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Date/Report Number …..120612.FNNHM1HY.04 Item:  SEIKO-6309-7040-AUTOMATIC-DIVE-WATCH
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Description of item: 1944 WWII PERIOD MIMO MONITOR **RADIUM DIAL WRIST WATCH WITH MIMO/Girard-Perregaux MODIFIED Kurth Frères 9 JEWEL AS 1130 **RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF-LUMINOVA HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT 31 X 39 MM W/O CROWN WITH CONTRAST STITCHED BROWN VINTAGE STYLE

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $1072.00


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READY TO WEAR
SERVICED
RESTORED
OVERHAULED

1944
WWII
PERIOD
MIMO
MONITOR
**RADIUM DIAL
WRIST WATCH

WITH

MIMO/Girard-Perregaux
MODIFIED
Kurth Frères
9 JEWEL
AS 1130


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

31 X 39
MM
W/O CROWN

WITH

CONTRAST STITCHED
BROWN
VINTAGE STYLE

AND

A STAINLESS STEEL
DEPLOYMENT BUCKLE


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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 yet rugged and dependable 9 jewel MIMO MONITOR 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 caliber's 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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THIS IS A STUNNING AND RARE
MIMO

MILITARY WRIST WATCH

DESIGNED BY
Otto Graef
GIRARD-PERREGAUX


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WITH
MATT WHITE DIAL

OUTLINED
RAISED LUME NUMERALS

1 2 3 & 9

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminova

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BLACK SUB-SECONDS REGISTER

BLACK NUMERALS

BLACK OUTER CHAPTER RING

ILLUMINATED WITH

ROUND DOTS

FOR EACH NUMERAL EXCEPTING

6 9 12 & 3

WHICH HAVE
RECTANGULAR

ILLUMINATION MARKERS

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ORIGINAL RADIUM FILLED
BLACK STEEL HANDS

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminova

THE RE-LUMED
BLACK STEEL HANDS
ARE STUNNING ON THIS CONTRASTING DIAL

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


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EXACTLY LIKE IT WAS
WHEN FIRST ISSUED 

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

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HANDS ARE ALWAYS BRIGHTER

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

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I CHOSE THIS STRAP BECAUSE
IT LOOKS VINTAGE

THE STRAP IS IMPORTANT
SO LET ROCK KNOW WHAT YOU MAY LIKE
TO HAVE INSTALLED. I AM SURE HE WILL
WORK IT OUT


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THE USE OF A STAINLESS STEEL
AND GOLD PLATED
DEPLOYMENT
WILL MAKE THE STRAP
LAST 2 TO 3 TIMES AS LONG

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AND
IT IS EASY TO PLACE
ON AND OFF
YOUR WRIST

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CASE WAS CLEANED
AND LIGHTLY BUFFED
IT IS IN FINE OVERALL CONDITION

WITH AN ABSENCE OF

SCRATCHES - DENTS - ABRASIONS

 

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THIS IS A CHROME OVER BASE CASE
WITH

STAINLESS STEEL BACK


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LOOKING GREAT

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I TELL YOU WHAT
ROCK DID NOT WANT TO PART WITH THIS ONE!

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KILLER MANILA

I ONCE HAD SOME ONE OBJECT TO ME USING "KILLER"

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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WONDERFUL

YES HE SAID WONDERFUL WAS BETTER THAN KILLER

BUT MAN I  JUST CANNOT HELP MYSELF

THIS WATCH IS

KILLER

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SMOOTH BABY SMOOTH


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SIGNED DIAL

SIGNED MOVEMENT

SIGNED CASE


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SAY IT AGAIN SAM

ONLY THE VERY BEST



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TESTING HANDS SUB SECONDS
CHECKING CLEARANCES.
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SEE THE SQUARE UPPER LEFT?
THAT IS THE K.F. HALLMARK

MIMO
MODIFIED
K.F. 17

SIGNED
MIMO
WATCH Co.
17
NINE JEWELS
GXM
[Girard-Perregaux, Mimo]

 

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1942
AS 1130 BASE
MIMO
17

Features
Manual Wind
Sub Second
9 Jewel
Power Reserve 41h

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SIGNED
MIMO WATCH CO
NINE 9 JEWELS
UNADJUSTED
17
AOV

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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