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Date/Report Number …..092613.FN698HY.04 Item:  WWII ERA MIDO MULTIFORT WITH USMC STAINLESS STEEL CUFF STYLE WATCH BAND
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Description of item: VINTAGE WWII ERA MIDO MULTIFORT WITH USMC STAINLESS STEEL CUFF STYLE WATCH BAND

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $799.00


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THIS IS  ONE OF THE RAREST AND EARLIEST   MIDO MULTIFORT WATCHES .  IT'S RARITY IS IN IT'S  BLACK MILITARY DIAL WITH RED  24 HOUR 3 DIMENIONAL NUMBERS AND THE MIDO NAME, OUTER CHAPTER RING AND SUB-SECONDS REGISTER IN ORANGE WITH MATCHING HANDS.

AND THE FACT IT IS NOT A BUMPER,  AND WAS BUILT WITH THE MILITARY IN MIND, INCLUDING A MILITARY CASED 15 JEWEL SHOCK PROTECTED 3 ADJUSTMENT SWISS BAR MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT. BECAUSE OF THESE FACTS, ROCK DID NOT RESTORE THE DIAL.

AN AWESOME WWII ERA ORIGINAL RARE MIDO MULTIFORT MANUAL WIND ---

 


ORIGINAL CONDITION
1936
WWII ERA
MIDO
MULTIFORT

28 X 34
MM W/O CROWN

WITH

DOUBLE MILITARY CASED
3 ADJUSMENT
DOUBLE SHOCK PROTECTION
15 JEWEL
MANUAL WIND

WITH

MIDO
BLACK, RED, WHITE
AND
ROSE GOLD
24 HR
MILITARY DIAL

AND

ALL STAINLESS STEEL CASE

WITH

1944
USMC
STAINLESS STEEL
CUFF STYLE WATCH BAND

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THE 6 MIDO RESTORES BELOW ARE PLACED ONLY TO   DEMONSTRATE RESTORATIONS
IN ORDER TO EXPLAIN WHY WE DECIDED TO KEEP THE DIAL AS IT IS AND WAS.

OUTSIDE OF LIGHTLY APPLYING AF LUMINOVA TO THE EXISTING WORN NUMERALS, NOTHING WAS DONE TO DIAL.
THE LOOK OF THE NUMBERS IS CAUSED FROM   APPLYING NEW ILLUMINATION ONLY TO EXISTING DEAD RADIUM.

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ROSE GOLD/COPPER FULLRESTORE

STAINLESS ORIG DIAL  PARTIAL

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CUERVO Y SOBRINOS HAVANA FULL

GOLD FILLED  MIDO BUMPER FULL
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STEEL MIDO 24HR  FULL

STEEL MIDO FULL RESTORE


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THIS MIDO MULTIFORT WAS MADE TO SELL TO SOLDIERS.
WHILE THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE MIDO LINE THAT LOOK LIKE MODEL MULTIFORT WERE BUMPER AUTOMATICS, THIS MODEL,
AS YOU WILL WITNESS, HAS A SHOCK PROTECTED, ANTIMAGNETIC, WATERPROOF ADJUSTABLE TO 3 POSITIONS MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT,

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TAKE A LOOK AT DIAL
NOTE RED 24HR ARE RAISED
MIDO WENT TO THE EXTREME AND PAINTED
THE 24HR IN WHITE, THEN GOLD LEAF , THEN THE DEEP RED
THAT MADE IT A BRIGHT RED.
SEE THE "18" IN SECONDS REGISTER?
THE RED HAS COME OFF THE ONE REVEALING
THE MIDO TECHNIQUE

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BEFORE TEARING THIS BEAUTY DOWN
ROCK DECIDED TO APPLY LUMINOVA
BUT ONLY IN EXACT DUPLICATION OF THE PORIGINAL
RADIUM HAT HAD BURNED OUT AND DISTORTED THE
NUMERALS. HE COULD HAVE UTILIZED A NUMBER PRESS
TO PLACE A PERFECT RECREATION OF TH ORIGINAL
BEFORE THE RADIUM BURNED OUT. BUT WHAT
YOU SEE IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE EXCEPT IT WAS WORN RADIUM

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AT THE END OF THE DAY IT LOOKS LIKE IT DID
EXCEPT IT GLOWS. AND WE MAINTAIN THE COOL
ORANGE "MIDO MULTIFORT" AND THE ORANGE
"OUTER MINUTES CHAPTER & SUBSECOND REGISTER"
THE "MADE IN SWITZERLAND" AND THE BEST
RED ON BLACK 24 HOUR NUMBERS.

