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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Although, I might consider changing the hands so that the hour hand gets a broad arrow and the minute gets a Dauphine.
    i suppose I would have to get a set of 300 MC hands....has anyone else consider this mod?

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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Yesterday I wore my Railmaster while riding on a steam train. Not saying the watch had anything to do with it, but we did arrive on schedule, so...
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    Can someone PLEASE help sort me out on the different Railmaster model numbers, please? I think the 39mm would be right for me, but I'm confused by all the numbers: 2503.52, 2403, 29802.52.37....HELP!!!!

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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Workahol--
    Was the total thickness the same between the 36 and the 39mm RM's? I have a SMP 300 2254.50 which is 41mm and it seems perfect for my 6.5" wrist. My 1982 Datejust (36mm) is OK, but maybe a tad on the small side...so like many, I'm having a hard time deciding on 36 or 39. Is that the 36 on all your wrist shots???

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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Quote Originally Posted by DIV View Post
    Can someone PLEASE help sort me out on the different Railmaster model numbers, please? I think the 39mm would be right for me, but I'm confused by all the numbers: 2503.52, 2403, 29802.52.37....HELP!!!!
    Railmasters

    42.2mm

    - 2502.52.00 (steel bracelet)
    - 2802.52.37 (croco strap w folding clasp)

    39.2mm

    - 2503.52.00 (steel bracelet)
    - 2803.52.37 (croco strap w folding clasp)

    36.2mm

    - 2504.52.00 (steel bracelet)
    - 2804.52.37 (croco strap w folding clasp)

    As for which model works best on a 6.5 inch wrist, I have the same size wrist and I opted for the 36.2 mil model. People told me to go for the 39.2mm Raily, but I was aiming for an old-school look.
    Now, the original models from the 1950s were 38mm, so a modern 39.2mm Railmaster would actually be closer in size to the watch that it's based on.
    Either way, entirely your choice. Here's how my one looks (pic from my review);
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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Thanks Teeritz
    i appreciate the info!....very helpful.
    ill guess I'll just have to try one and see...just like you did...it'll be an enjoyable journey.
    im really starting to think that the apparent size of a watch on someone's wrist is largely influenced by the diameter of the dial....so maybe that's why the 36mm still looks proportional...
    ***And what about the thickness??? Was it the same between the 36 and 39mm versions?

    thank you

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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Quote Originally Posted by DIV View Post
    Thanks Teeritz
    i appreciate the info!....very helpful.
    ill guess I'll just have to try one and see...just like you did...it'll be an enjoyable journey.
    im really starting to think that the apparent size of a watch on someone's wrist is largely influenced by the diameter of the dial....so maybe that's why the 36mm still looks proportional...
    ***And what about the thickness??? Was it the same between the 36 and 39mm versions?

    thank you
    Can't recall the difference in thickness between the two. The 39mm model was on my wrist for about two minutes. It just looked too large on me, in my opinion. Your view may differ.
    When I put the 36mm model on, it had a nice, mid-Century feel to it. That's when I knew that it would suit my old-school tastes and sensibilities.
    And it goes nicely with my 36.2mm AquaTerra. Somebody on this forum once said something along the lines of; 'Don't buy a watch because of current trends. Get a watch that suits you and your wrist and don't worry about what anybody thinks."
    It's such an obvious statement, but it became a mantra for me.
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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Very beautiful!
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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    And how about the lug size?
    was the 36mm=20mm?
    and the 39mm=21mm?

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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Quote Originally Posted by slickman View Post
    Thanks workahol for all your help and providing measurements of the watches to me. I seriously could not decide between the 36mm and 39mm Railmaster and after getting the info from you, I swung for the fences and purchased a NOS 36mm Railmaster. After receiving it, I feel as though the 36mm works out perfectly fine. Its dial indeed is very similar to my 38.5mm Skyfall even though it is at 36mm. Also its so hard to find the 36mm that I think I am holding on to it. As forum policy dictates with any new acquisition, here's a wrist shot of the watch (although not as good as pics that workahol provided in this thread).

    Slick an- Cograts on a great find and a very nice collection.
    yes, the 36mm wears plenty large on you....may I ask your wrist circumference? I'm shopping for a RM and am trying to decide on 36 or 39, and I'd love to get it right the first time, your response would be very helpful.

    thanks
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