Omega Ranchero*** CK 2990 White*** 1958
OMEGA Ranchero CK 2990-1, Rare White Dial, circa 1958
Serial: 16358510
Circa: 1958
Reference No.: CK 2990-1

CASE: 36mm, stainless steel, snap back

DIAL: White 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: Omega stainless steel bracelet

CONDITION REPORT: Watch is in good and original condition with nice patina on the radium dial. The case is slightly polished and has some spotting between the lugs. Original crown included.

NOTES: According to the Omega Museum this Ranchero was delivered to Venezuela in 1958.

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 collectible.