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THE STEEL CASE GOES GREAT WITH THE WWII
STEEL WATCH BAND. THESE WERE MADE IN REPAIR
SHOPS BEGINNING IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC THEATER

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THIS ONE HAS DEC 1944, USMC AND INITIALS

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NOTE THE CASE OF THIS MULTIFORT

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I CANNOT BELIEVE THE BLACK DIAL RED 24HR
AND ORANGE SIGNING. WHAT A FIND . WHEN YOU LOOK
AT ROCK'S MIDO RESTORES [35,000 PICS ARE ONLINE]
YOU KNOW HE HAD A TOUGH DECISION TO MAKE
FULL RESTORE OR KEEP THE DIAL AS IS.

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AS YOU CAN SEE, THIS CASE AND BAND BELONG AS ONE

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OUTSIDE THE STUDIO AND ROCK IS USING SUNLIGHT
INSTEAD OF THE TWO $85 UV UNITS TO CURE
THE UV CEMENT THAT IS USED TO SEAL THE BNEW
THICK PLEXIGLAS CRYSTAL

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HANGING ON PARKING SIGN
REALLY SOPHYSTICATED !

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CRYSTAL SEALED WITH UV CEMENT

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EASY TO PLACE AND REMOVE

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THE RED AND ORANGE ARE PERFECT

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COMFORTABLE

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FIRST TEST OF STEEL BAND AND MIDO

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SORRY FOR BLURRY

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AWESOME
LOOK AT CASE
THE THICK CRYSTAL
THE BAND

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LOOKS LIKE IT IS OLD
WHICH IT IS

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ILLUMINATION IS GREAT, EXPECIALLY DUE TO THE ORIGINAL
RADIUM HAD SPREAD OUT AS IT BURNED OUT
MAKING THE NUMERALS WIDER

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A FEW HOLES DRILLED AND A FEW RIVETS

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CONSTRUCTION IS SIMPLE. IT TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO
BUILD ONE OF THESE BANDS IN A MACHINE SHOP

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PERFECT AND SEE HOW THICK CRYSTAL IS

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NOTE HEAVY DUTY MILITARY STYLE CROWN TUBE

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NOTE MARKS IN STEEL TOP OVER TUBE

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AFTER SANDING AND BUFF FINISHING STEEL CASE

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NOTE BRITISH PATENT. IT WAS FOR THE BUMPER MOVEMENTS
IN 1934 MIDO INTRODUCED THEIR FIRST AUTOMATIC BUMPER
IT WAS A BRITISH PATENTED MOVEMENT
THEIR CASES THEN HAD THE PATENT INFO
THIS RARE NON-BUMPER MULTIFORT HAD THE HEX STEEL CASE
WHICH WAS TONE USED TO HOUSE THE BHARWOOD ENGLISH DESIGNED FIRST AUTOMATIC [BUMPER]

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THE FACT IS, AUTOMATICS WERE NEVER
UTILIZED BY THE MILITARY AND THE MANUAL
WIND MOVEMENT IN THIS MIDO MULTIFORT IS ENCASED
IN AN INTERIOR CASE. LIKE MANY OF THE USA ORD MILITARY  
WATCHES AND THE FAMOUS A-11 PILOTS WATCHES.

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HERE THE CASE IS CLOSED
THESE PROVIDE ANTI MAGNETIC CAPABILITY
DUST AND MOISTURE PROTYECTION
SHOCK PROTECTION

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THE INNER CASE IS ATTACHED WITH 2 SCREWS TO MOVEMENT

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AFTER MOVEMENT OVERHAUL AND SERVICE
THE BALANCE & MAINSPRING
WERE ALSO REPLACED

THE MOVEMENT IS PLACED IN SECOND CASE
WITH TWO SCREWS.

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IT IS THEN PLACED IN THE CASE

THE CROWN IS FITED OVER THE HUGE STEM TUBE
W/ADJUSTABLE SEAL

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THE TOP IS SNAPED INTO PLACE

[NOTE CASE IS SERIALIZED BETWEEN LUGS]


A NEW NOS GASKET IS INSTALLED

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CASE BACK IS SCREWED DOWN

SIGNED
MIDO
MULTIFORY
SWITZERLAND
ANTIMAGNETIC
RUSTLESS-STEEL
ANTI-SHOC
WATERPROOF
IMPERMEABLE

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1934/1936
M 100
Mido, Switzerland, 3 Adjustments, 15 Jewels; Incabloc,

NOTE BRASS & JEWEL INCABLOC SHOCK
PROTECTER FOR THE UPPER SIDE OF BALANCE


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BALANCE SHOCK PROTECTION
SWISS BARS

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15 JEWELS
3X ADJUSTMENT
MADE IN SWITZERLAND
M 100

Features
manual wind
sub second

Data
15 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 36h


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