Mido Matic-Alarm AS 5008 Vintage Automatic Alarm Day Date Full Length Original Bracelet
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This is a Mido Matic-Alarm vintage alarm watch from the 1970's with its original full length bracelet, stunning blue dial, and legendary AS 5008 automatic alarm movement. This watch is one of the most beautiful and highest quality alarm watches from the 1970's that we have come across. The AS 5008 is one of the best and most appreciated vintage alarm watch movements was the A. Schild (AS) 5008 with Day and Date. It is so respected that, to this day, manufacturers continue to covet new old stock versions they have in their vaults and issue new watches with them, many extremely expensive. This watch is very high quality to include its comfortable and well made bracelet, screw-back case, and exceptionally beautiful dial that will bring a smile to you everytime you look at it. The watch is running very well with all functions operating properly including day, date, and alarm.
Date, Day, Alarm Watch, Automatic Wind
38mm excluding crown, 40mm lug to lug
Original full length Mido bracelet, fits a large flat 7.5 inch wrist loosely.
We estimate the watch was manufactured in the early 1970's
We partially serviced and adjusted this watch to assure its correct operation for all functions including alarm, day, date, and time. We did not fully service the watch.
Watch is in excellent condition for its age, see the pictures.
14-day inspection period provided that watch is returned in condition received.
2 month warranty-- customer misuse, neglect, accidental, intentional, or unintentional damage are excluded from the warranty. See the Support page of our website for detailed warranty terms and conditions. For non-warranty damage, please contact us to obtain an estimate for servicing, repair, and restoration services.
Care and Use
All mechanical watches, and especially vintage watches, require special consideration in handling, care, and use. In order to obtain warranty support or to return an item, it is necessary that the customer did not cause damage to the watch. See the Support page to learn more about how to protect and care for your investment.
The A. Schild 5008 has two crowns, one at 2pm and another at 4pm. The crown at 4pm, when fully depressed, can be wound forward to manually wind the alarm mechanism. To set the alarm, pull-out the crown at 4pm and wind the crown backwards to move the alarm hand to the desired time. Keep the crown pulled-out to arm the alarm. To silence the alarm, depress the 4pm crown back towards the case. The 2pm crown is used to set the time, day, and date and to manually wind the timekeeping mechanism. The 2pm crown has 3 positions: Fully Depressed (Position 1), Pulled-out to first click (Position 2), and Pulled-out the second click (Position 3) To manually wind the timekeeping section of the watch, fully depress the 2pm crown (Position 1) and wind forwards. To set the time, move the 2pm crown to position 3 and move the hands forward to the desired time. To set the day or date, move the hands past midnight until the day and date increment. Then advance the hands to 6am. Move the 2pm crown to Position 2. Rotate the crown forwards to advance the date. Rotate the crown backwards to advance the Day, noting that the alarm movement may be equipped with both a Spanish and English day subdial. If you desire English, leave the day on the English representation of the day you wish and then fully depress the crown.
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ClockSavant Watchmaker Testing, Certification, and Performance Measurement
All the watches we sell go through a comprehensive series of ClockSavant-developed functional, stability, and performance tests and are only approved for sale if they meet or exceed the criteria we have established. Performance measurements for this watch are provided below. See the Support page of our website for an explanation of watch performance measurements and guidance on interpretation. The watch performance values provided do not necessarily reflect the accuracy you will experience based on your unique watch wearing habits. You may experience a gain or loss by as much as approximately 1 minute per day with vintage watches. Legend: Rate, Amplitude (Amp), and Beat Error (BE) are provided for Dial-Up (CH) and Dial-Down (FH) positions. Averages (Avg) are also provided. These represent the average performance of the watch across all 6 traditionally measured watch positions which, in addition to dial-up and dial-down, are the vertical positions of Crown-Up, Crown-Down, Crown-Left, and Crown-Right. Rate is expressed in seconds gained or lost during a 24 hour period. Amplitude is in degrees. Beat Error is in milliseconds. Lift Angle used in measurement is unique to the particular watch calibre.