Mido Ocean Star Tribute Review

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Mido Ocean Star Tribute Review

Post by koimaster » April 28th 2020, 9:13pm

Mido is a company with a rich history and a series of firsts in horology. They claim to be one of the first watches on the market with an automatic movement and an anti-magnetic case with the Mulitfort in the 1930’s. In 1944, they released the monocoque Ocean Star that used the cork Aquadura gasket system (that’s right cork) to create a water-resistant watch. This was released roughly 10 years before Blancpain released their first water-resistant watch.
The Aquadura system lasted in Mido watches for decades. While that seems like a big deal, Mido is still virtually unknown in the United States (you’d think the #watchfam would go nuts for history like that). Similarly, The Mido Ocean Star Tribute was recently released to celebrate the Ocean Star’s 75th birthday; and it went by with very little fanfare. In fact, other than a blurb about the release on Worn and Wound and Teddy Baldassarre’s Youtube video he did in Spain, there is nary a US website with much information on this watch. That changes today, my friends, as I have a Mido Ocean Star Tribute M026.830.11.041.00 in hand! Well, on wrist.

https://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/mido-oce ... cean-star/
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