Omega introduced their very first watch with a sweep seconds hand in 1937 and called it the Medicus. The Medical profession preferred the much larger sweep seconds hand than the traditional small second's hand within a sub-dial hence its name. It made taking a pulse so much easier especially in the poor internal lighting conditions of the 1930s.
This is a very nice, all original Omega Medicus manufactured between 1939 and 1943. As is usual with most of the medicus models and most Omega watches of that period it is small by todays standards. At 30.7mm diameter (excluding the crown) so please make sure it is suitable for your wrist.
The technical dial, whilst it has some aging, has retained its clarity. The art deco painted numbers are still well defined with good gold colour saturation. Clearly signed Omega with the Omega logo and Fab Suisse. As a technical dial, each minute index is further divided into five twelve second sub-indexes although they are partly obscured by the radius of the acrylic. Gold coloured plume hands and a sweep seconds hand with the signature counterbalance on the end. Unsigned crown which is normal for the period.
The stainless steel snap-fit case is in good condition with only minor scratches. Inside is the Omega 23.4SC calibre which is in excellent clean condition.
Comes with a brand new black leather non-Omega strap.
1941 Omega Medicus 30mm
Year 1939-1943 Case Metal Stainless steel Back Metal Stainless steel Back type Snap Diameter* 30.7 Length** 38.3 Power Manual Calibre 23.4SC
*mm excluding the crown
**mm tip of lug to tip of lug