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Date/Report Number …..111912.FN61Y0.04 Item:  1937-STEEL-CASED-GERMAN- MIMO-Girard-Perregaux- MIMO-GP-AS-1130-Wehrmachtswerk
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1937 STEEL CASED GERMAN MIMO BY Girard-Perregaux WITH MIMO/GP AS 1130 Wehrmachtswerk ( german army movement). CONDITION IS EXCELLENT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $649.00


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1937
STEEL CASED
GERMAN
MIMO

BY

Girard-Perregaux

WITH

MIMO/GP
AS 1130
Wehrmachtswerk
( german army movement)

WITH

NEW VINTAGE
REPRODUCTION
SPUN + WEAVED
NYLON
WWII DRAB BROWN
MILITARY STRAP

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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.

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

In 1930, sales of wristwatches exceeded sales of pocket watches for the first time. SO POPULAR WERE Otto Graef  WRIST WATCHES THAT Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin used a GIRARD-PERREGAUX watch to time the aeronautical trials of his airships.

BY THE MID 1930'S, GIRARD-PERREGAUX/MIMO WERE DESIGNING AND SELLING MILITARY WATCHES TO THE GERMAN AND BRITISH GOVERMENTS AS WELL AS OVER THE COUNTER ACROSS THE GLOBE. 

By 1940, The Second World War WAS WELL ON ITS WAY AS   GIRARD-PERREGAUX/MIMO CONTINUED TO SUPPLY TIME PIECES AROUND THE GLOBE.


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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THIS IS A STUNNING AND RARE
MIMO
ANTIMAGNETIC
MILITARY WRIST WATCH

WHAT MAKES IT RARE IS THIS
MODEL'S MOVEMENT

A GENUINE
AND
THE EARLIEST
AS-1130 BASED
Wehrmachtswerk
MOVEMENT
DESIGNED BY
Otto Graef
GIRARD-PERREGAUX


 

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WITH
MATT BLACK DIAL

OUTLINED
RAISED LUME NUMERALS

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminova


WHITE SUB-SECONDS REGISTER
WHITE CHAPTER RING

AND

ORIGINAL RADIUM
CATHEDRAL STEEL HANDS

THE FIRST EVER USED ON THE
1130
BLACK DIALED
MIMO MILITARY WATCH


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NEW VINTAGE
REPRODUCTION
SPUN + WEAVED
NYLON
WWII DRAB BROWN
MILITARY STRAP

 


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ANOTHER AWESOME FACT
AS THE
AL
STAINLESS STEEL
CASE

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CASE WAS PATENTED
IN THE U.S.A.
AND
SWITZERLAND

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GREAT LUME

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ONE CHANGE
WAS THIS CASE HAD
WIRE LUGS.

THEY WERE BROKEN
SO ROCK PULLED THEM OUT

IY WOULD ONLY TAKE
TEN MINUTES TO REPLACE THEM
IF YOU EVER WANTED THEM
BUT
THIS NOW ALLOWS THE USE
OF ANY TYPE STRAP.

WIRE LUG STRAPS ARE LIMITED

WITH
SPRING BARS
THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT

ALSO, MOST OF THESE UTILIZED SPRING BARS

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SPUN + WEAVED
NYLON
WWII DRAB BROWN
MILITARY STRAP

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SPUN + WEAVED
NYLON
WWII DRAB BROWN
MILITARY STRAP

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THE CENTER MOVEMENT ABOVE
IS WHAT POWERS THIS MIMO

MIMO-GP
2140 30
1130

Features
manual wind
sub second

Data
9 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 38h

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & RUNS IN ALL MODES
ALL FEATURES WORK

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