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What do you all think of the new blue Tudor BB58 that has set the watch internet on fire? I think I like it more than the original. I only wish it came with drilled lug holes to make switching between bracelet and strap easy. With strap it is the perfect summer watch.
I think it's fine, but I like the gilt/black BB58 better. I've realized that I like my blue watches shiny, not matte (e.g., the old blue Tudor subs look way better to me than this new bb58 blue).
 

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I think it's fine, but I like the gilt/black BB58 better. I've realized that I like my blue watches shiny, not matte (e.g., the old blue Tudor subs look way better to me than this new bb58 blue).
I took a liking to the smurf blue pelagos which I like better than this navy blue. When I saw one in person in Tourneau in NYC I was surprised and a bit disappointed in how dull it was. Maybe I should have expected that with Ti but the pictures I’d seen before gave the impression it was a bit more bright and shiny. It’s still a decent looking bit of kit but I ended up passing on it.
 

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Looking for my next watch. Anyone have experience with Nomos Ahoi or other models? My first real watch was Omega Speedmaster Pro Moonwatch.
 

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Nomos doesnt get much love here but I like them. They're all very clean, modern (mostly), and minimalist though to a degree, so it works better in some wardrobes than others. I like the Ahoi having seen it in person but don't own one.
 

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Looking for my next watch. Anyone have experience with Nomos Ahoi or other models? My first real watch was Omega Speedmaster Pro Moonwatch.

I like the look and design of Nomos watches but someone here commented on a lack of overall durability.

Depending on budget, perhaps a JLC Reverso or a Cartier Tank. You already have a sports chrono. Why not mix it up with a different design and aesthetic?

just my two cents.
 

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You really have to try a Nomos on to see if it works for you. I think their is a lot of respect for the brand here, and they certainly provides great value relative to their workmanship.

I like their dials and the movements are great, but in person it just is not for me. I really disliked the lugs, the ultra thin bezel (if one can say they have a bezel, rather than just a top surface to a case), and the way it sat on my wrist. It simply isn't a watch for me. However, other people love them. Wishing you luck searching for your next watch.
 

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Looking for my next watch. Anyone have experience with Nomos Ahoi or other models? My first real watch was Omega Speedmaster Pro Moonwatch.
Strongly recommend trying the Nomos on before you buy. I was absolutely sure I was going to buy a Nomos Club until I tried it on. It just felt very boring to me. Nothing interesting about the dial. I had similar feelings about the Ahoi. Well made, just boring to me.
 

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Strongly recommend trying the Nomos on before you buy. I was absolutely sure I was going to buy a Nomos Club until I tried it on. It just felt very boring to me. Nothing interesting about the dial. I had similar feelings about the Ahoi. Well made, just boring to me.
In defense of Nomos, in the Bauhaus tradition, it’s supposed to be boring and plain.
 

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In defense of Nomos, in the Bauhaus tradition, it’s supposed to be boring and plain.
You can make a sterile dial that is still visually interesting though. The Nomos had no depth or three dimensionality. And there wasn’t enough contrast between the dial color and the painted numbers.
 

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On the Nomos commentary band-wagon, don’t mind them, great value but of an aesthetic i don’t care for in watch design. Yet, enthusiastic Bauhaus follower.
Though in art I always have preferred the futurist and blue rider schools.
 

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Thank you all for chiming in. If durability, is a question mark then I am out. This isn't the first time someone has brought up the durability issue so it probably is true to some degree.
 

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For what it's worth, I have a Nomos metro for about 5 years and it has been my most worn watch during that time (that said, my collection is much smaller and modest than many posters' in this thread).

I really love it and don't find the dial boring at all. I like the thin bezel and especially the wire lugs. In terms of durability, I dropped it once and slightly bent one of the lugs so it was a pain to change the strap. Sent it to Nomos and they fixed it and haven't had any other issues (and have been much more careful when taking it off over hard floors :/). Would this have happened with a watch with chunkier lugs? Probably not. But again I really like the thin wire lugs so it is worth the risk for me. If it's not your taste, though, it's not your taste.
 

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Thank you all for chiming in. If durability, is a question mark then I am out. This isn't the first time someone has brought up the durability issue so it probably is true to some degree.
I've owned a bunch of them, the only one that saw service was a circa 2002 Tangente that I bought off ebay in 2012 that I ended up getting serviced around 2014 after it started losing its power reserve. I also don't see a whole lot of negative comments on durability on the forums or from fellow owners I've met in real life, so I'm not sure where that comes from. The one complaint I do see somewhat often are complaints about them being easily magnetized. I have not come across that personally, but that is an easy fix with a cheap demagnetizor if for some reason you found yourself in that situation.

Speaking of the Ahoi, I've worn one as my main watch for the last two years and it is my favorite watch I've owned since I got into this hobby. That includes a few different Rolexes, Panerais, Glashutte Originals among others. I ended up selling the watches that I had that were considerably more expensive because I found myself wearing the Ahoi so much...it just made it hard for me to justify holding on to things like my Hulk. I've since decided to build my small collection around my Ahoi (pic below, yes its a bit one dimensional in some ways...but it's always best to buy what you like ;) ).

I would definitely suggest trying one on. The 40mm one is maybe a touch bigger than I would like on my just over 7" wrist. The 36mm version wears more like a standard 38mm watch, so don't dismiss it as being too small offhand. The second hand value on these are pretty good, you might be able to score one for just over $2k, so if you have some doubt about them or don't have the opportunity to try one on in person, preowned is a great way to go.

My Ahoi is also a limited run version done for Bucherer about 3 years ago that I surprisingly ran across while in Copenhagen for work. It's a unique blue (though not an offical Bucherer Blue edition) that I absolutely adore. It was also my third of four trips to Copenhagen that Spring, so its a keepsake of my time there that year as well as my all the other trips I've made to Denmark in the 8.5 years I've work for my company.




 

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Thanks for the feedback and the pictures @pmeis . The Nomos Ahoi Atlantik ist out of stock in the US while there seems to be plenty in Germany. Sucks because it's about a $3,300 watch but I can't try it on before I buy it. Chrono24 has a policy that protects the buyer and the AD gets paid only if the buyer is satisfied. Been looking at watchshopping and not a single one in stock.
 

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