Best Entry Level In-House Movement Watches: Rolex, Omega Or Grand Seiko?

For those looking to purchase their first mechanical movement watch, there are many different brands that you can choose from as an entry in-house movement watch. The most popular brands for an entry level watches include Rolex, Omega and Grand Seiko. All three of the brands are exceptional brands with great watches at all price points.

The three that we’re going to compare for these brands range from $3,800 to $5,400 respectively for an entry-level watch. You can always find lower price point mechanical movement watches than these three. But there’s a big draw to in-house movement watches compared to others.

Below we compare these three great brand’s entry-level watches. Rolex is the most known luxury watch around the world. Omega’s high quality technology and value and then there’s Grand Seiko’s attention to final details.

The Grand Seiko SBGR253

Based on all three of the watches being compared, out opinion of the best value watch is this Grand Seiko. Not only is it the most affordable of all three watches, it matches punch for punch with Omega and Rolex at a much lower price point. The quality and attention to detail from Grand Seiko for the SBGR253 is on point and a great all around watch. It is by no means any less than a Rolex or Omega. But on par with the Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M and Oyster Perpetual 36mm.


The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M

When you speak about the top Swiss watch manufactures, Omega is definitely on that list. As Omega’s entry level watch is the Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M on a rubber strap with a price of $5,400. At this price point Omega offers tons of advanced technology, with a great movement and beautiful dial that will sure to take your breath away.

The ability to swap between a rubber strap and a steel bracelet allows for a mix with a sporty or classy look depending on how you want to wear the watch. For those first time mechanical watch owners, the ability to make it both professional and sporty is very appealing to many as in both situations the watch won’t look out of place.

Even though $5,500 is not a small amount of cash for a watch, you can be assured that for a top tier luxury Swiss watch this is a great entry level watch.


The Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm

When talking about a luxury Swiss watch, the first brand that comes to mind for everyone is Rolex. The big draw factor for the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm is the brands legacy and known high quality manufacture. By purchasing a Rolex, you’ll know that the watch will stand the test of time and can be passed on to the next generation.

Unlike other Rolex models that draw attention, the great thing about this 36mm Oyster Perpetual is the ability of it to fly under the radar. Also, it’s still providing the craftsmanship and desire of a high quality Swiss watch.