Tudor vs. Omega: A Clear Winner

The rivalry between Rolex and Omega has been ongoing for a long time. However, how does the rivalry between Tudor and Omega look? Who has the best innovations, who makes the better watches, and who is the overall best brand?

Objectively Omega is the better watchmaker. Based on history and innovation, Omega is the better watch brand. Omega has pushed horology innovation further than Tudor. However, design preferences are personal. Based on Chrono24.com’s “popular models,” Omega is more popular than Tudor.

A watch’s appearance is one of the few things that can’t be objectively “measured” compared to something like quality. Whether or not you agree with Omega being the best watch brand, Tudor might just fit your taste better.

So, let’s put them head to head and see how close Tudor and Omega are regarding everything from history and quality to the look on the wrist and accuracy.

Tudor vs. Omega
Tudor vs. Omega

Tudor vs. Omega: Head-to-Head

Putting Tudor and Omega head-to-head is actually painful for an enthusiast like myself. Both brands make some of the same types of watches, yet they both have their own place in the watch world.

Both brands have a big stake in their popularity in dive watches, with Omega bringing the Seamaster range and Tudor bringing the Black Bay range. However, Omega’s most popular watch model is the Speedmaster, the first watch on the moon.

Both brands have a wide variety of models. They are in the same alley when it comes to cost and whether they are worth the cost. However, they differ in history, heritage, resell value, and their individual technology advancements.

History and heritage
Holding value and resell value
Models offered
Appearance on the wrist
Water resistance
Magnetic resistance
Worth the cost
Best watch brand
Determining who is the best brand

Keep in mind that the rating you see here is me trying to make subjective topics objective. But what makes Omega better than Tudor, and does it mean you can buy and love a Tudor anyway?

Tudor’s History and Heritage

Omega and Tudor are both brands originating from Switzerland. Omega has a more humble background from a small workshop. In contrast, Tudor was founded by Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex. Both brands come with a lot of heritage and history. Objectively, Omega just has a more prominent history.

Tudor was quick to follow the mother brand, Rolex, in their quest for making tool watches. Tudor was established with the goal of producing high-quality watches that were/are affordable to the average public. Some of Tudor’s early history comes from their cooperation with the US Navy SEALs and the French Navy. Both navies used Tudor’s Submariner as their diving watch.

But Tudor watches have been around the world. Tudor’s tool watch image already started in 1952 when a British Scientific expedition to Greenland used the Tudor Oyster Princes.

Tudor was also quick to follow suit when Blancpain introduced the first diving watch with a rotation bezel in 1953. Already in 1954, Tudor released their dive watch called Oyster Prince Submariner (source).

Omega’s History and Heritage

Omega Speedmaster on leather strap
Omega Speedmaster on leather strap

Objectively, Omega just has a more prominent history, with their Speedmaster being the first watch on the moon and the Seamaster being used in almost all James Bond movies.

The history of Omega Seamaster dates back to 1948, where the first Seamaster was released. The design came from the water-resistant watches worn by the British soldiers in world war II. The water-resistance of some of the first iterations of the Omega Seamaster was just 60 meters. Being confident in their own work, they attached an Omega Seamaster to a plane that flew over the north pole in 1956.

However, the watch we know today, Omega Seamaster 300, was introduced in 1957. In 1953 Blancpain released the first real dive watch with a unidirectional bezel. This means that Omega was some years behind the first-movers of dive watches. However, Omega came with a big water-resistance of 200 meters (yes, it’s weird because the name is 300).

Omega seamster omega Seamaster ref: 2531.80.00
Omega Seamster Professional 300 ref: 2531.80.00

Since then, the Omega Seamaster has been developed further and further. You might have seen Omega Seamaster’s in the James Bond movies. Since 1995 Omega Seamasters have been a part of the James Bond movies. In fact, there has been an Omega Seamaster in every James Bond movie since 1995 (source):

  • No Time to Die
  • Spectre
  • Skyfall
  • Quantum of Solace
  • Casino Royale
  • Die Another Day
  • The World Is Not Enough
  • Tomorrow Never Dies
  • GoldenEye

The Speedmaster has an even better story, depending on whether you like movies or history. The Speedmaster was introduced in 1957. The Omega Speedmaster was the official timekeeper for the Olympic Games, and therefore a chronograph watch made good sense.

