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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...
Hipster-grade Horween CXL strap back on. After spending too much of the winter with my GMTII, I'm re-discovering how much enjoyment I continue to get out the Speedy.   I've found that changing straps is a good way to smack down the desire for new watches that sometimes nags at me.    
 Curious what's got you so up in arms, if you don't mind my asking. Looking at that dial sure does make me smile every time.  Very nice! Love the bokeh in that shot too. I see I'm not the only one around here using a navy gator strap!
Julian Bowery 
 There's this whole notion of "perceived value" when it comes to the purchases we make, and nowhere can you see as much variance as in clothes shopping. There's form, there's function and then there's that intangible "x" factor: what's in or whats new or what's on sale today, etc. The more years I put behind me, the more I've realized the value of having set criteria for purchases before I get on the hunt. Otherwise that "third quality" can pull you in a million...
Interesting how this "fast fashion" model has shifted some designers' inclinations from predicting/creating trends to attempting to analyzing what's in right now and deliver it quickly. I think all that really got going in the 90s when grunge threw everything for a loop and brands like Forever 21 and H&M grew like wildfires.   But in the 90s, there was still so much bling. Now it's not cool to show wealth. I suspect a combination of designing for what the masses actually...
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