Description on eBay states the dial was refinished
Any thoughts on this example? "Aged white dial with signs of the time (croquele)." Has the dial been refinished in your opinion? Case looks overpolished. @Rman @MattF @one eyed Jack @aap @Florent @Carlton-Browne
The face looks identical to one of mine, so it maybe a NOS dial or perhaps both are redials
Sorry, but mine is the first generation, which has a different dial configuration. The others, esp @Rman, would be at a better position to help you.
I'm not sure if the 18mm lug models were first gen, always thought they were concurrent with the C case 19mm models
Two C case UG Rail watches for sale on ebay from this German seller, they are all the money though
Case is overpolished right?
I managed to win this example on eBay the other day. Are the crowns on these signed as the one on mine isn't?
Next job is to get it serviced. Can't wait to wear it as it fits my wrist perfectly.
yes they are, with a Capital U
Is your dial slightly spidered (see the sun dial in the picture) as well?
neither of them are spidered
Great thread and thanks for your research Rman.
Here’s mine. It arrived yesterday and seems to be running well. I need to track down an original crown and I’ll get it serviced, but otherwise I’m really pleased with it.
The case appears to be unpolished with crisp edges and the dial and hands are great for a 50 something year old piece.
Did anyone ever figure out if the FS number on the caseback is random, like an employee number or something, or sequential, based on date of assignment?
That’s a good question. Imo,I would think the (sequential) latter; seems logical ...
My dad “Mad Red” ; was the most senior track Foreman on the LIRR in the lates 70s/early 80s and he was kinda annoyed that he had to buy his own watch. Lol. But he didn’t complain that his Teamsters pension at age 55 was about $52k a year back in 1984.
This is the back of mine - please excuse the skanky spring bars, they’re what it came with and I don’t have any others the correct width!
I’m guessing it’s relatively early in the run due to the earlier style case, and yet the number isn’t particularly low.
mine has a low number, much lower than other examples I have seen online, I wasn't sure if this means it's an early example, or if the numbers are not sequential and perhaps it means nothing...
Here's mine 077333
Has anyone seen a 35mm round case variation? A seller is offering one here and the price seems too good to be true.
Merci, mon ami.
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