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    Incoming (this may take awhile) : CTAPT "Soviet Omega Ranchero"

    So...while staring at the screen all day at the information that my Ebel Regulateur was locked up in the Post Office about a mile from my house all day today (note to self - get to PO before the carrier leaves in the a.m.) I was browsing Omegas (Casino Royale was on TV all day - except for the 3 hours watching USA dismantle Japan in the Women's World Cup). Somehow, what should appear but something optimistically described as "Soviet Omega Ranchero". News to me (hint: lots of things are news to me!) A little poking found a few more, more older and smaller, some contemporaneous but in worse condition. The price was trivial, but (just for sport) I made an offer about 20% below the Buy It Now price....which was accepted almost immediately (time zone difference probably helped). I'm probably overpaying - but seriously, how much can it matter?

    As backup, I have a bid in on a similar item, but I fully expect to be sniped in about 13 hours and will not resist - this was one of those where I "fire and forget" a reasonable bid and don't worry about whether I "win" or not. (I suppose it would be useful to have another, for parts....)

    So...Slava 2602, ca. 1960, 36mm (just fine on my puny left wrist). Now...I wait - should arrive in about a month.

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    That's a lovely looking piece! Vintage watches are a gift for those of us with smaller wrists
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    nice condition and a solid little watch they did some good no nonsense function over design pieces in the 60's as it was the 17 jewel there was a 27 jewel as well and don't quote me on it a 24 jewel had a couple but they was just for parts so depending on cost a good little buy
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Is the word Omega just being wielded as a descriptor of style?

    (and is descriptor a word?)

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    Incoming (this may take awhile) : CTAPT "Soviet Omega Ranchero"

    Yes, looks like it, DA
    'Great vintage men's winding watch START (CTAPT)
    made in former SSSR, known as Soviet Omega Ranchero.' is a description for a similar watch on the bay
    I've seen these before, but not explicitly described like this.
    The movement was used in various brands - Pobeda, Slava etc, and in a 60s watch will have striping, but not as ornately finished as 50s Soviet watches
    Start - Старт - is Russian for launch and blast-off as well as beginning, so like Raketa - Ракета - a reference to the technical achievements of the space programme
    Looks like a nice example - enjoy your new watch(es!), Kenneth
    PS my goto affordable Omega-alike is Certina, particularly the Bristol and New Art ranges
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhDark30 View Post
    Yes, looks like it, DA
    'Great vintage men's winding watch START (CTAPT)
    made in former SSSR, known as Soviet Omega Ranchero.' is a description for a similar watch on the bay
    I've seen these before, but not explicitly described like this.
    The movement was used in various brands - Pobeda, Slava etc, and in a 60s watch will have striping, but not as ornately finished as 50s Soviet watches
    Start - Старт - is Russian for launch and blast-off as well as beginning, so like Raketa - Ракета - a reference to the technical achievements of the space programme
    Looks like a nice example - enjoy your new watch(es!), Kenneth
    PS my goto affordable Omega-alike is Certina, particularly the Bristol and New Art ranges
    yep was my take on it good functional watch if the price is right

    got one that needs a new case the case was so bad had to be scraped the movement is still going sound so they can take it and still tick

    yes love me a certina have a couple thanks to you oh'd
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

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    Many congrats. on a stunner mate.

    Wish these were still made, in st.st. case 37-38mm, 20mm lugs, 8-9 or 10mm thick

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    S'funny
    Being such an Affordables queen, there are many watches that I've first come across as the homage.
    Just realised that the Ranchero is what these confected mil style HMTs are channelling :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhDark30 View Post
    That shade of green lume combined with the dollopy accuracy of its application reminds me of an attempt I made to ice a cake when I was eight

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    Yes, it's not the most adroit version I've seen :-)
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