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Need help comfirming this railmaster authentic or not

  1. MacRulez4Ever

    MacRulez4Ever Feb 21, 2012

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    Omega Railmaster CK 2914 from 1958. Cal 284. Ref 2914

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  2. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 21, 2012

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    Oh wow, I can't honestly say as they're just not something I know all that much about, except that I am a big fan of that first generation Railmaster, its a truly special piece.
     
  3. MacRulez4Ever

    MacRulez4Ever Feb 21, 2012

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    I know , its amazing
     
  4. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe Staff Member Feb 21, 2012

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    Wow. Can you wait 9 or so hours until I get home to my reference material? It looks good as far as real Omega parts, now we just gotta figure out if all those parts came together from Bienne as part of that watch.
     
  5. MacRulez4Ever

    MacRulez4Ever Feb 21, 2012

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    Np i Will wait
     
  6. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe Staff Member Feb 21, 2012

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    Well, if it isn't authentic it's a damn good fake. The dial looks perfect - fonts, markers, everything. The hour & minute hand are also correct for a 1958 model, with the second hand possibly being a replacement. They were supposed to have a lance tipped second hand with lume but one dial variation that had Railmaster written in an Edwardian font had the second hand like on the watch pictured. The case & crown look fine too, and the magnetic shield is still there. The caliber 284 is correct for 1958. In 1959 Omega switched to the 285, then in 1962 it became the 135.004 with a caliber 286.

    Based on the photos I'd say it's legit.
     
  7. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 21, 2012

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    Did you buy it?
     
  8. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe Staff Member Feb 21, 2012

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    Really - if you don't, contact me IMMEDIATELY.
     
  9. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 21, 2012

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    I replied first :p
     
  10. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe Staff Member Feb 21, 2012

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    We call that "dibs". :thumbsup:

    (psst - he might have dibs, but I got cash. ;))


    No really, did you buy it MR4E?
     
  11. MacRulez4Ever

    MacRulez4Ever Feb 22, 2012

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    Nope , but i think i Will. Gona take à look at it irl, before i decide.
     
  12. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 22, 2012

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    You know, it'd be awesome some day to have the full set, CK2913, CK2914, CK2915, all three original Omega Professional watches.
     
  13. MacRulez4Ever

    MacRulez4Ever Feb 22, 2012

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    And tnx very much for the help !!!
     
  14. MacRulez4Ever

    MacRulez4Ever Feb 22, 2012

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    Haha yes that would be an awsome and rare collection.
     
  15. kyle L

    kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member Feb 22, 2012

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    Never knew you liked Railmasters...:D
     
  16. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe Staff Member Feb 22, 2012

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    From that era!
     
  17. MacRulez4Ever

    MacRulez4Ever Feb 22, 2012

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    How much would you guys pay for this? If you miss only this piece in one collection its priceless ;) but if not that case, how much is it worth?
     
  18. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe Staff Member Feb 22, 2012

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  19. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Feb 24, 2012

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    I think AQ's seller commission is around 20%, with a buyer's premium of about the same. I was thinking that if the above auction ended at $8,750, the auction "hammer" price was around $7,300 and the seller netted a little under $6K.

    AQ would have received over $2,500 commission on this deal. All that caviar and champagne isn't cheap, ya know!

    And you thought eBay was bad,
    gatorcpa
     
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  20. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 24, 2012

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    Do AQ guarantee authenticity and accuracy of catalog information? I've read some listings from other major auction houses including a clearly 69+ Speedmaster Pro advertised as having a Cal 321 movement and wondered just how much you can even trust them.
     
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