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Omega Ranchero white 2990-1

Omega Ranchero white 2990-1

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Brand: Omega
Typology: Vintage dresswatch
Year: 1958

The first Ranchero was launched in 1958 and was the most price competitive 35mm. watch by Omega. It was inspired by the Railmaster and by the black dial and arrowhead hand of the 1957 Speedmaster. Ranchero was not welcomed by the Spanish speaking countries and the collection was discontinued.

Ranchero had a short revival eighteen years later in 1976. This explains its relative rarity and high prices in the secondary market.

The 30T2 is responsible for much of Omega’s reputation for quality and accuracy.
Introduced in 1939, the 30T2 was a highly adaptable base movement and different versions were in production until 1963.

The design is simplicity itself, small enough to fit into a 33mm. dress watch case, but otherwise sized to allow the largest possible balance and barrel. It was so robust and elegantly designed that watchmakers still compliment its serviceability, durability and ease of assembly.

The British government ordered over 110,000 during the WWII.

In the 40s Omega produced a small series of chronometers, the 30T2 RG, which was a highly refined version of this movement.

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  • General info

    • Reference: 2990-1
    • Serial number: 16.3xx.xxx
    • Case material: Steel
    • Glass: Plexiglass
    • Caseback: Snap-back
    • Case diameter: 36.0 mm
    • Bezel Materials: Steel
    • Dial color: White
    • Dial numerals: Arabic
    • General conditions: Great conditions
    • Water resistance rate: Not waterproof
  • Band or Strap

    • Band material: Leather
    • Lug width: 18 mm
    • Buckle type: Classic
    • Buckle material: Steel
  • Movement

    • Calibre: Omega 267
    • Movement type: Manual wind
    • Complications: None