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: Hi folks,
: Finally made up my mind to sell these. I am doing a reshuffling of
: my collection and I find it a pity that they do not find enough
: wrist time with me.
: I am selling these as a pair ONLY, and will not sell them
: separately. These may the last time you will see such superb
: condition Railmaster CK 2914 and Seamaster CK 2913 for sale
: This are the FIRST generation very rare Railmaster and Seamaster
: from Omega made in the late 50s. The watch model itself is rare
: enough, but with their immaculate condition, I am certain that
: these two specimens are almost impossible to find.
: Just a little history for those of you who are not too familiar
: with these two:
: These two are part of the 3 tool watches (holy trinity!) designed
: by Omega in 1957. The Seamaster, Railmaster and the Speedmaster.
: The Railmaster was designed to withstand high magnetic field and it
: was made possible with the mu-metal cage and the very thick dial
: at 1mm that is anti-magnetic. In fact, the crown protecting it
: is anti-magnetic too. (Look at the little symbol in the Omega
: logo at the crown). The original crown is very rare on its own,
: jfyi. It was the 2nd anti-magnetic watch in the world designed
: in 1957 (after IWC and before Rolex Milgauss) and could
: withstand up to 1000 Gauss.
: I personally have not seen a better condition CK 2914 with the
: first gen arrow hour hand for sale since I started collecting
: watches. The MKI arrow hour hand is made for a very short
: period, maybe a year or two before Omega used the common
: dauphine hands. I am the second owner of this particular watch.
: The other CK 2913 Seamaster 300 is Omega's answer to the Rolex
: Submariner, also made in 1957. This is Omega very first diver
: watch ever made. (the forefathers of all Omega diver watch)
: This example is the FIRST gen with the MKI arrow hour hand too. It
: was also made with a very short period of time before Omega
: changed the arrow hour to the much more common (but useful)
: arrow minute hand.
: As you probably already know, the original bakelite bezel is
: usually either damaged (if you are lucky) or totally gone (90%
: of the pieces). Here is one, with a NOS installed, with original
: tritium in the bezel glowing still in the absolute pure
: darkness. It is noteworthy that the tritium on the hour markers
: still react in the total darkness (need NO light to charge),
: still radiating some extremely faint green glow. My Railmaster
: dial hour markers still have it as well. They all glow in total
: pitch dark despite the fact that they are more than 50 years
: old. Here is a post on this bezel that I made not too long ago:
: The bezel insert finish is the convex type and not to be confused
: with the concave shaped one (as though it is being overfilled
: with thick lacquer). This is one characteristic of a true
: vintage original, and not those aftermarkets or reproduction
: pieces from Omega. I have been offered USD 2-3k just for the
: bezel back then.
: Both pieces kept very good time, and both movement are very clean
: and shiny with the original pink gold glided intact. The
: movement for the Railmaster caliber 284 is really perfect,
: without any damage or blemish. I have not seen a better caliber
: 284. It might be a virgin movement, still keeping great time.
: All the wheels are so shiny that it may pass off as a new watch.
: The Seamaster is powered by the earlier caliber 501 (NOT the
: later 552 which is far more common) and it is in pristine
: condition too. I will only remove the caseback to take pictures
: if the potential owner wishes to see it.
: Both caseback has pretty sharp engraving of the Hippocamus creature
: and wordings. I have sticked a caseback sticker to enhance the
: longevity of both pieces. Rare to see in this shape.
: The lugs for both of them are in great shape; a condition that
: proved that they are not overly polished. Both watches have not
: been polished by me, only probably brushed lightly to its
: original specifications. The Railmaster when I got it is totally
: Both are equipped with the later ref. 7912 full length bracelet
: with expandable links. Great shape as well and will provide
: years of enjoyment.
: Enough talking on my side, here are the two beauties: (PLEASE
: excuse the white specks of dust)
: My asking price for the two of them is firm at USD 14,000. I am
: sure that these two investment pieces are priced very fairly as
: Omegamania has sold (though inflated) the 2nd generation
: Railmaster at almost SFR 22,240 (with premium) alone. There is
: currently this guy on our favourite auction site asking for USD
: 12,000 for a much much lesser condition with dial damage and
: wrong parts.
: I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
: SOLID references upon request.