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.
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.
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!!