The Watch Appreciation Thread - Part two (Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger LeCoultre,

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mimo, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. Dino944

    Dino944 Senior member

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    If you really wanted one, you could get one. I've seen boutiques "Magically" pull in watches that were far more limited in terms of production numbers and which were supposedly sold out.
     


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    Winot Senior member

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    Back to Nomos. This was my entry into mechanical watches too, via the Tetra. Have still got it but will sell shortly - it's a nice watch but feels too small now.

    I also have a Tangomat GMT. Not this one with the 3 letter location code, but the earlier discontinued model with the number of hours +/- GMT:

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    It's a nice size and I love the Bauhaus-inspired design. Would prefer the Lange Saxonia Dualtime, but that's 7 times the price...

    I've just had a look back at the Nomos website following the posts upthread, and I am mesmerised by the beautiful Lambda:

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    However, it's a cool GBP 10K - seems incredibly expensive for a 2nd tier brand. Had anyone seen it in the flesh?
     


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    I put up a video of the Claret yesterday:

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  6. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    I haven't, but it does seem to be around for $10k from various dealers in Germany. So it's maybe not that crazy. And an innovative in-house movement in a gold case that looks like that, maybe isn't that "second tier".

    It is a quandary I understand, though: when all their other watches are relatively accessible, in the sort of Tag or Rado region, it's a bit of a conceptual leap to add that fifth digit, even for a brand new gold watch. Plenty of good arguments why it's worth it, but would I do it? Maybe not (even if I did wear gold, and even if I had the tokens).

    This does lead me to one other thought that I've often had, and might even become a standard TWAT advice meme, like "wait to buy the one you really want" or "don't buy as an investment" or "good luck with whatever you decide. It's this: if it seems a bit expensive, wait two years. The logic? If it seems too much for you, it will for others. Demand will be limited, and there won't be blood spilt fighting over the used market. In a couple of years, new discounts will be deeper and used prices will be reasonable. Maybe then you'll look at it for, say, $6k mint used, or $7-8 new, and see it as a real bargain. The only thing that could maybe make a difference is that this is the first of a kind. But I'm not sure there are yet many people frantically picking up a new Nomos to keep in the safe for investment purposes.

    Yeah, look again in 2018.
     


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    I don't think there's anything second-tier about Nomos. About the only thing that isn't world-class about the company is their level of mainstream name recognition.
     


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    Gemini IV for Speedy Tuesday

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  9. Dino944

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    Sadly $10K is a substantial amount, but it doesn't buy as much watch as is used to. 10-12 years ago $10K or less would put a nicely discounted brand new Calatrava on your wrist, fresh from an AD. It would put a new from AD a discounted steel Sub Date and Pepsi GMT on your wrist and you'd still have more than $2K left over. Whether or not a $10K Nomos is worth it is something everyone has to decide for himself. One certainly isn't going to get a brand new so called "First tier watch" in that price range. Perhaps the issue becomes for the same money, what else is worth it or puts a bigger smile on one's face. Or is the $10K a substantial chunk of another watch that a buyer would rather own, and he merely needs to save a bit longer to acquire. Nomos has a lot going for it, but I always like them more on paper than in person. At $10K, I'd be looking elsewhere or use the $10K toward something else.
     


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    Thoughts on this JLC Master Home Time on bracelet (clearly not my pic):

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    Some totally bananas pieces in the last week. These two in today...

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    @SteveH35 beautiful! But what are they?
     


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    Top is Harry Winston Opus VII

    Bottom is FP Journe Centigraphe with boutique-only black dial
     


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    Who let a black label go? Journe will not be pleased!
     


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