Yes, I also heard this story and I thought it was the "second" incarnation of the Railmaster, I don't remember if the first Railmaster was issued to Railroadmen...was it?I believe this is an example of Omega reusing the Railmaster name on a second watch model. A very similar watch is shown on page 222 of A Journey Through Time. The description states “Omega Automatic Railroad Official Standard, 1963.” It is identified as having a calibre 552 movement and a white lacquered dial. The description states it was developed for North American railroad companies. The watch is not identified as being part of the Seamaster line. It is shown on the same page as various Railmaster models.
Dude, I think you're wrong!I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the dial has been repainted, and it looks totally different from the 2914 railmaster. usually they look like this are hand wind and have railmaster engraved on the back. Was there another vintage railmaster other than the 2914? I hope i'm wrong but I think you have been sold a redialed seamaster.
550 is 17 jewels and the 552 is 24. bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Omega 552Regarding the movement, the seller says it's a 550...how can I determine which movement it uses? I looked in the net but the 550 and the 552 looks exactly the same to me... :O
It appears I am. I'd like to thank both of you for your education.Dude, I think you're wrong!
A little less than 35 mm....pretty small but nice indeed!If it is legit, it is AWESOME!!! I love the dial, what size is the case?