Watch

MADE: 1956

MATERIAL: Stainless Steel

MOVEMENT: Manual Mechanical

CASE DIAMETER: 34mm

Notes

Inspired by the popular designs of the Railmaster, Seamaster 300 and 1957 Speedmaster, the OMEGA Ranchero was aimed at the newly emerging South American market. Its sleek, barrel shaped case contrasted with its dial that harked back to OMEGA’s past in wristwatch innovations, while the wristwatch’s size was more in keeping with a dress wristwatch and therefore, very easy to wear.

Unfortunately, the term ‘Ranchero’ means farm hand and so, it was met with a very poor reception and thus discontinued- hence its rarity.

World History

- Elvis Presley enters the United States music charts for the first time, with "Heartbreak Hotel".

- Norma Jean Mortenson legally changes her name to Marilyn Monroe.

- The hard disk drive is invented by an IBM team led by Reynold B. Johnson.

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