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Date/Report Number …..022612R5BY.04 Item:   1940-45 MIMO BY Girard-Perregaux GERMAN MILITARY WITH 9 JEWEL MIMO MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1940-45 MIMO BY Girard-Perregaux GERMAN MILITARY WITH 9 JEWEL MIMO MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT WITH BLACK GATOR GRAIN LEATHER STRAP AND STAINLESS DEPLOYMENT 29.8 X 38.6 . CONDITION MINT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $634.00


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1940-45
MIMO

BYGirard-Perregaux
GERMAN MILITARY
WITH

9 JEWEL
MIMO
MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT

WITH

BLACK GATOR GRAIN
LEATHER STRAP
AND
STAINLESS DEPLOYMENT

 

29.8 X 38.6

 

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In 1928, Otto Graef, a German watchmaker and owner of MIMO (an International Maker of Gold Watches) bought out GIRARD - PERREGAUX.    

Constant Girard was far ahead of his time [no pun intended] when he developed the wristwatch as early as 1880; by 1930, sales of wristwatches exceeded the sales of pocket watches for the first time.

World War Two [WW II] scarcely affected the company's activities. It continued to develop GIRARD-PERREGAUX both in Europe and on the American continent, but concentrated on MIMO for the European markets, supplying Germany with watches well into 1944 through the Swiss.

By 1943, with the Germans were hard pressed for cash, MIMO began supplying the less costly rugged and dependable 9 jewel MIMO watch.

The 1943 MIMO MONITOR with modified 1943 K.F. 410 9 Jewel movement and  the 1940-45 MIMO with modified K.F. .4058 were originally sold to German Soldiers.

The MIMO came in matte black and matte white, with, depending on use, either lume or raised brass pinned numerals.

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

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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WITH
STAINLESS STEEL CASE BACK

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT


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WITH
OFF MATT BLACK DIAL
WHITE OUTLINED RAISED LUME NUMERALS
WHITE SECONDS CHAPTER

WITH
WHITE OUTER DOUBLE CHAPTER RING
WITH MARKERS

AND
WHITE OUTLINED & NUMERALED
SUB SECONDS REGISTER

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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SIGNED

MIMO
SWISS

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT


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WITH RE-LUMED
BLACK STEEL HANDS

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT


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NEW ORIGINAL CRYSTAL

 

 

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THE CASE HAD WIRE LUGS
PINNED WIRE LUGS
  WHICH  ARE NOT SOLDERED
WE REMOVED THEM
AND USED SPRING BARS

IF YOU CHOOSE TO, YOU MAY
SLIP WIRE THROUGH THE LUG HOLES

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WE CHOSE A
LEATHER GATOR GRAIN STRAP
IN BLACK
WITH A
FRICTION DEPLOYMENT
IN
STAINLESS STEEL

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SHE IS AWESOME

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LOOKING GREAT

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HERE SHE IS IN STRAIGHT LIGHT
NO LIGHT BOX NEEDED

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NICE GRAINING

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NICE STAINLESS DEPLOYMENT

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NICE STAINLESS DEPLOYMENT

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NICE STAINLESS DEPLOYMENT

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STAINLESS CASE BACK


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HERE SHE IS WITH WIRES
INSTEAD OF SPRING BARS

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IF SHE HAD AN ORIGINAL
GERMAN STRAP
I WOULD HAVE LEFT THE WIRES IN
THEY SIMPLY PUSH THROUGH
THE LUG HOLES
THE OWNER PROBABLY HAD
THE SPRING BARS BREAK
AND HAD TO USE WIRES



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READY FOR STRAP

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ALL PARTS STRIPPED AND CLEANED

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AWESOME

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TRIPE SIGNED
DIAL
CASE
MOVEMENT


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AWESOME

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MIMO
MODIFIED
K.F. 02 4058

SIGNED
MIMO
WATCH Co.
02  4058
NINE JEWELS
GXM
[Girard-Perregaux, Mimo]

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
ALL FEATURES WORK


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