Do Omega Watches Hold Their Value?

Written By: Vahid Moradi

Omega watches are world renowned for their sky-high standards in quality and their reputation in craftsmanship. So where are Omega watches made? This once small business nurtured in Switzerland in 1848 has now grown into one of the most recognized Swiss watch brands in the world. 

So, can a Men’s Omega Watch and a Women’s Omega Watch hold its value? The answer is a resounding yes. They hold their initial value well—and many hold the potential for even more. However, it is important to note that buying a new watch is similar to car shopping, once you drive your new car off the lot, the value can immediately drop and takes time to go up. 

When considering the purchase of a luxury timepiece, the question of whether Omega watches hold their value is paramount among watch enthusiasts and collectors alike. Omega's reputation as a luxury watch brand is built on a foundation of quality, innovation, and history, making it a good purchase for those looking to own a piece of horological excellence.

The promise of Omega watches is two-fold. First, they’re constructed with quality materials and comprehensive time. But let’s look further (and into the bright future) at the second promise: this watch brand’s ability to withstand the test of time. 


Omega's diverse range of watch models includes some of the most iconic watches in the history of timekeeping. The Omega Seamaster and Omega Speedmaster Professional are prime examples of Omega's mastery in watchmaking, offering both good value and timeless appeal.

  • The Omega Seamaster, favored by James Bond and worn by Daniel Craig in several 007 films, combines elegance with functionality, making it a popular model in the watch market.
  • The Omega Speedmaster Professional, known for its role in the historic space mission with Ed White and Buzz Aldrin, is not just a vintage watch but a piece of history, celebrated through limited edition releases and its enduring Speedmaster Moonwatch lineage.

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In order for any watch to hold value over time, it must be designed with value in the first place. Omega does a remarkable job at balancing fine materials with durability—it’s a large part of their brand promise. Especially in the realm of diving watches, they’re constantly innovating to develop new materials that are valuable, beautiful, and resistant to wear and tear, ensuring underwater explorers can trust their timepieces in the depths.

The primary way the Omega brand infuses value into its luxury timepieces is by:

  • Using durable metals – Of course, much of the upfront value of an Omega watch is in the miraculous diamonds and precious gemstone accents. But Omega uses materials wisely. Its delicate gold is bolstered by protective ceramic and powerful titanium, so you can wear your prized piece confidently without the risk of corrosion, rusting, or scratches.
  • Assembling parts by hand – Omega’s historic legacy taught them the right way to craft a watch: by hand. Aside from a few technological advancements to quicken the process, Omega experts today still use their own well-trained hands to set each thoughtful piece together.
  • Engineering masterpieces – When you take home your very own Omega watch, you bring centuries of innovation with you. Even back in the 1800s, Omega, and their fine craftsmen innovated beyond what anyone in the industry could wrap their wrists around. Today, their watchmakers partner with expert engineers to combine traditional art with cutting-edge science to elevate the final result. 


Omega's commitment to quality and innovation is evident in its use of master chronometer certification, ensuring that each Omega timepiece meets the highest standards of precision and performance. This dedication to excellence supports the brand's status as a luxury brand and reinforces the value of its watches.

  • Pre-owned Omega watches, especially those that are vintage models or limited edition releases, are highly sought after in the watch market
  • The Omega Constellation and De Ville collections offer a range of styles, from yellow gold to leather strap options, catering to a broad audience of luxury watch aficionados.



Omega watches have been reported by wearers to last anywhere from 40 to 50 years. Those who take pristine care of these luxury timepieces may see them age well into their 70s in beautiful working condition.1


Omega prides itself on creating works of art that move effortlessly through time. As such, they keep parts on hand for Omega watch repair services up to 20 years past their moment of inspired inception. They also offer an international 5-year warranty on all watches purchased after July 2018. That’s what we call keeping history alive. 


As many expensive purchases go, the chain of supply and demand, as well as several other factors, can fluctuate and affect an item’s increase or deprecation in value. The same is true for Omega watches. However, given its brand desirability, vintage appeal, and lasting quality, this watch brand is quite capable of appreciating value over time. 

The following factors help an Omega watch hold and increase its value:

  • It’s well cared for – It’s no secret that if jewelry isn’t properly cared for, it can lose its sparkle and shine over the long-term. Swiss-made watches like Omega require (and deserve) special attention to keep them running smoothly—especially the older models. Watches that look and work good-as-new are more valuable than ones that don’t.2
  • It’s a popular model – To win the volleying game of supply and demand, one of the tricks to increasing your Omega timepiece’s value is by buying a model that’s highly sought after. The demand for more popular models, like the Omega Speedmaster and Omega Seamaster, is typically higher, so these particular timepieces may fare better in the market over time.


When we hear our customers ask, “do Omega watches hold their value?” we know that this person is in for an extraordinary, multi-generational journey in value and admiration.

At CJ Charles, we’re passionate about finding the most gorgeous treasures for you—and keeping them in stunning, lasting shape. Our extensive inventory of pre-owned Omega watches will leave you starstruck with appreciation. Then, when you find the one you adore, count on our experienced watch repair specialists to care for your one-of-a-kind timepiece as well as you will. That’s our promise.


Written By: Vahid Moradi

Vahid Moradi’s lifelong passion, dedication, and commitment for the jewelry industry led him to become the respected owner of CJ Charles Jewelers in 1988. From that moment, Moradi’s single focus in business was to become recognized as the pinnacle of value and world-class quality in the his Community. Over 37 years later, CJ Charles continues to grow and thrive as a successful, family-owned business that consistently provides exceptional service to all their clientele.


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