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    Hi All! I'm turning to the experts here for a very important gift for my wife's 40th birthday + our 15th Wedding anniversary present. She has great taste...and really likes the diamond bezel look with the black mother of pearl dial.

    I've narrowed it down to the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Co-Axial (220.15.38.20.57.001) vs. the Rolex Datejust 36mm (Black Mother of Pearl Set with Diamonds, steel case and band).

    She would be fine with certified pre-owned...The Omega doesn't seem to be on the second hand market, while the Rolex does seem to be available.

    Can you help me weigh the pros-cons? This would be her first nice watch...and would be something that she would love to pass down to our daughter!

    Thank you for the help!

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    Rolex.
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    Re: Help me choose wife's 40th Bday Watch! Omega vs. Rolex

    Rolex


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    Rolex. A good friend of mine just his wife a Rolex for their anniversary last week. Not that you’re planning to ever sell it but IMO the Rolex will have better long term value.

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    Re: Help me choose wife's 40th Bday Watch! Omega vs. Rolex

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikita70 View Post
    Rolex. A good friend of mine just his wife a Rolex for their anniversary last week. Not that you’re planning to ever sell it but IMO the Rolex will have better long term value.
    Agreed, even though I didn't expect to sell mine, it was nice to have the value they have. Sold it for more than I paid.
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    Re: Help me choose wife's 40th Bday Watch! Omega vs. Rolex

    Has to be the Rolex I'm afraid

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    Oh honey, you got me a Rolex, I am so happy.

    Oh honey, you got me an Omega, thanks.
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    Unless she is a hardcore Omega fan definitely go for the Rolex. For casual watch people this has the most wow factor.


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    Re: Help me choose wife's 40th Bday Watch! Omega vs. Rolex

    Rolex is always the safer pick with a watch for a gift. It's got more cache than any other watch brand amongst 99.9% of people. And since the Omega's not a quartz, it doesn't even have the simplicity to fall back on.
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    No question, Rolex ... and then you can buy her less expensive watches for the rest of your life, b/c that Rolex will always be king of the hill

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