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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Love the Railmaster!!!

    Here is my 39.2mm Raily on 6 3/4 wrist
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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Flipped the mirror shot...

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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    On most days the Railmaster is my favorite of all Omegas.
    Great write up.

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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    I really want one of these I think a railmaster and white/blue AT from the same era are a must!!
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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Ugh. I want a 36mm Railmaster deeply.

    Just acquired a 1973 DateJust. The size is absolutely perfect on my 6.75 inch wrist.

    Funny though, my 145.022-69 Speedmaster doesn't look large on my wrist. I guess it wears smaller.

    Anyway, love the Railmaster. It's one of those few watches I could be happy with dumping all others for!
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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Quote Originally Posted by Hal10000 View Post
    Ugh. I want a 36mm Railmaster deeply.

    Just acquired a 1973 DateJust. The size is absolutely perfect on my 6.75 inch wrist.

    Funny though, my 145.022-69 Speedmaster doesn't look large on my wrist. I guess it wears smaller.

    Anyway, love the Railmaster. It's one of those few watches I could be happy with dumping all others for!
    A '73 DateJust is nothing to sneeze at, Hal. A vintage DJ is definitely on my hit-list. Put up some pics of it when you get the chance.
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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Great thread--thank you!


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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Great thread. Love the 36mm (g)Railmaster, it just oozes class...
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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Further developments in the saga of the stuck bracelet pin... it ended up being so completely stuck that not even a professional jeweler could get it free! I don't know if it had a burr on it or what, but it was really really stuck in there. Even the jeweler said he'd never seen one he couldn't get loose. At least he didn't charge me anything.

    So I finally decided the only way to save the bracelet was to cut off the entire link. The other complicating factor was that the link in question was attached to the bracelet clasp, which is expensive, and so of course I didn't want to damage it if I could help it. I considered using my milling machine to do the job, but I was worried about my ability to clamp such a small piece to the worktable. Therefore I decided I could get at it from more angles by holding it in a soft wood-jawed vice and free-handing the cut with a Dremel and fiber cutoff wheel.

    Here's the result of the nerve-wracking surgical procedure:



    The sharp-eyed will notice that this is a half-link, not a full one. Cutting through a full link would have been even more excruciating! The bit on the side is separated because it's pressed in via another hidden pin, which I had to cut through on the way down to the busted pin. Once I had cut almost, but not quiiiiiiiite through the link, it became flexible enough to finagle it out from the adjoining clasp. And since I didn't cut all the way through, I didn't put a single mark on the clasp at all. Success!

    So anyway, at last, the obligatory wrist shot:



    Just a perfect size for me. I love it.

    I will say that it is a bit of a tight fit right now, so I have another pair of half-links coming to me from Otto Frei. Since a half-link is actually more like a two-thirds link, putting a pair of them together will give me the equivalent of a four-thirds link, which should be about perfect. I've had to play the same trick with other Omegas too. I should write them a letter...

    Dear Swatch Group,

    I love what you're doing with Omega, but do you think you might possibly look into providing us with a bit of microadjustment on your bracelets? Pretty please.

    yours etc,
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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Nicely done review, even better the pics !

    You've just revived my interest in a 39mm rail master. The hunt begins, er....restarts !

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