The story gets really good when it comes to space missions. NASA was anonymously buying different manufacturers’ watches to find the best watch to handle NASA’s strict demands. This process started in 1962. In 1965 the Omega Speedmaster officially passed NASA’s tests and became an iconic watch, known as the first watch on the moon.

However, the moon mission was in 1969. Nonetheless, the Speedmaster has been used in numerous human-crewed space missions throughout time.

You might already have stopped reading because it seems like I’m a hardcore Omega fanboy at this point. However, the Omega and Tudor watches’ quality is not as easy to tell apart as the historical aspects.

Are Tudor Watches Good Quality?

The quality of Omega and Tudor is hard to compare. We are talking about two of the bigger giants from the Swiss watch world. Omega and Tudor are two giant watch manufacturers who want to deliver a good product and the feeling of luxury. Both brands mainly make tool watches, yet they are made with a feeling of luxury.

Mixing tool watch functionality with luxury requires a product of high quality. Therefore, you most likely haven’t heard quality issues with either brand… or have you?

There have been some rather significant flaws and issues with both Tudor and Omega. However, Tudor has had some worse problems when it comes to general quality.

Tudor has had two major quality issues. The first was related to a malfunction in the Black Bay GMT’s movement where the date wheel wouldn’t change properly. And secondly, the Tudor Pelagos’ bezel indexes have been reported to fall out.

The quality issues found on Tudor watches are very unfortunate for a watch brand known as the little brother to Rolex. The Pelagos where the lume has been falling out is not a good issue (source to picture with lume falling out) because this can happen after the warranty period has ended.

The Tudor Black Bay GMT issue is not good either. However, since this is a common issue (ouch!), the malfunction will happen within the warranty period, and complaining to an authorized dealer will have the watch serviced free of charge (source).

However, the general quality of Tudor is very solid. You will most likely not find much besides the two above stated issues. The Hans Wilsdorf Foundation owns Tudor and Rolex, and you will feel the quality Rolex in Tudor watches.

In the later years, Tudor has been reinventing themselves and going back to their roots. Going back to the roots will also portray Tudor’s initial objective: An affordable and high-quality tool watch.

Tudor was made by the founder of Rolex. The whole idea was to make a watch of high quality, but that was also affordable. We can discuss the affordability of Tudor watches currently. Nonetheless, you are getting a high-quality watch at a reasonable price.

Are Omega Watches Good Quality?

In general terms, Omega is a very high-quality watch brand. The watches they sell rarely have any quality issues. You will be able to find some examples around the internet if you really search for them.

Watches made by Omega are very high quality. The testing process takes 8 days, completing a total of 10 tests. Omega has introduced extreme robustness and quality to their watches with the introduction of Master Chronometer movements.

In most cases, the “damage” or wrongdoings is caused by the boutiques and not Omega themselves. There are plenty of examples of people complain of an Omega watch running 2-3 seconds fast, thinking it’s accurate to the millisecond as they have purchased the watch for $6,000.

However, this is the case with mechanical watches; they are commonly accurate within ±15 seconds per day. Omega’s watches are COSC certified, meaning they will be accurate within -4/+6 seconds per day.

In cases where quality issues are caused by Omega, the watch is gladly taken back by Omega authorized dealers and replaced or repaired. Omega’s customer service at this point is outstanding.

Omega’s customer service will replace the watch or have it repaired if a watch is found to be defective. This only applies if the watch is within the official guarantee period.

From personal experience, Omega watches are excellent. My Seamaster 300M Professional from 1993-2006 (source) was purchased second hand in February 2018, where it was serviced. Since Marts 2018, the watch has been on my wrist and never had any problems. The bezel is very loose and can be turned by the force of a single finger.

Tudor Resale Value

Tudor watches might be self-explanatory good in retaining their value because they are closely related to Rolex, you would think. However, this is not the case. Tudor will actually depreciate in value.

