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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    One of my most cherished timepieces.

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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

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    I would love one of these!
    Here's one: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/ome...e-2721514.html
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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

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    It's very tempting, but I'm thinking of looking for a NOS 38.5mm Skyfall AT again, if I don't fall in love with my 38mm pre-ordered NOMOS ORION Timeless Midnight when it comes next year. Personally, I really think you should keep the 39mm along with the 36mm, or at least wait to sell till after the 36mm arrives.

    For years I wore a 35mm Omega and 36mm Rolex and I never thought that was too small for my 7.25" wrist, but once I started wearing 39-42mm watches for the past 4 years I can't seem to "feel right" going back to a 36mm watch anymore. Even my 38mm TAG Classic feels too small.
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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    I'm now wearing my 36mm Datejust and it feels "just right" for the type of watch it is.

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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Thanks! Very good Watch at a very good price. Tempting!

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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    A nice video review of the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Railmaster.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWiAFuMnSzI
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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Quote Originally Posted by dantan View Post
    A nice video review of the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Railmaster.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWiAFuMnSzI
    Great video, thanks for posting.

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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Hello again! First of all HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!!!
    OK, Time for a major update. The 36mm Railmaster is on my wrist! what better way to ring in the new year than with a new watch on your wrist as you keep checking it as you get close to midnight (at least we WIS's do!). A big THANK YOU to MRMARTY for a great watch and a super smooth transaction. Mine is a 2804.52.37 which means leather strap and no bracelet, so some of the comparison shots aren't perfect.
    OK, of course, lot's of thanks to Teeritz's original reviews, posts and info and Workahol for starting this post. No need to add too many additional side by side photos since Workahol did a great job of that already, but here are a couple other views.
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    As Workahol pointed out, the winding crowns are the same width (same part number?)
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    Here's the 39 vs. the 36 vs a 1982 36mm Datejust:
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    Ok, what's the verdict? Well, I gotta say, the 36 has that vintage look and feel of the (what I imagine) original 1950's Railmaster. As Workahol pointed out, the lugs of the 36mm appear more robust. But it does seem a tad smaller that what I feel would be "perfect". The 39 is definitely just slightly too large for my taste, and the 36 is slightly too small. IMHO, the perfect size would be something right in between: a 37.5mm. (Keeping in mind th the original was 38mm). Maybe Omega could have had a 37, a 41 and the 49 and saved a lot of production expense....but that's just me. The 39 looks a bit better on me when viewed from away (mirror shots etc.), but the 36 looks less-odd to me when I look down at my wrist...but I have a feeling that's because I've been giving my 41mm Seamaster a break for several weeks while I've been rotating smaller watches)

    the 39 on the wrist:
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    the 36 on the wrist:
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    The 39 looks better, right?

    Looking down at the 39 on my wrist, with strap:
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    and the 36, with strap:
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    Hmmm...it's a tough choice...and NO, I can't keep both...as a matter of fact the 39 is already sold at the time of this posting...

    im curious about production number. These 36's definitely seem to be harder to come by as I scour the dark recesses of the net. I read that "only" 7000 of the 41mm versions were produced....what about the 36 vs 39?...does anyone (Teeritz?, Workahol?) have those numbers

    I already have a sporty 36mm "dress watch" in the Datejust so the pursuit of variety would suggest the 39 should be the keeper.

    So here it is...
    ****I would like to officially offer my 36 (on strap with box and papers) 36mm in trade for a comparable 39mm, preferably with bracelet.

    please PM

    And if you feel the need to talk me out of this, im all ears!

