Omega Ranchero

  1. lux
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     Mar 6, 2012
    Could anybody tell me if this is a genuine Ranchero. The minutehand was replaced before I found it. But it is still keeping time.

    Thanks in advance,
    Lux
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  2. ulackfocus
    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe
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    Wow, a white dialed 2990. That's even the correct crown for it. Should have a caliber 267 inside.

    To be sure we need much better pics - especially of the dial, inside of the caseback, and movement. Lookin' good so far though.
  3. lux
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    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe
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    There it is - a 267 inside a 2990. The dial picture isn't quite good enough to say 100% but it's passing muster from what I see.

    How much are they asking?
  5. lux
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    I bought it because I liked the way it looked, not sure whether it was genuine. Wasn't expensive, because it was just an old watch to the people who sold it.
    What do you estimate a watch like this one would be worth? It is in good condition, still keeping time. The only thing is that the movement seems to be sitting a bit loose in the case (missing a rubber ring?? no idea...).
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  7. ulackfocus
    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe
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    I don't follow Ranchero prices, but that's certainly not on the cheap side of the scale even in the condition it's in. There's a thread here about a very nice original black dial Railmaster that was quite pricy:

    http://omegaforums.net/threads/need-help-comfirming-this-railmaster-authentic-or-not.455/

    Not exactly the same watch, but similar. Couldn't tell you how much less your Ranchero would sell for, but probably quite a bit. Check this link for Rancheros:

    http://catalog.antiquorum.com/catalog.html

    or eBay completed listing for "Ranchero" in Omega.
  8. dsio
    dsio Ash @ ΩF
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    Do you think you'll keep it and wear it or are you looking at restoring it for sale? I don't mind either way, just curious :)
  9. lux
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     Mar 7, 2012
    I might consider selling it. But do you think it is necessary to restore it? Wouldn't a buyer prefer having it in original state, so he has the choice how it will be
    restored. I don't know if there are any good watchmakers in my area (Flanders, Belgium).
    (I received a certina ds from my grandfather. I've it to a watchmaker nearby, and it came back with big scratches on the case and it wasn't even running right.... Afterwards I tried an other watchmaker, and it still wasn't properly done...)
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    dsio Ash @ ΩF
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    If you're thinking of selling it, don't have it restored, sell as-is so you can be truthful about its originality.
  11. ulackfocus
    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe
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    dsio
    dsio said
    If you're thinking of selling it, don't have it restored, sell as-is so you can be truthful about its originality.
    Agreed. The seasoned Omega collector wants the watch as it is. Each will have their own watchmaker that they trust.
  12. MacRulez4Ever
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     Mar 7, 2012
    I wana buy it, if its for sale!
    Have been looking for an original untouched ranchero !
  13. MacRulez4Ever
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     Mar 7, 2012
    Please let me know!
  14. MacRulez4Ever
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     Mar 7, 2012
    But with not original minute hand and lose movement and the condition of this watch , the price must dropp pretty much
  15. lux
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     Mar 7, 2012
    I'm open for offers...
  16. ulackfocus
    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe
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    This thread is getting better and better! :thumbsup:

    Hey, will I get a commision for the authentication? :whistling::D
  17. dsio
    dsio Ash @ ΩF
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    There's a bottle of rum fee for making the sale on here FYI.

    Bundy works fine.
  18. ulackfocus
    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe
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    Hey lux - I know a guy (long time member of several forums) who has a very good watchmaker in Begium. I think his name is Fergie and he used to work for Omega. I'll shoot the guy I know a message and see if the watchmaker is still in the business.