Omega - CK2996-1 SC - Seamaster Ranchero - (PAF SeaChero) Military Watch - c.1960
An Omega Pakistani Air Force military issued watch 'Seamaster' Ranchero - Caseback engraved 'PAF' 1752xxxx - Caliber 285
In the late 1950s, Omega Watch Company received an order for the Railmaster model of watches from the Pakistani Air Force (PAF) requesting that the model name on the dial be changed to ‘Seamaster’ to which Omega subsequently obliged.
The dials were signed ‘Omega Seamaster’ with a Pakistani Air Force ‘PAF’ engraving to the case back. This particular watch is the Ranchero iteration ‘Seamaster’, the CK2996-1 SC, which was again issued for the PAF with a Seamaster dial.
What’s On Offer
The black dial features lumed dart indexes on the hour which have aged to a deep caramel colour and Arabic quarters from 3 upwards to 12. Subtle white minute divisions frame the dial from the outer edge and luminous steel dauphine hands along with the Omega signature at 12 and Seamaster at 6, complete the dial. The back is engraved with PAF and the movement number, the only other addition being the ‘Waterproof’ marking.
The watch is in nice order and any slight signs of wear merely add to its character. This would make a great addition to any collection, it wears nicely on the wrist and keeps good time, a great tool watch with a military history from a prestigious bloodline. Snap this one up as they don't come up for sale very often.
Case: Stainless Steel
Bracelet: NATO Adjustable
Movement Type: Mechanical
Power reserve: 45hrs
Condition: Very Good
Model Reference Number: CK2996
Date of issue: c.1960
Guarantee: 12 Months by VWS
Lug width: 18mm
Lug height: (lug to lug) 44mm
Wrist size: Adjustable