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How does Bell & Ross compare to Tag and Omega and the likes?

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I (thought) I decided on a Tag Carrera day/date but stumbled across a BR 126 Original (stunning watch!)

Now, I am back to the drawing board and also include BR into the short list.

My question, not knowing much about BR, how does BR compare to Tag's and Omegas and the like in terms of:

a) quality
b) future depreciation in case I want to upgrade/swatch watches
c) reputation as a luxury watch maker

Any thoughts are highly welcome.

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Ill focus in on Depreciation. I cant see many Tag's, Omega's keeping MSRP value. Very available and many have them, as far as B&R fits into the picture its lesser known but still, Id mention most watches depreciate (guesstimate 90% of them easy) the moment its bought like a car.

Id focus more so on making your purchase the RIGHT one with the idea of KEEPING a watch as opposed to worrying how much you can get for it if sold after you decide you didnt care for the choice you made.
Thank you for your feedback.

I do agree with your statement, that probably all watches are depreciating the moment you purchase them. Therefore, I dont really see a watch as an investment. That said, I do want to keep my option open in case I would lik to trade at a later stage (though this is definitely not one of the main purposes right now).

Ultimately, I am struggling with finding the right watch as I like several ones and I know that a purchase of this magnitude will be a once a year event (if even that).

Bell & Ross is a relative new comer to watch making. The company started originally as the importer and distributor of Sinn watches to the U.S. market under their brand. They have focused on the military and tool watch market and did not start producing their own watches until a little over a decade ago. They have never produced their own movement.

Compared to TAG and in particular the pre-TAG Heuer, and Omega, they have no history or particular horological significance to speak of.

They make nice products, but it will take some time for them to have a reputation close to TAG Heuer and Omega.
Thank you for the information.

To be honest, I have read that same underlying statement about Raymond Weil watches too along the lines of 'fashion watches'.

Now, given that R&B is producing watches for certain purposes, does that mean that R&B's are not considered high end fashion watches?
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