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Brand Comparison! Omega vs. IWC

Hello,
I know this is the Omega forum and there will be some bias, but how would everyone compare Omega against IWC. I have a 66 speedy which I love and a couple of IWCs. Just looking for some insight......
Dennis
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I like both personally. IWC makes some wonderful chronographs. Although, I cannot imagine an astronaut or cosmonaut wearing one on an EVA, or on the moon. Like I have said before the Speedy is my one and only favorite chronograph. A true "tool" watch.

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You can follow the link below to read what people from this forum had to say about IWC by following the link below.

IWC thread from 1/8/08

Best Regards,

Damon When your watch gets out of order you have a choice of two things to do: throw it in the fire or take it to the watch-tinker. The former is the quickest. -MT
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Thanks for the link. I'm sure no one is interested in doing this again.

thanks
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9 days ago I figured it was best to show you the thread since your inquiry wouldn't get as many replies as the other one.

I don't think I replied to the thread on the 8th so I'll add my thoughts here. When looking at IWC vs. Omega watches, in my opinion, going for an IWC with an ETA based movement should be based purely on which watch you like the looks more of. I know IWC modifies their ETA base movements with some of their own components, which Omega does also, but no matter how you slice it, the IWC movement is not upgraded to the point that it has shown to out preform the ETA based Omega movement. If I were looking to get an IWC watch I'd spend the extra bit of money and get one with the IWC in-house movement since it's in those movements do you truly capture the renown movements that IWC has been known for.

Best Regards,

Damon When your watch gets out of order you have a choice of two things to do: throw it in the fire or take it to the watch-tinker. The former is the quickest. -MT
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Thanks for the insight. Any idea off hand which of the current models have the in house movement? I do love the Omegas best. How would you rate the Planet Ocean?
thanks,
Dennis
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you're looking at it may be listed on this website which tells you what the base movement is. The rest of the information what looks to be in Dutch.

Against the PO, if we're comparing dive watches such as the Aquatimer, I tend to give the Omega the extra nod since it uses the Co-axial escapement. The way IWC made the case for the Aquatimer is fantastic and the engineering behind it to make it impervious to water at the depth it can go to is mind blowing.

Best Regards,

Damon When your watch gets out of order you have a choice of two things to do: throw it in the fire or take it to the watch-tinker. The former is the quickest. -MT
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Many yrs ago I was looking for a Chrono. I was debating between
1. Omega Seamaster Chrono Pro Titanium, Chronometer
2. IWC Fliegerchronograph.

After studying the two closely, I found that they both used the base Valjoux 7750 movement before modification. The Omega was
$2500 and the IWC was $4000. Omega is a chronometer and also has an added rotating bezel for casual timing. Being Ti, it is also lighter. I went with the Omega. There's more value. The IWC has
a certain class to those who understand, but more pricey. I don't really think the quality is better. The price difference did not justify to me, and up to this day could bring myself to buy a IWC.
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I like both brands very much. Both are quite comprehensive and are not "one-trick ponies" like - hate to say it - Rolex.

Entry level IWC is comparable to entry and mid-level OMEGA from my experiences with the brands and based on knowledgeable opinions here, but higher-end IWC is in a different class.

Basically, if I were spending under $5K for a watch, it's almost a toss-up between IWC and OMEGA. I was deciding between the IWC Flieger and Speedy Broad Arrow and went with the OMEGA because of its in-house F. Piguet column-wheel movement. This is an example in which OMEGA is clearly the better watch for the money.
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I have owned an Omega Seamaster Chrono (Ti/RG version) for years, it was my first fine timepiece. I love its durability, visibility and functionality. I've had it for 8 or 9 years and it has always kept great time. It has the added feature of being almost indestructible. Truly a great every day timepiece. (Image borrowed from the web)
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