The more I look at the 30's-50's military watches the more I like them. To me they are so cool looking that I have been unable to restrain myself and have picked up several lately. Not all of which run BTW. :-D Here's a gorgeous Mido Multifort Super Automatic that goes into that last category. Trying to find a shop to fix it. My local guy is not accepting anything new until August.
Absolutely in love with this watch. To me the patina on the dial is very handsome and it really gives the piece some character. I would not touch the dial in any way but the rest of the watch.... I'd like to take care of the movement issues first and foremost as it runs for only a minute or two then stops. Hoping it just needs a cleaning but there are more ominous sounds coming from inside that may indicate something broken. The acrylic crystal has some pretty deep scratches many of which I was able to get out with fine sandpaper and then polywatch but a few stubborn ones remain. And there is a chunk of radium paint missing from the minute hand so I'd like to get the hands stripped and relumed.