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    Vintage Mido

    Hello, can someone help me identify this watch? It's a 14K gold manual wind Mido which was my great grandfather's. I apologize in advance for the poor pics!

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    Re: Vintage Mido

    Pics of hallmarks and the movement would help a lot. This looks like a 40's watch from the dial and case but could be 10 years either side of that...
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

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    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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    This looks like a 40's watch from the dial and case but could be 10 years either side of that...
    +1...looks mid-1940s. Mido was better known for the Multifort and the Powerwind (as I recall). Nice looking watch BTW.

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    Thanks for the responses. I'm attaching a couple of better pictures. There was no marking on the back of the case other than the 14K gold stamp (hopefully shows in the picture). I couldn't see the movement because the way the dial was attached(???). Sorry--pretty new to this.

    It is a cool watch and has been in the family for a while. Unfortunately it looks pretty silly on me from a size/coloring perspective. I'm contemplating selling to contribute funds to something else which could have more long-term meaning to me. But seems pretty sacrilegious considering the family tie.

    I'd curious if anyone has any strap recommendations as well.

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    Re: Vintage Mido

    Men's ties and wrist watches suffer from the same fashion trends - they get bigger or smaller ala mode. Your grandchildren may value it's small size... besides, it won't sell for a whole lot anyway. There is not that much gold in the cases.
    "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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    Re: Vintage Mido

    I was impressed with an early Mido Multifort for its quality and ruggedness obtained cheaply from estate sale. Never knew the name although a long time collector so wrote an opinion story about it. Learned after doing so that they did have good reputation so disclosed publicly my ignorance about it, but my opinions at least were confirmed. Old Midos are fine watches.

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