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Any thoughts/info on this watch?

It's a vintage Mido Multifort Datometer. Came from a thrift shop, price to me $0. It runs fine, keeps great time, date arm works fine. Best of all, it's a bumper-stop automatic, a real piece of history. I'd love to know more about it such as year of production, what type of strap it originally had, what the movement is etc. etc.
Any thoughts or info appreciated!

"An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field."
-- Niels Bohr
Answer:
Hello.
Great watch. And in a thrift store?!
My information suggests that your Datometer has a Calibre D 917, which I believe is the only Mido movement to feature date indication by hand. This movement, as with all the Mido calibres is based on an AS raw engine. It features 17 jewels, 18,000 bph, Glucydur balance, Nivarox hairspring, and automatic winding via a hammer moving in one direction (Harwood type).
The 917 was introduced in roughly 1942 and was replaced by the 917P (for "Powerwind") in 1954. My guess from the dial and hand style is that it is a late '40's production.
My Cooksey/Shuggart guide (2002) edition shows the same watch, but I believe incorrectly places the production at 1958. I think they are off by 10 years. They list it as Ref. 7204. They also give a very low price estimate (which is frequently the case with this book).
Hope this helps.
-Lyle Preslar
Answer:
BTW what price estimate do they give in your book? I've been told about $400 is the probable value of this watch......
I'm not really interested in selling it, I like it too much, but still I'd like to know what it's worth.
BTW, what's an "AS" engine, not familiar with that term.

"An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field."
-- Niels Bohr
Answer:
I think $400 is about right. My book says $85, which is way off.
A.S. is named for Adolph Schild who founded the AS Firm within the group "Ebauches S.A.", a consortium of movement manufacturers. It would make the "raw" movement and send it on to the watch manufacturer for assembly.
When I say "engine", I mean the base movement. In this case, Mido added the automatic mechanism.
Good luck.
-Lyle Preslar