Mido Multifort super-automatic

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    Mido Multifort super-automatic

    Hi everyone!
    I bought this Mido recently.
    In my opinion is in extremely good condition but have some doubts about the hands. I've made some research and never encountered this kind of "old style" hands on this watches.
    The movement needs service...
    Your wise thoughts are much appreciated!
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    Re: Mido Multifort super-automatic

    I like it! However, if it wasn't for the original back, I would have guessed this is an old mido movement put into a modern case. I don't know much about Mido's though. For a bumber automatic (period 50'ies?) and the dial, the hands look ok to me.

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    http://cgi.ebay.de/1948-Mido-Multifo...item1e4ef3d642

    This old ad comes close to Your watch, and has dauphin hands, as it seems.
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    Re: Mido Multifort super-automatic

    The hands should be dauphin styled. Also the movement should be Mido and not Mulco. The watch looks like a marriage of parts to me. It looks nothing like the Mido's I have from the period.
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    Re: Mido Multifort super-automatic

    Quote Originally Posted by emmanuelgoldstein View Post
    The hands should be dauphin styled. Also the movement should be Mido and not Mulco. The watch looks like a marriage of parts to me. It looks nothing like the Mido's I have from the period.
    The movement is obviously an Adolf Schild AS 1250:

    bidfun-db AS_1250: AS 1250

    There is no indication in Ranfft's calibre list that Mido used this movement, even under their own designation. That is not absolute proof that the movement is entirely unoriginal to the watch in question but it does support the notion.

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    Re: Mido Multifort super-automatic

    Mulco??? Sh*, I didn't even see that... blind on both eyes...

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    Re: Mido Multifort super-automatic

    Hi alvaropinto,

    can't add much: Terrible trash, nothing of that watch belongs together.
    Search on this page
    bidfun-db Archive: Wrist Watches
    with the keywords "multifort super", and you'll get an idea how a Mido
    Multifort Superautomatic should look like.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Mido Multifort super-automatic

    Here's my Mido from about 1953
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    Re: Mido Multifort super-automatic

    In a fit of udder stupidity, I bought this for about $45 w/shipping about 2 years ago.

    The movement appears to be in as sad shape as the dial... This watch's station in life is to serve as a learning experience. It has already done some of that. Soon it will be serving as a cadaver for my anatomy and surgery classes
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    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Mido Multifort super-automatic

    Interesting watch Eeeb. The dial and hands do not seem so bad, is it truly irredeemable? I kinda like it

    I really recommend the cheap new 3 x Chinese watch route. At least they work when you start - so you know you got it right. Perhaps when you have a few of those under your belt you may actually be able to salvage this one...

    I started with a few old and non working AS cal. and then switched to some specially purchased Chinese movements, I think had I done it the other way around I would have been able to save the AS movements.

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    Re: Mido Multifort super-automatic

    The watch looks so nice to me that I did not even notice the Mulco movement! They are both very similar, even the name!!:oops:
    Lucky enough, the seller seems to be a serious one and I'm now in the process of cancelling the transaction before it's to late!
    I love you guys! You've been most helpful! :thanks
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