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Omega “Étanche”, Ref. CK 1064, 1939

CHF 1,300

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Rare and well-preserved fine first water-resistant Omega openface keyless lever Lépine “étanche” stainless steel pocket watch Ref. 1064, Cal. 38.5 L T1, equipped with a plastic resin gasket, made in 1939.

Pre-owned by known Swiss geographer Fritz Gygax, who used this pocket watch in his numerous expeditions around the world in 40s. From 1949 until his retirement in 1978 he was a professor at the University of Bern. The case back is engraved with dedication “Dem Veteran Fritz Gygax ‘Harmonie’ Langenthal 1941“.

Movement: manual, cal. 38.5 L T1, 15 Jewels,  SN: 9094698; Dial: matt silvered, modern Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, blued steel baton hands, recessed small seconds on circular guilloché; Case: polished demi-bassine three-body case with lines on the bezel, snap on back, round bow with facetted shoulders, cylindrical crown. Movement, dial and case signed. Dim. 50 mm.

Quote from official Omega advertising – “A model for colonials, miners, railway employees, etc. Extra-robust staybrite case. Unbreakable glass. Resistant to water, dust and humidity. Insensible to temperature variations.

Watch is in overall great condition, running and ready to use!

PLAIN FACTS

Brand Omega
Model Water-tight Lépine
Reference Ref. CK 1064
Year 1939
Movement Hand-winding
Calibre Cal. 38.5 L T1
Case material Stainless Steel
Case size 50.5 mm
Bracelet
Features water-resistant!
Box/Papers no box, no papers

CONDITION REPORT

In fully working order. Very good condition, minor surface scratches, scuffs and discolorations through the age. Engraving on the case back.

Watches are sold as-is, and there is no guarantee of to be waterproof or movement accuracy, due to the nature of vintage watches. Please view all the pictures carefully as they form an integral part of the description. Any defects not mentioned but visible in the pictures will be considered as described.

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