Mido Commander Icône Watch Hands-On

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Mido Commander Icône Watch Hands-On

Postby koimaster » September 21st 2017, 11:44am

The often overlooked Swatch Group brand Mido has been producing Swiss mechanical watches since 1918, and their Commander line has been around since 1959. It's been something of a challenge for Mido to really stake a cohesive brand identity (in the United States, especially) but the Commander has been their most easily recognized line. It hearkens back to a more classic era that can be better described as "traditional" which also runs the risk of being unfairly classified as too old-fashioned. The new Mido Commander Icône watch is definitely a retro-styled dress watch but one that has substance to it at a really attractive price under $1,500. Of note is the silicon balance spring-equipped, COSC certified movement that achieves an 80-hour power reserve for the Commander Icône.



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Re: Mido Commander Icône Watch Hands-On

Postby Thunder1 » September 21st 2017, 12:02pm

Nice looking watch..
Ebels are a lot like women that lack a low cut dress that zips up the side...neither get the love that they deserve...
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Re: Mido Commander Icône Watch Hands-On

Postby PiningforElgin » September 21st 2017, 1:46pm

The white dial one looks too shiny for me. The black dial one is better
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Re: Mido Commander Icône Watch Hands-On

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » September 21st 2017, 4:58pm

Nice, but they'd be so much better off dumping the current logo in favour of the old one.
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Re: Mido Commander Icône Watch Hands-On

Postby AJC » September 21st 2017, 5:00pm

I stole this Mido (Multifort, not a Commander) in an auction here.


Didn't survive the trip though as it hasn't run since the day I got it. I can't get it fixed as my watchmaker retired and moved back to Europe to die or whatever it is you old fucks do after you retire and move to a warm climate area. I don't trust anyone else with my watches so it stays broked.
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