On average, Tudor watches depreciate 0.7% per year. The general watch made by Tudor will main its value by the MRSP. Tudor has watches that depreciate more in value than others. Tudor Black Bay Fifty Eight has increased in value, whereas the Tudor Fastrider has decreased in value.

Tudor watches depreciate 0.7% per year, which is not bad compared to other watch brands. However, the average depreciation is negative, meaning you will, on average, not make any money by investing in a Tudor. You have to understand each Tudor model if you want to make money owning the watch.

Tudor resale value and price depreciation
Tudor Black Bay price history

You see the Tudor Heritage Black Bay 79220N, which had an MSRP of $4050 on a steel bracelet in the picture above. In the first years, the watch lost a lot of value. However, after about 3 years, the watch has taken off in value. There is a lot of speculation as to why this happened. My best guess is due to the limited run of this model.

Since Tudor is known as Rolex’s little brother, there is some artificial increase in some models’ price. Newer models, which refer to the vintage models, such as the Black Bay Fifty Eight (homage to the Tudor Submariner), are good at maintaining their value.

The Black Bay Fifty Eight is one of the Tudor models that has seen big success. In 2020, some authentic dealers had waiting lists, just like on Rolex watches. This is an indication that Tudor has made a watch that the masses like for good and bad.

Omega Resale Value

Omega is in contrast to Tudor, a standalone brand. There is no “big brother” of Omega. However, Omega has done just fine without the marketing of a big brother.

When it comes to Omega watches’ value, collectors don’t seem to have a big interest. Omega is mass-producing all their watches (except the limited editions, of course), meaning there is no shortage of Omega’s watches in boutiques.

On average, Omega watches depreciate 6.5% per year. Also, Omega watches drop 23.1% from their MSRP the first year of ownership. In general, Omega watches depreciate. However, some models of Speedmasters will retain their value.

On average, Omega watches depreciate 6.5% per year, which is not that bad compared to other similar brands. However, Omega is one of the watch brands that actually retain their value quite well (compared to other brands).

Omega Speedmaster historic value ref: 311.
Omega Speedmaster historic value ref: 311.

If you’re the type of guy that wants a watch to wear every day but not drop in value, you’re out of luck with Omega. You will have to go deep into the world of Omega watches to find a good deal of the right model.

The same applies if you were thinking of investing in Omega watches. Speculating in price appreciation will most likely turn out to be a terrible business.

When buying an Omega watch, it’s better to accept that the watch will decrease in value and just love and wear the watch. The main factor is that you like the watch, rather than speculating in value increases, as watches will decrease by 16.3% on average.

How Long Is the Tudor Warranty?

Tudor watches have been known for having some quality issues with the Black Bay GMT and Pelagos. While most of the incidents were found and reported in 2016-2018, Tudor took a reputation hit from the watch community. The quality issues got fixed by their own warranty, which has shown to be important.

Tudor has a 5-year warranty on all watches sold after January 2020. Tudor watches bought between 1st July 2018 to 31st December 2019 has an additional 18-month warranty extension, totaling 3 and a half years. Watches under warranty will be repaired free of charge.

Tudor upgraded their quality, whether it being the quality of manufacturing or inspection is unclear. However, they increased the warranty period quite significantly. In contrast to many other brands that only have the standard 2 years of warranty, Tudor is ahead of their competition.

Tudor Black Bay in red
Tudor Black Bay in red

However, the increase in Tudor’s warranty can turn out to be very costly for Tudor if their quality hasn’t been made any better. Yet, I have a suspicion that Tudor has made significant quality upgrades.

If the quality has been increased in the production processes, the quality issues might have been stopped altogether. However, if the quality is only improved on an inspection level, flawed watches might still be shipped to customers.

How Long Is an Omega Warranty?

Omega is a watch brand that has pushed innovation within horology. Omega developed the Co-Axial movement, which has been used in their watches since 1999. Omega has perfected their innovation, which is still in use today, showing their guarantees to customers with their 5-year warranty.

Omega offers a 5-year warranty on all watches bought after 1st July 2018. Omega watches bought before 1st July 2018 has a 2-year warranty. Watches under warranty are repaired free of charge.

Omega has a reputation for good quality. In general, it’s hard to find people who have had quality issues with their Omega watch. Omega has been using ETA modified movements before, and they have made their movements fully in-house. Regardless, their quality is known to be superb.

Some watch brands are known to have varying qualities depending on the product line. Seiko (although of good quality for its price) has different tiers in quality. On top is their Grand Seiko, which is premium/luxury watches. Then there is their Presage, which is in the mid-range. Then there is the Seiko 5 range, which their lower-end watches.

In a setup like Seiko has, you would naturally expect the Seiko 5 product line to have more quality issues and a lower finish than the Grand Seiko product line.

When taking this analogy to Omega, all Omega’s watches are in the Grand Seiko range.

Models Offered by Omega

Both Tudor and Omega have a wide range of models. From a holistic perspective, Omega has 4 models. However, with some subcategories:

  • Seamaster
    • Aqua Terra
    • Diver 300M
    • Planet Ocean
    • Heritage model
  • Speedmaster
    • Moonwatch professional
    • Heritage models
    • Dark side of the moon
    • Speedmaster 38
    • Two counters
    • Instruments
  • Constellation
    • Globemaster
    • Constellation
  • De Ville
    • Ladymatic
    • Hour vision
    • Trésor
    • Prestige
    • Tourbillion

However, within those 4 categories, Omega has no less than 17 subcategories currently. At the writing of this post, over 1,500 different watches are sold at Omega (source).

Models Offered by Tudor

Tudor has a bit of a different approach. I mean, sure, half of their watches look like a black bay fifty-eight. Nonetheless, Tudor has 20 categories:

  • Black Bay Fifty-eight
  • Black Bay Chrono
  • Black Bay Bronze
  • Black Bay
  • Black Bay P01
  • Black Bay 32/36/41
  • Black Bay Date
  • Black Bay GMT
  • Royal
  • Pelagos
  • Heritage Chrono
  • Fastrider Black Shield
  • North Flag
  • Heritage Advisor
  • 1926
  • Clair De Rose
  • Style
  • Glamour Double Date
  • Glamour Date+Day
  • Glamour Date

Under each category, there are somewhere between 2 and 7 different variants. When accounting for the different variations and customization available for those 2 to 7 models, there are more than 550 different watches at Tudor currently (source).

In this way, Tudor also makes it looks like they offer more watches. In reality, Omega actually has a better variety.

We all know the Omega Speedmaster, the first watch on the moon. There are so many special editions and limited editions that even collectors can’t keep track of the Speedmaster product line.

This will also, somewhat, inflate the availability of Omega’s product range. Hate it or love it, the many iterations of the Speedmaster all have a different story behind them.

Omega on the Wrist

It’s difficult to compare a whole watch brand on the wrist. However, there is no doubt when it comes to the recognition of an Omega watch on the wrist. Specifically, the Seamaster and Speedmaster are very well recognized, while the AquaTerra and DeVille are less recognizable.

Omega watches are well-recognized on the wrist. The Seamaster and Speedmaster are two watches known for their nice and distinguished looks. Omega’s watches follow the modern standards for size and color, yet with classic designs with no expiration date.

The design of Omega watches is quite unique and not copied by many. Brands such as Rolex are massively copied in homage watches, and some are outright making fakes. Omega is not that widely copied. This goes to show that Omega watches are not worth counterfeiting. They are relatively cheap and widely available.

Example Of Setting Zero Marker At Ascent Time
Vintage Omega Seamaster 300M on the wrist

On the wrist, even a vintage Seamaster looks somewhat modern. If it wasn’t for the aluminum bezel, you could have fooled me. Had the bezel been made of ceramic, this could have been a new release.

Tudor on the Wrist

One of the most distinguished designs in a Tudor watch is the hands. The same hands are used in almost all Tudors modern watches. The so-called Snowflake hands were first introduced in 1969, which has later been reintroduced to most of Tudors watches.

Tudor watches are well recognized on the wrist. Tudor is known for a classic design combine with modern styles. Tudor watches are recognized by their snowflake hands, clean, and classic looks without being minimalistic.

