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Date/Report Number …..011213.FNT5HY.04 Item:  1943 MINT CONDITION WWII RARE STEEL AND ALUMINUM GERMAN MIMO MONITOR
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1943 MINT CONDITION WWII RARE STEEL AND ALUMINUM GERMAN MIMO MONITOR WRIST WATCH WITH MIMO Girard-Perregaux MODIFIED Kurth Frères 9 JEWEL AS 1130 RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF-LUMINOVA HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT 32.9 X 49.9 MM CONDITION MINT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $799.00


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1943
MINT CONDITION
WWII
RARE
STEEL AND ALUMINUM
GERMAN
MIMO
MONITOR
WRIST WATCH

WITH

MIMO
Girard-Perregaux
MODIFIED
Kurth Frères
9 JEWEL
AS 1130


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

32.9 X 49.9
MM
CROWN SEATS FLUSH WITH CROWN


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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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Ukraine borders the Russian Federation to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast.


THIS MIMO MONITOR IS A SPECIAL TIME PIECE WITH SPECIAL DETAIL AND ALUMINUM AND STEEL CASING

A COLLECTORS
Otto Graef
GIRARD-PERREGAUX
MIMO

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AAAIMG_8035.jpg (101663 bytes) AAAIMG_9110.jpg (112666 bytes) NOTE THE UNIQUE DIALS
ON THESE 5 RECENT GSW
RESTORATIONS. THE EARLIEST TO LATEST
BEGINS WITH MIMO
ANTIMAGNETIC TOP LEFT. TO RIGHT.

ALL RESTORED BY
GSW-MWB-GSWW

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THIS IS A STUNNING AND RARE
MIMO
GERMAN MILITARY OFFICERS CASED
MONITOR

DESIGNED BY
Otto Graef
GIRARD-PERREGAUX


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WITH LEATHER NATO

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WITH

MATT WHITE DIAL
BLACK RAISED NUMERALS
BLACK MILITARY TIME
BLACK OUTER MINUTE CHAPTER

*RADIUM
DOTS AND RECTANGLES

*RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminova

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RADIUM DOTS
1 2  4 5   7 8  10 11

AND

RECTANGLES
12   3  6  9

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


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WITH A MERE
TWO MILLIMETERS
SEPARATING
THE M
MINUTE HAND
FROM THE CRYSTAL

THE HAND RESTORED DIAL
IS
SIMPLY MAGNIFICENT
AND
IS FULLY VISIBLE
WITH
ILLUMINATED MINUTE CHAPTER


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WITH LEATHER NATO

 



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I FINISHED THIS BEAUTY AFTER
9 HOURS OF RESTORATION
OVER A THREE DAY PERIOD 
ENDING
DECEMBER 21 2012 AT 9 PM
I DID NOT HAVE  WIRE LUG STRAP
I FELT WAS THE RIGHT ONE
SO I PLACED THIS
MIMO MONITOR
ON A
VINTAGE LEATHER CUFF


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WITH LEATHER NATO

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MORE THAN LIKELY

THE CASE HAS IT'S DESIGN ROOTS
IN THE
1930'S

THE  HAND
BRUSHED AND FINISHED
ALUMINUM & STEEL CASE
IS IN
MINT CONDITION

THERE IS


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WITH LEATHER NATO

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A CENTER CASE
WITH
SUBSTANTIAL
HINGED STEEL
WIRE LUGS
AND
FLUSH CROWN


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WITH LEATHER NATO

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A TOP SNAP IN BEZEL W/NEW CRYSTAL
FITS INTO A MACHINED GROOVE
IN THE TOP OF CASE

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A STAINLESS STEEL
SNAP ON BACK
COMPLETES THE CASE


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WITH LEATHER NATO

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NOTE THE LOW CASE PROFILE

32.9 X 49.9
MM
CROWN SEATS FLUSH WITH CROWN


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WITH LEATHER NATO

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WITH

VINTAGE LEATHER CUFF STRAP

YOU MAY REQUEST A TOP-LINE WIRE LUG STRAP
IN BLACK OR BROWN LEATHER


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WITH LEATHER NATO

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YOU MAY REQUEST
A BLACK LEATHER VINTAGE CUFF STRAP


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 WITH LEATHER NATO

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OR

YOU MAY REQUEST
ALLIGATOR CROCODILE LIZARD OSTRICH SHARK

[ WILL CARRY AN UPGRADE FEE ]


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WITH LEATHER NATO

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IF YOU DESIRE A STRAP CHANGE
PLEASE CONTACT BEFORE INVESTING


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WITH LEATHER NATO

 

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THIS
VINTAGE LEATHER STRAP
HAS NICKEL PLATED
BRASS BUCKLE


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WITH LEATHER NATO

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THOUGH I LIKE THIS SET UP
I BELIEVE A WIRE LUG STRAP
WILL SURELY SET THIS
MIMO OFF THE CHARTS

 

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STEEL CASE BACK

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SERIAL NUMBER
11237


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WITH LEATHER NATO

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AN AWESOME RESTORATION

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" VINTAGE TIME RE-MADE IN AMERICA™"

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MIMO
MODIFIED
CERTINA
K.F. 02 4058
( AS-1130 BASED )
Wehrmachtswerk
(army movement)
1930 - 1945

SIGNED

MIMO WATCH Co.
SWISS
UNADJUSTED
03  601
NINE 9 JEWELS
GXM
[Girard-Perregaux, Mimo]

Features
stem wind and set
sub second

Data
9 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 30h

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Wehrmachtswerk (army movement) option: Reed's regulator, different bridge shapes, sometimes separate escape wheel cock,differently beveled bridge and plate edges, samples with ring balance and/or mobile stud carrier, but even very late still without shock device, differences not known between 1130, 1142, 1149, 1243, 1286, 1295, 1304, 1339, 1383, 1387, 1392, 1399, 1401, 1420, 1487, 1502, 1522, 1540, 1542, 1548, 1573, 1597, 1667, 1685,  replaced by the AS 1188 with direct sweep second.

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT TO FINE- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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