Launched in 2004, the 49.2mm Swiss-made Omega Railmaster replica timepiece boasts a classic Railmaster design which recalls the brand’s first official railway pocket watches. Equipped with a manual winding mechanical pocket watch movement, the Railmaster 49.2mm is one of the company’s largest wristwatches ever made.
The dimensions (49.2mm) of this wristwatch stand in direct contrast to its otherwise subtle design, which retains the same understated elegance as the original 1957 model, with its classic symmetrical stainless-steel case and a simple polished stainless-steel bezel. The matt black dial bears Arabic numerals inset with SuperLuminova luminous material which, given their size, ensure optimum legibility even in the dark. Furthermore, to enhance its connection with historical pocket watches, the Railmaster 49.2mm displays a small-seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock.
The mens fake Omega Railmaster watch was first launched in 1957 and upheld an already longstanding association between OMEGA and rail transport. Whereas the company had been supplying official (pocket) watches for railway companies worldwide since 1895, the Railmaster was its first wristwatch designed specially for railway workers, scientists, technicians and electricians, or indeed anyone else working in or around powerful electric currents, it had a special double antimagnetic case to protect the watch movement from the harmful effects of these electrical fields.
The Railmaster 49.2mm is also the first wristwatch for a number of years to be fitted with a pocket watch movement. A similar sapphire crystal covers the dial, with its anti-reflective treatment on both sides further improving the high legibility of this time piece.The Railmaster 49.2mm is equipped with the 16.5 lines (37.2 mm) manual-winding pocket watch calibre 2201, a high precision movement with 60-hour power reserve and official certification from the independent Swiss chronometer testing institute (COSC). The large sapphire crystal case back gives a clear view of the fine decoration of the movement, with Geneva wave décor, circular graining and bevelled bridges.
This imposing mens Omega Railmaster copy model is fitted with a brown alligator leather strap with pushbutton foldover clasp and is water resistant to 150 metres.