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Close as i can get, today @mimo Hope you're well friend?

AppleMark

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Has anyone seen the new Nomos Metro in the flesh?

If so, any opinions? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif



I think it's quite handsome in a quiet way. Sort of like the colour scheme though I'm sure some will find it a bit off putting.

Diameter at 37mm may appear a bit small(er) at first glance but because of the thin bezel it will wear larger I'm sure. Just looking for RL handling feedback/experience from anyone, if possible.

Can only think of one drawback right now - movement is obviously a little small for the case, but I can live with that.
post #30978 of 48312
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

There's that beauty again inlove.gif

Thanks mate, must remember to wind in the crown, doh!
post #30979 of 48312
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...take a new "coke" GMT as red...

 

Just noticed the typo...appropriate I suppose!

 

@Cleav I'm well, thank you, and that will do nicely!

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Close as i can get, today @mimo Hope you're well friend?

AppleMark

Beautiful and elegant combination. Always classy!

post #30981 of 48312
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Has anyone seen the new Nomos Metro in the flesh?

If so, any opinions? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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I think it's quite handsome in a quiet way. Sort of like the colour scheme though I'm sure some will find it a bit off putting.

Diameter at 37mm may appear a bit small(er) at first glance but because of the thin bezel it will wear larger I'm sure. Just looking for RL handling feedback/experience from anyone, if possible.

Can only think of one drawback right now - movement is obviously a little small for the case, but I can live with that.

I kinda like it. Is the off-centre blue/red/white dial between 12 and 1 o'clock the "Gangreserve"? What attracts you to this one relative to other NOMOS offerings? I quite fancy the Zurich blaugold or braungold myself. The chocolate dial of the braungold is very warm:



...And for the price, they have finished the movement quite well:

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Today's choice. Plexi is sexi.

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post #30983 of 48312
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

NS - That AP is just fantastic. How did you get that little AP plaque?

Thanks, stich! I bought two AP plaques when a local AD closed shop a couple of years ago. Not sure about the vintage, I'm guessing 70s. Picked up a Patek dealer sign and a small Omega Speedmaster thingy as well.

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I also have a small Rolex altar shog[1].gif

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And other trinkets ...

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Sorry about the insane sizes of these pictures. Something up with my Photobucket ...
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I kinda like it. Is the off-centre blue/red/white dial between 12 and 1 o'clock the "Gangreserve"? What attracts you to this one relative to other NOMOS offerings?

I like...

- the hands, and the way they align perfectly on the minute markers or the hour dots.
- yes that is a gangreserve, on a manual winder. Which makes perfect sense to me. The off centre-ness makes sense to me and I feel it balances out the branding opposite to it.
- the little splashes of colour on the silver dial, as opposed to a coloured dial.
- the lugs are different, a bit more rounded looking? I like them. Afaik other nomos have more angular lugs.

... So yeah, that's why I like it. Tbh I'm a little tired of wearing my chronos as my default casual watch and want something a little bit different. I've always admired nomos, but their older offerings have left me somewhat unmoved. This one might change that.
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

I like...

- the hands, and the way they align perfectly on the minute markers or the hour dots.
- yes that is a gangreserve, on a manual winder. Which makes perfect sense to me. The off centre-ness makes sense to me and I feel it balances out the branding opposite to it.
- the little splashes of colour on the silver dial, as opposed to a coloured dial.
- the lugs are different, a bit more rounded looking? I like them. Afaik other nomos have more angular lugs.

... So yeah, that's why I like it. Tbh I'm a little tired of wearing my chronos as my default casual watch and want something a little bit different. I've always admired nomos, but their older offerings have left me somewhat unmoved. This one might change that.

Got it. I was just curious, because like you, I've admired NOMOS watches from afar but never enough to buy one yet. Never mind the fact that I'm trying hard to stay on track for my next (big) watch acquisition. mwink[1].gif The Zurich Worldtime has been on my radar as have the newer blau/braun-dialed Zurich watches, but I hadn't seen the Metro until you posted a pic of it here.
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Thanks, stich! I bought two AP plaques when a local AD closed shop a couple of years ago. Not sure about the vintage, I'm guessing 70s. Picked up a Patek dealer sign and a small Omega Speedmaster thingy as well.
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I also have a small Rolex altar shog[1].gif

Klokkebilder399-1.jpg
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
And other trinkets ...

Klokkebilder415-1.jpg

Sorry about the insane sizes of these pictures. Something up with my Photobucket ...

That's a small altar? bounce2.gif
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I like the Zurich line in theory, but with the case size and the length of the lugs, the lugs hang over my wrist. It's a real bummer as I was ready to pull the trigger on a Weltzeit until I had it on my wrist.
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^^ I did wonder about that.  The dials look so lovely, but I've heard they wear pretty big.  I'm thinking the 38mm Orion might hit a sweet spot, and I love the blued hands too.  Not so keen on this new "Metro" - the layout is great, but this signature light blue detailing that's in a few of their watches is really not for me.  The Lambda is something to look at, though, but at 42mm that must be like a dinner plate.

 

NS, with this Rolex smorgasbord, the AD memorabilia and your new addition too, I can only conclude that you are one of the most deeply disturbed TWATters here.  Man, I admire that.

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^^ I did wonder about that.  The dials look so lovely, but I've heard they wear pretty big.  I'm thinking the 38mm Orion might hit a sweet spot, and I love the blued hands too.  Not so keen on this new "Metro" - the layout is great, but this signature light blue detailing that's in a few of their watches is really not for me.  The Lambda is something to look at, though, but at 42mm that must be like a dinner plate.

 I like the way the 35mm Orion fits my wrist as a dress watch. The 38 works as well for me, I just prefer that watch in the smaller case. I think the entire lineup just needs to be tried on before making your final decision. While I really like NOMOS, most of their range simply don't work for me, which is unfortunate.

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Currently on the wrist...been thinking about NOMOS recently though as a more subdued watch, would probably get a 35mm model.


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