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Omega Ranchero 30 - Reference 2990-1 - Manufactured 1958


The stunning vintage warmth and tone along with the wonderfully preserved crisp dial transform this Omega Ranchero 30mm (Reference 2990-1) into a timeless masterpiece full of character and class. Sleek, unpolished original stainless steel case, uniform smooth white/cream glow to the dial and vintage patina effect on the hour batons. A truly beautiful timepiece.

The lustrous white dial edition of the Omega Ranchero seen here was only manufactured in 1958, making it a rare, desirable and collectable watch which has been raising eyebrows amongst watch dealers for some time. This watch’s beauty lies not only in its rarity, however; the white dial has inherited a vintage radiance with a cream coloured tone to it which oozes elegance. The darker patinated triangular index hour markers form a two-tone effect around the dial’s circumference and add depth to the vintage feel of this timepiece, accentuated by their jet black tips and the 9, 12 and 3 quarter hour Arabic numerals. Just above the 6 O’clock index hour marker there is a sub-seconds dial which is mirrored by Omega’s branding and the Ranchero lettering below the 12. Unfortunately, this watch is missing the tiny triangular hour hand lume insert, however, we felt that the decision to replace this should lie with the watch’s next owner due to concerns of replacement lume inserts compromising this rare and valuable watch’s originality.

The 36mm stainless steel case with the original domed crown appears not to have been polished and so bears small cosmetic signs of use, however these are minor and in line with the watch’s vintage status.

There is no denying that this is a truly stunning wristwatch which, like all good things, has improved with age. The vintage textures and tones of the black Arabic numerals, the patinated index hour markers and the sleek, reflective stainless steel case come together to form a charming, beautiful timepiece which has stood the test of time.

  • Model ref: 2990-1
  • Year: 1958
  • Warranty length: 12 months
  • Box and papers: No
  • Movement type, calibre and jewels: Hand-wound Caliber 267 17 Jewels
  • Case: Stainless steel
  • Dial: White dial, sub-seconds
  • Crystal: Original plexiglass (Omega etching)
  • Bracelet: Brown leather band
  • Width (w/o crown): 36mm
  • Height, lug to lug: 44mm
  • Lug width: 18mm
  • Wrist size: Adjustable