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In 1848, 23-year-old Louis Brandt set up a workshop in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland that was eventually to grow into watch company Omega. He died in 1879, and his two sons Cesar and Louis-Paul took over the business; in 1880 the company moved to Bienne, where it still has its headquarters today. In 1884 they produced the 19 line (OMEGA calibre), a movement manufactured using groundbreaking industrial techniques from which the company would later take their name.


In 1909, the brand was asked to time the Gordon Bennett cup, an international balloon race – this started their long association with sporting events and in 1932, Omega started its career as official timekeeper to the Olympic Games, a role it continues to this day. Since producing its 10 millionth watch in 1944, the company has gone from strength to strength and still produces top quality timepieces to this day.

Good examples of Omega watches perform well at auction. Of particular interest to collectors are early examples of innovative designs and limited edition pieces, such as 1920s Art Deco-inspired enamelled watches, a timepiece launched at the 1929 Barcelona Universal Exhibition designed to be worn on the back of the hand, the 1932 Marine watch designed for scuba diving or the iconic Speedmaster launched in 1952. There’s a buoyant market for Omega watches in general, but early examples of these innovative models are particularly sought after. Omega watches remain very collectable, with condition and rarity being driving factors when determining cost. As the brand was worn by many sports stars and celebrities, such as Elvis Presley and John F. Kennedy, any proven links with famous owners will add to the value, as will original packaging or cases.

OMEGA’s pioneering spirit has taken them to the Moon, helped conquer the oceans’ depths, and allowed them to time the world’s most important sporting events. At the same time, OMEGA were setting precision records and have been continuously re-defining state-of-the-art mechanical watchmaking since 1848.

Who wears the James Bond watch?

Omega watch ownership by age group

Omega watch ownership by marital status

Omega watch ownership by marital status

But it’s all married men!

For men, being in a relationship also encourages Omega watch purchases.

Do wives encourage their husbands to live out the spy fantasy by buying and wearing the James Bond Seamaster watch?

Who wears the Seamaster?

The average Seamaster wearer was born in October 1972 and is now aged 44.

The Bond actor of his childhood was Roger Moore, but he’s familiar with all the Bond movies due to the films being played repeatedly on Bank Holidays for many decades.

He’s less likely to have children, with only 48% having children compared with average 54% married men who have children.

recent popular research into Rolex watch ownership in the UK, we were inspired to analyse our watch data again. This time we have been looking at who owns Omega watches in an attempt to find out whether they live the high-flying but dangerous lifestyle aspired to by fans of the most famous British Omega watch wearer, James Bond.

We will buy almost any pre-owned or vintage Omega watch model. Over the years we have bought and sold hundreds of Omega watches including Seamasters, Speedmasters, Constellations and Aqua Terras. We provide expert valuations that are both prompt and fair. You can take advantage of our free courier service to ensure the watch you intend to sell if delivered to us in the same condition it left you. Feel free to browse our current collection by clicking Watches For Sale above to see what we usually stock.

Crazy Ways the Colors Red and Blue Control Your Life

Give You an Unfair Advantage

We previously mentioned how hockey players who switched to black jerseys suddenly took a turn for the aggressive, because on a subconscious level black signifies sin and death and the worst jellybean. Not only does black spur aggression from the players, but it cues the referees to hand out more penalties because, hey, they must be the bad guys if they’re wearing black. But if you want to get on the ref’s good side, apparently red is your color.

During the 2004 Olympics, judges were found to award more points to people in red, especially in hand-to-hand sports like boxing, taekwondo, Greco-Roman wrestling and the synchronized bitch slap. A separate study had taekwondo refs watch matches between blue and red competitors, then watch the exact same matches with the colors digitally reversed. Athletes were 13 percent more likely to get points when they wore red.

And if you think that red is only a “power” color because we’ve been raised to associate it with warning signs and fire trucks, then why do monkeys also react to it? In one experiment, researchers wore red, blue or green before presenting rhesus macaques with dinner. The monkeys didn’t have a problem with blue or green, but they treated the red shirts like they were the monkey Grim Reaper presenting death on a plate. Yes, even our poop-flinging cousins think red equals danger. And danger equals power.

This manifests itself in humans in so many ways that you can probably find an example in the room you’re in. Like lipstick. A study in France showed that women who wear bright red lipstick get a tip boost from men, which is a big deal because France already includes a 12 percent gratuity charge on receipts (lady patrons weren’t nearly as impressed by their red-lipped waitresses).

The researchers noted that the rise in tips by male customers could be due to red being “associated with an indication of estrogen levels, sexual arousal and health” (hint: all of this comes back to the fact that red is the color of blood), so when a lady wears red, it tricks a man into thinking that she’s ready to mate. At which point he will happily give her whatever she wants.

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The 10 Golden Rules of Classic Dressing for Men

After the decline of the formal business suit in the 1990s when Levi’s promoted their khaki Docker trousers, we now see a trend of dressing up again. This trend is led by E-Bay, which introduced a dress-up Friday. A formal suit not only marks a special occasion, but there is also that feel-good factor as well when you know that you are dressed in style.

