From circa 1958 This is a rare watch, not only because it is one of few examples of the Ranchero official re branded by Omega as a Seamaster but also because it is rose gold plated and in untouched, never restored condition.
The Ranchero is becoming extremely collectible and good examples are very hard to find. The Ranchero was marketed as a budget option just below the ‘Professional trilogy’ of SM 300, Railmaster and Speedmaster. Production ran for approximately 6 – 7 years, as it was not a popular watch at the time, partly because of poor marketing by Omega.
A series of the Ranchero’s were rebranded as Seamasters and produced primarily for the European market. The case is the Ranchero case and has the same designation as the Ranchero, the movement the same base 30T2 (268) and the same style dial but branded as Seamaster.
This example is particularly appealing to the eye as the perfect cream dial is accented by rose gold dial furniture. The case is heavy rose gold plated. This is a rare combination of this special watch and a rare opportunity to acquire a totally unmolested example.
1.Waterproof please note under no circumstances should any vintage timepiece be regarded as waterproof regardless of the manufacturing specification at the time of manufacture
2.Precision Please note that some of the pieces we handle are over 100 years old and do not perform like some modern watches. Part of the attraction is the requirement to hand wind many of these time pieces on a regular basis.
3.Servicing, just like a vintage motor car a mechanical watch will require regular maintenance our suggestion would be once every few years should suffice but please feel free to contact us with any specific queries relating to an individual piece.
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5.Gaurantee, all products are guaranteed for a period of 90 days for mechanical defect. This guarantee does not cover misuse or neglect and is invalid if the case back has been opened in any way. please see note 1 regarding water ingress