Please note that we do not accept returns once the watch bracelet has been sized.
A battery life varies usually from two to five years depending on the type of movement that operates the watch.
Most MIDO watches feature a power reserve indicator: When the seconds hand starts jumping every four seconds, it is time to have the battery replaced by a MIDO qualified watchmaker.
Like any high-precision instrument, a watch needs to be serviced regularly in order for it to work perfectly. The intervals of service vary depending on the model, climate, and the care taken by the watch's owner. As a general rule, three to four years inbetween services are recommended depending on the use of the watch.
We recommend cleaning your watch regularly using a soft cloth and luke warm water. After bathing in salt water, rinse your watch with fresh water and leave it to dry completely.
Magnetic fields: Do not expose your watch to intense magnetic fields such as loudspeakers or refrigerators and other electromagnetic appliances.
Shocks: Whether thermal or other shocks, avoid them. In the event of violent shocks, please have your watch checked by a MIDO authorized Service Center.
Crown: depending on model, push or screw it in carefully to ensure that no water enters the mechanism.
Cleaning: for metal bracelets and for all water-resistant cases use a toothbrush with soapy water and a soft cloth for drying.
Chemical products: avoid direct contact with solvents, detergents, perfumes, cosmetic products etc., since they may damage the bracelet, the case or the gaskets.
Temperatures: Do not expose your watch to sudden temperature changes (exposure to sunlight followed by immersion in cold water) or extreme temperatures over 60C (140F) or under than 0C (32F).
MIDO watches are water resistant to 30, 50, 100, 150 or 200 meters which is indicated on the case back.
Water resistance of watches is rated based on laboratory pressure tests comparable to a swimmer or diver sitting still at that pressure level. However, many water-based activities involve a lot of movement and other environmental changes. These exceptions to how the watch was rated may undermine the water protection features of a water resistant watch.
In particular, the water resistance rating of a watch does not take in to account the ability of the watch to STAY water resistant as it ages. Therefore, the water resistance of a watch cannot permanently be guaranteed. It may be affected by ageing of gaskets or by accidental shock to the crown or pusher. As stipulated in our service instructions we recommend you to have checked the water resistance of your watch once a year by an approved MIDO service agent. Do not under any circumstances open the watch yourself.
Make sure not to activate the time-setting crown and/or the pushers while the watch is under water and make sure that the crown has been pushed in or screwed down.
The accuracy of the watch depends on the movement and on the individual habits of the wearer and can therefore vary. A qualified MIDO watchmaker can adjust the precision of a watch to within the MIDO tolerances.
The majority of watches that do not have a chronometer certificate have average precision tolerances of between -10/+20 seconds per day. To earn the title of chronometer, the mechanical movement's average daily variation in rate must be between -4/+6 seconds per day.
The difference between these two movements is the way in which the watch is wound.
Manual-winding watches must be wound every day by hand using the crown, whereas self-winding watches are wound by an internal rotor which responds to wrist movements.
A chronograph is a watch with hands that display hours, minutes and seconds, together with a mechanism for measuring elapsed time by means of a central chronograph hand, which records seconds, and 30-minute and 12-hour counter.
A chronometer is a watch that has obtained an official rate certificate from the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute) after having passed precision tests in different positions and at different temperatures, as well as water-resistance tests. These tests are conducted over a 15-day period.
The materials used by MIDO are subjected to severe tests in order to avoid allergies.
The stainless steel (316L) used by MIDO does contain a small amount of nickel, but does not release it and is therefore safe for allergy sufferers.
The only exception is for those who are hyper-sensitive to stainless steel. In this case, we recommend you to buy a watch which is made of titanium, gold or which is PVD coated.
PVD are the initials for Physical Vapour Deposition.
It is a sophisticated process, performed under vacuum which deposits microscopic particles on the products by ion bombing or sputtering, to form a protective coating on their surface.
Very thin layers of impurity-free components can be made which possess high levels of hardness (nitride, carbides, etc...) and it is hypoallergenic.
Titanium is a metallic element found in the earth's crust. The element occurs as a bright, lustrous metal or a silver-grey or dark-grey powder.
Its compounds are found in practically all igneous rocks and their sand deposits. Hardened titanium is 30% stronger than steel and nearly 50% lighter but more expensive.
Titanium resists corrosion; when exposed to the atmosphere, titanium forms a tenacious oxide film that resists salt water corrosion.
Titanium is hypoallergenic: it is nickel-free.
Often the bezel (top ring on the case), serves to record additional data, and can rotate in both directions to provide a number of functions. A unidirectional bezel only turns one way to prevent any danger of false maneuver.
This is especially important when being used to measure diving times as even if the bezel is knocked and moved it will simply indicate the diver has less air or decompression time rather than more.
Free ground shipping on all orders. signature is required upon delivery.
Orders are processed within 24 hours of credit card approval. orders placed on saturday and sunday will be processed on monday. orders placed on an official holiday will be processed on the following business day.
Mido international warranty grants you a warranty of 2 years as of the purchasing date on your mido watch from an authorized dealer.
Discover the mido timepieces through the official mido boutique.
The swiss made label incorporates notions of quality that have been forged over decades, technical, aesthetical and traditional.
All the payment information is delivered ssl encoded to protect your card information and insure that it will not be able to be used by other people.
The following methods of payment are available: visa, amex, mastercard and paypal.