You may not believe it, but the Mido Multifort Datometer is a sports watch. Well, it was in the 1930s when it was first released. In fact, the watch was pretty cutting edge, featuring a new cork-based (!) method of water-resistance, which was then genuine innovation. These days, the domed silver dial, gold accents, twisted lugs and pointer date speak more to dress watches, but knowing that this watch, at its heart, was meant for more than formal occasions gives it character beyond its design.
That said, the modern Multifort Datometer is perfectly suited to be a dress or business watch in today’s vintage-fueled atmosphere. While very faithful to the original’s case design, the watch has been upsized (40 millimeters wide by 47 millimeters lug-to-lug and 12 millimeters thick, which includes the domed sapphire crystal), making it daily-wear oriented and more modern on the wrist. This is obviously a point of contention, but in the time I wore the watch it never felt too big. Would I have liked it at 38 or perhaps even 36? Of course, but 40 does the job.