Monday, October 28, 2019

Mido on Monday - A Vintage Multifort

So as it happens, my go-to watchmaker has a massive amount of vintage and discarded watches.  I had dropped off the Multi-Star for a heart transplant and what did I discover as I looked through one of his bins?

A gold filled Multifort, and I am guessing around 34 mm (to be honest, I haven't bothered to measure it yet).

He opened it up, and under the hood was a bumper movement -

If my watch maker and I got it right, the movement is noted as Mido 917.

Needless to say, this guy got a lot of wear, a lot of use.  And it seemed a real shame to see it languishing in the "donor" box, waiting to have it's parts harvested...

So a deal was struck, a new strap selected, and to quote that other great commentator on the watch industry, Boz Skaggs, I put my money on the table and drove it off the lot.

Ultimately, a watch only really needs to appeal to an audience of one.  And this one hits me right where I live.

Enjoy your watches!

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