Omega is one of the most storied makers of fine Swiss watches, yet the company has never become the household name that Rolex has, which is sort of a good thing for the watchmaker. While Rolex has become a ubiquitous status symbol, Omega offers all of the quality, engineering excellence, style, refinement, and craftsmanship of a Rolex without any of the negative connotations. The average person won’t see the watch on your arm and make assumptions about your income and social standing, but you and other true watch enthusiasts will appreciate the timepiece’s quality. Omega is the thinking man’s daily watch. President John F. Kennedy famously wore one, and these distinctive men also wear them. In fact, these three dashing gentlemen all wear the same exact model of Omega, the Omega Seamaster diver’s watch. Find out what attracts these powerful men to this quality timepiece.
James Bond is one of the most dapper characters in film history. The release of 1995’s “GoldenEye” marked a pivotal moment in the history of James Bond’s stylistic leanings. The character traditionally wore Rolex Submariners but this time we saw Pierce Brosnan’s Bond character donning an Omega Seamaster. I previously wrote a piece outlining the significance of the switch and it’s fair to say that the switch was proper considering James Bond’s distinctive taste and Omega’s understated and timeless aesthetic. Seeing that Omega Seamaster under those French cuffs, whether they be those of Pierce Brosnan or Daniel Craig, has done wonders to shape the image of our dashing British film character.
Vice President Joe Biden
Regardless of your political affiliation, it is hard to deny that Joe Biden is a man of style. Vice President Joe Biden has a very traditional fashion sense, fitting for a self-made man who appreciates the value of hard work. Joe Biden favors traditional blue blazers with brass buttons and French cuffed shirts, under which you will almost always see the blue dial and blue bezel of his Omega Seamaster. It’s actually the very same Omega Seamaster model and color scheme worn by Pierce Brosnan’s James Bond character in “GoldenEye.”
Prince William is royalty and can have anything he pleases, but he chooses to wear a relatively staid and reserved timepiece like the Omega Seamaster diver’s watch. This is a fitting choice for someone from old money and such a prestigious lineage. He has nothing to show off and would never dare wear something with a king’s crown on it; a logo like the one on a Rolex would seem crass and tasteless on the wrist of a Prince, don’t you think? The meticulous build quality and reserved style of the Omega Seamaster make the watch the perfect timepiece for an aristocratic man like Prince William.
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