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THOUGH GSW/MWB OPERATES AN AWESOME  BRICK AND MORTAR STUDIO & GALLERY & 5 WEBSITES ON A DEDICATED SERVER WITH OVER 30,000 PICTURES OF RESTORATIONS, AND HAVE OFFERED OUR SERVICES SINCE 1989 [JOINED THE INTERNET 1992], EBAY HAS BECOME ONE OF OUR  MARKETING ENTITIES FOR OUR OPERATION. WE NOT ONLY SELL THROUGH THE BAY, WE INVEST IN DOZENS WATCHES FROM FELLOW WATCH SELLERS ON THE BAY EVERY MONTH . GSW STRIVES TO ABIDE BY EBAY POLICES WHILE  PROVIDING INFORMATION TO EDUCATE AND ASSIST YOU IN MAKING A DETERMINATION ON WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST WITH GSW/MWB FOR THIS OR ANOTHER GSW VINTAGE WATCH OFFERING, AND/OR ASSIST YOUR INVESTMENT THROUGH A COMPETING SELLER. 


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READY TO WEAR
SERVICED
RESTORED
OVERHAULED

1944
WWII
PERIOD
MIMO
MONITOR
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RADIUM DIAL
WRIST WATC
H

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

WITH

FREE
PROFESSIONAL

ONLINE APPRAISAL
WITH
HISTORY PICTURES
AND
ASSOCIATED INFORMATION
OUTLINED BELOW

INSURANCE APPRAISAL  1170.00
(PLEASE ALLOW 14 TO 21 DAYS FOR LINK)

WITH

FREE
ONE YEAR
GSW
LIMITED
WARRANTY

WITH

18.00 US SUBSIDIZED DOUBLE BOXED
INSURED WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY!

25.00 INTERNATIONAL SUBSIDIZED SHIPPING
WITH SIGNATURE AND INSURANCE 

FREE USA
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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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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

C) FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

D) 1072.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

NOTE: PRO APPRAISALS ARE APP  DOUBLE KEYSTONE.IN THE EVENT YOU LOST THIS WATCH,  THE INSURANCE COMPANY WOULD HAVE TO MATCH THIS VERY TIME PIECE. THE LOWEST PRICE ON EBAY FOR THIS PARTICULAR WATCH IS 186.00 RUNNING AS IS . ADD RESTORATION COSTS OF 350, MEANS   AT LEAST 536.00.

KEYSTONE
536 X 2  = 1072.00

**
APPRAISALS ARE STORED ON A GSW DEDICATED SERVER APPRAISAL WEBSITE WHERE YOU MAY DOWN-LOAD, COPY-TO OR FORWARD TO YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY OR JEWELERS MUTUAL ONLINE 24/7


PLEASE WRITE OR CALL 800 438 6894 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!!

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.