A watch doesn’t only tell time. It speaks of your preference and lifestyle, of your personality. And it tells a story of a time long passed. Would you like to embark on that journey through time? Omega pre-owned watches reflect beauty, quality and prestige that you can get at a reduced price. And the appeal of the well-crafted products from top luxury watch brands can only increase over time. Made to meet the most exacting standards and with high-end materials, Omega pre-owned watches will always keep their value. Rare Omegas can even reach six figures in value.
Treat yourself with a timeless eye-catching design and the extraordinary craftsmanship of Omega. Before you do, here’s what you need to know.
Do the research
If you’re looking to buy a pre-owned watch, first you need to learn as much as you can about a watch. It is also very important to learn how to recognize a fake watch. One of the rules is never to buy a watch without seeing and confirming that the serial number is not missing or scratched off. If you’re having doubts, you may contact the original manufacturer and in many cases, they can confirm the authenticity of the watch. The easiest way is to buy your pre-owned watch from Leo Hamel’s, since we vouch for its genuineness.
Find a reliable pre-owned watch dealer
When it comes to authenticity, it’s essential to know what to look for and who to turn to. Find a trustworthy pre-owned watch dealer that will approach each pre-owned watch with care and offer it for sale in the first-class condition. At Leo Hamel’s, we have been buying and selling new and pre-owned watches in San Diego since 1980, and we absolutely guarantee the authenticity of every watch we sell.
Once in the store, don’t be afraid to ask questions, even the obvious ones like whether the watch is genuine. You can ask where the serial number appears on the watch, whether it has any of its original papers or box, if all the parts are original, what kind of movement it has and how the movement was reconditioned, what kind of guarantee it carries, etc. Ask lots of questions to determine the salesperson’s knowledge and expertise.
Buy what you know and like
Not only is it important to know where to look but also what to look for. If you want to find the very best watch for your budget and lifestyle, having a focus is helpful. Some of the top brands to research are Patek Philippe, Rolex or Omega preowned watches. When it comes to Omega watches, there’s a myriad of options. Choices include the Aqua Terra, Speedmaster, De Ville, Constellation, Globemaster and Seamaster collection.
The decision depends on your needs, preferences, and your budget. Ask yourself when you will be wearing the watch, what size, shape and style you like the most, and which type of movement you prefer. The friendly salespeople at Leo’s are experts at helping you match your needs to the perfect watch.
Precision and quality: Omega is a Swiss luxury watchmaker founded in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland, in 1848. Dedicated to reliability, innovation and excellence in its products, Omega continues to be at the forefront of precision watchmaking.
Well-known and respected, Omega watches are exceptional timepieces. Both old and new models are highly collectible and sought after showcase pieces. Reliable, well-made and wearable on a daily basis, they are also easy to get service and parts for.
Taste of history: Not only are Omega watches examples of taste and character but they were also witnesses to many important events throughout history.
Omega was the choice of both the American and British military as early as World War I. Britain’s Royal Flying Corps elected Omega watches as the official timekeepers for combat units in 1917, as did the American Army shortly after, in 1918.
The Speedmaster watches inspire admiration not just for their aesthetics and but for their history of going to the Moon. They have been the choice of astronauts and space agencies since 1965. The manual winding Speedmaster Professional or “Moonwatch” is the best-known and longest-produced Omega watch. It was worn during the first American spacewalk and was the first watch worn by an astronaut walking on the Moon.
Popularity: It was the Omega Seamaster that became Bond’s timepiece of choice on his onscreen adventures, starting with GoldenEye in 1995. Omega has been associated with James Bond movies ever since, becoming one of the most iconic movie watches of all time.
This line is also popular among celebrities, with famous wearers, past and present, including John F. Kennedy, Prince William, Joe Biden, Jeremy Clarkson, Gabriel Holmes, Adam Savage, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Cindy Crawford and George Clooney.
Sports timing: Omega has created many innovative sports timing mechanisms. The company’s sports timekeeping legacy dates back more than a century. Omega has been the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games since 1932. The company has long supported professional sports like golf, swimming, athletics, bobsled, and sailing. Omega has also been the official timekeeper of the PGA of America since 2011.
Omega Pre-owned Watches at Leo Hamel Fine Jewelry & Engagement Ring Store
If you’re interested in Omega pre-owned watches, visit our beautiful jewelry store on San Diego Avenue and browse through the vast selection of our new and pre-owned high-end watches. Our knowledgeable and helpful staff at Leo Hamel’s will answer any questions you may have and help you find your perfect match. If you’re looking for any particular model, we’ll do everything in our power to find it for you!