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I have a question (design of everything else aside), how is the spacing on the NonServiam JLC above, any different than Mont Blanc below?  I assume people will praise the JLC and hate this Mont Blanc but given the same dial, I couldn't tell the difference.  Just for conversation, I am not a fan of either as I can't stand the ~4:30 date window.

Now this may be the one Mont Blanc that gets its spacing right but a lot of the time it is all wrong.  



That's the one my friend bought, only with that woven carbon fiber strap.

I respect everyone's opinions, but it's important to note that one watch lover will get extremely picky and opinionated about details that won't even factor into another's thinking process. So any time one asks a group of them for an opinion, it needs to be with a grain of salt.

Talk about rabbit holes. A decade ago I thought Seiko Kinetic watches were cool because they didn't need a battery. And now look at me. I hesitate to buy any watch model that doesn't represent some important horological advancement.

On the one hand, to feel confident spending a small fortune on an anachronistic device with redundant functions, you need to learn a lot about what it all represents (unless you're only concerned with the status aspect). With so many nice watches available and at such high prices, one needs to be able to narrow the options by developing strong preferences, superfluous though they may be. On the other hand, the more you learn about horology, the harder it is to justify a watch just because it had a pleasing look and is reliable and accurate.
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My head tells me that I should like Nomos, but for whatever reason my heart has always felt otherwise.

By all accounts they do things quote-unquote the right way, and offer some of the best value for $$$ in the whole wide world of watches.

On that piece specifically-- I normally like a touch of red on the dial or hands, but this one comes across a bit ...jarring (?) to me somehow.

YMMV.

I will say this: they do a good job of making a Nomos recognizable as a Nomos. And that's absolutely a compliment.
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My head tells me that I should like Nomos, but for whatever reason my heart has always felt otherwise.

Couldn't agree more. Appreciate great engineering, great value for money, now in-house movements, fairly clean designs--but they don't pull at my emotions at all, and that's ultimately what makes me love a watch long-term. Teutonic emotionality being oxymoronic we'll shelve for later?
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Speaking of a touch of red, here's a gratuitous Daytona shot, from back around the holidays:





And also a gratuitous one for ya boy mimo... mildy NSFW, and apropos of nothing but (fake) red ... hair ...

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Jeepers - do you mind if I pass?

Loving the Daytona though.
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The big problem with Nomos for me is that they just look like something you could pick up for $500 - there's no 'oomph' to them. Just my two cents.
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Has anyone ever used Auctionata? I'm very wary of their lack of super hi-res photos, although I suppose one could ask in advance...current auction going on now for Rolex/Patek and 7:30 for some other watches.
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Having previously posted about watches being passed down in families, here's one that has come down to me (probably because I was the only one in the family who wanted it).........


The engraving reads "Father & Mother to William G. Sargent on his 21st Birthday Jan 8th 1881 Vallejo CA".


It still works perfectly although (as some might notice) at some time in the past the original movement was replaced.


It's lever set.


The wear on the 18K case from being in someone's pocket (including mine) for over 100 years.

Those who follow watch auctions might have noticed that 18K watches like this often sell for far less (sometimes even less than the melt value of the case) than modern stainless steel Rolex watches.

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Lunching at my club again today (apologies again for the crappy cell phone shot):

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Lunching at my club again today (apologies again for the crappy cell phone shot):


SubC + burgers = awesome.


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Edited by BostonHedonist - 4/23/15 at 1:18am
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The white dial is classic but some might also see that as somewhat bland. Moonphase pops out more on the black and it might be considered even sportier.

In fact, have been thinking about the black, so that would be my choice.
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It doesn't smell at every studio... That might be one of those growing pains you find when hot yoga is relatively new to an area; it requires high-power climate control system and a vigilant cleaning staff = not a casual investment for a proprietor. The only thing I smell in that hot room full of trophy wives where I go (::checks over his shoulder::) is a faint whisper of almond.

 

 

 

Not following...what does a faint whisper of almond imply?

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Original MUT Moon. The black dial on that watch does nothing for me personally.

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Why not this???

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