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    Rolex Sub C LV vs Omega 2011 Ti PO

    These are priced roughly the same. The Sub C LV maybe a tad more expensive.

    3135 vs 8500 movements
    Both ceramic bezels. but PO has LiquidMetal numerics
    Green vs Blue
    Gloss/metallic vs Matte dial
    904L vs Titanium, and consequently Heavier vs Lighter
    40 vs 60 hour power reserve
    Steel vs Clear case back
    1 vs 4 year warranty
    Glidelock clasp vs Standard clasp
    40mm vs 45.5mm
    "Rolex" vs "Omega" design
    "Rolex" vs "Omega" history/brand
    Rolex vs Omega resale value - if it matters to you

    (Please correct me if I have any details wrong).

    Ok these are most of the differences, which one would you choose and why?

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    Re: Rolex Sub C LV vs Omega 2011 Ti PO

    I am new to this forum so i'm no expert but i'll put my 2cents in.

    1) 8500 movement has the co-axial escapement, which omega claims will out last (service wise) most swiss anchor movements.
    2)This seems like a personal preference but the liquid metal is pretty cool.
    3)personal preference
    4)i think both of these watches a light compared to some other brands. I usually go for steel over titanium.
    5)60 hours reserve is huge for me.
    6)I like being able to see a movement in a watch but its not a deal breaker.
    7)4 year warranty is very impressive
    8)Rolex has a great clasp system, but its not a deal breaker.
    9)Personal preference on the size.
    10)Personally i think that most of the these brands are stuck in a time warp, Rolex comes out with a slightly larger case size and calls in a "new" watch. Omega does the same thing. I would like to see some design innovations in both brands. I mean how many times can you recycle the same look?
    11)Both brands enjoy a rich history and brand recognition.
    12)I don't buy watches to sell them, i buy them to enjoy them!

    Thats just a quick run down! I know i am going to catch some heat for attacking rolex but hey its just my 2 cents!

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    Re: Rolex Sub C LV vs Omega 2011 Ti PO

    Quote Originally Posted by Kadsc View Post
    10)Personally i think that most of the these brands are stuck in a time warp, Rolex comes out with a slightly larger case size and calls in a "new" watch. Omega does the same thing.

    I'm not sure. The size hasn't changed on the PO except that it is now thicker to hold the 8500 movement.

    Apart from that, I'm with you except to say that, while the co-axial escapement might be able to go longer without servicing, the rest of the movement still needs it after the usual five years or so, making the practical gain in that area almost redundant. The more important thing that the co-axial brings is greater stability.

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    Re: Rolex Sub C LV vs Omega 2011 Ti PO

    Quote Originally Posted by Kadsc View Post
    3)personal preference
    That is what the decision will come down to for the OP, I feel.

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    Re: Rolex Sub C LV vs Omega 2011 Ti PO

    The heights of the new Omega line is a bit out of control. 15, 16, 19mm makes them not practical for dressier occasions. It's a shame, I really wanted to try an Omega this year, but not at those case heights.
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    Re: Rolex Sub C LV vs Omega 2011 Ti PO

    Quote Originally Posted by Kadsc View Post
    I am new to this forum so i'm no expert but i'll put my 2cents in.

    1) 8500 movement has the co-axial escapement, which omega claims will out last (service wise) most swiss anchor movements.
    2)This seems like a personal preference but the liquid metal is pretty cool.
    3)personal preference
    4)i think both of these watches a light compared to some other brands. I usually go for steel over titanium.
    5)60 hours reserve is huge for me.
    6)I like being able to see a movement in a watch but its not a deal breaker.
    7)4 year warranty is very impressive
    8)Rolex has a great clasp system, but its not a deal breaker.
    9)Personal preference on the size.
    10)Personally i think that most of the these brands are stuck in a time warp, Rolex comes out with a slightly larger case size and calls in a "new" watch. Omega does the same thing. I would like to see some design innovations in both brands. I mean how many times can you recycle the same look?
    11)Both brands enjoy a rich history and brand recognition.
    12)I don't buy watches to sell them, i buy them to enjoy them!

    Thats just a quick run down! I know i am going to catch some heat for attacking rolex but hey its just my 2 cents!
    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryF View Post
    I'm not sure. The size hasn't changed on the PO except that it is now thicker to hold the 8500 movement.

    Apart from that, I'm with you except to say that, while the co-axial escapement might be able to go longer without servicing, the rest of the movement still needs it after the usual five years or so, making the practical gain in that area almost redundant. The more important thing that the co-axial brings is greater stability.
    Ok, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Spit161 View Post
    That is what the decision will come down to for the OP, I feel.

    cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clarencek View Post
    The heights of the new Omega line is a bit out of control. 15, 16, 19mm makes them not practical for dressier occasions. It's a shame, I really wanted to try an Omega this year, but not at those case heights.
    I completely agree.

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    Re: Rolex Sub C LV vs Omega 2011 Ti PO

    Quote Originally Posted by clarencek View Post
    The heights of the new Omega line is a bit out of control. 15, 16, 19mm makes them not practical for dressier occasions. It's a shame, I really wanted to try an Omega this year, but not at those case heights.
    I agree. The 9300 especially is forcing some ridiculously large cases. I fear that Omega may have made a rash gamble based on a belief that the recent trend in giant watches continue.
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    Re: Rolex Sub C LV vs Omega 2011 Ti PO

    Neither. I would take my current Submariner and PO over both. That's my personal preference.

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    Re: Rolex Sub C LV vs Omega 2011 Ti PO

    Comparison photos..
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    Re: Rolex Sub C LV vs Omega 2011 Ti PO

    Quote Originally Posted by hunz View Post
    Comparison photos..
    To me, and notwithstanding the obvious that one is a Rolex and the other an Omega, these are two entirely different watches.

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