I'm not sure what came over me since these watches are only 35mm, which is small for me, but I bought a lot of two Mido Multi Centerchronos. I had never seen anything like them before and I got carried away. It's a four-hand chronograph with no sub-dials. When you start the chronograph, one of the other center hands moves to count the minutes. It stops and resets as usual. I guess there is no running second hand when the chronograph isn't running, which is unusual.
One is gold plated with some brassing, and it is missing some things, so I basically thought about it as a parts watch. The other has a black dial in a SS case and is totally complete and in excellent condition except that all of the lume has turned very very dark grey. The original sunburst pushers are great, and it's got the original crown. The dial is amazing, with gilt writing. If I could take a photo in the sunshine you would see how nice it really is. The case is very sharp and the lugs have an interesting shape. I have seen it claimed that this is a "Borgel" case, but I don't have evidence for that. I will definitely have it serviced and I think I will wear it, even though it's pretty small. The number between the lugs matches the last 4 digits of the number inside the case-back. Just a real survivor. It also came with a very nice BoR Mido bracelet, but presumably not dating back to the 1940s.
Now that I see the plated watch, if the other watch doesn't need any parts, I may decide to do something with it. The dial has some damage to the finish and some loss at the upper left, but is still reasonably appealing overall. The really distinctive red hand is detached, but floating around inside. The number between the lugs matches the number inside the case-back. It's missing the other hand, but I can probably find something that looks reasonably correct. Unfortunately the crown is not original and the pushers are destroyed, so they will need to be replaced. I doubt I will find the right pushers, so I would just have to find something that is approximately the right shape. If my watchmaker and I can't find decent pushers, then it will just stay in my drawer as a parts watch. The plated watch has an inscription for a Army Colonel retiring after 30 years. I actually found some info on him. All in all, I'm tempted to preserve it.