As a loyal Rolex wearer for many years, since the 60's. I'm finding it a bit difficult to forsake all that Rolex provides. I'm looking at a Speedmaster, with broad arrow hands and a plain white dial on a SS bracelet. It is a chronograph and I guess a chronometer. I was wondering about Omega service here in the states. Is it as restrictive as Rolex. Also, quality of the watch itself. Accuracy is a must, hard knocks on occasion. Does it give the wearer, "wrist presence?" Not concerned with that, but just read something about a Patek providing that. Where I live, people are unfamiliar the brand of PP, or Piaget or VC. How often is service recommended? What are the normal charges? I just realized that some readers might get confused by my " forsaking that all Rolex provides". This Omega would be an addition to and not a replacement. No I have no intention of throwing my three Rolex out the window, nor a 1960's 18k YG hand wind Piaget, A nywith a perfectly plain black onyx dial. Nor my 1980's Breitling 24 hour Cosmonaut. The Omega would be in good company, along with my 1929 14k YG Hamilton wristwatch or my 1931 Hamiliton in 18 K WG plate. They only made less than 1000, so think how many are still around and running. Anyway if some one can provide some insight it would be appreciated.