Lot n° 106
200 - 400
Result without fees
"Medicus" / "Nurse's watch
Steel city watch with mechanical movement.
- Round steel case, smooth bezel, fluted crown, clipped back.
- Silver dial with patina, black painted contrasting minute track, black painted Arabic numerals, blued steel stylized hands, blued steel center right second.
- Brown leather strap, metal pin buckle.
Case, dial and movement signed.
Movement: mechanical with manual winding.
Movement caliber 23.4 SC - numbered 8.716.759 (circa 1936)
Case numbered 9.385.915
Diameter: 28.5 mm - Length of the bracelet: 16 - 20 cm
The first caliber with a central second, the 23.4 SC was launched in 1936.
It was nicknamed "Medicus" or doctor's watch because of the ease with which the seconds could be read, making it possible to read the heartbeat easily. It was used in particular during the Second World War by the medical personnel on the places of conflict. We can also read that it was nicknamed "the nurses' watch".
A similar model (with black dial and gadrooned bezel) can be found in the Omega Museum in Biel under reference 888 (page 126) as well as the explanation of the interest of central seconds for doctors.
Good overall condition, fine patina on the dial, wear scratches on the case, the watch works at the time of the appraisal, with no guarantee of functioning over time, a service recommended.
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