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My First 2777-1 RAF 53 Fat Arrow. Opinions and Comments Please

  1. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Oct 14, 2016

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    This arrived today. The forerunner of the 2914-1 Anti-Mag Railmaster. Need the 2777-1 boss's opinion. Good or bad, let's hear it since it's returnable. Give it to me straight. I can take it. :whipped:

    Thanks OF

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    Doesn't look lasered to me.
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    UV Light. Lume seems to match
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    Tritium has a bit of glow for a short time
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  2. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Oct 14, 2016

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    @gemini4, I've never seen a speedie like that! Nice pick up!
     
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  3. watchyouwant

    watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Oct 14, 2016

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    all correct, even crown and center second. serial number is in the known range. good, MoD repainted dial. came the inner spring with it? I should have one somewhere..... kind regards. achim
     
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  4. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Oct 14, 2016

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    I can play with the non Speedie boys too.

    2914-1 Railmaster
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    2914-4 Railmaster
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    135.004-63 Railmaster/Seamaster PAF
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  5. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Oct 14, 2016

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    Inner spring is intact Achim, many thanks!
     
  6. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Oct 14, 2016

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    Ah, yes, I forgot who I was dealing with. :)
     
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  7. Joe K.

    Joe K. Curious about this text thingy below his avatar Oct 14, 2016

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    Looks like a good one to me Marc. You even have the internal cover spring.
    Mine is has an issue number almost 2000 units later.

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  8. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Oct 14, 2016

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    @ulackfocus, can we change gemini4's subtext to something like 'taking the Holy Trinity to a whole new level'?
     
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  9. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Oct 14, 2016

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    I prefer "Hoarder of Speed, et alia"
     
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  10. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Oct 14, 2016

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    I didn't install his custom avatar message and therefore won't mess with it. Besides, simple and succinct does the job well.
     
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  11. tamura

    tamura Oct 15, 2016

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    This one was sold in japan last week for 1million YEN (only 3 bidders) !
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  12. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Oct 15, 2016

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  13. watchyouwant

    watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Oct 15, 2016

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    hands are fine for this Railmaster prototype. this is only the 3. example, I have seen, with the swan neck regulator. Bill Soehne has another one.....good price ! my ( now sold due to forced sale via family court divorce auction....) white dial Railmaster had the same hands. in black. you find it in the Bonhams catalogue from December 2015. fetched pittens , but the buyer sold it for a tidy profit to the Omega Museum later, where it will stay with the other prototypes. kind regards. achim
     
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  14. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Oct 15, 2016

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    What a shock... you've started with a correct and fine example.:cool:
     
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  15. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Oct 15, 2016

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    Without OF us Newbies are lost from the get go :)
     
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  16. jens0125

    jens0125 knows that watches were made to be worn Oct 15, 2016

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    OP nice piece enjoy... was eyeing one my self but went with a railmaster instead
     
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