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Omega Seamaster PAF - Ranchero Ref: CK2996-1 SC - c.1960

£5,250.00GBP
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Omega “Seamaster” Ranchero 'PAF' - A military watch, issued to ground crew of the Pakistani Air Force 

This Omega ref. CK2996 Seamaster was issued to the Pakistani Air Force in c.1960, a stainless-steel watch with a manual winding 285 Calibre. Painted luminous dart indexes with "Explorer style" Arabic quarters starting from 3 and rising to 12. With minute divisions, central sweep seconds alongside luminous steel dauphine hands. 

The black dial is in great condition and luminous markings and inserts to the hands have aged to a dark yellow. The tritium markers still retaining their original shape, under UV light glowing a vivid green. Topping this wonderful piece off is the original signed Omega and Seamaster markings located on the dial, with the funky “coat hanger S”. 

In the late 1950's, Omega Watch Company received an order for the Railmaster model of watches from the Pakistani Air Force (PAF). Opting to change the name to “Seamaster” and Omega obliged. The dials were signed "Omega Seamaster" with a Pakistan Air Force "PAF" engraving to the case back. This particular watch is the Ranchero iteration "Seamaster", the CK2996, which was again issued for the PAF with a Seamaster dial. It has a central sweep second hand and the “Explorer” style dial similar to its big brother the Railmaster. The back is engraved with PAF and the movement number which was only inscribed on these military issued watches and then a "Waterproof" engraving.In addition this case back has also been engraved with, presumably the name of the person this watch was issued to, "J.M Ahmad". The famous broad arrow Ranchero hands were replaced with the dauphine hands by Omega at the factory before delivery to the PAF

There is also the correct engraving, “PAF” to the movement. So all in all this is a very nice original example of these hard to find watches. So buy this example with confidence as it has been checked over and serviced by John Senior who many will know through the forums as an authority on military issued watches. 

The case back is engraved with PAF and serial number 17xxx122 

Please note we have another PAF Seamaster listed with sequential movement/case-back serial number: 17xxx123 

Link -  https://vintagewatchspecialist.com/products/omega-seamaster-paf

Please click the link above to be redirected to this page. This may be of additional interest to collectors. If you wish to make a purchase of the pair, please contact us to discuss price. 

  • Model ref: CK2996-1-SC
  • Year: c. 1960's
  • Warranty length: 12 months
  • Box and papers: No
  • Movement type, calibre and jewels: Hand Wound 285 Calibre
  • Case: Stainless Steel
  • Dial: Black
  • Crystal: Plexiglas
  • Bracelet: New Black Leather Strap
  • Width (w/o crown): 36mm
  • Height, lug to lug: 44mm
  • Lug width:18mm
  • Wrist size: Adjustable