very good research, bill. followed all the bits...

Jan 13, 2008,17:21 PM

and pieces of that research over the years. have to buy the book very soon ! yeah, the railmaster prototypes are very interesting. omega experimented with different dial fonts, as you see in your article. i had at least 3 different dial fonts from the first series and even the second series had unusual dial variants; like the railmaster for the pakistani airforce. factory confirmed. i bought a white railmaster as well. different dial font and the black hands from the mil 1953. lume turned brown and is still original in the hands. the case is a plain 2777 and has fixed bars. the side profile is not the same as the mil 1953 ( or your white dial railmaster), but closer to the final railmaster case. movement production late 1953; same caliber without swan neck. we restored the case and left the other parts untouched. that case will be another variant in the railmaster history. kind regards from australia. achim

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The watch that almost got away !

 By: Bill Sohne : January 11th, 2008-19:36
Hello everyone.... Back in 1999 I came across a odd looking Omega on ebay. I was very interested in buying the watch. I placed what I thought was a high bid for the watch. The auction did not make its reserve price. I then proceeded to contact the seller....  

Truly editors choice!!!

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 12th, 2008-01:23

Magnificent! (nt) [nt]

 By: Terrence S : January 12th, 2008-08:11

Cool story, Bill

 By: SamJH : January 12th, 2008-12:55

Excellent write-up Bill

 By: hockey : January 13th, 2008-17:57

Delightful update

 By: Rrryan : January 14th, 2008-06:59

Wow 9 years!

 By: AnthonyTsai : January 14th, 2008-19:13

What a tale

 By: SJX : January 16th, 2008-07:18

Great article Bill.

 By: ChrisK : January 26th, 2008-11:25

Better late than never..

 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : January 11th, 2012-06:08
...what a great story.. and watch Great catch after a long hunt Best Hans

This is like reading a spy thriller. Great work.

 By: Ruckdee : January 11th, 2012-06:58
I am very happy to read that you have the watch. It is virtually "one of a kind" so keep it well. PS: To have your name in that book is also fantastic! Ruckdee