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Hey guys, I'm slowly falling in love with this Omega Seamaster AquaTerra Master 41.5mm.... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I have a Baume and Mercier Classima which was my first "higher end" watch and have it on a blue ribbon band which matches the hands and goes well...then a JLC Master Ultra Thin Moon 39 as a dress-y watch but also wear to work and regular nights out...this would be my third watch, after 2 white faces and leather/clothe bands.  Thoughts on This watch or experience with watches in this league?  Never had a metal band, as I'm just more of a boring leather guy, and prefer leather bands in general, but will suck it up for this one (also I can wear it in the water).

FYI, I'm 31 yr old, work as an entrepreneur in the financial technology space and just got into watches about 2 years ago so I certainly dont consider myself knowlegdable on most topics in the time piece world! 
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If you don't mind used, you can find an Omega Railmaster. No date on it and IMHO has a little more character than the AquaTerra.

Not my pic.
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I like this. But "Railmaster"??

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I like this. But "Railmaster"??

 

Lol.  Still better than Patek Philippe's 'Grandmaster Chime'

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Love it. Sounds like an 80s rapper. He'd be west coast I think.

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Sorry, I have to pick up on this again. Railmaster? So they're sitting around brainstorming new models. "We've got the Speedmaster, the Seamaster. Those are real classics. What direction are we going for this model? I'm seeing rail travel. The golden age of steam. The wearer will want to be the Railmaster."

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AWESOME choice, Kimmo. I really like the Deep Sea Chrono. bounce2.gif

I haven't seen the Cermet in the flesh, but it would have to be pretty sweet to justify the difference in price.

As it is, I think the steel one is a beautiful watch and is definitely on my radar. 25% off is awesome - where did you get that from?

Great kop. When do you pickup? Pictures ASAP please.
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Thanks! I was very tempted on the Cermet but it would have been probably 2 k€ more.

As for 25%, PM me for details if you need the contact, but 5-10% of that is negotiation skills and 15-20% is the normal discount at a multibrand AD. If you look at the European events, first the Russian crisis and ruble free fall killed those customers in EU countries and then the Swiss - Euro breakup with the resulting price hikes did the rest. I would say watch sellers are keen to make a deal. Also, I honed the deal down with the managing director directly so I felt I got a pretty good deal but he also made a buck.

Delivery is anything between next week to 8 weeks, depending if the importer has stock or the Swiss elves have to sharpen their pickaxes to start digging the iron. I've prepared for a 4-6 week wait.

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Fabulous kop!  Congrats.


Yes, yes.

Thanks!

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Great choice! Looking forward to pics.

Will deliver!

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Congrats!  I've never been a fan of co-branded watches, I can certainly understand you position on that.  Sounds like a great watch is on the way.  Looking forward to some wrist shots when it arrives!  cheers.gif  

Most of the co-branding is usually dismal, I was actually surprised how muted this was. However, it's still there and it was one of the deciding factors.

I fail to understand why JLC doesn't offer black dial on Hometime at all. On the other hand, there are strong rumours they are discontinuing the Hometime completely, so that might explain something. Next week probably gives us news on either direction.

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I see your Aston Martin and raise you... Singapore Airlines???

Instead of Hong Kong at GMT +8 which is used in the regular Hometime, Singapore is used, which makes it vaguely interesting, but that co-brand thing makes it look like a cheap corporate gift or at best, a souvenir watch you can buy inflight shopping.

Fugly.
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Sorry, I have to pick up on this again. Railmaster? So they're sitting around brainstorming new models. "We've got the Speedmaster, the Seamaster. Those are real classics. What direction are we going for this model? I'm seeing rail travel. The golden age of steam. The wearer will want to be the Railmaster."

:rotflmao:

 

Well, I suppose its better than being the Steammaster, or the Balloonmaster (although that second one sounds like it would either be worn by a plastic surgeon ;) or a guy who makes balloon animals at kids' birthday parties).   

