Yes they do from what little research I've done searching for some of their older models.
I'd never buy a watch that I intended to wear in my daily rotation based on it holding a monetary value but it is disappointing how cheap one can get an Omega from grey dealers compared to Omega Boutiques. I went to the nearest boutique to try on the DSOTM and GSOTM. They both blew me away in the metal (ceramic lol) compared to pics I'd seen and they even truly impressed my wife as well. It's just ashamed that the Boutiques can't budge on their MSRP pricing. I had a $12,000 watch on my wrist at the Boutique and then ordered mine while still walking around the mall for $7300. Had it on my wrist the next day so it's just odd to me being my first experience purchasing an Omega I guess. I bought my first Rolex 16610 as a gift to myself for graduation from an AD at near full price then the bug hit and learned to buy from grey dealers which could provide warranties and save even more. But even buying grey market Rolex isn't anywhere near the depreciation of Omega. The only thing I truly don't like about the Omegas I've had experience with is the bracelet clasps. It's like they are 30 years behind the market but I like straps on Omegas so no issue for me.
Well as I mentioned earlier I like the numbered edition Speedmaster and everything your post says basically applies to it. Were I to get one I certainly wouldn't expect it to appreciate in value, but at the discounted price I'm seeing I would expect it to hold it's value. Of course if it didn't I feel strongly enough that I would still love the watch considering how many different photos of Speedmaster references I've seen.
First no one said its the worst option. Surely there are uglier watches, I can't think of any . Just kidding ...there are plenty of misteps from other makers even from big fan boy brands like Rolex, PP, AP, VC etc...its just IMHO the Globemaster a a big miss, and for what they cost there are other watches I'd rather own.
Its fine not to see why people like certain things, that you don't like. We can't all like the same stuff. They fact that you don't see why other people like or buy something doesn't mean its getting a pass. It simply means your taste is different. I love my Royal Oak, and while there are other people here who also like them, there are plenty of people here who don't like like ROs. I don't think its a matter of people giving it a pass for being from AP. Sometimes one's taste puts one in line with the majority sometimes not.
I think we will just have to agree to disagree.
Ah, but I never said anyone said it's the worst option. I was simply saying there are worse options out there, though depending on the scope of your gaze probably even more better options.
Fair enough on the rest and I agree. I think I was just struck at some of the commentary as I personally hadn't seen or noticed it's like here before. Were the the watch a Rolex and there were a lot of "Omega fans" saying the same I'd surely have posted the same.
Anyway, no offense to you or anyone else. My apologies.
Just wanted to address a few things.
First, I think you're being way too liberal with what constitutes as similar here with a Saconia or 1815. I suppose that if round, time only with sub seconds are your criteria, then sure. But if that is it, I would never look at anything outside VC or Lange. Just silly, even outside of price, to compare those to the Orion.
On the swatch thing, I actually agree to an extent with specific lines, and with the release of the neomatik line and all the random colored limited editions for Wempe, etc. But really, before the Neomatik line came out, the Tetra line was really the only one that could be considered fashion-y or swatch-like. The club, tangomat, ludwig, zurich, etc. line were all very non-fashion IMO. So I think that's a bit of a broad stroke there. Also, the Metro has always struck me as Nomos branching out as opposed to as their most typical example.
Then on the Welzeit, I'm just confused how it can be both more like other watches out there but yet also a distinctive GMT.
Let me first say that I'm definitely painting with broad strokes. That said I was very specifically referring to aesthetics in one way or another. As regards the Saxonia, I'd say that at looking at both watches that they are both of a similar style. The hour markers, minute markers and general face are pretty similar. You've also got the sub dials, which of course have their differences, but when you compare the faces they're pretty similar. Sure you've got different hands and the different text/font, but apart from that they are similar in appearance. And that was all I was saying. You could also add other watches that have this "style" if you ask me. All of that said, of course there are other major differences such as materials, case thickness, lugs, crowns, movement, finishing, etc that set the watches apart. However my post clearly states that I was comparing the watches in terms of how they look and I very clearly noted they look "similar" for the reasons I just stated. Also, I in no way compared the Orion to the 1815 nor does my post suggest I did. I clearly and simply was referring to the differences in price, my budget and my wanting an 1815.
My Swatch reference goes back to my perception of Swatch back in the 80s along with my somewhat my perception of Nomos now as they compared to other watches out there. For me they both occupy/occupied a space that was different than other watches as both were for the most part at the "lower end" of the spectrum in terms of price yet distinctive in terms of style. Of course there are a myriad of differences. And let me be clear here, I mean that as no slight to Nomos and again I actually like Nomos. Specifically to your point, I can see where you're coming from, but still for me the Tangomat, Club, Ludwig and Zurich all still have a "fashion" element to them. I hate to use that word, but "style" is an entirely different (yes, Nomos have a style as well) and would be too broad. Of course that doesn't mean that they aren't also something else, but with the distinctive looks of many of the Nomos watches they are very "fashionable." I could also say "artistic", but you could say that about a myriad of other watch brands and I felt "fashionable" was a more apt descriptor. And for me the Metro is their most typical example as of nearly all the models that Nomos make it is the one that I find the least like other watches out there for multiple reasons.
I would take back the part about it being a distinctive GMT as it's part down to appearance. however it for me definitely looks less "Nomos" than the majority of their other collections.
Wow, you move fast. I was eyeing up your Metro at the time. I remember it based on that photo and the strap.