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There are some excellent books which give detailed guidance on formal dressing, such as ‘Gentleman – A Timeless Fashion’ or ‘A Well-Dressed Gentleman’s Pocket Guide’. For those who want it in a nutshell here is the essential list of the 10 Golden Rules of Classic Dressing for Men:

1. Do wear black leather shoes. Brown shoes are fine for warm weather or in the country. Do not wear brown shoes to formal invitations after 6 pm (no browns after six). Avoid gray/grey shoes, sandals or gym shoes.

2. The more formal the occasion the darker the socks. Socks should be a touch darker than the trousers. Reserve white socks for sports.

3. Do not show exposed calves. Socks should cover your legs, as showing hairy legs is not sexy.

4. Wear either a belt or suspenders (braces) – nobody in the world needs both!

5. Avoid tie and handkerchief in the same colour – it just looks boring.

6. Do not wear a shirt with short sleeves together with a tie. Keep it either formal or informal.

7. Avoid jacket sleeves that are too long. Ideally, at least half an inch (1 cm) of the shirt cuffs should show.

8. Do not wear a loosened tie with an undone collar – unless you really want to be informal.

9. Avoid wearing clips with your tie with formal dress – some people think clips should not be worn at all.

10. Do wear an undershirt (vest) underneath your shirt, otherwise leave your jacket on.

Men Are Not Allowed To Wear This Kind

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1. A Short-Sleeved Button-Down Shirt. For my money, there is absolutely no worse a sin a man can commit against those who must behold them — and humanity in general — than wearing a droopy, oversize, short-sleeve button-down shirt. Sure, we may have seen the errant salt-and-pepper Italian man who wears a well-cut one with some linen pants and suspenders, but YOU ARE NOT HIM, AVERAGE MAN. You are the one wearing the used-to-be-white-but-is-now-vaguely-eggshell abomination to do your programming at work because god forbid you do anything more than the minimum dress code requirement. Yes, technically, there are buttons on this shirt. No, that does not make that shirt anything close to business casual. It is the shirt of a man who has given up on life, who has few things left to live for, save a lukewarm Hot Pocket and a rerun of Two And A Half Men. Wearing this shirt will actually prevent you from succeeding in life, from prospering, and from fulfilling your dreams. Avoid at all costs.

2. Running Shoes In Any Context Other Than Running. If you are the kind of man who, on his way out for a night on the town or an afternoon with friends, decides to finish his otherwise respectable outfit of decent jeans and a well-cut shirt with a pair of scuffed New Balances, ugh. That’s all you deserve, a resounding “ugh.” It’s the exquisite disappointment of scanning a good-looking guy who seems to have his sartorial act together for the most part — who at least decides to present himself to society with a modicum of effort — and stopping just below the ankles to realize the outfit was all for naught. He finished things off with the footwear equivalent of room-temperature McDonald’s french fries. Were you not aware that a well-made pair of loafers are just as comfortable, and require the same amount of lace-tying, if not slightly less? Well, now you are. Now there is absolutely no excuse to ever appear amongst fellow humans wearing such unfortunate shoes.

3. Deep V-Neck T Shirt. I know that this may be controversial, as there are some who are ardent fans of a man in one of these, but I stand by my assertion that they are horrendous. First of all, a man who is so insistent upon showing off his chest hair and pecs is far too vain to consider — it’s all of the trappings of cleavage with absolutely none of the bouncy, voluptuous benefits. It’s also so awkward in social situations — do you address how much of your friend’s upper body you can now see? Does he want people to notice? Is this a strange, hairy attempt at getting female attention? Does he know this is not how you get it? So many questions, so little shirt. There are just far too many things wrong with this item to ever excuse it. Oh, and if you’ve ever worn a V-Neck T Shirt with a scarf, you are too much of a douchebag to live on this planet anymore.

4. Cargo Pants/ Shorts. Unless you are currently a member of a branch of a military, in which you are required both by your superior and necessity to wear a pair of these, you must never put them on. Just because your gender wasn’t given the awesome privilege of carrying around a purse (Which is so much more amazing than it looks — do you realize the amount of stuff you can put in there?! And no one’s allowed to touch it!), it doesn’t mean you can just sidestep the rule and carry around your entire life in a bunch of awkwardly-placed, overfull sacs on your legs. It just looks so incredibly uncomfortable, a pair of leg tubes being weighed down by these plush pockets filled with — what are they filled with? Spare change? Extra wallets? Condoms? (Just kidding, no one in cargo shorts has sex.) In any case, it’s just incredibly unflattering. And this goes quadruple if they are made out of that swish-swish windbreaker material.

Sell Omega London

Where Can I Sell Omega Watches In The UK Near Me Or Online?

There are many ways that you can sell your pre-owned Omega watch, but some are better than others. Jewellery shop near you will in most cases offer you very low prices for your Omega watch., because of high overheads and lack of knowledge. Online you are likely to get better prices, but you must check the website you choose. You could also try to sell your Omega watch privately via auction websites like eBay or Etsy but to sell a watch online could be frustrating and time-consuming, and in most cases, taking into account the fees and postage charges the difference in price is minimal.

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The Luxury Hut London has a dedicated team of specialist watch buyers who specialise in Omega pre-owned watches so you can get the best possible price for your Omega watch.

  Why Sell To The Luxury Hut’

You will receive a quote within 20 minutes and get paid immediately the watch is delivered to us. All you’ve got to do is visit our office at Hatton Garden or use our free pre-paid postage envelope to send us the watch. The Luxury Hut London is very transparent and offers the best price for your Omega watch. Among the things we consider when estimating the price is its originality and receipts presented. You can check out the price guide on how we determine the value of a given watch.

We buy the pre-owned Omega watch directly from you. We don’t arrange sales that end up being a disappointment.

If you are looking for the best place to sell your Omega or want to find the value of your Pre-Owned Omega watch, turn to the experts at The Luxury Hut for a hassle-free no obligation quote.

Unlike other watch buyers, here at The Luxury Hut, we can buy your pre-owned Omega watch for cash within one hour, we are Omega market specialists, which makes our buyers more in tune with the ever-changing market.

And with over 40 years combined experience in the jewellery trade, you can rest assured that you will get the best price for your pre-owned Omega.



In recent years we have seen the debut and subsequent conquest of the smart phone over many devices which had once been held in high esteem by men of adventure, business, and leisure alike. The wristwatch has seen some of the worst of it. Even in the world of everyday carry, people constantly seem to wonder why they should bother wearing such a purpose-specific item when they nearly always carry around something which can fulfill all the same functions and more. We understand that sentiment. Although we are always interested in finding ways to streamline our EDC, we still believe that a wristwatch is an indispensable addition to your daily arsenal. And here’s why.


Watches are convenient. Whichever side of the fence you presently stand on regarding them – enthusiast or opponent – you cannot argue the ease with which you can tell the time on a wristwatch versus that of a cell phone. Rather than digging your phone out of your pocket conspicuously – and often rudely – just steal a quick glance at your wrist and you can garner the same information. They can go with you places that your phone may not be able to, such as the gym, on a hike, to the beach, or in a long afternoon meeting and the batteries last for much longer than a cell phone charge. And you’re less likely to drop and break one, as they typically attach securely to your wrist.


So much of our daily lives are enveloped by a need to tell time in one way or another. Whether you need to just keep track of the hours as they tick by or if you require the ability to count up or down, you can do that – and more – with a good everyday carry wristwatch. That kind of preparation gives you an advantage over people who don’t wear one. A solid watch is more than just a neat accessory, it’s a temporal multitool that can keep you on track – whether you’re running to work or running to beat your personal lap record. And it seems pretty cool to be wearing a monument to human achievement which predates computers by literally hundreds of years.


Watches are functional pieces of artwork and are not something to be written off as strictly frivolous or kitschy. Their design and construction are things to be respected and they take a significant amount of skill, dedication, and attention to detail in order to be built. In regards to utility, the craftsmanship surrounding the creation of a watch may not seem like something of great import, but it is, as watches are simply clunky bracelets without it. Every watch represents centuries of history in regards to both the makers individually and humankind in general and should serve to inspire and remind you of how far we have come as a species. Perhaps it comes across as somewhat sentimental, but we find great value in heritage and progress.

Wearing a Suit Makes People Think Different

A  new study looks specifically at how formal attire changes people’s thought processes. “Putting on formal clothes makes us feel powerful, and that changes the basic way we see the world,” says Abraham Rutchick, an author of the study and a professor of psychology at California State University, Northridge. Rutchick and his co-authors found that wearing clothing that’s more formal than usual makes people think more broadly and holistically, rather than narrowly and about fine-grained details. In psychological parlance, wearing a suit encourages people to use abstract processing more readily than concrete processing.

Research on the effects of clothing on cognition remains in its early stages. Another similar study showed that when subjects wore a white coat that they believed belonged to a doctor, they became more attentive, an effect that didn’t hold when they believed the garment was a painter’s. But clothing’s psychological effects have been specified for only a couple of the ways the brain makes sense of stimuli.

That said, at work, when some have to wear suits, there are some specific implications when attire flicks on abstract processing. “If you get a stinging piece of critical feedback at work, if you think about it with a concrete processing style, it’s more likely to negatively impact your self-esteem,” says Michael Slepian, another one of the paper’s authors and a professor of management at Columbia Business School. Slepian added that thinking about money with an abstract processing style might lead one to skip impulsive purchases in favor of smarter, long-term savings behaviors.

As casual attire becomes the norm in a growing number of workplaces, it would seem that the symbolic power of the suit will erode in coming years. Slepian thinks the opposite. “You could even predict the effect could get stronger if formal clothing is only reserved for the most formal of situations,” he says. “It takes a long time for symbols and our agreed interpretations of those symbols to change, and I wouldn’t expect the suit as a symbol of power to be leaving us anytime soon.” Meanwhile, no formal research exists—just anecdotal observations—on how the world appears different when wearing a black turtleneck and jeans.