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Omega Stories: The 2017 Railmaster - A Good Watch Smothered by Better Watches

  1. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 9, 2023

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    The 2017 Railmaster, introduced alongside the trilogy limited edition was Omega’s second attempt in modern times to reboot the Railmaster. Like the 2000’s version, these modern Railmasters have struggled against competition from Omega’s other product lines to earn itself a place in the collection. [..]

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  2. Evitzee Feb 9, 2023

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    Good article, I considered the grey dial version with the textile, herringbone-like strap but something else caught my eye and I never went back.

    One correction, the 3861 Speedmaster is still rated at 50 m. Better accuracy and magnetic protection, yes, but still only a 50 m rating.
     
  3. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 9, 2023

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    Thanks made that correction I’d been thinking of the other Speedmaster models which are 100
     
  4. DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Feb 9, 2023

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    I’m a railway history fan, and wanted to love these Railmasters, but my eye always drifted to the ATs instead. So similar, but with the AT offering, to me, more interesting details. I kinda wish Omega would play up the railway history more with these by infusing pocket watch DNA into them. Maybe take a walk over to IWC to look at how they do it. Having them lean on the Dynamic design language - as you said - would have made tremendous sense too.

    Whoever has one will no doubt enjoy it. Great article.
     
  5. MTROIS Feb 9, 2023

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    Honestly, once I saw the picture of the movement in the case below… well, let’s just say politely that I could not “unsee it” and that I lost interest. :rolleyes:

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  6. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 9, 2023

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    Yea I’ve seen that pic but it doesn’t really bother me that Omega is shrinking their movements, they’ve had a big issue with them being too large for a long time (mainly thickness not diameter) but Omegas have been like this for a long time.

    Below is a photo of the Planet Ocean 45.5mm Cal 2500 which looks even more hilarious:

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