1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
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1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
1950s Mido Multifort Powerwind Rare Dial Cal. 917P
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£895.00
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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 that marked a milestone in the history of MIDO watches. It was one of the first antimagnetic watches with a self-winding movement and built-in 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 37.5mm round stainless steel case. Curved tapered lugs with a thickness of 10mm and lug to lug length of 45mm ensures a comfortable fit on the wrist. Polished and brushed surfaces transition with crisp lines. On the right side, a recessed signed crown. A polished bezel holds a domed crystal. The white dial has an attractive cross and circular texture, applied arrow point indexes, the faceted sides catch the light as you rotate your wrist. Steel dauphine hands with a fine sweeping center seconds hand complete the 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 rotor is coated in black rhodium plating and was in production from 1952 until 1960. The watch comes fitted on an 18mm leather strap.

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 brown leather 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.

Personal Note


One from the person collection that I'll be sad to see go, but I cannot keep them all and with all the work on the new office/showroom I need to free up some space! So take this before I change my mind, the dial is stunning, the size is incredible for the age, everything about it is just perfect! I won't say anymore as if you don't buy it I can keep staring at it!

Specification


Reference : 3906
Movement : Automatic Mido Cal. 917P
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : Circa. 1950s
Case Size : 37.5mm
Case Thickness : 10mm
Lug to Lug : 45mm
Lugs :
 18mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 None
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof