Omega and Rolex Watches: Which is right for you?

Do you want to buy a new luxury watch?  Rolex and Omega watches are two established, prestigious brands that may come to mind.  They certainly have quite a bit in common.  Both are Swiss luxury watch brands with brand recognition, high accuracy, high resell value, and the ability to fight electromagnetic interference.  So how do you know which is right for you? Here’s a comparative breakdown of all the differences between Rolex and Omega watches.

Resell Value

Resell value and Return on Investment, or ROI, is a crucial factor to consider when buying an expensive luxury watch.  Rolex watches typically have better resell value than Omega watches. Omega’s resell value is still very good, just not quite as high as Rolex’s.  If reselling is your primary motivation for buying a luxury watch, a Rolex is the watch for you.  But either way, you’ll be able to resell for a good price!


Brand recognition, prestige, and design aside, a watch still needs to do its job: tell the time.  Although both Omega and Rolex watches are extremely functional and accurate, Omega wins this round.  Omega makes quartz watches, while Rolex makes mechanical watches, and quarts tends to be more precise.  If accuracy is the most important factor for you, choose Omega.

Water Resistance

When buying a luxury watch, you should plan to be in it for the long-haul. Water-resistance is a critical factor in your watch’s durability and longevity.  If you get caught in the rain, you don’t want a couple of raindrops to ruin your expensive watch.  Both Omega and Rolex have diver’s watches, which have incredibly water-resistance.  However, Rolex takes the cake with this one, as it offers a Deepsea series with water resistance up to 12,800 feet!

The Expense

If you’re looking to buy a luxury watch, you already know that it’ll be expensive.  Still, everyone has a limit to what they can spend.  The lowest-price Rolex still costs significantly more than an average Omega.  If your budget is relatively low, then Omega is the way to go.

If you want to buy or sell a Rolex or Omega watch, you can do it at The Gold ATM!  Call us at 770-843-4653.