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31 X 39
A STAINLESS STEEL
INSURANCE APPRAISAL 1170.00
25.00 INTERNATIONAL SUBSIDIZED
In 1928, Otto Graef, a German
watchmaker and owner of MIMO (an International Maker of Gold Watches) bought out GIRARD -
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.
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.
THIS IS A STUNNING AND RARE
1 2 3 & 9
6 9 12 & 3
ORIGINAL RADIUM FILLED
EXACTLY LIKE IT WAS
HANDS ARE ALWAYS BRIGHTER
I CHOSE THIS STRAP BECAUSE
THE STRAP IS IMPORTANT
CASE WAS CLEANED
THIS IS A CHROME OVER BASE CASE
STAINLESS STEEL BACK
I ONCE HAD SOME ONE OBJECT TO ME USING "KILLER"
YES HE SAID WONDERFUL WAS BETTER
THIS WATCH IS
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SEE THE SQUARE UPPER LEFT?
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UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE all watches offered by GSW have been SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by an EXPERT PROFESSIONAL will run between $180.00 to 580.00, depending on the complication of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means DISASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE WATCH AND MOVEMENT, CLEANING SAME, OILING, LUBING AND REASSEMBLING, timing and Sealing. RESTORATION is a separate service from SERVICING and may include CRYSTAL, DIAL, HANDS, CASE, LUGS and BAND. So, WHEN YOU VIEW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC WATCHES OFFERED BY OTHER VENDORS/DEALERS, the question is: WAS THE WATCH SERVICED?
All watches, from mechanical to quartz devices, require periodic cleaning and inspection. GSW provides both cleaning and repair services with our main specialty that of restoring and repairing classic & vintage watches. GSW has established parts accounts with the oldest watch parts houses in the world as well as a network of watch dealers and repair centers around the world. GSW also provides dial restoration services. In addition to servicing new, vintage & classic watches, we also service high grade wristwatches. Think of your watch as you would a fine automobile, it is worth maintaining as it will increase your pleasure of ownership and also enhance the resale or trade-in value. If you plan on passing your watch on to the next generation, skilled periodic maintenance will be greatly appreciated in the future.