no.807
OMEGA 1939
"ST. CHRISTOPHER" - the patron Saint of travellers
 
 
 
 

 





"ST. CHRISTOPHER" - the patron Saint of travelers and drivers
 
■Model/Year : "ST. CHRISTOPHER" - Gent's Wristwatch ca.1939
■Movement : Signed manual winding 15 jewels Cal.23.4 SC (#9086644)
■Functions : Hours, minutes, sweep seconds.
■Case : Satinless steel case with snap-on back. Omega signed crown. Inner the case back stamped the reference number 2214.
■Crystal/Dial : Acrylic crystal; Factory original matte silver dial with printed black Arabic numerals, outer 1/5th seconds track with 5-minute/seconds Arabic markers, in the center a portrait of Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travelers. Blued steel hands. It has SWISS MADE marked at 6:00
■Diameter(w/o crown) is approx. 33mm; Lug to Lug 39mm; Lug width 18mm.
■Strap/Band : Omega signed brown alligator leather strap; Omega signed vintage SS buckle.
■Running Condition : Watch in good running condition. (Last serviced on Nov, 2006)
■Overall condition : Very good for its age.

■Remarks:
St. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers in both the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches. He died a martyr during the reign of Roman Emperor Decius in the third century. He converted to Christianity through the teachings of a hermit called "Babylas." Christopher earned his living by carrying people across the river. One day, he carried a child who proved to be almost unbearably heavy. After arriving safely, the child revealed himself to be Jesus, bearing the "weight of the world" on his shoulders. As a result, St. Christopherwas considered a protector of travelers, and his image has traditionally been carried by those embarking on journeys. His feast day is July 25, according to the Roman calendar. (info. from Antiquorum)