Breitling Superocean Vs. Omega Seamaster Collection Comparison

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I have not always been a fan of Brietling but with this comparison I think they might be growing on me. Omega is a strong company and I have always been a huge fan of their Speedmaster collection, but that is why I give so much praise to the Superocean right now. It has such a simplified dial and overall case compared to their brand counterparts. I like that... a lot. I think simplicity is key in most everything, and with that said Breitling did a great job designing the Superocean. I read in "The Breitling Superocean v. The Omega Seamaster" on the Bob's Watches web site that the Superocean model line only contains 42, 44, and 46mm case sizes which is a little large for me personally, but I might be able to pull off a 42mm case size, (my sweet spot is 40mm). I do not want to get started on the bracelets unfortunatley... I have never been a fan of Brietling's bracelets so I will skip my opinions on them, but its a no for me in that regard. Very great comparison, these two watches are both beautiful and function with precision, but I do have to say I did not expect Breitling to tickle my horology heart. What would you guys choose, Breitling Superocean or Omega Seamaster ?
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Was that the Breitling Heritage Model B01, Model B20, Model '57, Model '57 Limited Edition, or
the Model '57 Limited Edition II ? It'd be nice to know, since prices range from $6,150 for the stock '57
to $27,900 for the B20.
And with Omega you have the Seamaster Automatic, Seamaster Aqua Terra, Seamaster Planet Ocean and the Seamaster Diver. Those prices range from a saner $3,800 to $5,900.
So which models are you talking about?
999 out of 1000 of us won't see any difference in craftsmanship between the two brands, so they're both pretty sturdy watches. If you're a watch snob, Breitling tends to start out with Base ETA movements while Omega uses their own manufacture movements.
Personally, I'd consider which one (among my final choices) is (first) the most aesthetically pleasing to me, plus which is the most affordable, plus which has the most Superluminova luminescent paint applied to the dial.
As for bracelets, they can be a tricky issue, but I refuse to worry about it. Does the company put too much valuation in its bracelet? You have a whole slew of aftermarket bands to choose from, so I wouldn't anguish over that. When I was shopping for my Citizen A-T Skyhawk, I chose the model with the imitation rubber strap, because it was easy to swap out, and that model was over $150 CHEAPER than the very same model but with the folding clasp bracelet!
So, the bottom line is, I don't think it matters what I'd choose because I'm not paying for it! YOU'RE the on who has to wear it...which one do YOU think would look better on YOUR wrist???
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