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Mispoes! is a playful reminder of the English idiom ‘a game of cat and mouse’.

Like the game, time often feels elusive: we can get caught up in a cycle of trying to catch up on lost time, instead of enjoying the moment.

This charming watch design was created for us by Belgian art student Kaat Deceuninck.

Mispoes in Dutch means literally “you missed, cat!” and is a phrase used when someone misses a catch or aiming a paper ball at the bin.

The cat and mouse are locked in an endless pursuit, with the cat never quite fast enough to trap the mouse - mispoes!

How to read the time

The time display is cleverly integrated within the illustration on Mispoes!

  • To find the hour, you'll need to check the position of the cat’s paw
  • The position of the mouse shows you the minutes.

Kaat explains where the inspiration came from

I often find myself spending time watching my cat play with his toys or even with the mice he catches.

Although it’s really engrossing to watch, afterwards I always feel like I wasted all that time.

When I got the assignment to create a watch design I wanted to tell a story that is relatable and easy to understand:

To see the world through the cat’s eyes means we can understand that no time is ever really wasted - we just need to be more like the cat and fully live every moment!

Limited edition

This watch is available exclusively from Mr Jones Watches in a numbered edition of 200 pieces, when you purchase, you will be assigned a number at random.

Purchases are strictly limited to one per person/address for this limited edition watch.

We don’t think it’s fair for people to buy to resell them at a higher price, so please don’t do this or we will be forced to block your orders.

Size: Medium / unisex

Strap: 18mm Hirsch Osiris Nubuck

Mechanism: single jewel quartz mechanism

Glass: sapphire (hard-wearing)

Waterproof: Yes! 5ATM

Guarantee: 12 months - any problems after, we’re happy to help!

Width (3 o’clock to 9 o’clock): 37mm

Height (from lug to lug): 46mm

Case: 316L stainless steel - polished silver finish

Kaat Deceuninck portrait

Kaat Deceuninck is an art student from Belgium. So far she has explored different disciplines: illustration, animation, interior design, graphic design, textile design and drawing.

It is through her teacher Kristof Devos, the designer of Mr Jones Watches’ most popular watch A perfectly useless afternoon, that she came across the brand.

Her illustrations are characterised by simplicity, minimalism, playfulness and a thoughtful use of colour.

To find out more about Kaat, visit her Instagram account here: @dec.kaat

We aim to dispatch all orders within 2-3 working days, where this isn't possible, we will try to inform you via email.

When your order is dispatched your tracking details will be updated.

Please allow extra processing time for watches with a customised engraving or strap, during busy sales periods this can sometimes take an extra 5-10 working days.

If you are in a hurry for your watch, please email us.

Shipping guide for watches:

- FREE DHL Express shipping, 2-4 working days

We now include all duties and taxes in the price of your watch.

This means, the price you pay when you checkout is the full price and you will not have to pay any extra charges.

Shipping guide for t-shirts

All t-shirts are printed by us and shipped from our workshop in London. This means if you place an order for both a watch and t-shirt(s), they will be shipped together via DHL. Delivery times for these can be found on our shipping guide here.

If you order a t-shirt without a watch, it will be shipped via a Royal Mail tracked service which usually takes a little longer. You can see an estimated timescale when you input your address at the checkout.

Shipping guide for straps (unless purchased with a watch): 

Free Royal Mail shipping, 3-7 working days (depending on location)


These delivery times are a guide based on the DHL and Royal Mail terms of service, products may, in some unusual cases take longer to arrive. If this happens, please get in touch. 

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