1939 Early Waterproof Omega Naiad Modele Depose in Staybrite Steel

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A beautifully designed and manufactured early waterproof model by Omega with clean military style original dial, unique sculpted barrel shape case with original crown and an Omega caliber 23.4 within, freshly serviced and keeping great time. This timepiece has awesome vintage character and is built like a tank out of heavy solid Staybrite stainless steel.  Stamped on the back with the Omega logo, Waterproof, Modele Depose and the serial number dating the watch to 1939.  The name Naiad dates back to Omega naming this style watch (and more specifically the crown design) after female water spirits of Greek mythology.  The case has a built in gasket in the stem tube that seals again the crown tube, a very effective early waterproofing system that many brands ( including Rolex) still use to this day.  A true piece of Omega design and innovation history in wonderful all original condition.

Circa: 1939

Style: Military, Sport

Case: Solid stainless steel 2-piece case with "Tre-tacche" 3 notched screw-down back, measuring 31mm side to side excluding the nicely inset original crown and 38mm lug tip to tip with 16mm lug spacing.  Signed Waterproof, Modele + Depose on the back with a small personal initials engraving around the edge from 1940.  Also signed inside the case back Acier Staybrite, Omega Fab Suisse, Swiss Made with case number 561 matching the same stamp between the lugs at 6:00.

Dial: Original factory printed silver dial with outer minute track and luminous numbers with sub-seconds at 6, signed Omega, Swiss Made.  Excellent condition with light even patina. Original blue steel hands also in excellent condition but missing most original luminous.

Movement: Omega in-house caliber 23.4 manual wind movement with Breguet blue steel overcoil hairspring and 15 jewels.  Freshly serviced, keeping great time with our full 1 year mechanical warranty.