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Why isn’t the Railmaster getting more love?

  1. bruin20

    bruin20 Apr 8, 2019

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    Obviously the speedmaster went to the moon and the Seamaster is worn by James Bond but why doesn’t the Railmaster get more love? I understand that the black and silver dials aren’t for everyone with the fake vintage coloring but the blue dial is as modern color wise as you can get.
     
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  2. ext1

    ext1 Apr 8, 2019

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  3. BradleyJ.

    BradleyJ. Apr 8, 2019

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    I love the RM from mid 2000s but I dont care for the modern denim dial, or the fake aged lume.
     
  4. MCC

    MCC Apr 8, 2019

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    I also like the mid 2000's version, oh and vintage of course :)
     
  5. savio.79

    savio.79 Apr 8, 2019

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    To me, because it is:
    - not dressy
    - not sporty
    - a watch that lacks of a date window
    - a watch with a nonsense crosshair in the middle of the dial

    Mmmm, that's not so bad after all! :p
     
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  6. cgaites

    cgaites Apr 8, 2019

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    Save the crosshairs, you’ve also just described a Rolex Explorer :)
     
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  7. Omegafanman

    Omegafanman Apr 8, 2019

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    The Ranchero is popular (big bucks) now and rare....but was not a good move for Omega at the time. I hate to say it but I think marketing has a big impact for any new watch. In terms of Railmaster Anti-magnetic is important but maybe it is not so easy for the marketing team to get inspired ...and there is a lot of competition.... of course it might also just be people are being a bit rhotacist……
     
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  8. Omegafanman

    Omegafanman Apr 8, 2019

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    I Should add that I could watch this quality video all day...… but I don't think Omega marketing would :0)
     
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  9. FlyingSnoopy

    FlyingSnoopy Apr 8, 2019

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    I actually like the reedition very much...
    Cheers
     
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  10. ama98

    ama98 Apr 8, 2019

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    I like the new RM a lot but still picked the 2018 Diver 300m.
     
  11. Albe100

    Albe100 Apr 8, 2019

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    I really like it, I hesitate to add it to the collection only because I have the 300 M, different but similar enough for me not to purchase it. But never say never if one comes across at the right price. I really like the brushed effect in the dial and the cream coloured lume doesn’t bother me at all. I think we are too focused on it being fauxtina rather than just looking at it as a coulour used in lume for modern watches
     
  12. fakinbacon

    fakinbacon Apr 8, 2019

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    If black dial Railmaster didn't have the faux aged lume and came with a sapphire caseback then I would 100% have one. Great size and I love the all-brushed case and crosshair dial.
     
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  13. jhross98

    jhross98 Apr 8, 2019

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  14. MickyD

    MickyD Apr 8, 2019

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    I had a railmaster XXL, which was completely ridiculous in size, but geez I regret selling it.
     
  15. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Apr 8, 2019

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    Diving and racing cars are rich man sports.

    Handling a train, now *that's work.
     
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  16. pongster

    pongster Apr 8, 2019

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    Says who?
     
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  17. pongster

    pongster Apr 8, 2019

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    Reminded of this correspondence between a shiek and his son attending university -

    Dear Dad,

    Berlin is wonderful, people are nice and I really like it here, but Dad, I am a bit ashamed to arrive at my college with my pure-gold Ferrari 599GTB when all my teachers and many fellow students travel by train.

    Your son, Nasser.

    The next day, Nasser gets a reply to his e-mail from his dad:

    My dear loving son,

    Twenty million US Dollar has just been transferred to your account. Please stop embarrassing us. Go and get yourself a train too.

    Love, your Dad
     
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  18. 77deluxe

    77deluxe Apr 8, 2019

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    I certainly like it a lot, and I’m not even a big fan of trains.
     
  19. JFerraro819

    JFerraro819 Apr 8, 2019

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    The watch doesn't really do it for me. the denim dial is ok but i like watches with great detail in the dials.
     
  20. fskywalker

    fskywalker Apr 8, 2019

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    I like the previous coaxial version over the latest versions
     
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