The largest independent, non-commercial, consumer-oriented resource on the Internet for owners, collectors and enthusiasts of fine wristwatches. Online since 1998.
Informational Websites ChronoMaddox -- the legacy of Chuck Maddox OnTheDash -- vintage Heuer website Zowie -- Omega information
Discussion Forums ChronoMaddox Forum Heuer Forum Omega Forum
Counterfeit Watchers ChronoTools Forum ChronoTrader Forum
Vintage Heuer Discussion Forum
The place for discussing 1930-1985 Heuer wristwatches, chronographs and dash-mounted timepieces. Online since May 2003.
OnTheDash Home What's New! Price Guide Chronographs Dash Mounted Collection
Nope, It's not that simple. Although TAG & Omega…
In Response To: Tag heuer Vs Omega ()

can we consider that Tag Heuer and Omega are direct competitors (reputation, prestige, quality, movement etc) because they are in the same range of price?

Nope, it's not that simple. Although TAG and Omega have in the non-near past been great competitors in many arena's, and more recently been marketing toward a very similar market segment, to say they are in direct competition is probably a little bit on the simplistic side.

Omega has over the past three or four years dropped a significant chunk of their entry level models (like the Dynamic) and have introduced a new tier of higher end movements and models in what appears to be a concerted migration of their products "upscale".

TAG-Heuer on the other hand, while they have introduced a number of models with the Calibre 36 (an El-Primero based movement), has downgraded some of the classic product line models due to LVMH (the conglomerate that owns TAG-Heuer and Zenith)'s inability to get certain movements from Swatch Group (which owns Omega), and re-introduced a couple of entry level watches in the F1 line. TAG-Heuer seems to be looking to expand their niche a little moreso than Omega is.

There is a certain degree of overlap in the market segment Omega resides in as compared to TAG-Heuer, but there are plenty of areas where there isn't direct competition.

Also, is the stainless steel used for the Tag Heuer S/el Link is the 316L as the new f1?

I'm not sure I understand your question due to it's phrasing. However, I am not conversant with the specifics of the Stainless Steel TAG-Heuer uses.

-- Chuck

Chuck Maddox

(Article index @

Non-Pasadena Pasadena Stainless 7750

Chronographs, like many things in life, only improve with age…

Messages In This Thread

Tag heuer Vs Omega
Nope, It's not that simple. Although TAG & Omega…
Current Position
Chronocentric and zOwie site design and contents (c) Copyright 1998-2005, Derek Ziglar; Copyright 2005-2008, Jeffrey M. Stein. All rights reserved. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the terms of use. CONTACT | TERMS OF USE | TRANSLATE