Omega watches trace their origins to the 1848 La Chaux-de-Fonds workshop of Louis Brandt. Nearly a century of family control followed, and 1903 witnessed the adoption of the name “Omega” from amongst the many brand names previously used by the firm. Omega’s longstanding dedication to chronometry, Olympic and sports timing, and adoption by space agencies has created a legacy equaled only by its eternal rival, Rolex. From the Speedmaster Professional in orbit to the Seamaster family’s silver screen roles alongside James Bond, pre-owned Omega watches offer legendary options for every collector.
Omega Watches: A History
Founded in 1848 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland by Lois Brandt, the Omega brand has a reputation for quality and innovation, which have led to more than 170 years in production. The name “Omega” is derived from the final letter in the Greek alphabet and symbolizes perfection and accomplishment, which are two qualities that have been ingrained in every watch created by this company. Omega has received numerous awards, beginning in the 1900s when it received recognition at the Paris World Fair, and then achieved the world precision record of 97.8 points in 1936 at the Kew-Teddington observatory, located in England. Since then, Omega watches have gone on to be the official timekeeper of at least 21 Olympic Games, and even received the Olympic Cross of Merit for the contribution made to sport. Omega was the first watch worn to the moon, on the wrist of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and the company developed the first ever self-winding watch in 1994. Today, Omega watches are made available in the sporty Omega Speedmaster and Omega Seamaster collections, as well as the more dressed up De Ville and Constellation families
What Makes Omega Watches so Appealing?
While Omega watches offer precision timekeeping, they are also one of the most well-known watch manufactures around the globe, thanks to their use in movies, sports and more. Omega owners have something in common with George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, and Eddie Redmayne, who are all ambassadors for the Omega brand. Today, wearing an Omega timepiece instantly sets you apart from the crowd, letting others know that not only do you have exquisite taste, but also appreciate the superior craftsmanship of one of the best mechanical watches available today
Why Buy Pre-Owned Omega Watches?
When you purchase pre-owned Omega watches, you not only have access to some of the newly released models, but also the vintage versions that are no longer in production. Do you want to wear the same watch that traveled to the moon? Or used by divers in the Olympics? If so, you can’t always buy new. At WatchBox we provide our customers with access to years of Omega models. We specialize in providing only like-new options -- certified or serviced by our Omega-authorized watchmakers -- ensuring you get the quality timepiece you want and deserve. If you want to reap the benefits offered by purchasing luxury Omega watches, we offer a huge selection of styles, models and types to choose from, backed by our global WatchBox warranty.