Need info on Mondaine watch. See pic

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    Need info on Mondaine watch. See pic

    I ordered this Mondaine M-watch. Unfortunately I can find out nothing about it. It is a solar watch. I had read that Mondaine were one of the early watch companies to make solar watches during the 70's and wondering if it is from that time period.

    It has an ISA swiss 5905 movement.
    Any information on this watch would me greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Re: Need info on Mondaine watch. See pic

    It is rare. I have heard of them but never seen one. ETA also made a solar movement that I have never seen... indeed I only know of it from the technical docs on their support site. But I believe the ETA dates from the 90s. This might be a bit older but I doubt it is from the 70s.

    Mwatches were Mondaine's answer to Swatch Watches. It was no where near as successful as their marketing was no where near as clever... Swatch Watch's was so good they bought up most of the mainline Swiss vendors who were poo pooing Swatch Watch's efforts.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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