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Though I will say, if you aren't using it when you have traveled somewhere but only to manage/work with people who are somewhere else, having the travel time in a subdial as opposed to the main dial is the preferred layout.

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As far as in general, for the brands, definitely. And for those models specifically, certainly on the case. I don't think anyone would argue those points. But, even though the complication in the Nomos is simpler on those two models, I find it superior. Switching timezones doesn't cause the hour hand to jump/wobble/wiggle/whatever on the Nomos as it does on the JLC. Switching timezones is also much more tactile and enjoyable for me on the Nomos vs the JLC. I find the movement finishing on the Nomos more pleasing; JLC would be better served putting a solid caseback on a lot of it's models as their finish is rather industrial (for lack of a better term). And legibility is definitely better on the Nomos; JLC put the travel time in the wrong place, IMO, and the dial is a bit cluttered. Having them both on the wrist, I thought the Nomos (as a total package) just blew it away, but a lot of that came down to personal preferences and what I was looking for in a GMT/Travel Time watch. The silvered dial (not the blue pictured, I have not handled the blue dial) on the Nomos is really, really great and I'm not sure that comes through in pictures. Though if you just hold both of them, the case and the strap will tell the story of JLC being on a different level for sure. I think when you put them on your wrist, use them (for me, the true key), and maybe give a peak at the back side is where the Weltzeit really closes the gap.
well, that's certainly high praise. considering that in my book it's pretty hard to top JLC's overall finishing. when i look at typical pics on the web, it certainly looks like the JLC is a step above, to my eyes at least (JLC pic from thetukker's post, Weltzeit from hodinkee):






i certainly have to allow for my bias of owning, wearing and handling the World Geo whenever i want to, versus not having experience with Nomos, but i'm certainly willing to give the Nomos a chance - like i said, it's on my short list, and i do want to get a blue faced watch at some point. if the Weltzeit "blows the JLC away" at half the price then it's absolutely worth owning.
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That's a very personal blown away though, and it's built on what I was looking for from a travel time watch. If it was purely a luxury purchase I think the JLC would take it because of the differing criteria. And, as I mentioned, JLC case finishing is clearly on a different level. Movement finishing I give to the Nomos. I'm also still not sure I care for the blue dial (I definitely don't like the home time indicator), I need to see it in person.

 

EDIT: I see I was not clear in my initial response. As a brand as a whole, and for case finishing, the JLC is certainly a step above/on a different level.

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CMT, amazing story. Wow.

Aleksandr, I like the RN blue dial the most and really dont like the TT a few pages back.

Journeyman, rhodium will eventually wear off of whatever it has been plated on top of, but it will take a good while on a watch. With jewelry that gets daily wear its pretty quick though.
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That's a very personal blown away though, and it's built on what I was looking for from a travel time watch. If it was purely a luxury purchase I think the JLC would take it because of the differing criteria. And, as I mentioned, JLC case finishing is clearly on a different level. Movement finishing I give to the Nomos. I'm also still not sure I care for the blue dial (I definitely don't like the home time indicator), I need to see it in person.

EDIT: I see I was not clear in my initial response. As a brand as a whole, and for case finishing, the JLC is certainly a step above/on a different level.
thanks for the clarification...i (mis) interpreted your statement as saying that they were on par...which was a strong statement biggrin.gif ...but nevertheless i'll still check out the blue Weitzeit (not interested in the white dial as my WG is already white)
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aleksandr - congrats on the new acquisition...a couple of colleagues of mine are based in Manila and they booked a flight to SG to grab some watches that they had their eye on. i guess it's truly a feeding frenzy over there in anticipation of fx-driven price increases??

stitchy - what's this i hear about you making some kind of grail kop? sly.gif
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One advantage to the blue Weltzeit is it has the new Nomos swing system which functionally isn't any different but is "better" in that it's more fully in house since the pallet, escape wheel, main spring, etc. are made by Nomos. Eventually all Nomos' will have these parts, but for now just a few watches have it including the Weltzeit.

I looked at the Weltzeit and like the moving disc, but in the end decided I preferred the treatment in the Tangomat GMT which was less in your face about it. Like HRoi, I bought this more for working with multiple timezones than I do for travel, so the way I use it is by setting the "home" zone to GMT and the local time to my home. GMT works for me since most of the ex-US people I work with are in western europe and I add an hour. I guess I could make it CET but whatever, I like having GTM as the base.
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Yeah that's my fault. I think when you add it all up, the Weltzeit and Master Geo are pretty close (which was my poorly relayed point), and personal preferences can swing you one way or the other. I don't think the price difference is a good representation of the (lack of) difference (in the total package) between those two models. Certainly worth a look. I own other Nomos and the Weltzeit is a step above from their other models, and I think the Zurich line is in general for them. This summed up what both models were for me better.

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Aleksandr.......any reason for excluding the fluted bezeled models while deliberating your purchase? I've always felt that smooth bezeled datejust a look incomplete.

Thoughts?
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aleksandr - congrats on the new acquisition...a couple of colleagues of mine are based in Manila and they booked a flight to SG to grab some watches that they had their eye on. i guess it's truly a feeding frenzy over there in anticipation of fx-driven price increases??

Im my haste to catch up on this thread it looks like I missed the actual kop. I thought we were still in option phase. What did you get, @aleksandr ?
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stitchy - what's this i hear about you making some kind of grail kop? sly.gif

Who me?


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I can't take the 114060 off. It's the perfect watch, IMO. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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I can't take the 114060 off. It's the perfect watch, IMO. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
That's how I feel about my 114270. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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