Omega Ranchero*** CK 2990 N.O.S.*** 1959
OMEGA Ranchero CK 2990-1, New Old Stock, circa 1959
Serial: 166XXXXX
Circa: 1959
Reference No.: CK 2990-1

CASE: 36mm, stainless steel, original stock sticker still on the back

DIAL: Black matte dial with radium luminous indexes, Broad arrow hands, Omega Ranchero 30mm printed on the dial

MOVEMENT: Calibre 267, hand-wound mechanical movement, 17 jewels

BRACELET: Not specified

CONDITION REPORT: New Old Stock condition

NOTES: In 1958, Omega created a watch line it called Rancheros. It was inspired by the Railmaster, the Seamaster 300 and the arrowhead hand of the 1957 Speedmaster so there was no mistaking its lineage. The watch encountered resistance in Spanish-speaking countries from potential customers who were put off by its name that means “ranch hand” in Spanish. As a result, the Rancheros, were discontinued and are quite rare today. Ironically, this scarcity has led to high prices in the vintage watch market and the once modest Ranchero has become quite the collector’s item.
- Omega Museum