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Omega vs Tag vs Oris vs Longines????

Been looking for a new watch for a few weeks and I've seen some great options! i.e Tag, Omega, Oris, Longines etc....

So....lets have it, give me your opinions and advice on whether Omega is better than Tag (and why?) and visa Versa? Does Oris give more "Bang for yer buck"? than Tag/Omega? Are Longines in the same league as Omega / Tag?

Do you own one or several of these watches and what do you reckon?
Is there anything out there that offers the same or better quality and movement to the Omega Deville Power Reserve (Co-Axial) for less money???
C'mon guys, I'm gonna be blowin between £1,000 - £2,000 on one of these babies so I want to educate myself!

Oh, and don't forget the pictures! The more the merrier!!!

How do the movements compare?

What about build quality?

Resale value / depreciation?

Image? (Not really on my agenda but I may as well ask!)

Cheers,

Mac.
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That's a pretty unique model, contemporary dial, semi-retro case, a dress watch, with some asymmetric dial elements as is the current trend. I like it in all its permutations. Only time will tell how these designs age.

Which Oris and/or Longines models would you consider alternatives?

Longines has some retro models (20s, 30s and 50s) but I don't know anything about their current construction & quality. Based on pricing, they should be serviceable but nothing extraordinary. Generally attractive and traditional.

Oris makes a few models that are kind of dress watches, they're relatively inexpensive and functional; no elaborate finishing.

Nothing from Tag Heuer strikes me as comparable, in design or function. Correct me if I missed something.

Omega has the co-axial escapement: it may turn out to be better than sliced bread or end up on the horological scrap heap. In any event, it will likely serve you for 20-30 years, longer if it proves successful.

A comparable piece is a Jaeger Le Coultre Master Reserve de Marche. (If it's still made.) Similar price from a brand with high quality and a traditional movement design. You lose the Deville's case and get a less radical dial. Think they're generally reliable, but there are exceptions noted elsewhere.

Resale value and depreciation will be lousy on just about any new watch you can name. How bad depends on the brand.

Image - 99% of the time, nobody will ever care about your watch except you.
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the Omega is surely gonna prevail... rolex4ever@gmail.com
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In short Omega is the best but will be the most expensive

Here is a good link
http://www.chronocentric.com/watches/brands.shtml

Let me know if you want a referral to a good US based dealer for Omegas.
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...at once, that is. I'd (kindly) suggest you do some ( or better: A lot of) general reading/browsing on TZ first. I'm glad to help out but these kind of enthousiastic multiple-question-posts can be a bit overwhelming...

:-) Officially certified watchmaker - and as of June the 1st 2008, finally got a job in the field! :-)
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I have one of the non-retro Longines, from the Master series. I also have a Bond and an AT. General quality seems similar. However the Longines appear to use fairly straight ETA movements. If you like Omega's improvements, such as the Co-Axial Escapement, as far as I know you won't find that in Longines. On the other hand, I prefer the look of the Longines. I think your choice needs to be based on your own sense of style.

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I have one of the non-retro Longines, from the Master series. I also have a Bond and an AT. General quality seems similar. However the Longines appear to use fairly straight ETA movements. If you like Omega's improvements, such as the Co-Axial Escapement, as far as I know you won't find that in Longines. On the other hand, I prefer the look of the Longines. I think your choice needs to be based on your own sense of style.

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