If you’re a watch enthusiast, you will have no doubt when looking at a Tudor casually sitting on someone’s wrist. However, to tell a Tudor watch apart from other watch brands, you can look for the snowflake hands. Furthermore, the 12-hour marker is a triangle on many of their popular watches such as Black Bay, Black Bay Fifty Eight, Pelagos, and Black Bay Chrono.

Adrian from Bark&Jack’s YouTube channel looking at the Tudor Pelagos

How Accurate Are Omega Watches?

Omega watches have been known as the cheaper alternative to Rolex, delivering more or less the same performance. Omega watches are durable, reliable, and accurate compared to a lot of other mechanical watches.

Omega watches with a Master Chronometer movement is accurate within 0/+5 seconds per day. Omega watches without a Master Chronometer movement is accurate within -4/+6 seconds per day. Master Chronometer watches is METAS certified, and watches without a Master Chronometer movement is COSC certified.

Omega Seamaster Chronograph
Omega Seamaster Chronograph

The COSSC certification is not uncommon to find among the bigger watch brands, getting the precision of -4/+6 seconds per day. However, extending the certification with a METAS certification is just to ensure extreme precision within their watches.

How Accurate Are Tudor Watches?

Tudor watches have never been known to have timekeeping issues, nor having the highest precision. This indicates that Tudor is somewhere where customers are happy with the timekeeping, but not amazing enough to have people talk about it. The accuracy, however, is something people value to be good.

Tudor watches are accurate within -4/+6 seconds per day. Their watches are COSC certified to maintain a high accuracy standard. Tudor started switching to in-house produced movements in 2016, making them better at controlling timekeeping precision rather than using ETA movements.

Tudor is willing to innovate on their own products. Rolex potentially used some of their technology when they made their upgrade from a ~40 power reserve to a ~70-hour power reserve. Tudor was the first of the two to make a watch with 70 hours of power reserve. It’s speculated that Rolex adopted that same technology to have their watches get the same ~70-hour power reserve.

Furthermore, Tudor’s watches aren’t reported to lack timekeeping performance, neither before nor after switching to the in-house movements. As Tudor switched to in-house movements, their watches increased the magnification resistance, reducing distortion from magnetism.

Are Omega Watches Waterproof?

Omega is a watch company that aims to build a watch in what it is made for. Therefore, you will notice that their dress watches will have water resistance lower than 100 meters. In contrast, their sports watches typically will have a water resistance of more than 100 meters.

Yes, Omega watches are waterproof to certain depths. Omega’s watches are water-resistant from 30 meters all the way down to 600 meters.

  • De Ville Trésor: 30 meters
  • De Ville Prestige: 30 meters
  • De Ville Tourbillion: 30 meters
  • Speedmaster: 50 meters
  • De Ville LadyMatic: 100 meters
  • De Ville Hour vision: 100 meters
  • Globemaster: 100 meters
  • Constellation: 100 meters
  • Seamaster Aqua Terra: 150 meters
  • Seamaster Diver 300M: 300 meters
  • Seamaster Planet Ocean: 600 meters

Omega is not a watch manufacturer like Certina that makes all their watches waterproof to at least 100 meters. Omega builds its watches for their purpose. A dress watch will never be worn in a diving session, and therefore don’t need obscure water resistance levels.

In contrast, a Seamaster Diver 300M could likely be worn to some sports activities like diving or jetskiing. This is also one of the reasons why dive watches are so popular. In essence, dive watches are popular because they are durable. Therefore you don’t have to worry so much about them breaking or becoming water damaged.

However, realistically, most dive watch owners will only be desk diving (I’m guilty).

Are Tudor Watches Waterproof?

Tudor seems to have a policy of making watches with a water resistance of at least 100 meters. Although it gives us peace of mind as a customer, it’s quite silly. You will never need 100-meter water resistance, yet it’s convenient.

Yes, Tudor watches are waterproof to certain water depths. Tudor’s watches are water-resistant from 100 meters to 500 meters.

  • Royal: 100 meters
  • Advisor: 100 meters
  • Glamour: 100 meters
  • 1926: 100 meters
  • Clair De Rose: 100 meters
  • North Flag: 100 meters
  • Fastrider Black Shield: 150 meters
  • Black Bay Chrono: 200 meters
  • Black Bay Fifty Eight: 200 meters
  • Pelagos: 500 meters
Tudor Pelagos - 500m water resistant
Tudor Pelagos – 500m water resistant

The water resistance levels of Tudor watches are a clear benefit in contrast to Omega’s watches. Even though you’re wearing a dress watch and end up being pushed into a pool, you know the watch will be safe from water damage.

