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New Collectors Guide : Affordable Omega Watches

Omega has generated numerous iconic timepieces over the years, including perhaps the planet’s most famed chronograph, known around the world as the Omega Moonwatch. Here are models at available prices* for both seasoned and new collectors. Launched in 1957, the Speedmaster is synonymous with spaceflight and experience. Like many great icons, the design has changed little over the decades, meaning that today, the Moonwatch is known all over the world. It features a distinctive black dial coated by a hesalite crystal with signature thin hour and second hands, a tiny seconds subdial, 30-minute and 12-hour recorders, plus a characteristic central chronograph seconds hand. The black bezel, with its tachymeter scale, is mounted onto a 42-mm stainless steel case that’s water-resistant to 50 meters.
In the center of the chronograph is Omega’s mechanical caliber 1861. Though this hand-wound motion was updated several times through the years, it remains essentially the same as the one which pushed the timepieces that accompanied NASA astronauts on six trips to the moon. The Moonwatch is available on a strap or a necklace. Each watch is provided with a special presentation box which includes two extra straps a”NATO” strap and a black Velcro strap. Also included are a tool to alter the straps, a Speedmaster loupe, and a book highlighting the experiences of the Speedmaster.
The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional is priced from $5,250, making it a really great value among new chronographs. For more on the history of the Speedmaster Moonwatch, click here. The Constellation offers Omega’s proprietary Co-Axial motion.

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Omega launched the Constellation household in 1952, though in the USA, the collection was originally known by the name Globemaster, due to a trademark conflict that has been solved in 1956. The dome of the Geneva Observatory functioned as the family crest, as Omega had just broken its precision timekeeping record there the prior calendar year. The cupola has been surrounded by eight celebrities representing Omega’s greatest chronometric accomplishments at the world’s observatories, such as the 1931″clean sweep” in the Observatory of Geneva where Omega broke the record for precision in each class. This watch introduced the four now-familiar”griffes,” or claws at 3 and 9 o’clock, which originally held the sapphire crystal in place and helped make sure the watch remained watertight.
In 2007, Omega introduced its own proprietary Co-Axial calibers with fresh and unique escapements offering less friction, higher mechanical efficiency, and excellent chronometric performance with time. The functioning of the new escapement is that each Omega timepiece fitted with a Co-Axial grade is a COSC-certified chronometer delivered with a full four-year guarantee, which is one of the best in the company for a mechanical timepiece. The exclusive movement is housed in a 38 mm case with a sapphire caseback and
The Seamaster Aqua Terra is a strong timepiece using clean, distinctive lines. The dials of the Aqua Terra 150 M collection recall the beautiful wooden decks located on the best luxury sailboats. The case shown below includes a lacquered silver dial decorated with an Teak Concept pattern. The stainless steel 41.5-mm instance holds the very best feature: an Omega Master Co-Axial caliber 8500 COSC-certified chronometer movement that’s specially made to resistant magnetic fields larger than 15,000 gauss. Unlike most antimagnetic watches, the Aqua Terra’s movement can be considered through a transparent caseback.

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Many brands offer mechanical watches with motions protected by antimagnetic internal instances. Omega improves on that layout by fashioning key movement components from non-ferrous materials, making the movement itself impervious to magnetic fields. This feature is particularly important today, as we encounter magnets more than from tablet and smartphone instances to briefcase closures and refrigerator doors.

Who won in the classic tug-of-war between Omega and Rolex?

Both brands mentioned celebrate the concept of design. The timepieces designed at the manufacturing outlets of those brands undergo further testing beneath COSC (‘Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres), which certifies the ultimate accuracy of their chronometers. One must give credit to Omega because of its innovative handcrafted mechanical watches that include some quartz pieces, when comparing both.
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As a matter of fact, Rolex watches have a level of accuracy that beats the ranking of COSC. Therefore, it provides timepieces with excellent chronometer certifications. Water Resistance Rolex and omega show excellence when it comes to water resistance. In fact, both have timepieces catering to divers and diving aficionados.

