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  • Have you fellows seen this new RGM Railroad-inspired model?

    Roland and the team have updated (or should I say back-dated?) the RGM Ref. 222 to include a model inspired by the 'boxcar' RR-approved watches of the 1900s.
    The new version, Ref. 222-RR, features an off-set configuration (for wearing on the left wrist), a vintage high-grade Hamilton 10-size movement, and an enamel dial with traditional 'boxcar' numerals.
    Here's a photo:



    This model was revealed back in September at RGM's 25th Anniversary event.
    I hope to visit RGM soon and have more to write about this model.
    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Cheers,
    Brad

    PS. This style of dial is iconic--it could be found, with many variations of numeral thickness and chapter markings, on watches made by Hamilton, Ball, Elgin, Waltham...even RR-approved Bulova Accutron wristwatches. A 24-hour variant was also seen for use on Canadian rail lines.

    Boxcar Hamilton.jpg
    Time is Money, except on Dark Side of the Moon

  • #2
    Oh no.
    Now I've seen this and am...let's say...covetous!

    http://www.rgmwatches.com/watches#/801swcoe/

    I'm a sucker for a large hand-wound caliber with central seconds.
    Brad



    Time is Money, except on Dark Side of the Moon

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    • #3
      Yes, the CoE is gorgeous. I like it a lot.
      Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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      • #4
        The 'offset' dial doesn't work for me.

        Kurt
        "So Many Watches / So Little Time"

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        • #5
          Reminds me of my Longines Heritage 1918 which I hardly ever wear, because I'm scared of scratching it.
          Cheers
          Peters-l500[6].jpg

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          • #6
            Originally posted by earloffarnborough View Post
            Reminds me of my Longines Heritage 1918 which I hardly ever wear, because I'm scared of scratching it.
            Cheers
            Peter[ATTACH=CONFIG]24097[/ATTACH]
            It's very much like that Corps of Engineers watch, apart from the lugs and sub seconds. A pity not to wear such a beautiful watch, you should enjoy it Peter.
            Last edited by Tim.; 11-08-2017, 10:05 PM.

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            • #7
              That is also very cool, Peter.
              RGM makes 3 variations, with different movements and in different sizes...I could enjoy any of them, or your Longines!

              Time is Money, except on Dark Side of the Moon

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