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Mido Commander- Helpful reviews!

Updated: Jul 28, 2021


Inspired by the Eiffel Tower of Paris, the iconic Mido Commander watch collection was created in 1959 and has been produced without interruption ever since that day.

There are many models in the Mido Commander range to choose from.


From its iconic chronometer range to the ever popular Big Date and the sporty Chronograph. As a matter of fact, there are all together 6 type of Mido Commander in Mido's extensive collection. We at 'pre-owned luxury watches' are glad to introduce and review a few of its more popular models.

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Mido Commader 1959

The Mido Commader 1959 watch collection has been produced without interruption since that year. The integrated bracelet and the acrylic glass are typical of this model as well as the monocoque case housing an automatic movement.


This particular model is being powered by the well-known ETA 2836-2, with a day/date functionality. It is fitted with late-50s retro styling crown case to preserve the effect of the one-piece case design.


The bracelet is simple to operate, with adjustable sliding buckle and are quite light-weigh and fit comfortably on your writst. It is 10.45mm in thickness and 37mm in diameter, which is a good size for such watch.


This Mido Commander watch is stylish, casual in appearance and value for money if you're looking for a quality swiss watch that is affordable, practical and long lasting!






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Mido Commander Chronograph


The timepieces of this family are the largest in the Commander collection with a 42.5mm in diameter. The Mido Commander Chronograph integrate all the codes of this iconic range of watch: sunray satin-finished dial, integrated indexes and day-date function, with an automatic chronograph movement.


The Mido Commander Chronograph comes in stainless steel case with a stainless steel bracelet. It is fitted with a fixed stainless steel bezel, silver dial and luminous silver-tone hands and index hour markers.


Arabic numeral minute markers (at 5 minute intervals). Minute markers around the outer rim. The dial is those of analog with brilliant luminescent hands and markers. Day of the week and date display at the 3 o'clock position.


Chronograph - three black sub-dials displaying: 60 second, 30 minute and 12 hour. The engine is the well known Mido calibre 1320 automatic movement, based upon Valjoux 7750, containing 25 Jewels, bitting at 28800 vph, and has a power reserve of approximately 48 hours. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Pull / push crown.


Transparent case back. Round case shape. Case size: 42.5 mm. Case thickness: 14.89 mm. Band width: 10.50 mm. Fold over clasp with a push button release. Water resistant at 50 meters / 165 feet. Functions: chronograph, date, hour, minute, second.



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Mido Commander Icône

The Mido Commander Icône pays homage to one of its most iconic models. Its neo-vintage design adopts most of the codes responsible for the Commander's success: extremely pure lines, maximum space granted to the superb sunray satin-finished dial, and the Milanese mesh bracelet.


It is equipped with the Caliber 80 Chronometer Silicon, a COSC-certified chronometer automatic watch movement with a silicon balance-spring.


This Mido Commander Icone comes with a black PVD stainless steel case with a black PVD stainless steel mesh bracelet. The bezel is black and they are fixed with anthracite dial. Luminous silver-tone hands and index hour markers.


Minute markers around its outer rim for easy reading and an analog dial type. The hands and markers are luminescent. Day of the week and date display at the 3 o'clock position. The engine is that of Mido calibre Powermatic 80 automatic movement with a long lasting 80-hour power reserve.


This Mido Commander Icone is fitted with the customary scratch resistant sapphire crystal like all high quality swiss watches. The crown is of pull and push type with a transparent case back. The case shape is round with 42mm in its diameter and a case thickness of 11.42mm. Since this is not a dive watch, the water resistant is at only 50 meters, which is adequate for land use.




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Mido Commander Shade


The Mido Commander Shade watch is an animated variation of an original Commander model from the '70s. Its monocoque case, automatic watch movement, integrated Milanese mesh bracelet and acrylic glass marked with the Mido logo give this piece a retro look.


The gradient two-tone satin-finished dial, specific to the Shade family, gives it its name and solar identity. The Mido Commander Shade is fitted with a great and reliable automatic movement.


It can withstand water resistant up to 50 meters and feels comfortable on the wrist no matter what the size. It comes with a Milanese mesh bracelets, satin finished steel and a sliding clasp. The case back is also adorned with its original retro logo.


It has a very reliable and sophisticated automatic ETA 2836-2 movement, 37mm in diameter and only 5.05mm in thickness. A monocoque, polished 316L stainless steel, 2 pieces acrylic crystal hot-stamped with the Mido logo with engraved serial number.



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.Mido is a part of the Swatch group, a lively and innovative company with over 150 production centers all over the world. Most of the production centers stay in Switzerland, with the rest spread over countries like France, Italy, Germany, Thailand, Malaysia and China. Swatch group likewise owns brand such as Omega, Longines, Rado, and a lot more.


Georges Schaeren founded Mido in 1918. The talented Swiss watchmaker opened production in Bienne, Switzerland to create technical watches with an enduring aesthetic. Schaeren debuted his first line to critical acclaim. The line included exquisite ladies wristwatches featuring shaped enameled cases in various colors with modern straps. After this initial success, Mido shifted his focus toward technical innovation and launched the ground-breaking Multiford collection in 1934. The watches in this collection had it all: they were shock-resistant, water-resistant, and anti-magnetic. They were also the first Mido timepieces to feature a self-winding automatic movement.




Less than a year later, Mido introduced another groundbreaking innovation. Mido's unbreakable mainspring was the first available on the market, which solidified the brand as a purveyor of innovative wristwatches. Mido was later recognized for producing the world’s smallest ladies’ watch in 1967. It continued its streak of innovation in 1996 with the introduction of the Worldtimer, the first analog watch to display a proper time zone from anywhere in the world. Today, Mido continues to be a leader in engineering and innovation, pushing the boundaries of technology and design.

Reliable Technology

Built to the highest standards of quality, Mido’s technical timepieces continue to offer unparalleled reliability. Caliber 80 engines offer up to 80 hours of extended battery life, while also maintaining a refined aesthetic with unique materials like anthracite, 18-karat rose gold, and mother of pearl. Every Mido wristwatch features COSC-certified chronometers and anti-magnetic silicon balance-springs for reinforced accuracy. Meanwhile, Mido's photo-luminescent technology, SuperLuminova, illuminates bezels and dial-hands even in the depths of the ocean.

Enduring Designs

Mido’s range of men’s and ladies’ high-performing timepieces includes heritage Multifort collections with chronograph functions, as well as the sportier Ocean Star series, which is water-resistant up to 60 bars (600 meters). The Baroncelli series draws inspiration from the architecture of classical monuments, using clean lines to create a timeless appeal. This sophisticated aesthetic will elevate any look. Modern watches in the Commander line continue to impress with a certified chronometer providing superior accuracy time after time.

Leading the Way

Mido’s wristwatches create timeless designs using robust materials and technical innovation. Worn by those who demand accuracy, Mido watches also elevate any look thanks to the unique materials that set them apart. Mido continues to impress the watchmaking industry in technical innovation, setting new standards of excellence by combining a passion for engineering with endless sophistication.


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