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I was more so speaking in terms of build quality and finishing when people say "is that it" when seeing them in person after liking them in pictures. I'm not surprised there are people who aren't in to Nomos designs or how they wear on their wrist, frankly I'm surprised there are so many who do enjoy them.


Edited by DLJr - 1/27/15 at 10:36am
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I think it would be apparent in pictures, but maybe in the metal people are underwhelmed by the lack of intricate bezels, bevelling and brushed surfaces. Those are some of the things I like most about my Nomos. I would be interested to see what a Nomos with more mainstream lugs would look like. People tend to get really emotional and touchy feely when talking about watches even when trying to intellectualize it. I would think that the things that are underwhelming people are knowable from photos but unrealized until they have the watch in hand.
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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.

I was looking at the Club Auto and Dunkel at 38.5 and 41mm. Nice, nice watches. Not enough bling for me. I am OK with admitting that. biggrin.gif
post #40235 of 48312

I totally get that, and it makes sense. I guess the whole "is that it" thing can be a bit ambiguous. That conclusion makes total sense though, thanks for clarifying.

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Why aren't you keeping the Explorer? Which one is it, BTW?
A quick cheat sheet to recognising a 36 vs a 39mm Explorer:

If the (too) short hands on the 39mm don't give it away (the minute hand doesn't reach the minute markers on the 39mm), check the applied 3-6-9 numerals. On the 36mm they are painted white (no lume) on top, on the 39mm there is no paint, just the polished metal.

I also believe the 36 had a glossy dial, where the 39 is matte.

But the easiest way, is probably to look at the dial writing. On a 36 'Explorer' is on the top of the dial, on the 39 it's been moved to the lower half.

So, 'Explorer' on top = 'first' = 36mm, while 'Explorer' on bottom = 'second' = 39mm.

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(AFAIK, anyway...)
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I'll readily admit to having simple tastes satisfied.gif
A quick cheat sheet to recognising a 36 vs a 39mm Explorer:

If the (too) short hands on the 39mm don't give it away (the minute hand doesn't reach the minute markers on the 39mm), check the applied 3-6-9 numerals. On the 36mm they are painted white (no lume) on top, on the 39mm there is no paint, just the polished metal.

I also believe the 36 had a glossy dial, where the 39 is matte.

But the easiest way, is probably to look at the dial writing. On a 36 'Explorer' is on the top of the dial, on the 39 it's been moved to the lower half.

So, 'Explorer' on top = 'first' = 36mm, while 'Explorer' on bottom = 'second' = 39mm.

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The T-Rex hands usually give it away for me, but you're right...the easiest way to tell is the placement of the Explorer text.
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I think the 3-6-9 marker are actually white gold, no?
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I think the 3-6-9 marker are actually white gold, no?
Yes. All the indices are.
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I think the 3-6-9 marker are actually white gold, no?

They should be. All Rolex applied markers and hands are supposed to be gold. They are not the only manufacture to do that.

Edit - tifosi beat me to it!
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They should be. All Rolex applied markers and hands are supposed to be gold. They are not the only manufacture to do that.

Edit - tifosi beat me to it!
How do you feel about the 39mm version, Stitch?
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nvm, was answered above
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I looked pretty hard at the 39mm Explorer, but in the end I, too, was disillusioned by the really short hands. A lovely watch, otherwise, in all capacities.
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I looked pretty hard at the 39mm Explorer, but in the end I, too, was disillusioned by the really short hands. A lovely watch, otherwise, in all capacities.
I agree entirely. Even though I prefer the 36mm based on size alone, the hands also killed the 39mm for me.
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How do you feel about the 39mm version, Stitch?

In 3 words. I love it.
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