A very are centre seconds Ranchero reference 2996-1 with dauphine hands and centre seconds lollipop hand.
These watches were produced around the same time as the 1950s Omega Rancheros with broad arrow hands and little is known of them. They look like they may have been issued watches used by the military or air force but there is no evicence to confirm this with this example.
This example looks essentially the same case shape with a more curved caseback. The case measures 36mm which is exactly the same as the 2990 and it has the same luminous and numeral configuration.
The combination of amazing patina and lollipop seconds is awesome.
Do not miss the holy grail of Ranchero.
1958 Omega Ranchero 2996-1 lollipop
- 36 mm
- Stainless Steel, Snapback case,
- Original crown
- Reference 2996-1
- Serial number: 1685XXXX dating to 1958
- Manual winding
- Caliber 286
- Functions perfectly, and with accuracy
- Fully serviced
- Original black explorer dial
- Original steel luminous hands
- Pig skin leather strap
- Our handmade leather watch pouches