It could be argued that Tudor is, therefore, better than Omega in terms of water resistance if the price of the watch is not a factor.

Are Omega Watches Magnetic Resistance

Omega has put a big emphasis on trying to get their watches to meet a very high standard in the day-to-day wearing of their watches. They have enhanced their watches compared to all other watch brands through increased magnetic resistance (source).

All Omega’s Master Chronometer watches can withstand magnetic fields up to 15,000 gausses before getting affected by magnetism. This is possible due to their Co-axial Master Chronometer movements.

The watches that are magnetic resistant of up to 15,000 gausses is all their Co-axial Master Chronometer watches. Suppose the watch is not equipped with a Co-axial Master Chronometer. In that case, the watch is as “fragile” as any other mechanical watch.

Omega actually states that one way to check the Co-axial Master Chronometer watches’ authenticity is to place a magnet on the watch. Yes, you read that right, a magnet on a mechanical watch. If the watch is affected, it’s fake.

To put things into perspective, a regular refrigerator magnet is approximately 100 gauss. A significantly stronger device is an MRI scanner that uses magnets with a magnetic field of between 5,000 gausses to 30,000 gausses (source).

Are Tudor Watches Magnetic Resistance

Tudor has made a smart move when starting to manufacture their own movements. Along with a beefier power reserve, they also introduced a balance spring made of silicon. Since the balance spring is made of non-metal, the timekeeping shouldn’t be affected by magnetic fields.

Tudor’s watches featuring the MT in-house movements are highly anti-magnetic. Therefore, they have a high resistance to magnetic fields. However, Tudor has never disclosed how many gausses they can withstand before damage occurs.

Omega has been able to provide a very specific measure in gausses to avoid crossing. Tudor, however, has just claimed their watches with in-house movements to be magnetic resistant.

When Tudor isn’t willing to give a specific measurement to where the magnetism will affect the watch, they will potentially scare away customers. E.g., electrical engineers, doctors, and nurses can be around big magnetic fields in their daily life (source).

I realize this specific problem will only affect a minority of potential buyers. However, I think a brand such as Tudor should put a measurement to when their watch is affected by magnetism. Because it’s not only the balance spring that can be corrupted by magnetism, what if the mainspring gets too magnetized to move freely inside the barrel?

Price of Omega Watches

Omega is a watch company that wants to attract as many customers as possible to luxury timepieces. Therefore, Omega has simple luxury watches, which consist of its luxuries movement. However, they also have the crème de la crème of horology: a tourbillon watch.

The madness doesn’t stop at sophisticated horology. Actually, Omega has produced several watches that have been iced with diamonds, which costs upwards of $200.000 (source). One could think that Omega is trying to get into “rapper” watches, known as watches covered in diamonds, for no apparent reason.

The price range of Omega watches varies largely, even within the same watch model. The entry price across all Omega’s watch models vary from $2,550 and all the way up to $137,000.

  • Globemaster: $6,900
  • Constellation: $2,650
  • AquaTerra: $2,750
  • Seamaster: $4,400
  • Planet Ocean: $5,800
  • Speedmaster: $5,350
  • LadyMatic: $8,000
  • Hour Vision: $6,750
  • Trésor: $4,500
  • Presitge: $2,550
  • Tourbillion: $137,000

Omega shouldn’t be bashed for trying to reach all of their customers’ needs. If no one asked for a diamond set Planet Ocean, it wouldn’t have been made.

In contrast, having their cheapest watch being at ~$2,500 is not “cheap.” You can get plenty of watch for that type of money at other brands such as Seiko, Citizen, Certina, or Hamilton, just to name a few cheaper brands with acceptable quality.

Price of Tudor Watches

The price of Tudor watches is very noble in the sense they are offering “useful” watches. They don’t make iced out watches. They simply make tool watches. Therefore, you won’t find a diamond set Black Bay Fifty-eight made by the Tudor factory. You might be able to find such a piece on the secondary market.

