This was originally marketed as a mans watch and at 28mm diameter, it's average for earlier Omega men's Medicus watches. However, fashion was changing as can be seen in the 1950s Seamasters which were often 34mm. So today this would be seen as a very small watch for a man and more suitable for a woman.
The case and case-back are stainless steel with gold-capped lugs. The bezel is probably solid gold. All in good condition with tiny dents and scratches commensurate with age. The dial has achieved a warm patina over the years that now compliments the gold coloured hands and hour batons and Omega logo. Sweep seconds hand. Signed Omega and Swiss Made in black. The domed crown is probably original. The crystal has been replaced since the pictures were taken..
The omega medicus was introduced in 1937 upon the production of the Omega 23.4 SC movement. This was their first-ever commercial movement with a sweep seconds hand. Inside this watch is the 231 calibre and the difference between this and the 23.4 SC is very small, the 231 is less prone to magnetism. The movement inside this watch is exceptionally clean and runs well. The inside of the case-back is fully marked Omega.
Comes with a used brown lizard skin strap from Hirsch.
1950 Omega Medicus
Year 1950-1951 Case Metal Stainless steel Back Metal Stainless steel Back Type Screw Diameter* 28.5 Length 36.5 Power Manual Calibre 231 (23.4SC)
*mm excluding crown
**mm tip of lug to tip of lug