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- Vintage 1940's Mulco Automatic Bumper Military Style Watch | Very Rare & Exotic Dial
Vintage 1940's Mulco Automatic Bumper Military Style Watch | Very Rare & Exotic Dial
Even many die hard collectors of vintage watches have never heard of Mulco. In fact, the company itself, on their heritage page, states that the company was founded, or at least started production in 1958. I believe this is a 1940's watch, it has all the characteristics of a 1940's military style watch marketed during WWII. But how can that be if the company was founded in 1958? Well, the only possible answer is that the new investors have their history wrong. And it's not because I just say so, I have proof. There are several Mulco adverts from the 1930's and 40's and onward in several magazine publications. In the grouping of pictures is an example printed in a 1939 magazine showing their very rare military chronograph. Notice the ad's size and placement, on the same page as the highly regarded Cortebert. Mulco's were a premium micro brand; and premium they were. The finishing of the case, movement and dial are superior to that of many other micro brand or large scale manufacturers of WWII era military watches. The case, you will just tell right away when you pick it up that it's high quality. The engravings (not stamping) is very well done. The dial is unique and high style for the era. The features are high standard... waterproof, anti-magnetic, full stainless steel case and a automatic, most were manual winds. The bumper movement looks fairly unique, but there is not enough information to know if this was an in-house manufactured or not. What I can tell you about the movement is that it has the ability to keep excellent time and a very well made and well thought out efficient winding system for a bumper. You can tell the original owner took great care with this watch. The watch is presented on a excellent condition vintage black shell cordovan leather strap - an expensive strap at the time, and still is today. The strap, as found on the watch, is high craftsmanship with some design and excellent black stitch work. The watch is serviced and keeping great time. Ready to collect or wear. Thank you.