1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind 7939 "Wyoming" Oversized
Ref: 7939

1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind 7939 "Wyoming" Oversized
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind 7939 "Wyoming" Oversized
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind 7939 "Wyoming" Oversized
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind 7939 "Wyoming" Oversized
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind 7939 "Wyoming" Oversized
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind 7939 "Wyoming" Oversized
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind 7939 "Wyoming" Oversized
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind 7939 "Wyoming" Oversized
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind 7939 "Wyoming" Oversized
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind 7939 "Wyoming" Oversized
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind 7939 "Wyoming" Oversized
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Specification

Reference : 7939
Movement : Automatic Mido Cal. 917P
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : Circa. 1950s
Case Size : 37mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 45mm
Lugs :
 18mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 None
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

Points of Mention

This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Mido box or paperwork. The watch comes paired with a well-suited 18mm suede strap. The watch is from Circa. 1950s and is sold in worn vintage condition, signs of age can be seen on the watch. The watch has been polished in its past but remains in all original and fair condition for its age. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.


The Watch

Mido was founded by Mr. Georges Schaeren in Switzerland in 1918. His first watches represented car radiators in shape and were advertised as motorist's watches. One made in Platinum was given to the King of Spain in 1927. In 1934 we saw the launching of the Multifort line which marked a milestone in the history of Mido watches. It was one of the first antimagnetic watches with a self-winding movement and was built with water and shock resistance. The Multifort was the best-selling Mido watch from the 1930s to the 1950s. In 1954 Mido introduced the Powerwind Automatic which reduced the winding components from 17 to 7 a true feat of engineering.

Here we have a 1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind 7939 "Wyoming" with its “Oversized” 37mm round stainless steel case. Curved thick tapered lugs with a case thickness of 11mm and lug to lug length of 45mm ensure a comfortable fit on the wrist. On the right side, is a recessed crown. A smooth bezel holds a domed crystal. The sunburst silver dial has an attractive cross with a multi-directional texture, applied trapezoid and dagger indexes, and the faceted sides catch and play with the light as you rotate your wrist. Steel dauphine hands infilled with luminance with a fine sweeping center seconds hand complete the striking dial. At 12 o’clock an applied “Mido” with “Multifort” printed underneath. At 6 o’clock “Powerwind” is printed. On the reverse, a screw-down case back. Inside an Automatic Mido Cal. 0917P, 17 jewels, 18,000 beats per hour. The movement was in production from 1952 until 1960. The watch comes fitted on an 18mm suede strap.


Personal Note

It is no secret I am a huge fan of Mido, owning multiple personally and having sold many examples over the years, I believe they still offer some of THE best value in vintage, this is one such example of that. Beautiful case and proportioned so well, especially for the 1950s, the dial is stunning and incredibly finished, the lume is aged evenly and pops... You truly cannot get better for the money in the vintage watch world.