What should I do if the watch goes slowly? What’s the reason for its speed?

Nowadays, more and more people like to wear watches, especially mechanical watches. It is not only the crystallization of people’s precision manufacturing, but also a cultural heritage. Many friends in the use of mechanical mens watches will find that the watch will move more and more slowly. So what should we do if the mechanical watch goes slowly? What’s the reason for the speed of the mechanical watch?
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Mechanical watch can be divided into the following two types: manual chain and automatic watch. The mechanical watch on the chain by hand is powered by turning the winder by hand. The thickness of the movement is thinner than that of the watch on the winder, so the weight of the watch is relatively light. The watch with automatic chain is driven by the power generated by the left and right swing of the automatic rotating disk of the movement, but the thickness of the watch with manual chain is relatively smaller than that of the gold watch with automatic chain.
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The main reasons for the slow running of the mechanical watch are: insufficient activity and kinetic energy; the watch is magnetized; the oil mud in the movement is dry and so on. Generally, a watch can’t adjust the date and time from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., which is easy to cause problems in the calendar drive wheel system inside the watch. Therefore, it is forbidden to adjust the date of the watch during this period. If the power and energy of the watch are insufficient, the watch will slow down or not walk. The automatic mechanical watch needs to be worn normally for about 8 hours every day. It needs normal and appropriate kinetic energy to support the travel time. It can support 36 hours of travel time if it is worn for 8 hours every day.

As the name suggests, casual watches are more versatile watches.

As the name suggests, a casual watch is a more versatile watch. It is suitable for your usual weekend party or warm family gathering without too much pressure on the business field, and you do n’t have to show your status and financial strength at all times. At this time, it is recommended not to choose a watch that is too thin, which is easy to collide and rub against the watch; at the same time, it is also not recommended for precious metals. You can let yourself go without thinking about a precious watch on your hand.
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Now more and more people want to find a moment of leisure in their busy work and find their own time. At this time, no formal watch or sports watch is needed, and a simple and applicable casual watch is the most suitable. If the formal watch is a comrade-in-arms or partner in the men’s professional business field, then the mens casual watch is like the woman behind the man, accompanying you with a pleasant day.
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Finally, it is true that mobile phone time is very convenient, but mobile phone time is never worth the watch. Of course, you can also understand that wearing a watch is for dressing, which is understandable. After all, who is wearing it more or less?

Why are hollow watches more expensive than ordinary watches?

People who love watches will choose a mechanical watch for themselves, why do they like it? Some people answer because of the respect for mechanical beauty, but many mechanical watches can’t see the movement, is it a pity?
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It is very tested. A skeleton watch requires great wisdom from watchmakers, which not only protects the performance of the watch, but also increases the beauty of the mechanical movement.
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It is people’s nostalgia for the original handicraft, it represents the most primitive power and the most primitive handwork art.Many brand departments make hollows because the beauty of the watches is difficult to grasp. Furthermore, they also have a great impact on the performance of some mens watches, such as waterproof and shockproof, and finally, hollow out and thin mechanical movement parts to the movement.
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It is very tested. A skeleton watch requires great wisdom from watchmakers, which not only protects the performance of the watch, but also increases the beauty of the mechanical movement.

Time knowledge of mechanical watches

The allowable error range of the mechanical watch is ± 45 seconds / day. The average error range of the movement certified by the observatory is between -4 seconds / day and +6 seconds / day. The specific error depends on the movement used by the watch.

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Not according to the principle that the higher the price is, the smaller the error is, the power source of the automatic mechanical watch is that the swing of the wearer’s wrist generates energy to wind the mainspring. A fully wound automatic mens watch can continue to run for about 35 hours: if it is guaranteed to be worn daily Under the circumstances, it can be operated for about 15 hours.

black-men-watchesIf it is not worn for more than the above time or the swing is insufficient (the wearer has little exercise), the watch will stop. It is recommended that you wind the watch before wearing it again.