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post #41866 of 48312
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

If you have had any experience with servicing a basic movement, time only watch, I would like to know the cost.
I have been quoted something that seems pretty high, but I have no idea. It is not from an AD service center - just a reasonably reputable watch repair place.

No one responded, but I managed to find a place that quoted me less than 1/6th (not a typo) of the first quote. Watch is with them, now.
post #41867 of 48312
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

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. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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.

You are correct sir. I was going to mention the 2500 coaxial but not sure the OP would even care. A newer release would be nicer but at three times the price?

I believe it also comes in 36mm and 39mm versions in addition to the XXL (which has a Unitas).
post #41868 of 48312
49mm - you can never have too much Railmaster.
post #41869 of 48312
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

No one responded, but I managed to find a place that quoted me less than 1/6th (not a typo) of the first quote. Watch is with them, now.

Apologies for not responding--must've missed the post. Best all-around watch repair/service shop IMO is Central Watch in Grand Central Station. Family-owned/operated for a few generations.

Good luck with the service!
post #41870 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post

49mm - you can never have too much Railmaster.

 

At some point, you will receive and deserve the custom title "Too Much Railmaster".  At least, I wish it so.

post #41871 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post

49mm - you can never have too much Railmaster.

lol.
post #41872 of 48312
At least they called it the Moonwatch and not Moonmaster.
post #41873 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

You are correct sir. I was going to mention the 2500 coaxial but not sure the OP would even care. A newer release would be nicer but at three times the price?

I believe it also comes in 36mm and 39mm versions in addition to the XXL (which has a Unitas).

I've got a 2500 movement 36mm Aqua Terra, and it's a beautiful watch that keeps excellent time. The movement may not be as good as the later ones by Omega, but you still can't go wrong with a 2500.
post #41874 of 48312
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Originally Posted by justinzx View Post

On a completely separate topic, I wanted to get the views of the forum here. Would replacing a watch dial be a no no? Meaning I own a Speedmaster and have recently taken a keen liking to the "Panda" Speedmaster (Mitsukoshi special). Through my research, I have found that the dial can be procured from sites such as Ofrei and this modification has been done by some....so what's the verdict on these watches? I am not looking to pass it off for profit and looking for a Mitsukoshi dialed Speedmaster might be out of my reach...(300 only?).....

@justinzx: did you get a response to your question? curious to hear what people here think...
post #41875 of 48312
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Originally Posted by TheTukker View Post

@justinzx: did you get a response to your question? curious to hear what people here think...
I missed the original post, but my question is whether the OP is speaking of purchasing an extra dial or actually refinishing the original dial? It's the OP's watch so he can do what he likes regardless of the answer.

Getting an extra dial is fine, but I would never trade my original dial nor would I have it refinished. Doing so has a drastic negative effect on originality, value and collectability. But I value those things with anything I collect. Those things may not matter to the OP or others.

The OP can do what he wants, but I'd keep my watch as it was originally produced.
post #41876 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post

49mm - you can never have too much Railmaster.

 

This sounds like a great tag for an adult film.

post #41877 of 48312
That would be nothing to be proud of. Ask my wife.

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post #41878 of 48312
Jeepers, a pricier Tiffany dial Explorer as I'm sure you guys saw on Hodink..paying for provenance.

post #41879 of 48312
Just came back from my AD with this one to compliment my SubC LV.

Wanted an everyday watch and so far am very happy with it. Was a bit torn between this and the blue face Datejust but this suits my needs better (couldn't get past the PLCs for a discreet more subtle watch).

post #41880 of 48312
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post

Just came back from my AD with this one to compliment my SubC LV.

Wanted an everyday watch and so far am very happy with it. Was a bit torn between this and the blue face Datejust but this suits my needs better (couldn't get past the PLCs for a discreet more subtle watch).
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Such a great watch and the perfect daily wearer. Congrats.
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