This watch is one of my personal grails. Unusual dial for an Omega and an interesting story to boot - it was issued as a railroad timekeeping watch to the US companies in the mid-60's and apparently the Ball family sued Omega as the dial looked too similar to their design, which halted the latter's production of the watch. Comes with a solid Cal 550 movement as well. I would love to have one for the right price!
Edit: Well what do you know, everything I said is in the auction description. Doh!
Here's another Railmaster....a 1963 ST135.004:
I'll bring it along next time we meet up....
Best - Neil
Wow! That's a nice one Neil! Definitely like to try that for size!
Let mr know when you are meeting - I'll be the one in a balaclava with the baseball bat.
I wonder what difference in the dial material that make white one still like pristine mint while the other black railmaster (not only Neil's sample but all other black dial railmaster) age with character?
Interesting question. Couldn't say for sure. I know mike has a pristine version of the white dial..Maybe he can tell us?
Hmmm...there are some things that don't look right here to me -
The movement and case reference certainly go together, and the BOR bracelet might or might not be original to the watch.
But what's up with that dial? Logos are definitely off on this one. And the price! $2,500!? Really?
Hands should be black, not silver. Here's a picture of a real 1960's Railmaster with cal. 550:
I think I would go with the Dennis bid of exactly $1.
Printing looks kind of thick too IMO.
Here's the one I've been watching on eBay. Looks legit but IMO still too pricey with the starting bid at $1500.00:
2914 (with the 7077 bracelet and #6 endlinks):
recently found the bracelet with 532 end links
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