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post #361 of 4022
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I really can't decide how I feel about Nomos. Been considering adding one of the 35mm Orions to my box. I like the simplicity and utility of the design. But then a voice in my head tells me they're nothing special. Can someone give me a reason to get excited about Nomos?

If you need a reason after handling one in person, it's not a watch for you. Pretty simple really.
post #362 of 4022
Perhaps I should rephrase.

What are the primary forces behind an attraction to Nomos watches?
post #363 of 4022
Clean design, build quality, in-house manufacture, movement finishing, clear design ethos, then you get in to aesthetic preferences.
post #364 of 4022
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We will need video proof. mwink%5B1%5D.gif

what's happening tomorrow?
post #365 of 4022
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post #366 of 4022
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

I really can't decide how I feel about Nomos....voice in my head tells me they're nothing special. Can someone give me a reason to get excited about Nomos?

There is already something in your head telling you its not for you.  So why ask to be talked into getting excited about it?  I don't think I've ever bought something that I was talked into buying (be it by a friend or a sales person), that truly satisfied me, and did not result in some degree of "Buyers remorse."   Wait for something you truly love.  

post #367 of 4022

To be honest, it's been a while since I looked at Nomos. I took a look at one of the worldtimers, before the blue-dial version came out. It was very clear to me from that piece that these were watchmakers who prided function over form, to whatever degree.

 

But, you know, there's something about them. In a world of watches that either have a full pedigree and a price to match, or are eagerly trying to appear as something more than they are, Nomos have a really acute sense of personal identity. How else could they hope to occupy that difficult mid-market terrain? While that part of me is saying these are a bit "simple," another part of me is saying "well that's the point. Can YOU see any real, major design flaw?"

 

For comparison, I never "fell in love" with my Seiko Shogun, but I am very happy I purchased it. It's comfortable, decently finished, durable and fills a need in my wrist wardrobe. I actually wear it much more often than I had anticipated. I am thinking one of these Bauhaus examples from Nomos might fill a similar need. Call it the "dress beater," if such a term isn't already an oxymoron. But heck, I don't wear a suit often and they are attractive watches.

 

Just, hm, nothing special...

 

I suppose it's time to go handle a few more and see.


Edited by BostonHedonist - 2/29/16 at 1:56am
post #368 of 4022
Wearing my Fiddy today

post #369 of 4022
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It was very clear to me from that piece that these were watchmakers who prided function over form, to whatever degree.

The function is the form here, if that makes any sense. It's like trying to measure oranges in terms of apples? Good luck, whatever your decision.
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post #371 of 4022
+100 - you're going to most likely regret this purchase, sorry. Nomos is a great brand, but not every great watch is for everybody. Your money would better be served getting something YOU want.

That being said there's clearly nothing wrong with asking the pros here for more information or personal experiences about brand "X" if that's what your intention was.


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There is already something in your head telling you its not for you.  So why ask to be talked into getting excited about it?  I don't think I've ever bought something that I was talked into buying (be it by a friend or a sales person), that truly satisfied me, and did not result in some degree of "Buyers remorse."   Wait for something you truly love.  
post #372 of 4022
@no frills - LAWDY
post #373 of 4022
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Just, hm, nothing special...

This idea of special is extremely personal. And you keep repeating it. You have your answer.

 

I think the vast majority of watches shown in this thread, including mine, aren't really "special" (at least universally speaking), but they are to their owners.

post #374 of 4022
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The tricky thing is that while I like nice watches, I am frequently in business situations where the watch needs to "fly under the radar".  So in a round about way I have found the Aquanaut to check a bunch of those boxes.  

Anyhow, I still have a few more weeks to figure it out.  All in all, a good dilemma to have....

Would be interested in what your rationale is for flying under the radar. I started my career on buy-side fund management and now have a small VC operation, 99% of people that I deal with in business don't notice.
post #375 of 4022
Hodinkee has a review of the Zenith A3817 up today. I wonder (hope) if this will push up the value of my 2009 issued 1969 new vintage.

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