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Date/Report Number …..111911DNGHU Item:    1943 MIMO 24 HOUR BY Girard-Perregaux GERMAN MILITARY WATCH

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Description of item:  1943 MIMO 24 HOUR BY Girard-Perregaux GERMAN MILITARY WATCH 31.5 X 39 MM


Estimated Retail Replacement Value $999.00


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EXCELLENT CONDITION
1943
MIMO
24 HOUR
BY

Girard-Perregaux
GERMAN MILITARY
WATCH
31.5 X 39 MM

 

WITH

1943
Kurth-Frères
K.F. 410-9
9 JEWEL
MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT

WITH

NEW
HAND MADE
LUXURY
STITCHED AND PADDED
HAVANA  TEJU LIZARD
STRAP

WITH

DOUBLE PUSH BUTTON
QUICK RELEASE
STAINLESS STEEL
DEPLOYMENT BUCKLE

 

In 1928, Otto Graef, a German watchmaker and owner of MIMO  bought out GIRARD - PERREGAUX. 
(MIMO: Manufacture Internationale de Montres Or/Originaly an International Maker of Gold Cased Watches)

This 1943 MIMO with modified 1943 K.F. 410 9 Jewel movement was originally sold to German Soldiers. The MIMO MONITOR came in matte black and matte white, with, depending on use, either lume or raised brass pinned numeral.

After World War II Otto Graef demanded that all service-issue watches given to German Military Men and those that had not left the factory were to be destroyed so they would not flood the commercial market.  


 

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At the beginning, in 1888 as the brothers Kurth founded their company called Kurth Frères, only watch parts and movements were produced. These were sold to Switzerland and France. Various manual wind calibers were produced until 1947 when they introduced their first self-winding caliber in 1950.

Kurth Frères famous brand was Certina and their movements were of enhanced grade and known for rugged use. High end KF movements are found now and then in the US market due to intensive cooperation with Illinois.

In older watches Certina calibres are often listed as K.F. calibres or Kurth-Frères calibres.

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CASE IS ORIGINAL CHROME PLATE

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WITH STAINLESS STEEL CASE BACK

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WITH
OFF WHITE DIAL
BLACK RAISED NUMERALS
BLACK SECOND CHAPTER

WITH
NEW LUMINATION DOTS
BLACK 24 HOUR NUMERALS
BLACK OUTLINED & NUMERAL
SUB SECONDS REGISTER

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SIGNED

MIMO
MONITOR
SWISS

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WITH RE-LUMED
BLACK STEEL HANDS

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CHROME PLATE CROWN

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NEW PLASTIC CRYSTAL

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LUMED HANDS & MARKER DOTS

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LUXURY
HAND MADE
TEJU LIZARD
WRIST STRAP
WITH
DOUBLE PUSH BUTTON
QUICK RELEASE
DEPLOYMENT
IN
STAINLESS STEEL


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I HAVE TO SAY THIS DIAL IS SHARP

EASY TO READ
THE ORIGINAL BRASS PINNED
NUMERALS ARE AWESOME

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SIZE IS NICE FOR WWII
31.5 X 39 MM
W/O CROWN

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CASE IS 90%

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TWO BUTTON QUICK RELEASE DEPLOYMENT

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HERE IT IS CLOSED UP

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EXCELLENT GRAIN
COLOR IS HABANA
KNOW TO US AS HAVANA

 

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WOW
THIS IS THE ACTUAL
SCALING AND GRAINING
OF THE STRAP

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VERY NICE
WITH
SOME PITTING
BUT IT IS ARRESTED

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CASE BACK SIGNED
STAINLESS STEEL BACK
MIMO WATCH
SWISS
41506 - 2


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MIMO MOD
Kurth-Frères
1943
K.F. 410-9
9 JEWEL
MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT

Features
manual wind
sub second

Data
10.5''', Dm= 23.3mm
H= 3.8mm
9 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 40h