual watch face is a clear box with a gold boy and girl on a teeter toter. With the seconds the teeter toter goes up and down. Does anyone know what kind of watch this is? My e-mail is
ken - June 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I've just bought a teeter totter watch at a thrift store here in bandera TX,& was wondering if anyone even knew about these things..guess so! Would apprieciate any info,thanks
Rich - August 03, 2011 - Report this comment
My parents wouldn't let me have a watch until I learned how to tell time. They gave me one of these "Teeter-totter" watches for Christmas when I was 5 years old (1976). I think it was the one with the red, white, and blue band. It was my very first watch, though it didn't last a year before it broke. It was always more of a fun toy than a "real" watch anyway, though. I wish they'd bring them back, so I could give one to each of my kids!
Dan - September 09, 2011 - Report this comment
I have one I just picked up at an estate sale still in the orignal case. I will put it on ebay so you can find it and bid on it. I had one when I was a kid and thought it was the best.
Nick - September 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I got my Teeter Totter watch for Christmas back in 1975 when I was in 3rd grade. I really didnt wear it much and it ended up in one of my drawers for years. It's pretty much the only childhood toy I have left. Now I'm married with kids and it sits packed away safely in a zip lock bag. It has the white band with blue stars, works perfectly, and is in mint condition. I too am surprized there really isn't much info or pictures on the internet about them. I have only seen them with three different band colors: red with white stars, white with blue stars, and red white and blue striped. All the bands were a flexible plastic. I will someday post a picture of mine. I'm not sure what they are worth, but finding ones in mint condition seem to be rare.
Debi - September 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I have one!!! I have been searching for them online to see how much I would be able to sell it for. There is one currently on ebay, ending in 2 hours. The only bid is at $3.99. It does not have the original band (mine is the red with white stars). I am curious to other posters who sold theirs, what did they sell for? I can be contacted at ddawn1968@gmail
Antonio - December 04, 2011 - Report this comment
i have one... The strap is white with te legend "I can tell time", working and in almost perfect conditions for being a plastic ítem...
doug - December 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a teeter totter watch for sale . no strap but in fine working condition red white and blue gears with gold children on teeter totter . very cool watch . Wish I had the band . You can call me at 860 706 7175 or email at dougwatrous . good luck
Dan - March 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a Lakeside... The Flintstones Toy Tetter Totter watch in the orginal package it is numbered 5776...wondering it's value? I can be reached at
Sherry - March 07, 2012 - Report this comment
I have one with red band, back of watch is pink, with a gold boy and girl on working teeter totter, red, green & yellow gears. works. will send picture if you e-mail me about it.
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Dave - January 17, 2013 - Report this comment
I have a a teetertotter watch with blue bands and clear front. It still works and i cant find any info on it at all. Its in very good condition and still works. I was wondering its value.
Martin - January 25, 2013 - Report this comment
I also have a teeter totter watch, its got a red, white and blue band, its in the case, never been open, im wondering its value
judy- April 2, 2013 - April 02, 2013 - Report this comment
I have one. It's yellow and looks brand new, but isn't working due to my kids overwinding it. Going to take it to watch repair to see if it's fixable. Made by Merry Mfg. in Cincinnati, Ohio in the early 1970's.
jamie - September 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I am 45and I had this watch when I was like 3 or 4yrs old I'm very nostalgic and would to have that watch again! Contact me at
Brian - December 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Was doing an attic cleanout and just found one of the tetter totter watches red band with white stars any idea of what it is worth ?
Sharry - January 23, 2014 - Report this comment
Ok, I'm probably the only one posting a memory about this watch that didn't actually own one. Oh, but when I was 5 years old in 1971, I wanted one SO bad! Almost every morning as I was getting ready for Kindergarten, that commercial came on: "Teeter-Totter, Teeter-Totter The wonderful watch you'll watch for hours Just for the fun of watching it run A real watch on 'em." I begged and pleaded but I wasn't allowed to have a watch until I could tell time, and then Mom got me a Timex, (which I had from age 5 to age 16 when it got stolen). Even though I don't want the watch anymore, I would love to see the commercial again. No luck on YouTube.
john h - March 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I was the project manager for this watch.. just found 6 of them in original package..
Renee V - April 21, 2014 - Report this comment
John h, are you going to sell them?
james larabee - April 23, 2014 - Report this comment
John, my wife wants one, she wasn't allowed to have one till she could tell time and never got it...she can now tell time and would love one. If you are selling them, please let me know.
john a huber - May 09, 2014 - Report this comment
I was the project manager for this toy...was great fun for every one
JOHN A HUBER - May 09, 2014 - Report this comment
shelley baker - June 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I have one of these watches. Mine has the red strap on it and still works after all these years. I have no idea what the value is? Does anyone know?
tina Eaton - September 19, 2014 - Report this comment
I have one of these watches. I'd like more info
Rob Lambert - November 25, 2014 - Report this comment
What I've been able to gather, the 1975 model of Teeter Totter clear face watches were made by Lakeside Toys, under license from Leisure Dynamics. I recall seeing earlier versions of these, with round faces, different color backing to mix with the silver or brass kids on the seesaw. Between 1966 and 1974, these were seen at department stores like Sears or Penney. A major watch manufacturer like Timex did not produce these. although they were priced about the same. Lakeside Toys was better known for selling Gumby, Pokey and Bozo bendable figures, plus the Barrel of Monkeys game in the late 1960s.
drcable - February 15, 2015 - Report this comment
I have one of the original earlier ones. It has the blue strap with blue back and clear face. Brass colored kids on teeter totter. It still works. I have am willing to sell it for about $50. If interested email me at drcable01 at gmail dot com.
Abel Ramirez - June 22, 2015 - Report this comment
Hello, I have a yellow Merry Watch. The back of the watch has this on it: MERRY MANUFACTURING CO. CINCINNATI, OHIO MADE IN THE U.S.A. PAT. PEND. The watch is complete, it winds up and makes noise, the hands turn and the teeter totter wants to work, it jiggles at times, but it just doesn't teeter and totter. I don't know if a watch repair shop can make it work. I am going to be selling this watch very soon--if interested please contact me at, I can send pictures. I am selling it for $50 plus shipping. Please put the words MERRY YELLOW WATCH on the heading. Thank you.
Erma - January 08, 2016 - Report this comment
I had one of thee when I was 6. Unfortunately my stepdad got me at me for leaving it on the table next three it against the wall. Needless to say it did not survive. I have been looking for one for quite some time. Mine had a pink band and I loved it. Still hoping to find one. I will continue looking.
Frank Gordon - August 29, 2016 - Report this comment
I have one of the teeter totter watches.It has a white band with blue stars on it, the face is clear, inner workings work. Looking to sell, highest bidder. franksta34 @ gmail
Liz - March 15, 2020 - Report this comment
A high school friend's father (John Goossen Sr.) designed the teeter-totter watch and owned the Merry Toy Company. Mr Goossen was an engineer and worked at Picatinny Arsenal in the 70s designing timing devices for the U.S. military. I too owned one of these delightful watches as a child.

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