The introduction of the Omega calibre 23.4 SC in 1937 was Omegas first watch movement with a centre sweep second hand. This was marketed as the "Medicus", popular within the medical profession as it made taking a pulse more practical then using a watch with a small second hand. Another variant was this watch, the Naiad, which was Omegas first standard water resistant model. This rare watch is in good condition and keeps very good time. The dial has aged over the years and developed a golden brown patina. Applied Arabic hour numbers with railroad minute track outer. Slim baton hands and a dainty counter-balance second hand. The crystal has been polished yet scratches are still visible and there is a significant crack running between 12 and 1. The crystal will be replaced. Non original crown. The case is quite chunky and remains in excellent condition with only light scratches. The case back is in similar condition and is engraved with "Waterproof", "Model+Depose", "Omega Swiss" and the case number. Inside is the significant 23.4 SC calibre Omega movement. Comes with a new, non-Omega black leather strap. A piece of horological history. Please note that the diameter of this watch is just over 30mm and do not assume that it is still water resistant!
Early 1940s Omega Naiad
Year 1939-1944 Case Metal Stainless Steel Back Metal Stainless Steel Back Type Screw Diameter* 30.5 Power Manual Calibre 23.4 SC