Omega Railmaster*** CK 2914-6 Tropical*** 1962
OMEGA Railmaster CK 2914-6 Antimagnetic, Circa 1962
Serial: 17895108
Circa: 1962
Reference No.: CK 2914-6

CASE: 38mm, stainless steel, antimagnetic with acrylic crystal.
Seahorse logo case screw down back.

DIAL: Black matte dial with Railmaster printed, triangle hour markers

MOVEMENT: Calibre 286, manual wound, 17 jewels

BRACELET: Vintage style leather strap

CONDITION REPORT: The dial has faded over time to a stunning brown color. The dial lume has darkened over time and is original radium. The hands appear to be transitional for 1962 and contain original tritium which has darkened and some portion slightly fallen. The watch has en engraving on the case back corresponding to its movement number as well as 'No. 1 MU' and serial number. The case is also been made slightly matte. This is likely a military service watch. Overall, a stunning watch with a lot of character.

Notes: According to the Omega Museum, the present watch was delivered to Sri Lanka in January 1962.

The Omega Railmaster ref. CK 2914, the predecessor to the 135.004, was launched in 1957 and designed for professionals such as scientists, technicians and electricians working within close distance of powerful electric currents. This antimagnetic watch has a special 1mm (instead of 0.4mm) thick mat black dial, with luminous hour markers and several versions of hands, from broad arrow to dauphine, with luminous material (radium). The particularity of this model is also that the movement of the Railmaster is encased in a mu-metal cage protecting the movement to 1000 Gauss.