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Date/Report Number …..022612.6RHY.04 Item:   1947 MIDO MULTIFORT SUPER AUTOMATIC BUMPER IN  14K ROSE GOLD & STAINLESS STEEL
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1947 MIDO MULTIFORT SUPER AUTOMATIC BUMPER IN
14K ROSE GOLD & STAINLESS STEEL . CONDITION FINE.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $999.00


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VINTAGE
1947
MIDO
MULTIFORT
SUPER AUTOMATIC
BUMPER
IN
14K ROSE GOLD
&
STAINLESS STEEL

CASE IS
25 X 32
MM

WITH
17 JEWEL
771
MIDO BUMPER
SWEEP SECONDS
SUPERAUTOMATIC
MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT

WITH

GENUINE
TIJU LEATHER
STRAP

WITH

ONE YEAR GSW WATCH & TIMER LIMITED WARRANTY

WITH

ONLINE APPRAISAL WITH INFO TO IN&SURE

WITH

15.00 USA 2 DAY AIR IN&SURED
WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY 

20.00 INTERNATIONAL REGISTERED SHIPPING
WITH SIGNATURE AND IN&SURANCE

AND

800 438 6894 TOLL FREE SUPPORT
INTERNATIONAL +17708311257
M-SAT 11AM - 7 PM EST

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MIDO BECAME ONE OF THE FIRST COMPANIES OFFERING SELF WINDING AUTOMATIC WRIST WATCHES FOR MEN AND WOMEN. 

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MIDO'S BOAST OF A "WATERPROOF" WATCH  THAT RELIABLY WOUND ITSELF WITH WRIST ACTION CARRIED THE LINE SUCCESSFULLY FOR 35 YEARS.

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THE FIRST MIDO SHOCK RESISTANT , WATERPROOF AND ANTIMAGNETIC SELFWINDING AUTOMATIC WAS CREATED IN 1934 WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF THE MULTIFORT.

 

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THOUGH ABRAHAM LOUIS PERRELET INVENTED THE FIRST SELFWINDING MECHANISM IN THE 1770'S, AUTOMATIC/SELFWINDING WATCH MOVEMENTS WENT NO WHERE UNTIL 1923. IT WAS THEN THAT   JOHN HARWOOD , A BRITISH WATCH REPAIRMAN TOOK OUT A BRITISH AND SWISS PATENT FOR A MOVEMENT THAT USED A PIVOT WEIGHT WHICH SWUNG AS THE WEARER MOVED, WHICH THEN WOUND THE MAIN SPRING.

THE RATCHET MECHANISM DID NOT ROTATE 360 DEGREES SO IT ONLY WOUND THE SPRING IN ONE DIRECTION. THE WEIGHT SWINGING 180 DEGREES WAS HALTED AS IT SWUNG BACK AND FORTH BY SPRINGS. THIS ACTION CAUSED SLIGHT BUMPING AND THUS THE MOVEMENT WAS CALLED A "HAMMER" OR "BUMPER". IN ADDITION, THERE WAS NO MECHANICAL MEANS TO PHYSICALLY WIND THE MOVEMENT AND THEY HAD ONLY 12 HOURS OF RESERVE TIME. THE STRAIGHT HARWOOD WOULD FALL TO THE WAY SIDE DUE TO THE DEPRESSION.

 

 

 

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MIDO MOD 1941

MIDO INVESTED IN HARWOOD BUMPERS IN 1932. BY 1934 THEY INTRODUCED THE MOD 1934 BY  ADDING A WINDING MECHANISM AND IMPROVING SPRING TIME. ADDITIONAL DATED MOVEMENTS FOLLOWED SUCH MOD 1941 ABOVE WHICH HAD INCABLOC BALANCE STAFF SHOCK ABSORBERS, SCREW ADJUSTED BALANCE   AND MORE. BY 1947, WITH THE WAR OVER AND MATERIALS OFF RESTRICTION, THEY PRODUCED ONE OF THEIR BEST: THE ROSE GOLD PLATED 717.



 

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OUR OFFER IS FOR
THE MULTIFORT ON THE RIGHT END


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THIS MIDO MULTIFORT
SUPER AUTOMATIC IS SIMPLY
STUNNING
&
RARE

:NOTE:
PICTURES WERE TAKEN
WITH CROWN OUT
IN SETTING POSITION.
THE CROWN DOES SEAT
AGAINST THE CASE

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THE DIAL IS
ROSE GOLD COLORED
WITH
OUTLINED
RAISED LUME NUMBERS
THAT GLOW

NOTE

THE PICTURES HEREIN
HAVE THE CROWN OUT
IN HAND SET POSITION
TO SHOW THE
MUSHROOM CROWN
WITH
LONG STEM TUBE
THE CROWN WHEN PUSHED
IN SEATS ALL THE WAY


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WITH
INNER MINUTE CHAPTER
IN
BLACK

&
BLACK STEEL
LUME CENTERED
HOUR & MINUTE
HANDS
&
RED SPADE BALANCED
SECONDS HAND

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:NOTICE:
SOLID
14K
LUG-CASE-BEZEL
ROSE GOLD
TOPS
&
ROSE GOLD
MUSHROOM CROWN
!!WHAT A LOOKER!!


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THE
ROSE GOLD
IS NOT PLATED
FILLED
ROLLED
IT IS
A SOLID
WELDED
TO THE
STAINLESS STEEL
CASE

 


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THE
SOLID
14K ROSE GOLD
IS NOW
ONE PIECE
WITH
THE CASE
THE DIAL JUMP OUT

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NOTICE
THE CROWN IS ALSO
14K ROSE GOLD

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NOW
THIS BABY
IS
SUPER RARE

&

A SHOW STOPPER


CASE IS
252 X 32
MM


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 THE HANDS &

THE
HANDS & DIAL
ARE
RE-LUMINATED


NOTE
WE ROSE GOLD PLATED THE BUCKLE

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ATTACHED
IS AN AWESOME
VINTAGE
LADIES
GENUINE
TEJU LIZARD
STRAP
IN
BROWN

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CASE BACK
IS
SIGNED

MIDO MULTIFORT
SUPERAUTOMATIC
SWITZERLAND
STAINLESS STEEL

 


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HERE YOU CAN SEE
THIS
MIDO DIAL
AND
ROSE GOLD
TOPPED CASE
IS
MINTY MINTY MINTY

 


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CASE BACK INTERIOR
SIGNED
BRIT. PAT.
385509
MIDO
SWITZERLAND
RUSTLESS
STEEL

991087

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AWESOME
BUMPER AUTOMATIC
MOVEMENT
IS ALSO
PLATED
IN
ROSE GOLD
&
WAS
OVERHAULED
CLEANED
SERVICED
TIMED


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1947
Two Spoke Glucydur Screw Balance
Incabloc Shock Resistance
Nivarox Hairspring
18,000 bph.

MIDO
LIMITED
SWISS
MULTIFORT
SUPERAUTOMATIC
BUMPER
717
17 SEVENTEEN JEWELS

Features
stem wind and set
sub second
17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 30h

WOW!!  >------>