MIDO

OCEAN STAR

MIDO OCEAN STAR CAPTAIN

Mido is a Swiss brand that dates back to early 20th century.

The name Mido comes from the spanish – yo mido – meaning, I measure.

The brand is also part of the Swatch group of companies. (some of those include – Tissot, Hamilton, Longines & Omega)

Movement

At the Ocean Stars heart is Swiss automatic caliber 80 movement (Powermatic 80). The 80 giving reference to the power reserve of 80 hours.

The Powermatic 80 is really an ETA 2824-2. Which is also used in some Tissot models.

It is hand-windable, has hacking and Incabloc shock. As mentioned it has 80 hours power reserve.

This Swiss movement has 23 jewels and a frequency of 21600 bph.

Case

Like the Glycine there is many variations of this dive watch, though the case size remains the same at 42.5mm by 11.75mm thick.

For reference I’m using the rose gold version here.

The case is stainless steel, though the coloured cases have had the PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) hard coating surface treatment. This treatment gives those cases the colour. The bezels and case backs of those watches also get the PVD treament.

The starfish engraved on the screw down case back is there as a symbol to keep those with a love for the sea in constant contact with their favourite element.

Dial

On the face of the Mido Ocean Star Captain is a sapphire crystal that has both sides treated with anti-flection.

The black dial displays the day and date at the 3 oclock position. The hour markers and hands have luminous centers and the edges are colour treated to match the case.

Notable Featues

A screw in crown is opposite the date at 3 o’clock and is protected by two case guards.

The model shown here has a black rubber strap with a PVD treated clasp that has stepped adjustments and a double button push release.

Other models with stainless bracelets have the same clasp and colour coded accordingly.

Pricing does vary a little depending on model with the low end around 500 dollars moving up to mid 600’s

PROS

  • Slimmish case height of 11.8mm
  • 80 hour power reserve
  • Plenty of model choices

CONS

  • None (other than pricing variations for the different models)
mido ocean star captain mens dive watch

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