So I dug through the watchmakers "Junk" drawer a few weeks before the other two I posted about before. This one I pulled out with two other watches. I loved the shape and the dial and the movement looked ok. Had a yellowed plastic crystal and ran but not as good as it could. I bought the lot with my watch maker knowing all I was doing was buying more watches for him to work on. Kind of a win win situation for him. I buy his watch and then pay him to fix it. Much better then him fixing one and hoping to sell it after he is done.
So far all I know is it is 1930's-40's German with an ETA 717. The chrome case is not in the best of shape but still presentable. Great swinging lugs...only watch that I have with swinging lugs. Teh watchmaker cleaned it and put in a new glass crystal. I have a band waiting for it at home :)
Any guesses on jewel count? It looks to be a full 17 jewel plus at least 1 cap on the escapement so an 18? No shock protection of any type either. I was also noticing that the word "Omicron" is unlike other watches where I see it spelled Omikron. Mikrolist shows this name registered to JG Girod in 1908 but there does not seem to be an abundance of information or other watches with this name.