LATE 60s MIDO DATODAY OCEANSTAR CHRONOMETER~SERVICED

LATE 60s MIDO DATODAY OCEANSTAR CHRONOMETER~SERVICED

Regular price $515.00 Sale

FOR SALE IS A GROOVY MIDO OCEAN STAR DATODAY CHRONOMETER IN NEAR MINT CONDITION. FRESH FROM A FULL SERVICE AND ALL ORIGINAL.

 

  • CASE: CLEAN NEAR MONO-BLOC MINT SOLID STEEL CASE MEASURING IN AT 36.5mm NOT INCLUDING ORIGINAL SIGNED CROWN BY 38mm LUG TO LUG. THIS THING IS SERIOUSLY ALL DIAL. THE THIN BEZEL AND LARGE FACE ON THIS ONE MAKES THIS ONE WEAR MORE LIKE A 37-38mm WATCH. LOOK HOW SHARP AND INTRICATELY DESIGNED THOSE THIN SHORT LUGS ARE. I LOVE THAT THEY ARE DRILLED WHICH ALLOWS FOR MUCH EASIER STRAP CHANGES. .  

 

  • DIAL: OH HELL YEAH!!! ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC WATCH DIALS FROM THE 60s/70s IN MY OPINION.  CHECK OUT THAT ULTRA-SUAVE METALLIC BRUSHED SILVER FACE WITH THE SUPER RAD APPLIED BLACK/STEEL MARKERS. I JUST LOVE THE RAISED STEEL "MIDO" AND "CHRONOMETER" LOGOS ON THIS DIAL WHICH ADD A NICE TOUCH OF CLASS. I'M NOT ALWAYS A FAN OF THE DAY/DATE WINDOW, BUT THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT THE SPACING AND PROPORTIONS OF THIS ONE THAT LOOK SUPER COOL.  THE SANDWICH STYLE STICK HANDS ARE CRISP AND MINTY AND THE AGED LUME MATCHES PERFECTLY WITH THE PATINA ON THOSE COMPLETELY PRESERVED TRITIUM LUME PLOT MARKERS. THE ORIGINAL CRYSTAL IS IN CLEAN SHAPE WITH SOME VERY MILD CRAZING TOWARDS THE CENTER WHICH IS BARELY DISCERNIBLE UNLESS VIEWED IN CERTAIN ANGLES. SUCH AN ABSOLUTELY DAZZLING DIAL.

 

  • MOVEMENT: THIS WELL MANNERED MIDO DATODAY RUNS ON A CALIBER 1147OCD CHRONOMETER GRADE AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT WHICH HAS BEEN KEEPING GOOD TIME AND RUNNING SMOOTHLY. WATCH WAS JUST FULLY OVERHAULED AND SERVICED BY MY WATCHMAKER AND IS READY FOR ACTION.

    I'VE GOT THIS CLASSIC MIDO MOUNTED ON A BLACK PEBBLE GRAIN VINTAGE STYLE STRAP WHICH LOOKS MARVELOUS.  THE OCEAN STAR DATODAY IS A CULT CLASSIC IN ITS OWN RIGHT. THE CHRONOMETER TAKES IT UP A NOTCH AND ADDS A LEVEL OF REFINEMENT AND SOPHISTICATION. WHAT MAKES THESE VINTAGE PIECES STAND OUT FROM THE OTHER OFFERINGS OF THE DAY IS THE WONDERFUL SIZE AND ERGONOMICS WHICH MAKE THESE WEAR AND FEEL LIKE A MUCH MORE MODERN PIECE.