The Railmaster debuted alongside two other ‘‘Master’ models in 1957, the iconic Speedmaster and the water-destined Seamaster. While the latter pieces went on to conquer the watch world, the Railmaster was discontinued 6 short years after.
Omega brought out the Railmaster out of retirement in 2003, with modernized designs that still had the anti-magnetic inner shields. It was made available in three different sizes (32mm, 36mm, and 42mm), followed by the XXL model (49mm) in 2008. Due to a lack of public interest, the watch was discontinued for the second time in 2012.
The example shown here appears to have been carefully looked after in the past 60 years.
The mat black ‘swiss made’ signed dial shows a perfectly legible dial with all text and minute/hour markers in unblemished state. The lume filled dauphine hands and iconic central seconds hand show the same patinated colour. Please note that when the watch is hold in the dark after being exposed to a strong light source we see the hour markers as well as the hands lighting up briefly before fading back to non-luminescence.
The case features think lugs with a sharp hippocampus emblem and Railmaster signature on the case back which is a pretty rare sight. Original Omega crystal is present as well as the antimagnetic protection movement cover.
The cal. 286 movement is clean and runs with fine accuracy.
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