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    New Oris SixtyFive or Pre-owned Omega Seamaster

    Hey everyone! After visiting a few AD today and doing an enormous amount of research on these forums the last few weeks I believe I am getting very close to finding my first "Luxury" watch. I put luxury in quotations because to me spending $1500 on a watch is a huge step in my watch collection.

    After eliminating some watches upon seeing them in person, I have found two I would like the true enthusiasts opinions on. Both are in my price range, great size for me, and sexy dive watches I love the look of.

    Up first is a new Oris 65 with the green dial, from what I hear Oris is a solid brand and I will admit I loved the look of this watch the moment I saw it. I would probably get the SS bracelet though. This watch can be had for a practical price of $900-$1200 depending if bought pre-owned or grey market.
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    Next up is a 1993 version Omega Seamaster 300 2532.80. Omega is obviously a well known quality brand and these watches can be found for around $1200-1800.
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    I have two questions here...

    1. Is it worth the extra money to invest in the Omega when it is literally 25 years older than the Oris?

    2. Were I to choose the Omega would it be better to look for one around $1800 with higher initial quality or to look for a lower priced one ($1200) and send it in to Nesbit's to have them do a full service? I am making an assumption that the service would cover the additional $600 saved by buying the cheaper version of the Omega. (Making the total cost the same at $1800)

    Thank you for any and all input on either of the two watches or questions!!
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    Re: New Oris SixtyFive or Pre-owned Omega Seamaster

    Iíd go Oris. The Omega fans will argue, but I have no hesitation. Super watches at a great price. And no dumb helium escape valve (useless unless youíre a commercial diver). New and reliable. Personally, I prefer the other style of the Sixty-Five with Arabic numerals outlined in lume, but thatís pure personal taste and I do love that green.

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    Re: New Oris SixtyFive or Pre-owned Omega Seamaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Dextarian View Post
    I will admit I loved the look of this watch the moment I saw it.
    Sounds like the Oris to me, no point getting an older Omega just for the brand name! If it had have been the other way around it may be tougher imo.

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    New Oris SixtyFive or Pre-owned Omega Seamaster

    Iíve never owned a modern Seamaster, but Iíve owned a Speedy Pro since 2000 and have had other Speedmasters over the years. Iím definitely an Omega fan but Iíd go for the Oris. Iíve got this version and itís a great watch. Iíd also recommend buying with the bracelet because it will be more expensive to buy it later. I did just that and purchased the Tropic strap after. Now Iíve got the best of both worlds.


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    Re: New Oris SixtyFive or Pre-owned Omega Seamaster

    No way you'll find an automatic SMP worth buying for $1,200 . Even $1,800 is a stretch and certainly not serviced at that price. These have been creeping up in price in the pre-owned market.

    The 65 is a solid purchase and can be found in the price range you mention. Looks good on bracelet or strap. Only you can determine if green is the way to go. Good luck!
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    Re: New Oris SixtyFive or Pre-owned Omega Seamaster

    Normally I would push for the Seamaster. However, given your budget, and since no other watches are on your radar, I'd choose the Oris. That said, I much prefer the Omega.
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    Re: New Oris SixtyFive or Pre-owned Omega Seamaster

    I wonder how much pre-owned POs start for nowadays?

    I'm a big Omega fan, but not necessarily of that particular SM so I might be tempted by the Oris, especially with that lovely green dial.

    You should also think now where you plan to go with your purchases in future. If a "higher end" diver is something you know you will be lusting for then consider if you'll just end up flipping either of these to get there. In that case you'll probably take less of a hit on the SM, possibly even a small profit. I suppose you wouldn't lose that much on the 65 though really.

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    Re: New Oris SixtyFive or Pre-owned Omega Seamaster

    While looking for the Omega I came across an ebay seller, after reading reviews on this forum and others I was directed to their personal website. This is a link to a seamaster on their site, can anybody give me any experience on this seller or thoughts on condition/value of the watch shown?

    https://mall.elady.com/bf315173.html

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    Re: New Oris SixtyFive or Pre-owned Omega Seamaster

    From what I've read I've seen a lot of positive reviews and only one negative one. Almost all of which came from members of these forums

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    Re: New Oris SixtyFive or Pre-owned Omega Seamaster

    New Oris Divers Sixty-Five.
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