    thanks
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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Quote Originally Posted by DIV View Post
    Hello again! First of all HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!!!
    OK, Time for a major update. The 36mm Railmaster is on my wrist! what better way to ring in the new year than with a new watch on your wrist as you keep checking it as you get close to midnight (at least we WIS's do!). A big THANK YOU to MRMARTY for a great watch and a super smooth transaction. Mine is a 2804.52.37 which means leather strap and no bracelet, so some of the comparison shots aren't perfect.
    OK, of course, lot's of thanks to Teeritz's original reviews, posts and info and Workahol for starting this post. No need to add too many additional side by side photos since Workahol did a great job of that already, but here are a couple other views.
    The case backs (obviously the movement is the same size, but the 39 version has more case width past the movement:Name:  20151231_125030_zpsaf8l7dyj.jpg
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    As Workahol pointed out, the winding crowns are the same width (same part number?)
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    Here's the 39 vs. the 36 vs a 1982 36mm Datejust:
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    Ok, what's the verdict? Well, I gotta say, the 36 has that vintage look and feel of the (what I imagine) original 1950's Railmaster. As Workahol pointed out, the lugs of the 36mm appear more robust. But it does seem a tad smaller that what I feel would be "perfect". The 39 is definitely just slightly too large for my taste, and the 36 is slightly too small. IMHO, the perfect size would be something right in between: a 37.5mm. (Keeping in mind th the original was 38mm). Maybe Omega could have had a 37, a 41 and the 49 and saved a lot of production expense....but that's just me. The 39 looks a bit better on me when viewed from away (mirror shots etc.), but the 36 looks less-odd to me when I look down at my wrist...but I have a feeling that's because I've been giving my 41mm Seamaster a break for several weeks while I've been rotating smaller watches)

    the 39 on the wrist:
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    the 36 on the wrist:
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    The 39 looks better, right?

    Looking down at the 39 on my wrist, with strap:
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    and the 36, with strap:
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    Hmmm...it's a tough choice...and NO, I can't keep both...as a matter of fact the 39 is already sold at the time of this posting...

    im curious about production number. These 36's definitely seem to be harder to come by as I scour the dark recesses of the net. I read that "only" 7000 of the 41mm versions were produced....what about the 36 vs 39?...does anyone (Teeritz?, Workahol?) have those numbers

    I already have a sporty 36mm "dress watch" in the Datejust so the pursuit of variety would suggest the 39 should be the keeper.

    So here it is...
    ****I would like to officially offer my 36 (on strap with box and papers) 36mm in trade for a comparable 39mm, preferably with bracelet.

    please PM

    And if you feel the need to talk me out of this, im all ears!

    thanks
    The 36 on brown strap looks perfectly fine on your wrist, and better than the 39 on black strap on your wrist. The brown/36 looks as good as the SS/39 to me. It's "6 of one, half dozen of the other" so just keep what you have now.
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    Re: A tale of two Railmasters

    Quote Originally Posted by DIV View Post
    Hello again! First of all HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!!!
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    the 39 on the wrist:
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    the 36 on the wrist:
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    The 39 looks better, right?
    Not to me it don't. I think the 36mm is a more classic size, despite the fact that the original 1957 Railys were 38mm. Between the two, the 36mm is better proportioned for your wrist, IMHO.

    Quote Originally Posted by DIV View Post

    Hmmm...it's a tough choice...and NO, I can't keep both...as a matter of fact the 39 is already sold at the time of this posting...

    im curious about production number. These 36's definitely seem to be harder to come by as I scour the dark recesses of the net. I read that "only" 7000 of the 41mm versions were produced....what about the 36 vs 39?...does anyone (Teeritz?, Workahol?) have those numbers
    No idea about production numbers. Although, I have to say that the 39mm model was the biggest seller of the three, in my store. Add to that the fact that the 36mil model wasn't produced for as long as the other two sizes and I'm guessing that the thirty-six is the rarer of the three. Not that this should influence you.

    Quote Originally Posted by DIV View Post
    I already have a sporty 36mm "dress watch" in the Datejust so the pursuit of variety would suggest the 39 should be the keeper.

    So here it is...
    ****I would like to officially offer my 36 (on strap with box and papers) 36mm in trade for a comparable 39mm, preferably with bracelet.

    please PM

    And if you feel the need to talk me out of this, im all ears!

    thanks
    The DateJust doesn't come across to me as a sporty dress watch. It doesn't have the same at-a-glance readability that the Railmaster has, in my view.
    Either way, it would appear that you're leaning towards the 39mm model. In the end, keep the one that you feel suits you best.
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