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Also all of this Nomos talk has me feeling similar to trying on a Speedy.  I love the look but Nomos watches did nothing for me seeing them in the flesh last week.  After the beautiful online pictures of various Nomos, when I saw one in a watch store in Paris, I thought....is that all?  This being TWAT, I appreciate Nomos and the path they are taking, but couldn't see myself owning any of their current lineup.

I feel the same about Nomos. The quality is there, and I respect what they do and have to offer. Yet when I put them on they just don't do anything for me, so I can't see myself pulling the trigger on one.
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Man I love the older cases/lugs. So perfect.

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Sorry, I wasn't trying to make you defend your opinions, I was just curious. Thanks for the description of the blue dial, I'm still dieing to see it in person as I think it's something they'll start putting on other watches. Hope you enjoyed the trip, and had plenty of time to ogle the ALS movements; so perfect.

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I'm not particularly attracted to chronos...

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If you like Nomos movements but don't like the aesthetics of the cases then consider the Wempe Glashutte range - I particularly like the Chronometerwerke.

 

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Personally, I find the black croc too dressy for a tool watch; and the brown strap just doesn't go with the all-black dial. Just my opinion. I'd prefer something sportier - nato, perforated leather, etc.

I picked my Speedy's Horween strap from the folks at Worn & Wound. They use soft, plump leather that is both casual and luxurious.

 

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Well I don't use any complications on a watch I own (no minute repeater!) so perhaps I am not sufficiently 'into' this hobby. I do mental calisthenics to convert time zones in my head (Sydney +3, London -8, New York -12), I kinda know the month/date/day of the week at the back of my head, I could care less about the current phase of the moon, etc etc. I guess for me its all about the aesthetics. And aesthetically speaking a chrono doesn't quite add anything to the watch other than to somewhat clutter the dial. I find complications such as annual/perpetual calendar more aesthetically interesting. I particularly like the JLC Master Geographic posted a few pages back.

Actually, come to think of it there is a complication I do find useful. Power reserve on a manual watch so I know how much winding is necessary. That one I use all the time. Other than that..

 

I find all sorts of uses for my chrono: timing tea, minding parking meters, tracking quarter hours on the phone with my attorney. Time is money, you know.

 

 

 

Today's temptation on eBay:

 

I'm definitely finding myself more drawn to the cleaner layouts of dualtime models over the world timers.

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Kaplan, yes to both Speedys no to that Rad.

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Why aren't you keeping the Explorer? Which one is it, BTW?
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And do you do finance plans?
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Why aren't you keeping the Explorer? Which one is it, BTW?

Mostly because my boss wont give it to me for free. Its the Explorer 39mm 214270, random "serial" number, AD stamped date of purchase 12/26/14.
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And do you do finance plans?

lawlz we do not.
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Re: Nomos.

I like the brand and what they seemingly stand for. I like their gumption. I like many of their designs and detail choices. But in the metal the watches were very underwhelming (someone up top said he got an "is that it?" vibe when holding them, and I feel the same). Nothing against Nomos or those who wear them, but I am now certain they are not my cup of tea.
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I get the, "I don't like it" or "not for me" with Nomos, I'm kind of shocked at the "is that it" when handling them. But to each their own.

 

Edit: Though Moo, I think you were considering the Ahoi and ended up with a Sub, in that regard I suppose I get the "is that it" because from a tool watch stand point there isn't a comparison.

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Have never handled a Nomos. Would like to very much.
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Take a quick trip up 95 :cheers:

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I like that Nomos isn't trying to be all things to all people. That said, I would love to see them add a chrono at some point and ironically I would also like to see them make some watches without sub seconds. After 2 weeks with my Tangomat, I'm still mesmerized every time I watch and hear the rotor do it's thing and, although that doesn't seem to be an important criteria for many, I'm thrilled that its timekeeping is impeccable.
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