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. 

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. 

The Value of an Omega Watch

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 their 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 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. 

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    The Omega Watch Lifespan

    How Long an Omega Watch Can Last

    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 

    Guarantees and Warranties

    Omega prides themselves 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. 

    The Increasing Value of an Omega Watch

    As many expensive investments 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 their 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.

  • Explore the Treasure Trove of Omega Watches at CJ Charles

    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. Because of their careful engineering, strong brand stature, and historic roots, Omega watches can hold and even increase in value for years to come. 

    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 34 years later, CJ Charles continues to grow and thrive as a successful, family-owned business that consistently provides exceptional service to all their clientele.


    1. Men’s Fashion Online. How Long Does Omega Last (Lifespan and Winding).
    2. Forbes. How To Appreciate A Luxury Watch

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