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I personally do not see an advantage for a particular watch when the mentioned can be said like "the company X doesn't bring out new types all the time" or "the company X manufactures all their movements themselves".
On the other hand I also do not compare "Rolex vs. Omega". I would personally compare a particular type to a comparable type of another brand.
So I would personally favor:
a full gold automatic ladies constellation over a ladies Rolex (the ladies constellation with gold and the perlmut dail is just beautiful)
a Seamaster over a Submariner
a Speedmaster Chronograph over a Daytona (The Daytona is by far the most uggly watch that Rolex offers, just my personal taste and that's something you cannot argue about).
The point why I will in the future get a Rolex is just that I like to have a certain range of watches, and there are simply not that many sport watches that qualify, the Seamaster would be my favorite, the Sea-Dweller by now my second. I first thought about a Breitling, but some nasty posts are drowning that idea. Rolex is and always will be the classic. That doesn't make it the better watch. In the end my Seamaster is also COSC. How you reach it, with your own movemnet, with a good and refined OEM, who cares?. Rolex could have become the classic also with an OEM caliber. It is just a fact that the new calibers are not that long around yet to become a classic and since watches have dramatically proliferated the chances are even thinner that another watch ever will get the chance to become the Submariner follow up. The Seamaster however has a good chance (Omega just doesn't see the one or the two things needed) via the innovative design and the very attractive price range.
I do not see any disadvantes in my Seamaster.