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Mimo Ocean Monoblock

Mimo Ocean Monoblock

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Brand: Mimo
Typology: Vintage military watch
Year: 1940
Never heard of Mimo? You’re not alone. Mimo was one of many Swiss Watch companies that operated from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s.
They produced many innovative watches, including (apparently) the first 8-day wristwatch, and the First Ladies digital “jump” hour wristwatch (reference “Finding Memo by Bruce Shawkey, NAWCC Bulletin April 2011). They manufactured wristwatches for the German army during WWI and then disappeared after the war. The owner went on to produce watches under the purchased company name of Girard-Perregaux (who, of course, went on to become the well known high-end luxury watch company).
Mimo can be also credited with creating the first watch with an integral date window on the dial located at the three o’clock position, forging what now has become the standard amongst almost all watches. They also created the first watch with a rotating slide rule, predating Breitling’s design by many years.
This incredible watch has all the features needed to make any vintage enthusiast's hair stand on end:
Black glossy dial, closed chapter ring, monoblock, stepped, steel case with antimagnetic protection, radium dial in perfect condition, and case back with patent.
A perfect companion on the battlefield.
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  • General info

    • Reference:
    • Serial number: 31xxxx
    • Case material: Steel
    • Glass: Plexiglass
    • Caseback:
    • Case diameter: 34.0 mm
    • Bezel Materials: Steel
    • Dial color: Black
    • Dial numerals: Arabic
    • General conditions: Great conditions
    • Water resistance rate: Not waterproof
  • Band or Strap

    • Band material: Leather
    • Lug width: 18 mm
    • Buckle type: Classic
    • Buckle material: Steel
  • Movement

    • Calibre: 30/2212
    • Movement type: Manual wind
    • Complications: None