The 5 Best Affordable Omega Watches
Omega watches offer the perfect fusion of a quality Swiss timepiece with a heritage stretching back more than a century. Illustrious sporting, space-age, and movie connections give them a cachet that is hard to match.
Producing watches since 1848, Omega has a history that makes them the perfect choice for a men’s timepiece.
The official timekeeper at the Olympic Games since 1932, Omega has featured in James Bond movies and at the cutting edge of space travel. Omega provides the perfect combination of precision timekeeping with a classic masculine style.
This watch continues to make different utilitarian watches and is designed for a specific purpose. Their range also includes dress watches for when the style is the driver rather than action-packed activities.
Omega De Ville Prestige Dress Watch
Retailing at around or just under $3,000, the Omega De Ville is an elegant dress watch, subtly understated and absent some of Omega’s trademark advanced features.
Minimalist doesn’t have to be plain. The Prestige is part of Omega’s De Ville range, stylish and classy watches that never date and with all the quality precision timekeeping associated with this Swiss brand.
Ideal for business wear or formal events, the Omega De Ville combines straightforward with more than a hint of class for days that are less action-packed.
The face is traditional, with black Roman numerals on a silver dial paired with a handsome leather strap. This look works for intelligent casual as well as formal dress. The slightly smaller case suits a longer-sleeved jacket or shirt with cufflinks.
It wouldn’t be Omega without certain features, so the De Ville has a handy date window at the 3 ‘o’clock position. The dome is a scratch-resistant crystal with anti-reflective treatments, making it easy to read in any light.
Omega Speedmaster Racing Chronograph Watch
Although the most well-known of the Speedmaster range is the Moonwatch, the Speedmaster Racing Chronograph is quite a bit cheaper and has lots of classic features.
Retailing at around $4,700, the higher price compared to the Prestige Dress Watch reflects the features of this classic Omega, and the clue is most definitely in the name!
Styled and designed specifically for automotive racing, the Speedmaster partners with the latest wheels or even a stylish vintage car.
In black and gray with easy-to-read yellow highlighting, the Speedmaster is a traditionally styled watch packed with modern features. Handy sub-dials include a stopwatch for timing laps.
The tachymeter bezel is intuitive, surprisingly easy to use, and measures speed and distance.
No detail is ever overlooked with Omega, and the strap on the Speedmaster is rubber, styled to emulate tire tread patterns. The hard-wearing stainless-steel case means this is one watch that matches performance with its rugged good looks.
Omega Seamaster 300M Diver Watch
The Omega brand has been built on watches that perform in real-life situations, and the Omega Seamaster Diver is no exception.
With proud antecedents that date back to the Marine launched in 1932, this was the world’s first commercially available diving watch. Nearly a century of expert craftsmanship now delivers the Seamaster 300M Diver Watch.
Enjoy high functionality partnered with a modest style and clean and timeless Omega design.
Packed with features, the blue dial has luminous indices and hands, a scratch proof sapphire crystal, and a ceramic, unidirectional dive time bezel.
The Seamaster was the Omega watch which achieved classic James Bond cult status when it appeared on the wrist of Pierce Brosnan in the 1995 classic movie, GoldenEye. Variations of this watch also appear in Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day.
The Seamaster 300M Diver Watch is a highly functional timepiece with all the attributes necessary for diving and more than a bit of glamour. At around $4,400 new, it is a little less expensive than the Speedmaster Racing Chronograph.
Omega Seamaster Railmaster Watch
Part of the Seamaster range, the Railmaster has a real retro vibe to it, and, no surprise, it came out back in 1957.
Made specifically for guys working on the railroad, the Railmaster features anti-magnetic housing to ensure it stays accurate and on time, just like the trains.
Re-modeled for the 21st century, the Railmaster has lost none of its original styling and charm but has had some pretty hefty upgrades from where it started out.
The blue jean dial and denim strap match and are redolent of that working blue color so often associated with the railroad environment. The denim is paired with top-grain leather to create the NATO strap with all the advantages of toughness and durability but without some of the disadvantages associated with pure leather.
The Railmaster is a real dose of Americana with light gray luminous hands and indices and Omega’s classic Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 88o6 movement.
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional
Okay, so the Speedmaster Moonwatch is the most expensive of the five, but it’s hard to consider an Omega timepiece without the Moonwatch. This is the watch that landed on the moon way back in 1969, and it has been partnering with NASA astronauts ever since.
This is a legendary timepiece with several variations, but the Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional is pretty close to the original. Inside is a
It features the original hesalite acrylic material – faithful to the original. There is a sapphire crystal alternative, which is more scratch-resistant, but this does up the budget.
There is a tachymeter bezel and a stainless steel case, and just lots of timeless Omega styling.
The Speedmaster Moonwatch retails at around or just over $5,000. With loads of color choices, this model has a manual winding mechanical movement with a 48-hour power reserve.
What is the Most Affordable Omega Watch?
The most affordable Omega watch brand new is the Omega De Ville Prestige Dress Watch purely because it is absent the features that populate the other Omega ranges like Speedmaster and Seamaster.
If you have set your heart on one of the more complex watches from Omega that can pack a hefty punch when it comes to price point, then why not consider a pre-owned, authentic, and fully certified Omega timepiece?
Pre-owned is a great way to have the Omega watch you have always dreamed of, but it is essential only to buy from a reputable watch company.
Precision Watches specialize in beautiful Omega timepieces which have already enjoyed a life and have a story to tell of their own. A little history can make a previously unaffordable Omega within budget.
When it comes to an achingly desirable Swiss watch, the name that always comes to mind is Rolex. However, Omega offers a real alternative with all the functionality, heritage, and style that you could want, beautifully packaged in this Swiss brand.
For advice on the best Omega watch for you and a selection of pre-owned Omega watches which are certified and guaranteed as the real deal, speak to us. As authorized Omega dealers, Precision Watches offer expert knowledge and guarantee authentic Omega timepieces. We can also give you a price for any high-end watch you wish to part with.