May 14, 2015

1970s Vintage Mido NOS Commander "Sea" and "Air"

Mido NOS Commander "Sea" and "Air"
Circa 1970s

One has to guess why they named these very dressy wristwatches "Commander". 

Keeping along with theme, I've named them Sea and Air respective to the elements portrayed in their dials.

New old stock, with sticks still on, the Sea and Air come in a nice oversized cushion case, two-tiered dial depicting a vast emptiness in its center - kind of like what the sea and the air are like I guess.

Time telling would be an issue here, what with no visible hour markers besides the crosshair at 12, 3, 6, and 9'O.

What I get from these is a sense of emptiness, the plain dials the emphasis after the broad polished bracelet draws your attention. 

Get lost in time, your gaze upon its dial, hours and minutes lost.

1970s Vintage Mido NOS Commander "Sea" and "Air"
Hour, minute and seconds hands with quickset day-date
Eng / Arb day display
40mm stainless steel case
35mm lug-to-lug
20mm lug width
ETA 2790 automatic @ 28,800vph
Acrylic crystal
Signed polished stainless steel bracelet
Signed crown

S$300 each

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