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post #40246 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

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

I didn't realize you were looking at the Club model which is more or less a diffusion line for Nomos - designed to get people into the brand at a more attractive pricepoint. I'm simultaneously impressed they can sell a Club for $1550 and amazed anyone pays $3500 for the dunkel given the pricing of the other Nomos lines. I haven't tried any Clubs on so my opinions are based on pictures. I would be a lot more interested in the base Club if it had the option of a sapphire caseback as I guess I could see wearing it as a knockaround watch but that's probably just the hoarder in me speaking. I should probably stay put with just my Tangomat GMT until Nomos releases a chrono.
post #40247 of 48312
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

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.
They'll fix the hands eventually, no? It isn't like sundial placement that can't really be adjusted for the larger case.
post #40248 of 48312
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

They'll fix the hands eventually, no? It isn't like sundial placement that can't really be adjusted for the larger case.
I highly doubt they will fix the hands. They must not see anything wrong with them.
post #40249 of 48312

More Nomos for me then!  Definitely not for everyone, but this is the watch I would sell last.

 

Coincedentally, I when I bought my Grand Seiko GMT last month I was comparing it directly to a JLC Master Hometime.  While the aesthetics were appealing to me, that particular watch didn't do a whole lot for me in the metal.  It was of course finished well, but it didn't seem to offer much, other than more traditional lugs over my Ahoi.  Of course the GS made both look a bit lame in terms of finishing. :)

post #40250 of 48312
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I highly doubt they will fix the hands. They must not see anything wrong with them.

The stumpy hands give me hope that Rolex will one day return the Explorer to its proper 36 mm size, as Nostradamus foretold. The dial can stay matte, though. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by pmeis View Post

More Nomos for me then!  Definitely not for everyone, but this is the watch I would sell last.

Coincedentally, I when I bought my Grand Seiko GMT last month I was comparing it directly to a JLC Master Hometime.  While the aesthetics were appealing to me, that particular watch didn't do a whole lot for me in the metal.  It was of course finished well, but it didn't seem to offer much, other than more traditional lugs over my Ahoi.  Of course the GS made both look a bit lame in terms of finishing. smile.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I recently got to play with a friend's Grand Seiko — all the forum autists seem to love them so much — and though the much-commented-upon finishing is excellent, I really didn't see anything special or magical about it. The fit on the end links was nothing to write home about either.

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It's a good watch, I just really don't believe the internet hype with them.
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

I recently got to play with a friend's Grand Seiko — all the forum autists seem to love them so much — and though the much-commented-upon finishing is excellent, I really didn't see anything special or magical about it. The fit on the end links was nothing to write home about either.

dontknow.gif

It's a good watch, I just really don't believe the internet hype with them.

 

Well, I haven't handled a lot of them, I know mine is quite sweet though.  For watches that top out at $7k they seem to be as nice as most others in that range.  For less than $4k preowned, I don't feel there are too many things much nicer as long as one is down with the aesthetics.

post #40252 of 48312
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I highly doubt they will fix the hands. They must not see anything wrong with them.

They could keep them the same, or as on the 116520, 116523, 116528 etc( Daytonas with in house movement) it could take a few years or several complaints to change. When the 116520 etc were first released they had new wider hour markers, but retained the hands of the 16520, which went with its narrow hour markers. It always seemed sort of mismatched to me. Then about 4-4.5 years after the 116520 etc were released Rolex revised it and gave them wider hands. Hence early models are often called thin hand models and those from about 2005 on were called fat hand models. I guess there is still a chance they might revise them on the Explorer in the next few years.
post #40253 of 48312
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Originally Posted by pmeis View Post

Well, I haven't handled a lot of them, I know mine is quite sweet though.  For watches that top out at $7k they seem to be as nice as most others in that range.  For less than $4k preowned, I don't feel there are too many things much nicer as long as one is down with the aesthetics.
That sounds perfectly reasonable — no argument here. smile.gif
post #40254 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post

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.



I do like the look of the Wempe line for the most part.
post #40255 of 48312
One thing I will say about the 114060 is that is is a dirt/dust/smudge magnet. I cleaned the sapphire crystal and ceramic this morning and there were little stains and such on it by lunch. I am mostly at a desk or client meetings all day, so I have no idea how it all got there. Didn't seem to have this "problem" with my Speedy. shog[1].gif
post #40256 of 48312
^ It's weird, Moo, but some watches seem to attract smudges etc. on their crystals/bezels while others don't. I have no explanation for this, but have experienced this just as you have.
post #40257 of 48312
It's kind of bizarre. At first I thought it was something I'm doing, but I'm pretty careful with stains and such so I thought I'd try to be extra careful and the watch still gets dirty. Maybe I should put some Rain-X on the crystal...
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I don't know the answers. All I know is my Omega SMP never (or very rarely) gets a mark on it, yet other watches, which I wear just as carefully and as often, get regular smudges. No biggie, but it's something that's bewildered me for some time.
post #40259 of 48312

How about a Jaeger Master Minute Repeater on a green shell cordovan NATO for fun?

 

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One more pic on a normal strap but with a ton of fingerprints!

 

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