Rolex Submariner vs Omega Seamaster 300m

View Poll Results: If you had to pick JUST ONE, which would you rather own?

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  • Rolex Submariner

    48 65.75%
  • Omega Seamaster 300m chronometer

    25 34.25%
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    Rolex Submariner vs Omega Seamaster 300m

    To clarify, this is not one of those "Help me pick a watch to buy!" threads. (Although I wish it were...) I also don't want a long rambling thread on the pros and cons of one vs the other. IMO they're both great watches. I'm just curious about fellow forum member's opinions. If you had to pick just one, which would you rather own, and why? For those of you lucky enough to own both, do you have a favorite?

    And just for the sake of comparing apples to apples, I'm pitting the Sub against the Seamaster 300m chronometer (same depth rating, rotating bezel, very similar styling, etc.) While the Planet Ocean and Aqua Terra are part of the Seamaster line, I don't think they have as much in common with the Submariner.

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    Re: Rolex Submariner vs Omega Seamaster 300m

    I prefer the wave dial on the Omega but prefer the strap on the Rolex.

    Both great watches though but Rolex wins it for me.

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    I prefer...everything about the Rolex. Except the price.

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    Re: Rolex Submariner vs Omega Seamaster 300m

    I think the Omega is the better buy, like geoffbott said the Sub price is so high and every other wealthy non-WIS has one. Although the Sub is iconic, gorgeous, and a wonderful timepiece the Omega wins in my mind.
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    Re: Rolex Submariner vs Omega Seamaster 300m

    The Sub it's my favourite Diver on it's price range...the SMP 300M(c) it's my favourite Diver on it's price range...

    If it was a gift I would pick the Sub...

    (BTW this poll compares Ceramic In-House apples vs Aluminium ETA modified apples )
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    Re: Rolex Submariner vs Omega Seamaster 300m

    Omega Seamaster 300m. But then again... look at my signature.

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    Re: Rolex Submariner vs Omega Seamaster 300m

    I would pick the SMP, but I might be biased!
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    Re: Rolex Submariner vs Omega Seamaster 300m

    I think the Omega has the slight edge here.

    Rolex - high value retention / easy to sell, cyclops magnifier for reading the date when you get old, easier to grip bezel, 914 steel is more corrosion resistant than 316 steel (supposedly).
    Omega - Value, value, value. I actually prefer the new version with ceramic bezel and glossy dial. It's still about 40% the price of the Rolex. Spend the savings on a holiday.
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    Re: Rolex Submariner vs Omega Seamaster 300m

    Submariner if I win the lottery. SMP if I'm spending my hard earned cash.
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    Re: Rolex Submariner vs Omega Seamaster 300m

    I would pick the Omega based on the connotations a Rolex often brings. Otherwise I actually find the designs equally appealing and think the Rolex is a somewhat better built timepiece. But like some have said the price would play a big part if this was a real life decision.
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