Venn diagram of Rolex Explorer and Milgauss

Does the Omega Railmaster make more sense as a proposition? It out performs the Milgauss and channels the field watch aesthetic more than adequately! It is more affordable than both, and thanks to the co-axial is overall more efficient in terms of accuracy and maintenance. Do Omega need to re-brand the Railmaster and have an offering in the field watch bracket? 

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It seems a bit forgotten, you don’t see them a lot in the shop windows and online offerings offer quite the discount. I like these very much, the lack of date puts it above the aquaterra for me.

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Does the Rail Master make more sense than a Rolex?  No. It’s certainly a well spec’d watch that is more affordable and obtainable. It does offer a field watch vibe, and doesn‘t belong in the seamaster line. 
 

I do like the idea of Omega releasing the Railmaster, and maybe the ranchero, in a field watch line. What do call it?  Is it the Fieldmaster?  I think that might have negative connotations attached to it. Geomaster? Terramaster?  Maybe bring the Aqua Terra over as the lead watch in the Terramaster line?  What about Rangemaster?  I think Islander watch just took that one. 

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#cornfedksboy…. I had the same thoughts re ‘fieldmaster‘ but given the omega holy trinity of speed, sea and rail. I think the quartermaster has a good shout! Even more so given the Bond association!! The dynamic III could have a revamp, it’s got the characteristics watch lovers are after at the moment!! 

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Any Omega makes more sense than a Rolex.  

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As much as I'd prefer that Omega to anything Rolex makes, it is not really a field watch. 

If Omega wants to do a field watch it would make far more sense to do a "Dirty Dozen" style watch, and throw the broad arrow on the dial. 

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Normally, head to head, I would choose an Omega over a Rolex, but in the case of Railmaster vs. Milgauss, I would choose the Milgauss Z-Blue!  Crazy, right?

But, the juxtaposition of that gorgeous blue, the orange lightning bolt seconds hand, and the green sapphire glass...  it's by far Rolex's best offering.

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For looks, go Milgauss. For specs, Railmaster forevah! 

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It sure makes more sense for someone who prefers Omega over Rolex.

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KristianG

As much as I'd prefer that Omega to anything Rolex makes, it is not really a field watch. 

If Omega wants to do a field watch it would make far more sense to do a "Dirty Dozen" style watch, and throw the broad arrow on the dial. 

What is considered a field watch exactly? Never understood this category actually.

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u_n_d_y

What is considered a field watch exactly? Never understood this category actually.

My view is pretty simple, if it wasn't designed for use my soldiers it's not a "field watch". 

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Yeah that's very nice

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Yes they do , this is an absolute stone cold amazing piece and a bit of a grail of mine.

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TalkingDugong

For looks, go Milgauss. For specs, Railmaster forevah! 

I mean it's all a matter of personal taste but imho the Railmaster is better looking than the Rolex alternative. 🤷🤔😄

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The Railmaster is one that I am aiming to. I think that railroad type should be by itself, despiste similarities to field watches. They also had their important part in history.

I guess Railmaster does not fully fit railroad specs and the numerals indeed look like a field watch. Does anyone have knowledge and info about it to share?

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I love it. A tool watch but I'd miss the lack of date personally 

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The Milgauss might be my least favourite Rolex (perhaps only surpassed by the current AirKing) so Omega wins the comparison in the magnetism vs magnetism discipline. Quite easily.

I think as an explorer/field watch it's fine but that kind of implies that it looks very basic for the price. I also don't understand the appeal of expensive watches that are trying hard to appear as if they are built for hard use (all brushed case with no-nonsense dial) when clearly the mechanical movement is very fragile. 

Anyway, if I pay big money I want premium looks, not this brush-fest. I think that is why it doesn't sell (speculation). The Rolex Explorer is prettier for sure so I'd get that out of the three. Of course I'd pick an Aqua Terra over any of them.