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Omega Stories: What Happened to the 2000’s Omega Railmaster?

  1. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 1, 2022

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    The Omega trinity of tool watches, the CK2913 Seamaster 300, CK2914 Railmaster & CK2915 Speedmaster were a watershed moment for Omega. All launching in 1957, these watches are in extreme high demand in the vintage world and each achieved impressive technical feats in the time.

    The Speedmaster would go on to become arguably the most legendary chronograph line of all, while the Seamaster 300 led to a plethora of different types and styles of dive watches all of which are very popular decades later. The Railmaster, while highly adept at the task it was designed for, remains a bit of a prodigal son. [..]

    Visit What Happened to the 2000’s Omega Railmaster? to read the full article.
     
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  2. GuiltunderGlass Nov 1, 2022

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    Love mine, matte dial, no date, 36mm, but this thread might offer some opinions:
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/railmaster-why-not-more-love.151729/

    Seems easy to make something that will sell, just K.I.S.S., but I know I'm not the target audience of big watch companies. I think the post in the thread above about how Explorers are not as popular as other sports models and these type of watches may simply be too subdued for some may be a big factor.
     
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  3. RevZMan123 Nov 1, 2022

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    I love mine! I wear it every day. It was the first watch I fell in love with for modern Omegas. Like I said in that thread, it doesn't even have a spot in my watchbox since it's on my wrist almost all the time. It sits on a caddy where I keep my glasses at night. I just got a couple of Omega leather deployant straps for it to give it some fall/winter versatility.
     
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  4. Omegafanman Nov 1, 2022

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    It stands up really well to some of the other clean bezel options out there I think.
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  5. Evitzee Nov 1, 2022

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    I knew zip about those Railmasters, so it was a good primer for someone who has a blank slate of knowledge about this line, either vintage or modern.
     
  6. SC1 Nov 1, 2022

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    Must declare, I am Railmaster obsessed, have been for years...

    this article did not disappoint.
     
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  7. noelekal Home For Wayward Watches Nov 1, 2022

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    If it only featured the Omega logo with Railmaster script the watch would be perfect. The addition of the lower descriptive terms detract, making the dial begin to resemble a billboard.

    Less is more in this instance.
     
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  8. GuiltunderGlass Nov 6, 2022

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    Just went down a rabbit hole on the CK2914...
    Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!
     
  9. gbesq Nov 6, 2022

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    I thought seriously about buying one, but decided to go with the fourth Musketeer instead. No regrets other than the painstakingly long search and vetting process to find a real one.
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  10. RevZMan123 Nov 6, 2022

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    Wowwwwwwwww
     
  11. Pun Nov 6, 2022

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    Got the reedition in 2017. One of my favourite watch since then.
     
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