No watch better exemplifies this third way of watchmaking, which at once nods to the past while also creating something new that could never have been imagined half a century ago. This watch draws on a collector favorite from the 1950s, but you don’t need to know a single thing about Cheap Omega Replica history to get everything out of the Seamaster Railmaster. It is that all important thing – just a really great watch.
Sixty Years Of The Railmaster
We all think of dive watches and hearty chronographs as tool watches, but the Railmaster was a tool watch of a different sort: It was a watch for scientists that could stand up to the magnetic fields encountered in the laboratory. As you likely know, magnetism can wreak havoc on a mechanical Omega Replica Watches, distorting the balance spring and impacting its ability to maintain a stable frequency, and thus keep accurate time. The CK2914 used a soft iron inner case as a Faraday Cage and a thicker dial to shield the movement from outside magnetic fields of strengths up to 1,000 Gauss.
Most had black dials, though there were some variations with white dials, including a few with railroad-style numerals and markers. The hands varied a great deal as well, with the most recognizable black dial, with its triangle-shaped luminous markers, being paired with broad arrow, dauphine, and baton-shaped hands in different configurations. While the different varieties make vintage Omega Seamaster Railmasters Replica Watches For Sale particularly interesting, it also makes knowing if a given example is good or bad a challenge. This is one of those watches where you really want to consult an expert before jumping.
The Seamaster Railmaster
Instead of giving the Railmaster its own top-line collection – placing it alongside the Speedmaster and Constellation – placing it within the Seamaster Replica with 80% Discount collection places the watch in the context of the strides made within that family over the last decade or two and underscores that the Railmaster’s special properties aren’t something to be walled off. Rather, this is a stylistic divergence that brings its own weight to bear on the rest of the Seamaster models as well.
I chose to spend my week primarily with the version of the Railmaster you see above, with the black dial and the stainless steel bracelet, though I did wear the grey dial version with a leather NATO strap for a day or two just to get the full experience.
The Omega Replica comes in a 40mm stainless steel case that measures a hair over 12mm thick. The result is something that feels very sturdy both in the hand and on the wrist without being excessively heavy or chunky.What makes the dimensions really work though is the sense of proportion. The way the bezel is integrated into the case is simple but effective and the length of the lugs in relation to the size of the case makes it feel like a compact, no-nonsense package.
The finishing on the Railmaster’s case is almost totally unique in the modern watch world. There are no brightly polished surfaces in sight. Not one. From the bezel to the case band to the facets of the twisted lugs, everything has a soft brushed finish.You definitely see some grain, especially on the sides of the case, but it’s not dramatic, and I get the sense that the watch will age exceptionally well, taking marks and scratches gracefully. The twisted lugs are quintessential Omega high quality best replica watches and to me they’re essential to making this design work.
There is a white printed chapter ring at the very edge, just inside the rehaut, that is punctuated by 12 triangles made of Super-LumiNova that is nearly identical in color to aged radium. These triangle are actually set into the dial so the surface of the lume is nearly flush with the surface of the dial. This is a little thing, but it makes a huge different.
The Quality Omega Replica Watches hands are simple and effective, with a baton shape for the hour and minute hands and a lollipop shape for the central seconds hand. All are filled with lume that matches that on the dial itself, and the minute hand is ever so slightly thinner than the hour hand. The hands themselves are polished, so you get a hint of reflection off of them, further helping legibility.
On The Wrist
If this watch looks good on paper, and even better sitting on a table in front of you, it really hits its stride on the wrist. Sometimes you strap a watch on, and you get that settled-in feeling immediately – that’s exactly how I felt when I closed the folding clasp on the Railmaster’s bracelet, shaking my wrist a bit to let the watch fall properly. That the bracelet happened to be sized for me right out of the box only helped things along.
The way that the bracelet meets the case with fitted end links means that you get a gentle drape of the links, and the Replica Watches Buy Now feels weighty enough to let you know it’s there without getting uncomfortable during days of either endless typing or walking around New York City.