Omega Railmaster CK 2914 from 1958. Cal 284. Ref 2914
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.
I know , its amazing
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.
Np i Will wait
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.
Did you buy it?
Really - if you don't, contact me IMMEDIATELY.
I replied first
We call that "dibs".
(psst - he might have dibs, but I got cash. )
No really, did you buy it MR4E?
Nope , but i think i Will. Gona take à look at it irl, before i decide.
You know, it'd be awesome some day to have the full set, CK2913, CK2914, CK2915, all three original Omega Professional watches.
And tnx very much for the help !!!
Haha yes that would be an awsome and rare collection.
Never knew you liked Railmasters...
From that era!
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?
Here's a closed listing from Antiquorum with the final price (including premium, so take out maybe 12%):
Here's one on Chrono24:
Don't know if I'd pay that much, but it depends on the seller. It's a tough economy right now so offer less and go from there.
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,
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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