empressissi™ is pleased to offer this rare and sought after military style watch for men from the mid 50s in stainless steel case with an early Swiss full rotor automatic wind movement.
The watch houses an early Mido 00916R caliber (Base caliber AS 1131/2) running on 17 jewels with unique sub seconds hand. It is cased in a small yet robust iconic stainless steel case and has the iconic original crown and mint crystal
The dial is factory original and lightly, evenly aged with nice light patine and has an original set of hands.
This original early MIDO watch measures 28mm side to side (excluding crown) and 35mm from top lug to bottom lug and is very modest in size even for a vintage watch.
Attached to this watch is a brand new old stock genuine leather, 16mm wide, quality NATO strap in black tone with an anti-allergic buckle in white tone.
Vintage watches are smaller than today's standards;
To avoid the inconvenience of returns merely due to wrong size expectations, Please study the listed sizes and keep in mind that in most cases, vintage watches will be smaller than today's standards and are unlikely to fit a large wrist. For your convenience, and to better understand the proportions of vintage watches sizes, download and print a copy of our unique watch size reference PDF page.