The price range of Tudor watches varies narrowly across different reference numbers. The entry price across all Tudor’s watch models run from $1,800 and all the way up to $5,900.

  • Black Bay Fifty-eight: $3,375
  • Black Bay Chrono: $5,225
  • Black Bay: $3,475
  • Black Bay GMT: $3,725
  • Pelagos: $4,575
  • Black Bay P01: $4,000
  • Black Bay Bronze: $4,150
  • Royal: $2,150
  • Glamour Date: $2,325
  • Glamour Date+Day: $2,850
  • Glamour Double-Date: $3,775
  • Style: $3,000
  • Clair De Rose: $2,200
  • 1926: $1,800
  • Advisor: $5,900
  • North Flag: $3,725
  • Fastrider Black Sheild: $5,050

Compared to Omega, Tudor is more in touch with “reality” when it comes to the use of watches. Diamonds have no function on a watch, other than making it more expensive. In contrast, giving a dress watch 100-meters water resistance also servers no purpose.

Is It Worth Buying an Omega Watch?

Omega is widely known as one of the best watch brands. Omega has created a reputation for being the first watch on the moon and offering luxury watches at a low price point. It’s not a watch brand like Daniel Wellington, MVMT, etc., that looks luxurious. No Omega actually is luxury, and they have proven that time and time again.

It’s worth buying Omega watches based on their durability and cheap price point for luxury watches. Omega offers watches for outdoor, diving, and dressing up. Lastly, Omega watches have incredibly accurate timekeeping.

As an Omega owner, I might be a little biased. But objectively, Omega is a high-end brand that offers watches at an affordable price point compared to some of their competitors. Furthermore, Omega has made big technological advancements such as their Co-axial movements.

Not only are their watches highly accurate, but they are also highly resistant to magnetic fields and shocks. Making their Co-axial watches perfect for daily wearing.

Is It Worth Buying a Tudor Watch?

Tudor is known to be Rolex’s little brother, which in itself can be a big factor in buying a Tudor. However, Tudor is more than just Rolex’s little brother. Although they’re not as old as Omega, they have a fair bit of heritage, not so much from a horology standpoint, but more within their own history.

Tudor is worth buying based on its appearance, durability, and timekeeping accuracy. Objectively, Tudor was design choices that are widely loved, along with an acceptable price point for luxury watches.

Over recent years, Tudor has become a watch manufacturer that wants to take their own heritage seriously and make a name for themselves. To be frank, Tudor is heading in a direction I personally like very much.

The introduction of their in-house movements has provided magnetic resistance, although not describing how much resistance, and shown a willingness to improve as a watch brand. Before their in-house movements, Tudor was using ETA movements (which is the industry standard). However, making their own movements allows them to show themselves as highly skilled watchmakers and engineers.

Final Thoughts

The Tudor and Omega matchup is not an easy comparison. Tudor has moved fast in recent years, and Omega has made big technological advancements. Both Tudor and Omega watches will not disappoint you.

To sum the entire comparison together, I would say you should buy an Omega if you want/like:

  • Highly accurate timekeeping
  • Long-term maintained quality
  • Interested in the heritage and history of the brand
  • Need a watch that is highly durable yet luxurious
  • Has a transparent caseback to the pretty Co-axial movement

You should buy a Tudor if you want/like:

  • A watch that is objectively pleasing to look at
  • Want to support their current advancement as a watchmaker
  • Want a watch that somewhat holds its value

Regardless of what watch you will buy, you will be very pleased as both Omega and Tudor are some of the biggest watchmakers in the mid-range luxury watches. You will be paying around the same money for either brand and ultimately, it comes down to which watch you like to look at over a long period.

Sources used for this post:

The Sleeper Watch – Omega Seamaster 300M 2531.80


Jonas Henriksen

AllInWatches is founded by Jonas, who has a great interest in mechanical watches. All aspects of manual and automatic (mechanical) watches is a big interest and have been a passion since 2015, where the first automatic watch was purchased. Seeing the transparent case back and discovering the heritage of watchmaking piqued an interest in horology.

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