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    Vintage Mido Watch - Need Info ... please help!

    All,

    I would like to gather some info on this vintage "Mido Multifort Super Automatic." Can you help me?

    This is what I know about this watch:
    1. The case is ~34mm with the crown
    2. 16mm lugs
    3. The case is stainless steel and seems to have a rose gold insert around the front (not easy to get a picture of it)
    4. The watch winds with movement but do not know the caliber since I never open the back
    5. I got at estate sale about 4-5 years ago the watch works and keeps good time

    Thank you for your sharing your knowledge with me!!!

    Regards,
    MCotignola

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    Re: Vintage Mido Watch - Need Info ... please help!

    When you got it did you have it serviced?

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    Re: Vintage Mido Watch - Need Info ... please help!

    Yes around the same time I purchased the watch. The watch was service at a local watch store here in St. Louis (Timekeepers). They specialize in vintage watches. They also replaced the glass at the same time.
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    Re: Vintage Mido Watch - Need Info ... please help!

    Without having this one opened, there's really no way of telling anything. The majority of Mido movements were either completely generic, with the main supplier of these being A.Schild (AS), along with Peseux and Felsa. It appears that from the 1970s ETA became the main supplier of movements. Some movements were made only for Mido by AS.
    If that's a typical automatic movement, then there are a lot of possibilites. If it's a bumper automatic movement- you usually can feel that it's one when it's being wound- then it might be a Mido 0916 (based on an AS movement), or a related calibre of a different size.
    Judging by the design, it's a 1950s watch.
    Other than that? Looks re-lumed, and probably a redial- might be a matter of the light in the picture, but it looks like the paint creeps up the hour markers. Well, even if it turns out to be a redial, it would be one of the better redials that I've seen.
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    Re: Vintage Mido Watch - Need Info ... please help!

    Quote Originally Posted by mkws View Post
    Without having this one opened, there's really no way of telling anything. The majority of Mido movements were either completely generic, with the main supplier of these being A.Schild (AS), along with Peseux and Felsa. It appears that from the 1970s ETA became the main supplier of movements. Some movements were made only for Mido by AS.
    If that's a typical automatic movement, then there are a lot of possibilites. If it's a bumper automatic movement- you usually can feel that it's one when it's being wound- then it might be a Mido 0916 (based on an AS movement), or a related calibre of a different size.
    Judging by the design, it's a 1950s watch.
    Other than that? Looks re-lumed, and probably a redial- might be a matter of the light in the picture, but it looks like the paint creeps up the hour markers. Well, even if it turns out to be a redial, it would be one of the better redials that I've seen.
    Mkws thanks for the info. I believe it is a bumper auto. You can totally feel it when it's being wound.

    It may be my bad pics. I do not sure that the dial or the lume were touched ... I agree that if it did, it was darn good job!


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    Re: Vintage Mido Watch - Need Info ... please help!

    Just a very clean dial in my opinion.
    If it had been refinished and the paint was creeping up the side of the hour markers/numerals, then the minute markers-which are much lower-would have been totally covered.
    We can see from the picture below that the hour batons for 10 and 11 o'clock have no "paint creep".

    Right-click on the pic, click "view image" then left-click on it again to see the super zoom original!




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    Re: Vintage Mido Watch - Need Info ... please help!

    Zoomed the picture in- it's just the light indeed. So, it's an extremely clean original, so I believe congratulations are in order.
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    Re: Vintage Mido Watch - Need Info ... please help!

    and it is a bumper self-winding.
    Using an A Schild movement i believe
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    Re: Vintage Mido Watch - Need Info ... please help!

    I always have a soft spot for Mido watches, and this is quite a nice example.

    An interesting point about this generation of Mido watches is the very slim, but comparatively large diameter crown: the crown tube on the case is quite large in diameter, and the crown itself is hollow, and fits over the crown tube in much the same way as a bottle cap.

    I am still trying to track down another stem/crown for my Mido as it fell out ages ago when I was out in the city...

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    Re: Vintage Mido Watch - Need Info ... please help!

    Hi there,

    on old Mido dials "Automatic" only indicates a bumper, while rotor automatics were additionally signed with "Powerwind". The prefix "Super" usually indicates an Incastar regulator; although there were few exceptions from this rule, likely when the right movements were not on stock, or on tiny ladies watches without space for any signature but "Mido".

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