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Omega VS Rolex

Omega VS Rolex

The two most famous Swiss watch manufacturers in the world have been compared and go face to face in this comparison. Which do you think is the best?

People will often call us asking for tips to choose between an Omega or Rolex watch and we are happy to share our extensive experience with both brands. This comparison of Omega and Rolex presents you with information that will help you decide which is the best brand that suits your specific needs.


Both brands have pretty impressive warranties. In the watch industry, you will normally see a 2-year warranty on most watches with most brands. However, both Omega and Rolex offer a superior warranty duration than the average brand of luxury watches. Omega gives a 5-year warranty on all their watches. Rolex also has a 5-year warranty on all their watches.

Resale Value

Something to consider when buying an expensive watch is what you can expect to get back for it later. This is an area where Rolex shines more than Omega and any other brand for that matter. When it comes to resale price, Rolex has the industry in the bag. They are, without any bar, the brand of luxury watches with the highest resale value in the world.

When it comes to the average resale value Omega is not bad in itself. The best Omega watch may reach a higher average resale value than the worst Rolex, but the Rolex brand still dominates the pre-owned market and on average, their watches hold the best value. They are also one of the most down-to-earth brands as well. I think you get the good with the bad, eh? So, when it comes to resale value, which is better, Rolex or Omega? Rolex is, by no means, the best when it comes to average resale value, without exception.

Common Features

  • Both Rolex and Omega have some iconic watches
  • Both brands are well-known brands of Swiss luxury watches
  • Both Omega and Rolex are rich in watch history
  • Both have an excellent 5-year warranty period and above the industry average
  • Both brands have made numerous horological innovations over the years
  • Both brands have watches that have been worn by James Bond in various 007 movies
  • Rolex and Omega produce some of the most precise mechanical watches
  • Both brands go through further testing after receiving a COSC certification
  • Both brands have combated electromagnetic interference with numerous innovations

Brand Recognition

According to Interbrand, an agency that measures brand popularity and brand value for major Swiss brands. Rolex is the single most known watch brand in the world. I read that they have 100% international brand recognition. Is Omega as prestigious as Rolex?

You can expect to turn the head of almost anyone with your Rolex. Omega is the second closest and is the second most popular watch brand in the world and their brand recall is close to 70% which sounds like a big change but it is nonetheless an amazing achievement for the Omega brand. You can expect to turn around 30% fewer heads with your Omega watch.


We know both brands are very well known, but in terms of accuracy, are Omega watches good? What's to say about Rolex? Are Rolex watches good? Yes. Both are great brands that are not just about marketing.

How good are Omega watches? How good are Rolex watches? Both brands have gone beyond what is considered to be a good watch to deliver watches with the exact exception of the highest standards and then some.

In case you didn't already know this, some of the most accurate watches have an appointment from a third-party testing lab called COSC, which stands for 'Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres'. They earn the title 'chronometer' for their higher accuracy.

Both Rolex and Omega create watches with next-level timer designations, but which is more accurate, Rolex or Omega? I have covered the difference in accuracy between the Omega and Rolex more accurate mechanical watches in a previous blog post and will explain exactly how the difference in accuracy works between these two brands of luxury watches.

So, when it comes to preciseness,  which is better, Omega or Rolex? In terms of overall accuracy, Omega wins, as they not only produce mechanical watches, but also quite a few quartz watches. Quartz watches, as we all know, are more precise than their mechanical counterparts.

Rolex, on the other hand, does not produce quartz watches. They gave it some time back, but later they focused their attention only on producing mechanical watches that move forward.

Price Differences

Is Omega more expensive than Rolex? At the entry-level, Rolex has a higher price than the new Omega watch. In fact, the cheapest Rolex watch is about twice the price of the most affordable Omega list. However, you will see that Omega has been on the rise over the last few decades, but I think they still have a way to go before they surpass Rolex.

A diving watch more comparable to the ProProf 1200m made by Rolex would be the Sea-Dweller 4000 series which has the same 4,000 ft water resistance as its Omega counterpart.

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