I've heard about the Flightmaster, and seen a few others, the white one though is something else entirely, what's the story behind that?
Few made for Canadian market. Some discussion on variance particularly regarding cases - long discussion in Purists led by Bill Sohne when he got his (pictures in AJTT) some years back. Also has a 30mm movement with swan neck regulator - and this movement is seen in other watches including a no arrow TA military variant which might be even rarer than the white dial railmaster.
I have seen 4 white dial railmasters out there but only one of the military variant with the swan neck. I believe a few black dial railmaster also featured this dial.
Achim and Erich plus others can shed more light on this as well.
I am drooling on these Railmasters. Very handsome Achim. Not yet have the heart to dip my toe there.............
long story...... after 1953 omega was left with many cases for the 1953 Military watch with amag. configuration. there was a demand for amag. watches from the canadian AD. in the beginning omega used the existing 1953 mil. watch cases with the same movement and amag. inner cage to create a new amag. watch. called railmaster for the canadian railroads. the first examples had a few different amag. thick dials in white/silver colour with luminous numerals. same movement as the 1953 mil. watch; even the same batch numbers like the 1953 mil. watch. then the case evolved into a different shape and the dials evolved as well. until the luminous wells were on the thick amag. dials. different type of hands tried. different dial fonts tried. different movements tried. even trial runs of fine regulated movements. Bill Soehne has the best documented example. in the end the 1957 railmaster was born. here are the different early and later case shapes::::::. kind regards. achim
I forget Achim - does your white dial railmaster have a swan neck regulator? I remember the serials of the movements that did were consecutive over a very small range.
no swan neck here; early execution with the movement from the 1953 mil. watch. late mvmt. number from the 1953 mil. watch batch; taken from the shelf. they had plenty spare cases and many spare mvmts. left.....
bills white dial railmaster is very special; it has the rare swan neck variant. only a few examples ever produced later and not continued....kind regards. achim
Wonderful watches, Achim. I especcially love your Flightmaster. Übercool!
It's always a treat to see your railmaster collection ..... I wish someone could make an effort to work on the movement serial numbers data of all the railmasters produced......
These are amazing! thanks for showing us these rare beasts.
I love them all.
Never even heard of a white Railmaster so I have been educated this morning.
OMG, those are amazing pieces!!!
somehow I don't know about that Flightmaster
whats that??? I only know the 910 911 flightmaster.....
the flightmaster is a railmaster, issued for the peruvian airforce.( FAP ) they had rolex chronos and rolex GMT`s as well. they requested omega to print flightmaster on the dial; their fighter pilots did not want something to do with Rail.......very rare watch; not many issued. kind regards. achim
It is indeed the rearest of railmasters followed by PAF one s
thanks for the info mate!!!
recently I'm interested into Mil issued field watch
this issued to peruvian airforce "railmaster" just very awesome
btw, is that "flightmaster" issued to FAP, got any Mil Spec on caseback?
i'm curious, u know, probably I will never seen one of this
no, just flightmaster engraved instead of railmaster. kind regards. achim...... the PAF version( Pakistani AF) has the number outside the back.
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