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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post
 

Sorry, I have to pick up on this again. Railmaster? So they're sitting around brainstorming new models. "We've got the Speedmaster, the Seamaster. Those are real classics. What direction are we going for this model? I'm seeing rail travel. The golden age of steam. The wearer will want to be the Railmaster."

 

From Antiquorum:

 

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Ref. CK 2914 was launched in 1957. The second in the famous Omega “Master” trilogy of watches, the “Railmaster” was aimed at professionals who worked near magnetic fields. The name “Railmaster” was chosen to reflect Omega’s longstanding relationship with the railways. Indeed, in the early days of train travel, the high degree of precision achieved by Omega’s watches led to their being preferred by many of the world’s railways. This rare example in excellent condition was the first edition of this model before being updated to a new caliber, cal. 30SC T5-285. For a similar example see Marco Richon, A Journey through time, p. 220 & 221.

 

Write up on the original watch at the 'Dink.

 

Don't I sound smug?  I had no idea, really, just seemed to remember the name from something or other and sent a letter to Googlestan. 

 

Edit: Ah!  I know where I remember it from: the "Railmaster XXL" 48mm monster that they put out as a special a couple of years ago.  I saw one in Dubai on my tyre-kicking adventure.

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And some more info on the Railmaster:
http://www.rochpro.com/watchgallery/albumrailm.html

It's hardly a new model and the design of the current model is little more than modernizing the original design.

While it has no day counter, which I like, it also uses an older movement. The new Omega movement is really first rate. The older one used in the Railmaster is, I think, a modified ETA with the co-axial escapement and some other changes.
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Greeting,
I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about this watch, it's my dad's.
I narrowed down to roughly early to Mid 60s (Based off the rose at the 12)
The thing that throws me off is the vertical and horizontal line on the face intersecting in the middle.

Essentially if you can help answer: is it legit, model, what's the average value,and what color strap you think would look nice with it ha

Also, I only have this picture of it.. Don't have my hands on it yet.
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And some more - it's hardly a new model and the design of the current model is little more than modernizing the original design.
 

I have to say, I rather like it.  What is it with all these tasteful Omegas?  I suppose it's a trend, from their Longines stablemates' heritage collection, to Blancpain's Bathyscaphe, and in Richemontworld, the JLC Geophysic on the last page.  Anyway, when it's done nicely like this, I rather like it.

 

After all, not much is new in design when we talk about something as inherently sentimental as mechanical watches.  And what is, tends to be fucking horrible.  Not always, but, well, you know.

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Originally Posted by SurakiCrim View Post

Greeting,
I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about this watch, it's my dad's.
I narrowed down to roughly early to Mid 60s (Based off the rose at the 12)
The thing that throws me off is the vertical and horizontal line on the face intersecting in the middle.

Essentially if you can help answer: is it legit, model, what's the average value,and what color strap you think would look nice with it ha

Also, I only have this picture of it.. Don't have my hands on it yet.
There is a good chance that that is a redial. Lots of dials from that era were not that great quality, and between their flaking and the damage from leaky seals, it would be routine to repaint them when they got serviced. That also might explain the crosshairs, which look odd to me, but were popular. But I am not saying that is what happened here. Just that it is a possibility. If you have some known original dials from that period, you could compare the fonts very, very carefully and get a better sense.
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I have to say, I rather like it.  What is it with all these tasteful Omegas?  I suppose it's a trend, from their Longines stablemates' heritage collection, to Blancpain's Bathyscaphe, and in Richemontworld, the JLC Geophysic on the last page.  Anyway, when it's done nicely like this, I rather like it.

After all, not much is new in design when we talk about something as inherently sentimental as mechanical watches.  And what is, tends to be fucking horrible.  Not always, but, well, you know.

I agree. I seem to like most of what I see from Omega these days.
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Well, that's what keeps me coming back to TWAT. This time yesterday I'd never even heard of the Railmaster. Now I know enough to be the Railmaster. Bring it on.
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And having admired it's subtle and restrained charms, think on:

 

Also available as 49.2mm of rose gold.  Big Pilot, meet Pimp Train Driver.  Boom!

 

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