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SOLD 1950s Mido Multifort, Borgel case [REDUCED]

  1. Mafkees May 5, 2022

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    Dear OF,

    Up for your consideration is my 1950s Mido Multifort in all stainless steel, with an uncommon dial. The dimensions are 33mm in diameter (excluding crown), 39mm in length and 10mm in height (including the crystal) with 16mm strap size.
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    Mido are among the most eccentric and well-finished watches of the 1950s and 1960s, and this example is a prime example of that. The elegant logo is applied, with high polished sides that reflect the sunburst - a nice touch IMHO.
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    The dial was finished in a relatively coarse sunburst, on which the concentric outer ring was engraved. Mind you, the ring is not attached to a base dial, or layered; instead, the dial comprises of one piece.
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    The video below shows how the dial plays with the light.


    The watch is all original, including the signed onion crown. It seems the watch was polished in the past, which shows on the case back in particular. The lugs have retained sharp bevels, though, so I believe the polishing to have been only to the case back and sides. The case back also retains the decagonal shape. The lugs are drilled.
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    The case back inside has perlage, as you'd expect.
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    The case is marked 4110.
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    The top right lug is slightly bent (see left lug below).
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    Under the hood there's the in-house cal. 917p (17j) with rhodium plated finish. You can discern the intact gasket. The rotor is slightly scratched, but it's fine otherwise. It runs about 30 seconds/day slow.
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    Sales specifics
    I linked to some feedback below.
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/perfect-transaction-with-matt-mafkees.146219/#post-1994734
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/smooth-transaction-with-mafkees.144012/
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/mafkees-is-a-great-seller.142926/
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/smooth-transaction-with-mafkees.138315/
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/a-fine-experience-with-mafkees.133256/
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/great-transaction-with-mafkees.85080/

    My asking price for this piece is EUR 350,00 head-only, not including any strap, but including tracked & insured shipping within the EU.
    The watch and I are located in The Netherlands.
     
    Edited Jul 11, 2022
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  2. Mafkees May 13, 2022

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    A bump for this special Mido.
     
  3. Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector May 14, 2022

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    Memo to self 'stop looking at sales posts'

    Love that dial, only a matter of time 'till someone snaps this up :thumbsup:
     
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  4. NotAClue May 14, 2022

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    Love the brand as much as that dial. Do you know if that case back is original to the watch? shouldn't the numbers on the case at 6 o'clock match the last 4 digits of the serial number on the case back? Just asking. I'm not an expert
     
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  5. Mafkees May 15, 2022

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    Thanks guys!

    I don't know about the corresponding of numbers. What I can observe is that the amount of polishing on the case back and case sides seems similar.
     
  6. Mafkees May 17, 2022

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  7. Mafkees May 23, 2022

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    Price drop to €400 shipped tracked & insured inside the EU.
    I will ship elsewhere, no problem. We'll figure out the specifics.
     
  8. Mafkees May 26, 2022

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    Some sunny pics :)
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  12. Mafkees Jul 11, 2022

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    Let's get this moving. Price drop from €400 to €350 incl. shipping.
     
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  14. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jul 16, 2022

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    I only own one Mido but what I do love about them is their attention to little details. This watch is very interesting.
     
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  16. Mafkees Jul 28, 2022

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    I am happy to say this beauty is now sold.
     
    Edited Jul 29, 2022
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