Go to a good watch store, and try them on.poker27 wrote:For the folks that looked at both Rolex and Omega, how did you make your decision? I have a tag heuer I wear daily, but have been itching to upgrade for a while. I have been in between a black submariner date, and a blue seamaster. Obviously the cheap side of me wants to go omega. If I did go Rolex I would go lightly used
Several years ago, while in NYC, I took my DH and asked him to try the Omega Planet Ocean (with the orange hands and face detail - orange is his favorite color). It looked ridiculous on him - like he'd strapped a can of cat food to his wrist.
He was disdainful of Rolex's - too bulky under a shirt cuff, didn't "wow" him.
A couple years later, I dragged him to see the Omega Skyfall watch (38.5 mm, deep blue face) and he wasn't won over at first glance. But the more he rotated it, the more he liked it. And he then mentioned it again to me...regularly...over the next three years. I was delighted to find a gently used one for him last year, and he wears it with great delight now when we're dressing up for an event or date night.
On a daily basis? A Timex digital.
My point is that you can put these pieces on your wrist, and what you *think* you want may not in fact call to you. When you see/feel/wear the right one, you'll know it.
In the meantime, hang out on Watchuseek.com - you'll learn a lot about what you like.