Mido Commander 50th Anniversary Watch Collection
The Commander design has changed little since it was introduced in the 1950s. There have been a few styles, but each is easily recognizable as a Mido Commander. For its 50th anniversary, the Commander line introduces a few gold limited edition pieces or 50 or 500 pieces depending on the edition. The watches feature a solid case with no removable caseback, and a domed Hesalite crystal (for retro purposes I am sure). Inside is an automatic ETA movement (Mido is part of the Swatch Group which also owns ETA) with a day and date complication as well as being Chronometer certified. Go for the ultra retro thin tapered gold bracelet for the throw-back look, but each model is a handsome watch piece that is decidedly "different" without causing people to raise their eyebrows.
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