The aptly names Foibos was a small range manufactured in the early1930s that celebrated its "special" stainless steel case. It was an average sized watch for a man at that time but would be considered small by today's standards.
Its multi-zoned two tone dial has acquired a distinctive patina over the years. Blued steel Plume hands with small seconds sub-dial at 6. Non-original semi-recessed crown which is on the small side.
Apparently, the name Foibos relates to both a Latin and Greek word meaning "the shining one" as in stainless steel. Indeed the case is shiny and may have been polished. Its integrated lugs give the case a circle on rectangle appearance. This watch and case design are both rare and unusual.
The watch is run by the Omega made calibre 26.5SOB. The movement is in excellent condition and keeps good time.
Comes with a used non-Omega genuine leather strap.
A distinctive piece of Omega heritage for the smaller wrist.
1930s Omega Fobois Art Deco Watch
Year 1929 - 1934 Case Metal Stainless steel Back Metal Stainless steel Back Type Snap Diameter* 30.4 Length* 34.3 Power Manual Calibre 26.5 SOB
*mm excluding crown
**mm tip of lug to tip of lug