Originally Posted by DLJr
I asked Ben about the Lambda and Lux. Movement's are probably of that caliber, or close, but the rest....eh. They aren't really consumer models, more for the die hard NOMOS fans (in Germany from what I understand). I don't think they'll ever convince anyone considering a VC or Lange to go that way.
I think for the Welzeit, given the complication and what else is out there in the market, I think the price is more than fair. Though I suppose it is pricey compared to their other models which are all sub $5K I believe. But, to be fair to them, they are installing the new swing system in to their other watches as well, and I don't think they are planning a price change at all, so there is still a lot of value even at the $6100 MSRP in the US.
Yeah absolutely. The movements are nice and the designs are original (but a little of an acquired taste for me), but somehow Nomos has done too good a job of being the go-to under 5k insider wis brand. I think they should have done a few watches around the JLC price and slowly move up (sort of what many of the Richemont brands are doing themselves). To overreach to that price range was a little tricky, but who knows, maybe they do have a hardcore market in Germany.
Agree with you totally on the Weltzeit, it's an original complication and at a good price. It used to sit at the top of Nomos's price range, which was a bit of a deterrent to many buyers from what I hear.
It's a great company nonetheless and I prefer some of their designs to their ALS or GO equivalents.