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WELCOME TO GOLDSMITHWORKS EBAY STOREFRONT. GOLDSMITHWORKS AND MILITARY WATCH BOX, WITH A BEAUTIFUL STUDIO AND GALLERY LOCATED IN SUWANEE GA ARE STATE LICENSED PRECIOUS METAL DEALERS, JEWELERS, GOLDSMITH AND WATCHMAKERS, AND ARE IN$URED THROUGH JEWELERS MUTUAL. WE ARE A MEMBER OF JEWELERS OF AMERICA, THE SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICAN GOLDSMITHS,POLYGON, THE DIAMOND NETWORK AND HOLD A MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATCH AND CLOCK COLLECTORS. OUR TOLL FREE NUMBER IS 800-438-6894


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THOUGH GSW/MWB OPERATES AN AWESOME  BRICK AND MORTER 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 OUR EXCLUSIVE MARKETING ENTITY FOR OUR OPERATION. WE NOT ONLY SELL EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THE BAY, WE INVEST IN DOZENS WATCHES FROM FELLOW WATCH SELLERS ON THE BAY EVERY MONTH THROUGH SEVERAL ACCOUNTS. 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.  THUS, WE HAVE PLACED THESE POP-UP LINKS TO PAGES THAT WILL ASSIST YOU WHILE MAINTAINING ADHERENCE TO EBAY POLICY.

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READY TO WEAR
OVERHAULED
SERVICED

1940-45
MIMO

BY

Girard-Perregaux
GERMAN MILITARY
WATCH


WITH

9 JEWEL
MIMO
MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT

WITH

BLACK GATOR GRAIN

LEATHER STRAP

AND
STAINLESS DEPLOYMENT

29.8 X 38.6

AND

FREE
ONE YEAR
GSW
LIMITED
WARRANTY

WITH

FREE APPRAISAL WITH INFO TO INSURE ONLINE

SHIPPING

18.00 US SUBSIDIZED DOUBLE BOXED 2 DAY AIR
PARCEL PRO INSURED WITH SIGNATURE DELIVERY!

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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 rugged and dependable 9 jewel MIMO 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 calibers 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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CASE IS ORIGINAL
CHROME PLATE

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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WITH
STAINLESS STEEL CASE BACK

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT


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WITH
OFF MATT BLACK DIAL
WHITE OUTLINED RAISED LUME NUMERALS
WHITE SECONDS CHAPTER

WITH
WHITE OUTER DOUBLE CHAPTER RING
WITH MARKERS

AND
WHITE OUTLINED & NUMERALED
SUB SECONDS REGISTER

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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SIGNED

MIMO
SWISS

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT


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WITH RE-LUMED
BLACK STEEL HANDS

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT


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NEW ORIGINAL CRYSTAL

 

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THE CASE HAD WIRE LUGS
PINNED WIRE LUGS
WHCH ARE NOT SOLDERED
WE REMOVED THEM
AND USED SPRING BARS

IF YOU CHOOSE TO, YOUMAY
SLIP WIRE THROUGH THE LUG HOLES

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WE CHOSE A
LEATHER GATOR GRAIN STRAP
IN BLACK

WITH A
FRICTION DEPLOYMENT
IN
STAINLESS STEEL

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SHE IS AWESOME

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LOOKING GREAT

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HERE SHE IS IN STRAIGHT LIGHT
NO LIGHT BOX NEEDED

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NICE GRAINING

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NICE STAINLESS DEPLOYMENT

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NICE STAINLESS DEPLOYMENT

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NICE STAINLESS DEPLOYMENT

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STAINLESS CASE BACK


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HERE SHE IS WITH WIRES
INSTEAD OF SPRING BARS

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IF SHE HAD AN ORIGINAL
GERMAN STRAP
I WOULD HAVE LEFT THE WIRES IN
THEY SIMPLY PUSH THROUGH
THE LUG HOLES
THE OWNER PROBALLY HAD
THE SPRING BARS BREAK
AND HAD TO USE WIRES



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READY FOR STRAP

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ALL PARTS STRIPPED AND CLEANED

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AWESOME

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TRIPE SIGNED
DIAL
CASE
MOVEMENT


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AWESOME

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MIMO
MODIFIED
K.F. 02 4058

SIGNED
MIMO
WATCH Co.
02  4058
NINE JEWELS
GXM
[Girard-Perregaux, Mimo]

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CONDITION
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ALL FEATURES WORK


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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

C) FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

D) 634.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

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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. Visit our studio gallery online for info on restoring or repairing your watch and call for 50% discounts from our advertised pricing!