When is an Omega Railmaster not an Omega Railmaster?
When it is a military issue Railmaster made four years before the introduction of the civilian version!
One of our favourite Omega Military watches is the Omega 1953 RAF, a much under appreciated and undervalued watch at the moment and one of the most special Omega military watches there is.
The ’53’ is special for a number of reasons, not least because of its anti-magnetic properties (thanks to its soft iron inner shell and 1mm iron dial) but also because of its relatively small production run and most importantly because it was the watch that Omega used as the test bed for what would become the now famous third instalment of the ‘holy trinity’ of the Speedmaster, Seamaster 300 and Railmaster.
Omega produced a small number of civilian versions of the watch but it wasn’t until 1957 with the introduction of the Railmaster that this anti-magnetic wonder of (then) technology reached the open market.
The ’53’ is a remarkable watch and incredibly wearable on a daily basis.