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The failure rate on Rolex's mixed-color ceramic bezels must be quite high for them to be as stingy about colors as they have. I'd be curious to learn more about how the color mixing happens. I bet the red turns to pink far too often. The blueberry might be easy to achieve if the color mixing is an additive process rather than a fusing of two separate pieces.   If they came out with a Coke 116710, it might make me consider trading in the 16710. But the older models are...
More Pre-Basel Excitement   Could we see a Blueberry GMT:   Or maybe a Panda Daytona (ceramic bezel)             Disclosure: This is speculation.
The phrase "lipstick on a pig" comes to mind. I still find it odd that they named the family "Globemaster" and then wrote "Constellation" on the back with the observatory logo. As if to signify passing of the torch of accuracy to their new flagship movement? Regardless, I think the case design is handsome. Modern construction with a throwback to their 1960s fluted constellation bezels. And I do remember wishing the standard model had more blue to it like the platinum...
Looks like Omega has an answer to lukewarm Globemaster sales. Thoughts?
I think it may mean first *automatic* to use the swing system. As opposed to the hand wound models? Edit: beat me to the punch! Thanks for your post @pmeis. A couple of nice looking watches. Personally, I think one could pull off the Metro in dressier settings as well, though I wouldn't wear it with a tux. It kind of rides the middle ground, with a dress-appropriate form factor and a more casual dial. And I completely agree about Nomos' extensive use of 35mm cases. I...
Very nice frills.   Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum... ~~   Unable to brush the brand off, I dove into Nomos a bit further and went and saw a few today. Oddly enough, the models I thought I'd like, didn't really call to me. However, I did rather like the Metro (sans-indicator).     In my research, I learned about Nomos' brand new movement, the "Neomatik." If I've understood correctly, it is their first 100% in-house automatic movement (though they may...
To be honest, it's been a while since I looked at Nomos. I took a look at one of the worldtimers, before the blue-dial version came out. It was very clear to me from that piece that these were watchmakers who prided function over form, to whatever degree.   But, you know, there's something about them. In a world of watches that either have a full pedigree and a price to match, or are eagerly trying to appear as something more than they are, Nomos have a really acute...
Perhaps I should rephrase. What are the primary forces behind an attraction to Nomos watches?
I really can't decide how I feel about Nomos. Been considering adding one of the 35mm Orions to my box. I like the simplicity and utility of the design. But then a voice in my head tells me they're nothing special. Can someone give me a reason to get excited about Nomos?
I think of a service as a big deal, and so I'd only send my omega in to an Omega boutique or service center. Though perhaps it's time I check my assumptions for this.   Of course, a manufacturer would have the highest expertise in tuning the mechanics of their own products ( not to mention they're less likely to get dust where it doesn't belong). But are there any specialized pieces of equipment that ONLY the manufacturer of a given watch/movement would have that apply...
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