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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

lol. The guy special ordered the dial so it wouldn't say tourbillon. Now he is trying to sell a watch with a tourbullon on the back and no marking on the front. I imagine the limited number of buyers who truly want a stealth tourbullon would order one made of invisible metal. This one will be a tough sell.

You'd be surprised. It's super tasteful actually.
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If I'm dropping $100k on a watch, I want it to come with a t-shirt that says "TOURBILLON" on the chest with an arrow running down the shirt and pointing to my wrist.
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Foo: Maybe. While I don't disagree, Patek's are marked on the front.
I think watches should say nothing on the front other than the brand name. Maybe chronometer, since there is no way you could know that otherwise, though I would be fine if it were only stamped on the movement. And water resistance. I am on the fence about automatic. I could see why it also is useful.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

I have tried it on - it works well for me. I love a lot about the Nomos brand.

There are some watch manufacturers that I respect, but Nomos is the only one among them that seems genuinely likeable on top of that. They offer a lot of watch for the money, they're putting some of the big guys to shame as far as design and manufacturing chops go, and they consistently show that they're into the craft of watchmaking.

One especially nice thing about Nomos is their non-restrictive parts policy, which means that they're not trying to enforce a monopoly on servicing. There isn't a maker I'd recommend more highly if you like the designs.
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Foo: Maybe. While I don't disagree, Patek's are marked on the front.
I think watches should say nothing on the front other than the brand name. Maybe chronometer, since there is no way you could know that otherwise, though I would be fine if it were only stamped on the movement. And water resistance. I am on the fence about automatic. I could see why it also is useful.

I actually wish even the brand name wasn't there. Some technical indication is okay--but as spare as possible.
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

There are some watch manufacturers that I respect, but Nomos is the only one among them that seems genuinely likeable on top of that. They offer a lot of watch for the money, they're putting some of the big guys to shame as far as design and manufacturing chops go, and they consistently show that they're into the craft of watchmaking.

One especially nice thing about Nomos is their non-restrictive parts policy, which means that they're not trying to enforce a monopoly on servicing. There isn't a maker I'd recommend more highly if you like the designs.

Nomos is an awesome bang for the buck, but the styling does nothing for me. Too contemporary.
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If I'm dropping $100k on a watch, I want it to come with a t-shirt that says "TOURBILLON" on the chest with an arrow running down the shirt and pointing to my wrist.


Lume on the arrow required.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Nomos is an awesome bang for the buck, but the styling does nothing for me.


I didn't want to say anything because it is a WIS darling but I am not a fan of the Nomos case and the long lugs just kills it for me.

I take nothing away for what they offer for the price but it's just not for me.
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I didn't want to say anything because it is a WIS darling but I am not a fan of the Nomos case and the long lugs just kills it for me.

I take nothing away for what they offer for the price but it's just not for me.


Not sure why you wouldn't want to say anything. The design certainly isn't for everyone, and some models do nothing for me. But in general I'm a fan of the brand but totally understand why some people won't like them (kind of a hate it or love it type of designs in my mind). I wasn't really a fan until having them on my wrist, after that I became a bit of a fanboy of the models that work for me. There are plenty of watches that are darlings of this thread that I find visually unappealing, personal tastes and what not.

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Lume on the arrow required.

OK now I want this t-shirt.
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FYI, be careful who you work with at the IWC boutique in New York. Evidently, some of staff don't actually know anything about watches. I've lost almost three weeks of time waiting for my salesperson to figure out how to service my watch. She doesn't know what a balance is.
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Not sure why you wouldn't want to say anything.


Just didn't want to rustle jimmies.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Really? In my opinion, though it is very common practice, showing the tourbillion through the dial is rather gauche. Patek does it the right way. I don't know if they still hold to the same principle, but up until a few years ago they had never in their history displayed a tourbillion on the dial side of a watch.

I believe I once read that the decision by Patek to never reveal the tourbillon in the front was a technical one. I think it had something to do with not exposing it to sunlight or something. I dont recall exactly, but I read it in an issue of Watch Time so time ago.

In any case, I am a tourbillon whore, and I have handled a number of them in person. Watching those marvels twirl and spin is maybe the most delightful horological experience one can have imo. I would never buy a tourb that was not visible to my eye at all times. I know we all say, yeah but you can see it on the back, but lets be real, we rarely take our watches off during the day just to gaze at the back. Its much nicer imo to have the tourb in front where you can see it, and gaze at its brilliance at any time.

Also, I love words on a dial. Not too many, but things like the brand name, the brand logo, chronometer, auotomatique, and the such, are always enjoyable to me, especially when the typeface is pretty.
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With some of the discussions in the past and the bluntness of them, I wouldn't worry too much about rustled jimmies. Most don't take it personally. I like to hear the opposing view from my own, it helps me to reevaluate what I think I really love; provides some purchase confidence.

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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I actually wish even the brand name wasn't there. Some technical indication is okay--but as spare as possible.
The ideal would be just the logo/symbol - Rolex crown, omega, maltese cross, etc. Most of them are kind of neat looking and make for a nice decoration. I would be ok with the brand name itself being absent. Brand names that are in a special, permanent typeface are also ok. Like Piaget, Nomos, etc.
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