Monday, February 15, 2016

The Best Men's Omega Watches for Under...

We are going to cover Omega today, a Swiss watch maker that has been producing fine watches since 1903.  Omega has an impressive story behind it, being official timekeepers for countless events and groups and being on some very famous wrists over the years has given it quite a recognizable name.  They are not only popular, but make some of the finest watches in the world.

So lets go ahead and get right into it!

The Best Men's Omega Watches for Under...

The Best Men's Omega Watch for under 2000 dollars

Seamaster Aqua Terra
Case: 38.0mm, Stainless steel
Band: 18mm, Stainless steel
Movement: Omega 4564 Quartz
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date
Water resistance: 150M/500ft

Best men's Omega WatchesLike Ball watches, I will not disguise the fact that I really like Omega watches.  I like to call them the rock stars of the watch world.  They have played prominent rolls in movies, in real life adventures and have adorn the wrists of many a popular individual.  All that, and they have the look.  They look like nice watches.

This watch has been on my lists before.  It made the 5 best men's watches for under 200 dollars.  It is a really nice watch.

The Seamaster Aqua Terra is no exception.  It has a smallish, stainless steel case, measuring 38mm, with a promenent crown at the 3 o'clock position.  The silver dial face is adorned with 5 minute interval Arabic numerals, and stainless steel, polished hour markers.  Its hour, minute and second hands are also polished steel.  The Seamaster has Sapphire crystal lenses with anti reflective treatments on both the face and back of the watch, and the stainless steel band has a tri-fold clasp.

The watch is powered by Omega's 4564 quartz movement.  By now you all will know my feelings of quarts movements are not high.  But, at the same time, I am not opposed to them.  My Shinola has one, and I am pleasantly happy with that watch.  Don't let my bias sway you from this watch, it is a fine watch from a great watchmaker.  You will get quality.

You should be able to find this watch for around 1800 dollars.  I think its a great buy for that price.  The name alone is really worth that.

The Best Men's Omega Watch for Under 5000

Speedmaster Moon watch limited edition
Model: 311.
Case: 39.7mm, Stainless steel
Band: 22.9mm Leather
Movement: Omega 1861 Manual Wind
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Chronograph
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 50M/167ft

Best men's Omega watchesThe Speedmaster Moon watch was inspired by the watch worn by Wally Shirra in 1962, as he orbited the Earth on the Sigma 7 mission.  It is a numbered edition watch, a collection piece and will only be available while supplies last.

 This watch has made my lists before.  It was also on the 5 best men's watches for under 5000 dollars.  I have a funny feeling you may see it on the best men's chronograph watches under...part 2, as well.  It is a wonderful watch.

The 39.7mm stainless steel case has a crown at the 3 o'clock position and chronograph buttons at the 2 and 4 o'clock positions.  The case also has a black, tachymetric scale bezel.  The model also has a varnished black dial with a small seconds dial and a 30 minute recorder along with a 12 hour recorder.  The lens is a sapphire crystel and the brown leather band has a buckle style clasp.

I am a big fan of this watch, it has such a timeless look to it.  It is not over large, but big enough to allow the wearer to read it without dificulty, and the chronograph is a nice feature.  The movement is a manual winding Omega 1861 with 48 hour power reserve.  The movement is renouned for its rubustness.  I have met people that have this same basic movement in 50 year old watches and they still run like they were new.  This watch is quality personified, and if someone were looking for an heirloom, this watch, without a doubt, could fit that bill.

Generally, I find this watch selling for around 3500 dollars.  I think you are getting a superior product at that price, and would not hesitate to buy one when my finances present me with that option.

The Best Men's Omega Watch for Under 10,000

Planet Ocean 600M
Best men's Omega watches
Case: 43.5mm Titanium
Band: Titanium
Movement: Omega Co-Axial 8605
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date, 24 hour
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 600M

I could not put a list of best Omega watches together, without including a bond watch, right?

Well, this is not the exact bond watch, but he wore a Planet Ocean watch.  And Generally, over the last 25 years of Bond, they have been the Blue Planet Oceans.  But, Omega technically makes limited edition Bond watches.  But, that one was not available at the time of this blog post, so I could not, in good conscience, use that one.  This is the general public version, I guess I would call it.

The Planet Ocean Case is 43.5mm and made from titanium.  The crown is located at the standard 3 o'clock position, and there is an additional button at the 10 o'clock position which is a helium release valve, this if for pressure release on long duration deep dives.  This is a true professional dive watch, designed for 600M depth.  The watch has sapphire lenses on both the front and the back, and is ringed on the front by a rotating dive bezel.  The blue face has Arabic numerals at the quarter hours, and dashes representing the remaining hours marks.  It has a date window at the 3 o'clock position and has hour, minute, second and 24 hour hands.  The 3 link band is also titanium and has a tri fold clasp.

The movement in this time piece is an Omega 8605 calibre, self winding model with a 60 hour power reserve.

This is a fine watch, one of the nicest I have looked at here on The Best Men's Watches for Under.  If I could, it is another I would snatch up in a second.  I can usually find it for right around 5800 dollars, and I look at it as an excellent buy at that price, and well under the 10,000 price point.

The Best Men's Omega Watch for Under 20,000

DeVille Hour Vision Co-Axial
Model: 431.
Case: 41mm, Rose Gold
Band: Leather
Movement: Omega Co-Axial 8501
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 100M/330ft

Best men's Omega watchesWell, Here we go,  I am stepping into uncharted ground for me.  Here at The Best Men's Watches for Under... I have looked at watches that fall under many price points, but I have yet to jump to the 20,000 dollar price range.  In my average Joe brain, I have a hard time wrapping my brain around the idea of what value I would expect for a 20,000 dollar watch.  But I could not resist myself, I had a need to step into the realm of high end wrist ware.

The Omega DeVille Hour Vision Co-Axial grabbed my eye when I was scouring the Omega website for other watches on this list.  I am not always fond of the rose gold watches, but this watch drew me back to it repeatedly.  The watch has a 41mm rose gold case with the matching rose gold crown at the 3 o'clock position.  It has sapphire lenses, both on the front and back of the watch.  The dial face itself is brown with a grooved, rhodium plated hour track, and rose gold hour markers, with Arabic numerals in 5 minute intervals around the dial.  There is a date window located at the 3 o'clock position and the hour, minute, and second hands are also rose gold.  The watch is banded in leather, with the Omega clasp.

The watch is powered by the Omega Co-Axial calibre 8501, self winding movement with a 60 hour power reserve.  The movement has 39 Jewels.  Omega is known for accuracy and their movements are impressive.

I find this watch running at about 15,000 dollars.  It is a beautiful time piece, and if you are in the market for a 20,000 dollar watch, I would suggest you look at the DeVille line.  They have several, and some are more expensive, while others will fall under 10,000.

Wrap up
The best men's watches under blog loves lists like this.  I love lists like this.  The best men's Omega Watches for Under is the perfect list for me.  I love the Omega brand.  And these watches are simply amazing, at least in my mind.  Any of them would be wonderful pieces of artwork I would wear with pride.

Thank you for reading the best men's watches under.


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