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My omega rail track 14393 with “Black Stardust Dial”

  1. qazwsx1 Aug 16, 2020

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    Hi, all members.
    I want to share another uncommon of omega constellation.

    This was omega rail track 14393-5 , all stainless steel, with “Black Stardust Dial”. The serial no. was 17,298,3xx with cal.562. I saw the yellowish patina remaining in hour markers but missing some parts in hands (such as in the pics).
    I think the dial was also original and got beautiful glit dial with white printed. The crown (10-sided crown) was also correct.
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    I try to search another black rail track (in google and forums).
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/black-rail-dial-connie-crown-fitted.114059/
    I found only one from @watchyouwant.
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    In that post , he mentioned that he found only “3” of black railtrack in around 30 years.
    Furthermore, I sent pm to him and I'm really grateful for his help. He told me that all of 3 (that he was seen) was stainless but with gold printed.

    At first ,I concerns about letter “M” in the word chronometer look different in beautiful all stainless steel (posted by @cristos71)
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    i found most of them such as from @Peemacgee that middle leg of M (not sure how to call it) looks shorter with straight leg of M
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/14ct-14393-4-rail-track-connie-for-review-please.32422/

    While I found only some (also like me) that M was longer with slant leg of M.
    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/steel-1960s-omega-constellation-1776577114

    Thanks, @Peemacgee who told me that both of them can be found in railtrack.
    Thanks @cristos71, @watchyouwant, @Peemacgee and @Dr No for always help me via pm asking.

    My wrist shot:
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    In my opinion,
    May be mine was the first black rail track with all stainless steel with white printed?

    Thanks for all comments and opinions.
    Teerapat
     
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  2. qazwsx1 Aug 16, 2020

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    I add some pictures of the outside caseback.
    Is there something off about the case back medallion?
    or just deterioration caused by wearing?
    Regards, 2B8C2D3F-644E-46C9-A113-E9C238510847.jpeg C4B31A5F-ABD4-4EE1-A77F-1164EE3A84C0.jpeg
    Teerapat
     
  3. qazwsx1 Aug 17, 2020

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    Thanks for comment.
     
  4. Dr No Aug 17, 2020

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    That's the third Connie dial you've shown us I've never seen before. This one's especially pleasing.

    Amazed,

    Art
     
  5. apsm100 applysome! Aug 18, 2020

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    Man that patina is dreamy. Love how the 'stars' look intentional.
     
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  6. qazwsx1 May 5, 2021

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    Finally, I just found another example that look like mine.
    From @Boojumhunter , it was ref. 14393-10SC (mine 14393-5SC) with same SS material.
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    Kind regards,
    Teerapat
     
  7. qazwsx1 Nov 30, 2022

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    Finally, I change the strap to the BOR bracelet and change the crown to be a thin scalloped crown.
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    As discussed with @seekingseaquest, the scalloped crown can be the correct crown for ref.14393, esp. for railtrack dial.
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