Omega Ranchero*** CK 2990 White*** 1959
OMEGA Ranchero CK 2990-1, Rare White Dial, circa 1959
Serial: 16618370
Circa: 1959
Reference No.: CK 2990-1

CASE: 36mm, stainless steel, snap back

DIAL: White 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: Leather strap

CONDITION REPORT: Watch is in mint condition and is 100% original.

NOTES: According to the Omega Museum archives extract this Ranchero was manufactured January 30, 1959 and delivered to France.

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.